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Refugee crisis

By From page A5 | July 28, 2014

EDITOR:

The children refugee crisis must be addressed by our paid suits in Washington. This crisis has two fronts: The first front is the logistics of taking care of these children; the initial cost to us could be $2 billion, and after all, they are illegal aliens. This country cannot support these children until they become self-sufficient. We have enough of our own that go to bed hungry and forgotten every night. Let us worry about our own for a change. When did you ever hear of $2 billion for the homeless?

The second front is the use of time and manpower that will be redirected away from the billion dollar drug trade. Drugs come north, and guns and money go south, every day. Only a small percentage is found at border crossings. This diversion is just what the cartels in Mexico want, to distract from their lucrative drug trade.

My father was born in New Mexico in 1909. He always told me that someday our government would have to pull their pants and put our troops on the border. He said he would never see it, but my chances were very good. Since our government gives lip service to a fence, the time to put troops on the border to help our border patrol is now. If there is no fence to be built, then the ground should be cleared of all brush and buildings for at least one-quarter mile north of the border to do away with convenient cover.

As for the refugees, they must be returned to the country of origin immediately. Don’t hold your breath because our government is worried more about people elsewhere in the world than protecting this country’s security and the citizens in it. This is another stage of the metamorphosis of the United States into the North American Union.

BRIAN DeBERRY
Placerville

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