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July 13, 2014

David J. Silva: A ‘borderline’ lie from Obama

In a typical lie, President Barack Obama has accused the GOP of being responsible for the problems at the border.

In a typical lie, President Barack Obama has accused the GOP of being responsible for the problems at the border. For years, the GOP has refused to pass immigration reform because it did not allow for securing our borders as the first step in stopping illegal immigration. I had a dairy and I speak the language, and for more than 20 years I had men from south of the border working for me. The areas near the border are violent and corrupt and have some of the highest murder rates on a per capita basis anywhere area in the world. Because of our open border, hundreds of millions of dollars in drugs come into this country every year. They don’t want to go to prison there, so many of their criminals cross the border into this country. In the last 30 years, at least 10 million illegals have crossed the border and at only 1 percent, that is 100,000 more criminals in this country. I blame the Democrats for not insisting the borders be secure. This, to me, is the very height of irresponsibility. It makes me wonder if these people are being paid not to secure our borders. It took my cousin 18 years to come to America legally from the Azores, but we let criminals just walk in. Stupid!

David J. Silva, Los Banos

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