Letter: Get out of Afghanistan. Build the wall.

(Gregory Bull | The Associated Press) In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, a man holds on to the border wall along the beach, in Tijuana, Mexico. The migrant caravan that was seized upon by U.S. President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2018 election has quietly dwindled to a few hundred people, with many of them having crossed into the U.S. or put down roots in Mexico.

Building the wall on our entire southern border is essential to our security and sovereignty as a nation. As we are now spending $45 billion a year keeping the war going in Afghanistan, to no avail, it would be a win /win for the American people to spend that money on border security. Having a caravan of literally thousands of people coming up here in the past several months, and continuing to come, who want and need help when they arrive, is a national emergency and nothing less.

We need to have strictly enforced immigration policies and quotas that provide, also, an equal opportunity for people from all over the world, not just Latin America.

Ron Overman, West Valley City

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