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Letters: Is there really an illegal immigrant surge?

Is there really an illegal immigrant surge?


On the online version of the Courier (1/16/19) there are headline articles about a total of eight “white” people sentenced for various drug violations, kidnapping a 14-year-old male, a parole violation warrant, unlawful flight and endangerment charges and then one Hispanic man sentenced for murder (it was not mentioned if he was a permanent resident or not so I have to assume he is).

The President told us he would gladly shutdown the federal government because of the need to build a wall to prevent the “surge” of illegal (and criminal) immigrants rushing the border.

Arizona is a border state and I have not yet felt the need to sleep with my gun under my pillow because I’m terrified of the surge from the southern border. But after looking at today’s Courier I’m wondering who should I really be afraid of? The so-called illegal immigrant surge or the citizens of our own country? The President needs to get off the ego trip he is on and get our federal workers paid and then the feds need to give more money to the state and local governments so they can better protect us from our own citizens, not from some “fake news,” illegal immigrant surge that any of us have yet to see.

Diane McQueen



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