Sound Off Delaware: Immigration debate

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Readers reacted to a recent letter by Debbie Hilton of Felton headlined “Applause for Trump on immigration issues.”

• Ask yourself this, why do people have locks on their doors and fences around their property? Why shouldn’t the USA? — Bob Hice

• Debbie Hilton, aliens are not entitled for most assistance programs. You should do research before complaining. They actually pay more into our government than they get out. Percentage-wise aliens receiving public assistance is lower than citizens. — Gladys K. Adams

• Forget the money they get for every single kid they pop out on our soil? What about the stolen Social Security numbers, sending their kids to our schools, which dumbs down the curriculum for our kids, increases the classroom numbers and the free breakfast and lunch they are getting? What about the ER? Accidents they get into and then disappear? You like illegals so much? Let them live with you and you pay for their upkeep. — Alex Fowler

• Sounds like Ms Hilton wants to rewrite the Constitution in part. — Timmy Harmon

• (Quoting from the letter) “It’s not for the sake of asylum that illegals come here, but until they enter the right way, turn them around and head them in the direction from whence they came.”

Think about this: people live in places that are so terrible, so awful, that they are willing to risk their lives and travel across dangerous terrain with nothing but what is on their backs just to get here. I’d say they are definitely seeking asylum.

“Too many are released and fail to show up for trials/ hearings; of which there should be none if they are here illegally.”

This is what is known as “due process”. Just like you, everyone inside our borders is subject to their day in court. It’s what makes our country safe and great.

Something most definitely needs to be done about illegal immigration. However, this just sounds a lot like complaints without any viable solutions. —— Jeff Haycraft

• Where is the caravan now? This activation of military members was a political ploy. The 5,000 military members would have better served California fire victims. Even the Pentagon cannot continue with the wasted taxpayer dollars to “protect against a caravan” of asylum seekers 1,000 miles south of the U.S. border. — Cheri Zatko-Coseglia

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