Once again we are faced with what to do with the so-called “Dreamers.” Admittedly, the Dreamers are here through no fault of their own. But they are here illegally just as their parents, assuming they are still alive, are here illegally. To my simple mind, illegal means criminal. Thus, the Dreamers are criminals and have no legal right to be in this country. Having settled that, morally, what do we do with them? Amnesty is not an answer. President Reagan tried that. It didn’t work. Immediate citizenship should be out of the question.

Would it be asking too much for the Democrats and Republicans to come up with a compromise that somehow secures our borders and give work permits or student visas (but keep track of them) to the Dreamers?

We must secure our borders. If that means a wall so be it. A nation without borders is no nation at all. Apparently we need immigration but not random immigration. We need immigrants that meet a real need and those who do immigrate here must be vetted and vetted properly. Both Conservatives and Liberals agree that terrorists are not welcome. We need no more welfare immigrants.

President Trump wants a sane immigration policy. Congress must work with him to accomplish that noble goal.

Liberals, do you or do you not want secure borders? Do you or do you not want a sane immigration policy? Or do you really want immigrants that will swell the rolls of the Democratic Party?

DONALD YOUNG

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