By AJ Sizemore
Everyday we turn on the TV and hear news of our border with Mexico. I, like you, am just a regular citizen with an opinion. The trouble is, that my elected officials don’t want to hear my opinion-they want to tell me my opinion. As a believer in Jesus let me say this first, this country is built on immigration! We are a Judeo-Christian Republic and I realize this. All I’m saying is YES come on in! Just make sure you sign the guestbook on arrival, work hard when you get here and PAY YOUR TAXES! All of us have stories passed down about how we got here and the struggles that were endured by our fore-bearers.
I think that we should give these illegals proper medical attention, feed them, clothe them and send them back home! I think that we should contact these central American countries and warn them that we will reduce or stop the aid that we send them until they stem the tide of the exodus from their countries into ours! I think we should treat these illegals humanely and fly them home! We should ask that these central American governments run TV ads showing the hardships, murders, rapes and other abuses that their own countrymen are enduring just in making the trip here! I watched a news interview with border agents and land owners in Texas saying that they are finding the dead bodies of illegals (half eaten by scavenger animals) on their property almost daily! They are burying these bodies in unmarked graves because they can’t be identified anyway.
I think it’s time that we started trying to save the lives of these people before they risk their lives by attempting to get to America illegally! The drug and human traffickers (coyotes), are stealing these people’s money and many times these people’s lives with lie after lie of how easy it will be to get here. We are presently flying them all over OUR country placing them here and there. If we can do that, then we can fly them home with a warning to the respective countries from which they came that we will send them home and cut off your aid if you don’t act to stem the tide and protect your own people.
I think that we should secure our borders with the National guard, Coast guard, Navy and a re-invigorated and expanded Border Patrol. We are a sovereign country and have every right to say who can cross our borders! That’s what I think-what do you think?