When you drive the roads and alleys of Port Angeles, you’ll see a high majority of homes have a fenced yard, both front and back.
Many of these homes are owned by people who are opposed to “the wall.”
I’m sure that many of our politicians live in walled and gated communities with armed security patrolling their neighborhoods.
The purpose of our fences, in both elite and common neighborhoods, is to keep strangers out of our yard, to protect our resources and sometimes to protect our families.
When 350,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended at our southern border last year, it sounded like a crisis to me.
Note the word “illegal.”
If the 10,000 illegal immigrants last December, who made their way to our southern border, who had to pay for the privilege of walking hundreds of miles with a false promise of easy entry into our country, had known that there was a physical barrier, no more “catch and release” and no more sanctuary cities, wouldn’t they reconsider their efforts to enter our country illegally?
We, as a country, need a wall with high-tech surveillance and new comprehensive legislation with stronger bipartisan immigration laws.
I’ve been to Mexico and to Central America many, many times.
I love the people and their culture and if 360,000 immigrants from Mexico and Central America came here legally I would welcome them with a “Howdy, welcome to America, let’s make it great together.”