WINK News Roundtable: Where do you stand on immigration?

Reporter: Chris Cifatte Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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WINK News Roundtable community discussion panelists. Credit: WINK News.

Immigration is not a simple issue here in the United States, and that’s what we spoke about with our panel during our most recent WINK News Roundtable.

Some people are conservative, others are liberal. And some don’t fall clearly on one side or the other.

With a couple panelists our sick, our group was down to five members for this edition of the WINK News Roundtable. But there was still plenty of variety in opinion regarding the immigration system in the U.S. and how it affects us here in Southwest Florida.

Some on the panel believe a major issue is immigration offices overrun with potential immigrants.

And some say immigration was more politicized than ever this past year.

Panelists said they believe not all people “mobbing” the U.S. border with Mexico are bad people, and they said they are possibly being run out of their own countries because of drug cartels and their children being taken from them.

One of our regulars on the panel is a teacher in Immokalee, who hears a perspective many of us never do about why these things happen. She says most of the time people are at our borders to seek a better life.

Regardless of political opinion or stance, our panel agreed immigration is an important part of American history and America’s future.

We didn’t touch on solutions to immigration issues during this WINK News Roundtable, but we will next time.

In the meantime, we want you to be part of the conversation. Head to WINK News Anchor Chris Cifatte’s Facebook page to weigh in on this edition of the WINK News Roundtable.

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