To the Editor:

"What you do for the least of these you do for me."

These words from an old Friend echo in my mind as I read the criticism and the carping about the problems on our southern border. Certainly the Biden administration, in their first efforts to clean up the cruel mess created by the last administration, is encountering real problems.

Desperate people seeking asylum. The last administration basically said "No room at the inn". The Biden administration is struggling to provide a safe asylumM, particularly for the youngsters that are finding their way to our borders. It is exasperating that so many people can define the problem precisely but don't take the next step and ask: "What can we do to help?"

These are real human beings. We have the resources to help them. The Biden administration is addressing the very real problems that have forced them to leave their countries of origin with the goal of resolving the reasons they pick up bag and baggage and travel thousands of miles to seek asylum in our country.

Let's be part of the solution. Let's keep these thousand of kids safe and help as best we can. I think of the DACA kids — they are an asset to the United States and productive members of our society. These newly arrived children have the same potential. Let's not throw them away.

Irene Smith

Sanford