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Published: Sunday, July 6 2014 2:52 p.m. MDT

Updated: Sunday, July 6 2014 2:52 p.m. MDT

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lib1
Provo, UT

The border needs to be secure--and please do not tell me a fence is a "cartoon solution." It worked in San Diego, it works in Israel, and it works at the White House.

There is no other way to prevent the kleptocracies of Latin America and the cartels of human traffickers from abusing the children of their own countries in this way. Why are they sending their children here? To make money. It is so much easier to send massive waives of emigrants to the United States (who send billions of dollars back home every year) than it is to build laws and Governments that would help them unleash their own potential.

We need to secure the border, both to maintain our own sovereignty and to protect the children of Latin America from their own leaders.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

If people really cared about keeping families together, we'd protect our border. Partial familes/children wouldn't come and illegally immigrate to our country and be separated from their families if we didn't allow illegal immigration.

Protect families!

Protect the border!

Brio
Alpine, UT

Two things need to happen ASAP...

1). The deportation hearings need to be shortened and expedited down to a few days from the many months it currently takes. When those minors show back up in their home countries so quickly, others will then become too discouraged to also try it.

2). Every dollar it takes to process and care for these minors needs to immediately be subtracted from the annual foreign aid the country of origin receives. That will motivate those effected governments to immediately get involved to dissuade more from coming.

When there is enough will to make something happen, a way will be found. We need politicians with more will.

wrz
Phoenix, AZ

@lib1:
"The border needs to be secure--and please do not tell me a fence is a 'cartoon solution.'"

What good is a fence when border patrol agents take all illegal comers into custody giving them room and board, a change of diapers, and a free airline or bus ticket to a relative or someone in this country who'll agree to take them in?

Furthermore, sixty percent of illegals come here on visas but forget to go home when the visa expires. What good would a fence be to solve that problem?

@Chris B:
"If people really cared about keeping families together, we'd protect our border."

Barack Hussein Obama absolutely wants to keep families together. His plan: First let the children come in by the hundreds of thousands, then they can get in touch with their parents (and extended families) to get them here as well. Voila! Families are together. This is his idea to get a few million new democrat votes so democrats can run the government for many years to come.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

We must remember that this is a crisis Obama created.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Obama wants to change America.

We're becoming what Mexico is today:

* huge national debt
* weakened healthcare
* arming drug cartels while disarming law abiding citizens.
* increased poverty

Mack2828
Ft Thomas, KY

I wonder if a part of what is contributing to this problem is the way we have handled the immigration question in the church.

worf
Mcallen, TX

California voted Obama. Not Texas, and Arizona.

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