Letter to the Editor: Pelosi adding to immigration problem

Nancy Pelosi now wants illegal immigrants to have the right to vote. No, absolutely not. Anyone who is not legally a part of this country has no right to vote; none. This subject should not even warrant consideration. This mindset is a huge part of why of the illegal immigration problem cannot be resolved.; because […]

Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by people in the country illegally, Trump maintained that he is not through fighting for his signature […]

Letter to the Editor: Enforce immigration system

Democrats in the recent past have already agreed to fund billions of dollars to construct a desperately needed southern border wall. The free flow of dangerous drugs, criminal and taxpayers being forced to pay to support tens of thousands of freeloading illegals must stop! To obstruct and resist the president, who is finally the only […]

Record-breaking family migration overwhelming border agency

WASHINGTON — The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border is again breaking records, and the crush is overwhelming border agents and straining facilities, officials said Tuesday. More than 76,000 migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last month, more than double the number from the same period last year. Most were families coming in ever-increasingly […]

Letter to the Editor: Illegal means just that

I read some comments in the paper about the border wall. It seems the thing that our leaders are forgetting is the word “illegal.” Everyone agrees that we always need immigrants to come to America but not illegally. The laws are there and everyone got mad when the president enforced them. It seems the Democrats […]

Letter to the Editor: A scary proposition

I have to say, that is quite a plan that Jerry Clifton proposed in his/her letter to the editor (“Solving immigration ills”) on Monday, Feb. 25. Paying average Americas for turning in people they “believe” are illegal and getting paid by the government for deportations. What could possibly go wrong with that scenario? Maybe you […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump and child immigrants

I am nearly speechless, totally appalled. I am 71. I was a political science major in college and have followed/studied politics ever since. Now I have considerable expertise in criminal justice. Never in my life have I seen a more troubling, more totally screwed up, more deeply tragic, more ill-conceived and wildly out of control […]

Letter to the Editor: Solving immigration ills

Here’s a solution to the border funding nonsense that should make both sides happy. 1. Put the $5 billion in to the CrimeStoppers fund to be available nationwide. 2. Let the people turn individuals in who they believe are illegal. Provide authorities with names, addresses, vehicle descriptions and tag numbers. Let the authorities do the […]

Letter to the Editor: Commentary on border wall has nothing to do with reality

The commentary piece written by Reid Beveridge, entitled “Playing Politics Around The Border Wall” (DSN Jan. 10, 2019), is a fairy tale that has nothing to do with reality. Although I could refute all of what he said with historical details and facts of reality let me focus on just one thing: the effectiveness of […]

Tijuana protesters chant ‘Out!’ at migrants camped in city

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the […]