Letter to the Editor: Asylum seekers have right to fair process

Letter to the Editor: Asylum seekers have right to fair process


By:  Larry Ladutke
Asbury Park Press


Thank you for the Nov. 18 editorial, “Let’s not lose America’s soul over refugees.” On behalf of Amnesty International, I would also like to thank Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, as well as Reps. Frank Pallone and Bill Pascrell, for courageously speaking up for the rights of Syrians fleeing terror.

It is disappointing, however, that Rep. Chris Smith, who prides himself as a champion of human rights, has chosen to violate one of the most important values on which our nation is based by presuming guilt instead of innocence.

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