Immigrants and Seniors Aren't the 'Trouble' in MoCo

Julie submitted a letter to the editor of the Washington Post in response to a recent editorial that characterized the "economic trouble" facing Montgomery County, including "A burgeoning population of retirees, immigrants and other less affluent residents has strained local resources and budgets."

Seniors and immigrants aren't a 'trouble' in MoCo; they are part of the reason why this is a great place to live. Our community is stronger and more vibrant for being the diverse place that it is.

The County government doesn’t get to choose who lives here. Every government’s job is to provide the best opportunities it can for the people who have chosen to call that place home, regardless of their age, nationality, or income.