Re Ruben Navarrette’s column 7/13.
Mr. Navarrette paints a lovely, heart tugging image of the tiny waifs storming our borders. Just a bunch of 5 and 6 year olds bravely clambering aboard any conveyance to reach the fabled shores!
Unfortunately for Mr. Navarrette, those of us in border states know otherwise. Many of the teens are members of gangs. Many are infested with lice and carrying communicable diseases we have almost eradicated in this country. None have any way of supporting themselves here.
To allow them to stay would both reward the coyote and break up more families by providing incentives for more kids to come (and possibly die or be raped on the way). Not to mention the costs to our schools, medical system, and yes, criminal justice system.
Then Navarrette says it that more border guards would not stop/stem this tide. Ridiculous on the face, of course more patrols would stop it. He would have us do nothing but bankrupt our cities, and give away our children’s inheritance.
The government can put them on buses to invade our cities…just point the buses the other direction and take them home! If we still had one capable journalist with any courage at all left in this country, they would be researching who is putting out the ads in these countries. Could it be someone with an agenda in THIS country? Who benefits from this invasion? Simple: look who is pushing to give them licenses and the vote.