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Readers React: We complain there are no beds for migrants, but hassle Wayfair for providing them. How does that make sense?

Wayfair employees and supporters rally at Copley Square in Boston, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Employe
Employees at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair walked out of work to protest the company’s decision to sell $200,000 worth of furniture to a government contractor that runs a detention center for migrant children in Texas.
(Charles Krupa / Associated Press)

To the editor: Wayfair, Bank of America, and other businesses who have provided or may provide relief for migrants captured after illegally crossing the border into the U.S. are punished for providing beds, other furniture, supplies for these detainees. Soon, grocers will be forced to stop providing food. How does this help those people? We complain there are no beds, but hassle those providing them. It’s not just Congress that has its collective head on sideways.

Suzanne Brugman, La Habra Heights

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To the editor: So many of us are sickened by reports of the emotional and physical tolls that these camps are perpetuating, so I wrote to the head of Wayfair. He can speak for all of us by making a strong statement in support of the kids’ minimal comfort while condemning the actions of our government. He can send the profits from these sales to groups like RAICES that are fighting to stop this horror.

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Carol Spector, Ventura

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