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October 20, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Congress’ failure on immigration

It is hard to understand the outrageous response to the youth migrants flowing through our southern border. Most are fleeing other countries for self-preservation.

We are dividing a once-unified nation to a point of hating not only the oppressed migrants but people who already live here.

Our southern border states consist of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. Let us assume that 100,000 of these migrants were accepted and proportionally divided among the 72.6 million people who live in these four states. This would be a 0.00135 percent increase in each of those states’ populations.

With Congress unable to get its act together over the 10,000 undocumented migrants (0.0003 percent of our total population), can we expect anything on our home front but discontent and mayhem?

Congress has a constitutional mandate to govern and provide unity to our nation, and it is failing beyond belief.

We citizens of America do not need civil strife; we need a civil uprising on the steps of the House of Representatives.

If a CEO ran a company as John Boehner is running the House, he would be dusted to the trash heap.

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