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Immigration problem is not unsolvable

As Christians, we don’t disagree that compassion toward those less fortunate than us is a sacred calling.

Yet many voices, Christians included, that call America to maintain open borders and not harshly prosecute trespassers are hypocritical. Would they leave the doors of their houses and gates of their yards unlocked 24/7 to allow uninvited people to enter their domiciles, and then give them access to free food and medicine? Would they let intruders stay as long as they wanted, and by the way, let them invite their relatives to come visit and also remain?

The immigration problem is not unsolvable. It boils down to the age-old saying we used to hear when I was growing up in rural Spokane County: Good fences make good neighbors. Whether the fence is physical, like a wall, or composed of human and electronic security systems, we must guard against the dangers posed in the form of violent criminals, and terrorists who can and will take advantage of our open doors, along with the truly needy ones who unfortunately, overburden social services intended for our own citizens.

Dale Roloff

Spokane


 

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