July 13, 2014
Oh, please. Don't call the tsunami of unaccompanied, undocumented migrants a "refugee crisis" ( "America's refugee crisis," July 9). If it were, they'd still be in Mexico. When populations flee, they seek refuge in the adjacent countries, they don't travel endless miles to a distant destination. Labeling those illegally crossing our border "refugees" is just a euphemism to soften the disaster facing this nation. I find it incredible that Mexico is never mentioned in connection with the surge.
July 12, 2014
President Obama wants $3.7 billion of our tax money to care for unaccompanied minors illegally crossing our southern border ( "America's refugee crisis," July 9). If Congress grants that request the bill for it should be sent to Honduras, El Salvador and any other country flushing out its dependents. And the money should be paid upfront. F. Cordell - To respond to this letter, send an email to email@example.com . Please include your name and contact information.
July 10, 2014
We must secure our borders now before it is to late. Our country is in great peril, and if the Democrats and the current administration get their way we will be in big trouble. Dangerous criminals, drug traffickers and human traffickers will come freely through our borders. Our current administration cannot be trusted as it shows no intentions of securing our borders. Any amnesty plan for illegal immigrants will only present a clear and present danger to our national security. The push for amnesty for undocumented immigrants must be stopped now. We will be paying more and more taxes for illegal immigrants that should have been deported to the countries they came from.
June 27, 2014
The administration tells us that the influx of illegal immigrants is an urgent humanitarian crisis, but it is not; rather it is an abject admission of failure to secure our borders ( "U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children," June 17). Forcibly evicting homeless veterans from the squalor they're forced to call home is a humanitarian crisis. An administration that would frantically fall all over itself accommodating people entering this country illegally while ignoring those who honorably served and put their lives on the line in service of it has lost its moral compass and should be ashamed of itself.
June 21, 2014
I have a suggestion on housing the illegal immigrant children ( "U.S. eyeing new Md. sites for immigrant children," June 18). All of our elected officials who are advocating that we move illegal immigrants from Texas to Maryland should adopt at least two of these children. They should prove their compassion by making them part of their family and paying their food, health and education bills. I feel sorry that these children were abandoned by parents who had no regard for their safety.
June 19, 2014
Regarding a recent proposal to house unaccompanied children who enter the country illegally in a facility in Maryland, I would like to suggest that charity begins at home ( "Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children," June 9). The city, the state and the country are all in financial straits, with so many of our citizens already on public assistance and our nation deeply in debt. We simply cannot afford the expense of housing, feeding, educating and providing medical services to illegal immigrants, including thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children.