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June 15, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Immigration: Beef up security

After reading the column “Immigration cruelties of the ‘compassionate’ sort” by Jay Ambrose [Opinion, June 11], I came away wondering why are we not holding Mexico and the Central American countries responsible for allowing children to travel through their borders and into the U. S.?

I was under the assumption that we give those countries plenty of foreign aid. A threat to stop all foreign aid to those countries until immigrants stop entering the U.S. illegally, I believe, would prevent it from becoming a problem here in the United States.

The column blames the U.S. government and President Obama for the problem. I have traveled into Mexico, and as a citizen of the United States entered their county without a problem. Returning from Mexico I had to wait up to four hours. There was no type of presence by the Mexican police on the border where there were groups of thousands trying to cross the so-called river on the border. The border on our side is as secure as possible. But on the other side there is no attempt to stop the flow.

Gilberto Hedges-Blanquez, Seattle

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