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No one has right to enter our country
Letter to the editor

Editor: For the life of me, I can’t figure out the mentality of the protests going on. We finally get a president who wants to protect us and people are complaining. Don’t these people want to be safe? Don’t they want an atmosphere where illegal aliens are not taking their jobs, or Silicon Valley is not hiring foreigners over Americans?

There are two issues that are being protested. The first being the temporary hold on people coming from seven known terrorist countries. Europeans are living in fear because of the open border policies of France, Germany and Belgium. The UK pulled out of the European Union because of the influx of refugees causing problems in the UK.

No one has a Constitutional right to enter our country. It’s our country and we decide who can come in. This is not a religious thing as some claim. We can’t help if the terrorists are Muslim. We are protecting ourselves from terrorists. We don’t see people from Italy, Ireland, or Japan shooting Americans - just those from countries that are primarily Muslim.

As soon as the U.S. Department of Immigration is able to properly vet all those seeking entry to our country, the band will be lifted.

Secondly, the building of the wall on our southern border should be a no brainer. If we had the wall years ago, Kate Steinle and thousands of other Americans would still be alive.

They were either murdered by illegal criminals, or killed by drunken illegal aliens. Those crossing the border illegally are a drain on the U.S. economically. They are over-crowding our hospitals, and our schools, while collecting welfare.

Illegal aliens comprise most of the Chicago gangs, such as MS13 and the 18th street gang, making Chicago and other cities war zones, where they not only kill each other but also innocent children.

Law enforcement officials indicate that there are individuals coming across the border who are forced to leave their home countries because of criminal activities. These dangerous criminals are fleeing the law in other countries and seeking refuge in the United States.

Over 2,500 tons of cocaine come across our southern border every year and are being distributed by the gangs. Illegal drug abuse costs American society $181 billion a year in health care costs, lost workplace productivity, law enforcement, and legal costs.

So, will someone tell me why these nutcases are protesting the safety of our country?

Len Calderone


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