Letters to the Editor

Border situation is a disaster

To the Editor:

It is amazing how people focus on the abortion issue yet ignore important issues that affect far more people. I guess focusing on abortion keeps liberals from focusing on the failures of the Biden administration and the awful state of our nation.  

Our border is a disaster. I live three miles from the Mexican border for six months out of the year and six months out of the year in Haywood County. I know what is happening at the border, and it isn’t pretty. We have millions crossing and contrary to what the Dems would have you believe, they are not all poor, looking for a better life. Do you really believe potential terrorists and people who hate America are not coming through to cause mayhem?

The cartel is making money hand over fist and illegal drugs are pouring in. We are still waiting for the border czar, Vice President Kamala Harris, to take control. She said at the beginning of the opening of the floodgates that she was going to focus on the causes of people coming across. We are still waiting for that report. How many times has she been to the border?

Over 100 nationalities have crossed, and we as Americans are expected to foot the bill while many of our own people are struggling with inflation and trying to make ends meet. The citizens who have come in legally are the most upset. They paid their dues and jumped through legal hoops to become citizens. They received little assistance and had to pay big bucks in fees. Yet, illegals are causing cities to go bankrupt because funding is going to illegals.

I was much better off under Republican leadership than Democratic. Biden and his handlers are more interested in getting votes from the illegals and college students who have had their loans paid off. Of course, Biden keeps his millions, but the taxpayers end up paying the cost, and I see no end in sight unless Republicans get back in office.

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Dayna Austin


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