V Mortensen

V Mortensen

Dallas, TX

In the 1950s my father came with less than a grade school education to settle in Minnesota. He had three girls born to him as American citizens. Today I am an attorney, my sister is a medical doctor, and my youngest sister works with her husband in Weston, CT in their own architectural firm. I love this country. My parents have seven (7) grandchildren. We’re all immigrants or descendants of immigrants here so let’s try to be a little more understanding of the importance of family and not forget how important is the support (emotional, financial, educational) of a loving family to a child. Let’s try to unite the broken families that have been torn apart by our current policy. I PERSONALLY know handfuls and handfuls of families with children growing up here in Texas (where I now live) without a father or a mother or grandfather or grandmother or a sibling daily present thus leaving children to grow up either without the support of the family who loves them and desperately wants to care for them and support them OR children (citizens) forced to leave the U.S. in order to join with their families. American citizens (minors) in foreign lands who can’t go home (because to do so would mean leaving their parents or siblings or grandparents or other family) is NOT great American foreign policy.

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