A dead letter to the son of a Syrian immigrant

Dear Steve,

I know you’re dead and all that, but there’s something you need to hear. Something I need to tell you.

It seems some people in America no longer want you. They think people like you will destroy our country. They think that hard-working immigrants who want a chance to live in peace don’t deserve that chance. They think that Syrians will bring terrorists with them. They think it’s OK for a three-year-old boy to drown on the shores of a country that isn’t theirs.