Letter to the editor

What is the most important question facing federal government today? It is, in my opinion, what to do about illegal immigration.

I heard a speech about the will needed at our southern border. The speaker was Charles Krauthammer. Mr. Krauthammer was a columnist who won the Pulitzer Prize for a column in the Washington Post. In this speech he gave a sensible and doable way to control illegal immigration.

He says first a barrier has to be built to stop the immigrants from entering. We would need to build a fence or wall, use cameras, drones, agents, flyovers and anything else we need to stop illegal entry.

Once the wall is built and the border is as secure as it can be, we can begin to track and document the illegal immigrants. We can allow them to stay and work. They would never become citizens and they would never be able to vote because they have no right to have a say in the political destiny of the country.

Any children born to the immigrants here would be citizens so it would even out in time. There would have to be E-verification and tracking of visas to insure all illegal immigrants are documented.

If all these aliens only want a chance to work and have a better life for their family, this should satisfy them. If they want to have a part in the way the government operates, they need to go back to their own country.

Sue Hinson

Statesville

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