Letters to the Editor

David C. Sokal: Shameful reminder

Refugees? If Gov. Pat McCrory were really concerned about the safety of North Carolina residents, he would have pushed for the expansion of Medicaid in the state and provided funding for more social workers and nurses and better pay for teachers in public schools.

His fear-mongering about immigrants is a shameful reminder of our reaction to refugees during past wars and disasters, e.g. the Irish, Italians, Polish, etc.

My father was born in Poland and came to the United States at the age of 7 in the 1920s. He became a doctor and then enlisted in the Army shortly after graduating, fighting in the Pacific in World War II.

David C. Sokal