The photograph "A child's suffering" [News, Aug. 20] showed a 10-year-old boy in Liberia suspected of having Ebola. He was surrounded by people in his slum community who were bathing and clothing him and giving him medicine. Do they know the danger of Ebola and likely death?

On another page the same day was an article "Outrage over kids plan" [News, Aug. 20]. The story was about border children who may be in the United States illegally, but they are here and deserve humane treatment.

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Which group of people would you want to have as your neighbors? Those Liberians with little who knowingly risk their lives to help a sick and likely dying child, or those Long Islanders with much who will not even let others share -- with no threat to life -- some of their own bounty?

Is this really what we are about? Now it's children here illegally -- who's next?

Kathryn Meng, Westbury