I would like to respond to Ron Hood’s letter ("Where’s compassion?" July 4). The Americans in California who stood their ground and made three buses of illegal immigrants turn around were protecting our country and its laws. I don’t understand why people can’t grasp the word "illegal."
We haven’t sunk to new lows. We have stood our ground and said enough is enough. When the illegals want to come the correct way and quit sucking everything they can out of law-abiding, tax-paying, hardworking citizens, then they will be more than welcome.
I want to give you a few statistics, Mr. Hood, regarding hunger in America. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 49 million people in the United States lived in households struggling to find enough food to eat. Nearly 16 million are children. We can’t feed the children who live here, and we want millions more to feed? Do the math, and it doesn’t compute.
If these are really just children, let their families and churches take care of them in their own countries. The pictures show more than just children, there are many adults, male and female. These illegals were told to come over the border and they would be taken care of. If this is true, then why can’t we take care of our own? Shame on you, Mr. Rood, for ignoring your own country.
Catherine M. Rogers
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