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Send them back where? Do you know why the vast majority of these people are coming across the border? They are fleeing massive violence and corruption in Central America. They have no home, family members have been murdered and raped. These are desperate parents trying ANYTHING (including hiring smugglers to help them take this dangerous journey) to give their children a better life. Are there bad guys as well trying to cross the border? I'm sure there are. Through a rational asylum process, those people would be denied entry. I believe the vast majority are desperate people doing whatever they can to give their children - and themselves - a chance at a better life. If I were that parent, I would do anything I could. Wouldn't you?



Yes, as a mother I would do anything I could. I cannot deny that. I do understand their despair.

That does not mean the United States can afford to absorb the huge influx of immigrants and children coming across our borders daily. Our public school's cannot handle the huge classes teachers are dealing with now. Hospitals are closing because they cannot afford to keep treating undocumented immegrants.

Do I feel compassion for them? Absolutely. But, when I see our schools drowning due to the lack of funding for the current student populations, and I see hospitals I grew up with for several decades all disappearing, I have to ask myself how much more immigration can America take?

We need to close our borders long enough to be able to absorb all of the immigrants that are already here.

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