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The world has a population of about 7 billion people — I would imagine a good half of those would prefer to live in the relative prosperity of America if they could. It is simply not possible for America to absorb all the people who would come here if we would allow it. We cannot make decisions about immigration and border security based on emotion. Responsible leadership in America requires a good degree of pragmatism and a stiff spine — traits that seem to be largely absent from our current leadership. Everyone wants the world’s children (and adults for that matter) to have prosperity — but we simply can’t allow the world’s masses to stream over our borders unhindered. It is a recipe for disaster.

The lawless actions of President Obama, promising amnesty to millions of illegal alien children without the consent of Congress, has resulted in a crisis on our southern border. This edict must be reversed immediately in order to begin regaining control of the situation.


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