The letter “The importance of understanding each other across walls” [Just Sayin’, July 29] was beautifully written and profoundly true.

The thing about walls is those who would wall others out simultaneously wall themselves in, and in so doing create a self-imposed prison.

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Either the Trump administration doesn’t understand the polarizing aspect of a barrier, or, sadly and dangerously, does.

Everyone who came to this land, except for our maligned American Indians, was either an immigrant or a descendant of immigrants. There is no wall around the Statue of Liberty; she stands tall and symbolizes the reason why America is great and good.

Susan Scalone, Shoreham