This sentence is truly inspiring because I DO NOT GET IT and I suspect that you don’t either, but instead are looking to defuse a hot-button political issue with empathy — and I highly respect that.

Being able to see the other side is difficult when you know kindness should rule our borders, but in doing so, you are opening dialogues that are productive. We should welcome everyone, but it can be damn difficult to start that conversation with people living in scarcity mindsets.

Good on you for trying to make that a little easier because, so often, our politics turn to anger, and we lose sight of the methods we need to use to make the positive changes we’d like to see in the world.