These letters were submitted by sixth- and seventh-graders at John Jay Secondary School for Law in Brooklyn, NY, in response to the IndyKids cover story “Immigrant Families With Kids Detained.”

I recently read the article about how ICE [U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement] is trying to decide whether they should detain the undocumented immigrants, or just make them wear ankle bracelets. Personally, I think it should be neither. However, since that is not an option, I say ankle bracelets, unless they like staying in an
old, moldy, sickening prison.
KESEAN

I think ICE is wrong to lock up innocent children who come here with their parents for a better life.
ANA CRISTINA

We are all human beings and deserve a chance to enhance our lives. I feel terrible for those kids.
KURBY

The following letters are in response to the story “Turkish Denial of Armenian Genocide.”

Although Turkish officials deny it, they can’t change what happened. My great-grandparents also survived the
genocide and I annually go to meetings in New York on April 24. It is a very important date for me, my family and
my culture.
ANI

The Armenian Genocide was a huge part of my life… My great-grandparents survived it and I hear stories about it all the time. Thank you for acknowledging it. It is important that people know about big catastrophes like that.

ARMAN