Do the people of Moore County favor saving American lives? There are 300 deaths per week from opioids. Criminals come across our southern border. Kate Steinle might still be alive if border barriers had prevented her seven-previous-felonies killer from re-entering the country after five deportations. Officer Ronil Singh, a legal immigrant, might be alive if the border barriers had kept out his illegal immigrant killer. Americans killed by illegal immigrants driving while under the influence might still be alive today.
The wisdom of border barriers seems self evident. My house has walls, and my doors have locks. Some people put charity for illegal immigrants ahead of safety of Americans. However, Pope Francis said justice comes before charity. Some say border barriers don’t work. Border Patrol agents think they work, and they should know best.
Drug lords don’t want border barriers. Some employers don’t want border barriers; they want cheap labor even if it means Americans die.
Call Sens. Richard Burr (202-224-3154) and Thom Tillis (202-224-6342) and Rep. Richard Hudson (202-225-3715) to build border barriers, increase Border Patrol agents, increase immigration court judges, increase facilities to hold illegal immigrants so they don’t have to be released into the U.S., where 85 percent of them do not show up for immigration hearings.
If saving American lives, maybe your own, is not important to you, don’t bother.
Margaret Smetana, Pinehurst