In a Newsday article on Thursday, Rep. Tim Bishop spoke out on behalf of immigrant children from Central America seeking refuge in the U.S. He correctly identified this situation as a humanitarian crisis, while other politicians used these young children who are fleeing extreme violence seeking protection and safety, as a political wedge.
Long Island Wins would like to commend Rep. Bishop, not only for using commonsense about this situation, but for taking the side of compassion, dignity, and due process.
We need more politicians to step up and do the right thing. As Americans we share the human value of compassion and the value of helping children. Thank you Rep. Bishop for demonstrating your commitment to these values we have always held so dear.
Please call Rep. Bishop at 631-289-6500 to thank him for his honesty and compassionate response.