In a June 6 letter, the writer says the border crisis is only in President Trump’s mind.
Homeland Security reports about 139,000 illegals were caught in May. Of these were 11,000 children unaccompanied by a parent.
That means over a million people will cross the southern border this year illegally. Probably half that number cross without being caught, and go unaccounted for until they start applying for social aid of some sort.
Our social systems are overburdened dramatically, yet all people can complain about is how our government is keeping so many locked up while they are processed through the system.
Catch and release with promises of returning for court about asylum or immigration status has been the procedure a long time. Ever wonder how many of the hundreds of thousands who promised to return for the court date ever did show up? It is estimated that only 7 percent to 9 percent return for the court date.
The past three or four presidents have vowed and declared they would do something about the border crisis. President Trump is trying to fix the problem, but most in the government do not have the guts to back him. It’s their loss when election time comes.
Finally, in Alabama, while very vocal minorities call a pre-born baby a mass of tissue or fetus, I am very proud Alabama calls that baby a person worth protecting like everyone else.