To the Editor:

Three weeks into the new year we find ourselves deep into the immigration issue.

POTUS shut down the government for 35 days because of the Democrats’ refusal to fund the wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

He later relented and reopened it as a temporary measure for three weeks to allow extra time for negotiations.

He stated that positive results were expected.

It appears to me that amnesia runs rampant among politicians.

In 2006 the Secure Fence Law passed with bipartisan support and was signed by then-President George W. Bush.

Among supporters at the time were Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

In 2013 the Senate was ready to pass a comprehensive immigration bill that included double layered fencing.

According to an article by Susan Ferrechio, in the Washington Examiner, despite being a bipartisan bill (the Gang of 8) with equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats, every Democrat refused to back the bill. It is now a fact that Democrats do not consider illegal immigration a threat, and frankly, do not see the need for a wall. Are they protecting future constituents, or is an open border their goal?

A few weeks ago thousands of immigrants, mostly from Central America, crossed Mexico en route to the USA. That action required assistance from the National Guard and some active-duty soldiers. In the news yesterday, another caravan from Honduras is apparently on the way.

Most Americans are pro-immigration ... legal immigration. Thousands of men, women and children trying to force their way in has to be controlled.

In a survey done in Mexico, a full one-third of Mexican citizens would like to move the the U.S. If that survey were done in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, I imagine it would be a lot higher.

Mexico has the capabilities of correcting its shortcomings and becoming a vibrant economy. The resources are there.

Corruption is stopping the country. The new president has promised to eradicate corruption. Let’s hope he is successful.

On a last note ... Mexico has agreed to allow immigrants to remain in Mexico while waiting for a resolution on their status.

P.C. Santiago

retired master sergeant

Killeen

(3) comments

JIM FOX

The border patrol, DHS, ICE our military have all endorsed the wall numerous times

almost nightly However, immigration experts Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer

disagree, saying the wall won't work and they also have zero ideas. I'll go with the

opinions of the men & women who work the border daily not the open borders

crowd. Barrack Obama’s own border patrol chief, Mark Morgan, has repeatedly

stated that walls work. They free up resources to focus on the points of entrances

so they can detect more contraband and illegals.

Democrats fear only one thing more than the wall, that is the wall working. So far in

San Diego CA, Yuma AZ & El Paso TX where there were major problems with illegal

crossings before; have now all but vanished. Most of the American people don't

know this, but Democrats do know. They know the wall will work.


More caravans on the way. The current migration at our border is costing U.S

taxpayers a Kings ransom. Fleeing persecution? or fleeing for freebies? they sure

don't stay in Mexico when they reach "safety" or ask or offered political asylum in

Mexico. Why? because Mexico will give them NOTHING. So they make the long

journey to our border, our generous Democrats, and our tax dollars. Notice how

many of the migrants have made the long difficult journey to our country 8-9

months pregnant? Why would they do that? Give birth on American soil and the

U.S. taxpayers will not only pay for the birth of you're child but will also give you

state government assistance.

Democrats/ Socialists (they're the same except in name) programs like Deferred

Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) & Temporary Protective Status, (TPS.) are

permanent programs;There is nothing "temporary" or "deferred" about these

programs. They are designed to get refugees into the country, (usually from the

third world) then Democrats fight to keep them here using the charge of racism/guilt

/religion to anyone opposed (simple formula, works great).

To Democrats U.S. citizens are acceptable collateral damage to their future long

range goals of flooding the country and taxpayers paying the bill. Democrat

politicians and their voters have put families at risk of being victimized by illegal

aliens as in the cases Kate Steinly (nothing done) then.... Mollie Tibbetts, (nothing

done) and now, Police Cpl. Ronil Singh nothing will be done...who's next?

These victims would be alive today if our border was secured:


ttp://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp


http://www.illegalaliencrimereport.com/

JIM FOX

Just a few examples of the more outrageous costs associated with illegal

immigration, we will pass this burden on to our children & grand children as has

been passed on to us.


*Debating DACA in congress is costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Thank the parents and Barrack Obama.


*Cost of educating illegal aliens is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers on average $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student. This does not include the millions spent on bilingual education, instructors, & day care. School class size is negatively impacted by illegal aliens our students suffer.


*Taxpayers are funding "in state college tuition" discounts for illegal aliens. (AZ voted to terminate this taxpayer expense.) Cost to taxpayers over a billion dollars annually.


*About one in five inmates in federal prison are foreign-born, and more than 90 percent of those are in the United States illegally. This does not include local jails and State Prisons.At roughly $24,000 per year expense per inmate in Prison U do the math.


*$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate, process Illegal aliens in the Criminal justice system.


* Emergency services for city & states increase with illegal immigration (sanctuary cities). Taxpayer pay for every Police, Fire, Paramedic service call to illegal aliens in their city's. Taxpayers pay for all Hospital emergency room treatments, ambulances for illegal aliens. Wait times for citizens are negatively impacted at Hospitals because of illegal aliens.


*Every child birth by illegal aliens in the United States are all paid with our tax dollars. The cost of having a baby isn't cheap. In the US, the average cost to have a baby without complications during delivery, is $10,808, which can increase to $30,000 when factoring in care provided before and after pregnancy (July 9, 2018 google.)


*$2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP, WIC, & taxpayer funded school lunches.

Just a few examples of the more outrageous costs associated with illegal immigration, we will pass this burden on to our children & grand children as has been passed on to us.

*Debating DACA in congress is costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Thank the parents and Barrack Obama.

*Cost of educating illegal aliens is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers on average $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student. This does not include the millions spent on bilingual education, instructors, & day care. School class size is negatively impacted by illegal aliens our students suffer.

*Taxpayers are funding "in state college tuition" discounts for illegal aliens. (AZ voted to terminate this taxpayer expense.) Cost to taxpayers over a billion dollars annually.

*About one in five inmates in federal prison are foreign-born, and more than 90 percent of those are in the United States illegally. This does not include local jails and State Prisons.
At roughly $24,000 per year expense per inmate in Prison U do the math.

*$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate, process Illegal aliens in the Criminal justice system.

* Emergency services for city & states increase with illegal immigration (sanctuary cities). Taxpayer pay for every Police, Fire, Paramedic service call to illegal aliens in their city's. Taxpayers pay for all Hospital emergency room treatments, ambulances for illegal aliens. Wait times for citizens are negatively impacted at Hospitals because of illegal aliens.

*Every child birth by illegal aliens in the United States are all paid with our tax dollars. The cost of having a baby isn't cheap. In the US, the average cost to have a baby without complications during delivery, is $10,808, which can increase to $30,000 when factoring in care provided before and after pregnancy (July 9, 2018 google.)

*$2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP, WIC, & taxpayer funded school lunches.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3kFNOhnBqQ&ab_channel=OneAmericaNewsNetwork

don76550

The democrat opposition to border security is nothing less than treason

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