U.S. Rep. Kay Granger wisely believes that unaccompanied children entering the U.S. illegally are better off entering legally under the care and protection of their parents and should be returned to them quickly and that their parents are best off entering the U.S. legally, with them.
She would also uphold demands to immediately secure the border. (Gov. Rick Perry has done the right thing by deploying the National Guard.)
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), on the other hand, apparently feels he and his like-minded Democrats can do a better job than even their parents can do: “The Democrats have children to protect and Republicans have a crisis to exploit.” ( See “Granger issues border proposal,” Monday, July 24 )
For starters, Congresswoman Granger is correct to push to secure the border and to change a 2008 sex trafficking law that protects only those entering illegally who are from Honduras, Guatemala and Salvador but not from Mexico.
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Congressman Like Gutierrez, Germany once believed children could best be protected by the state under the Hitler Juden program. That disgusting program was a miserable failure. And there were days were when Texas eateries hung signs that read “Dogs and Mexicans not allowed.”
Don’t hang them on the Texas-Mexico border fence.
— Vince Rios, Haslet