What ‘refugee’ crisis?

I feel your news brief on Page 5 of the Feb. 26 issue, “Biden lifts historically low refugee limit,” was too political.

It is important to use statistics that show the correct numbers. In the month after President Biden took office, encounters with migrants along the southern border went up 28% from the month prior, and 174% from the same time last year.

It is also important to keep in mind that many of these supposed “refugees” are crossing our border illegally. 

Americans have always welcomed people in desperate need. Why aren’t we helping the Christians leave Africa, where many are being killed? These are refugees. President Trump slowed the influx of migrants to get a hold on the flow. Now, in one month, the borders and aid stations are swamped. 

Just because we are Catholic doesn’t mean we can’t help people legally. But what “global crisis” was Susan Gunn, director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, referring to in the article? 

— Maureen Lenicka 

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