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Gerrad Cichowicz: Deal with humanitarian crisis in Butte County first

While true that many within the "migrant" caravan may be fleeing violence or persecution, that does not grant the right to rush our borders or assault our border security.

One does not kick in an individual's door and demand shelter, food, or a new life. Much better results occur if one knocks on the door and then explains their plight.

Governor-elect Newsom says that we (Californians) must do more to resolve he "humanitarian crisis" at our border. While I understand his desire to help those with nothing — including U.S. citizenship — perhaps the governor-elect should first focus on the humanitarian crisis occurring in the shelters and tent cities within our neighboring Butte County.

Perhaps our leaders should take care of Californians at least as much as those who attempt to kick down our door and demand our help.

Gerrad Cichowicz

Grass Valley

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