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About Trump's so-called 'temper tantrums'

I suggest the “temper tantrum” is coming from Sen. Chuck Schumer, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as well as Rep. Maxine Waters and others who attack the President on a daily basis.

I have seen figures as high as $125 billion as what is required to care for undocumented immigrants in terms of education, medical and welfare. These are taxpayer dollars. The requested $5 billion for border security seems a bargain in comparison.

I have written before about our Iowa girl who was brutally murdered. If E-Verify were in effect that individual would have been deported long before he committed that evil act against one of our own. Open borders, sanctuary cities, chain migration, are not winning me over to the opposing side.

There is no question crime is coming over our Southern border. Our brave border patrol, ICE agents, FBI and others are doing a herculean job in corralling the evil at tremendous risk to themselves because, in part, detainers are being ignored by sanctuary city law enforcement. This has got to stop.

Fund security for our borders. I don’t care whether it is a wall or a combination of fences or technology — fund it! Democrats come up with your own plan, but do something. As to the partial government shutdown: the parts of government that need to run still run, and the parts that waste our tax dollars shut down. So be it.

John Stiegelmeyer

Vinton

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