Worldwide, 51 million people are on the move — 60,000 children alone from Central America trying to cross our southern border from Mexico.

The magnitude of the problem may make us speechless. The reasons people move vary. For some, it is an understandable desire to survive; for others, it is the perception that life, job opportunities and income are better in more affluent nations.

Managing the transposition of whole societies defies an easy or common-sense solution. Our own neighborhoods soon may look strange and unrecognizable.

With our lawmakers in Washington allowing U.S. corporations to escape their tax obligations in the United States (tax inversion) by relocating overseas, our resources are not adequate to rescue the rest of the overpopulated world.

Howard N. Stewart

Manchester

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