By Shoshana Hoose, ESOL teacher at Portland Adult Education
Published in The Portland Press Herald | April 7, 2016
The helpfulness of 33 Mainers stands in contrast with the anti-immigrant rhetoric from some politicians.
During this election season, it would be easy to believe that Americans hate immigrants. Every day, we hear about those who want to kick out Muslims, slam the door shut on Syrian refugees and build a wall along the Mexican border.
I had an experience this winter that revealed quite different attitudes among a cross-section of Mainers. They went out of their way to lend a helping hand to recent immigrants.
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