Trump deserves applause for his focus on ending illegal immigration


Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

I am a Trump supporter because from Day 1 of his campaign, he addressed the problem of people illegally crossing the southern border.

For at least three decades our do-nothing Congress members have ignored the border problem. They were concerned about the Hispanic vote.

The bottom line is this: People will never stop breaching the border unless strong measures are taken. They will keep coming until the U.S. is as dysfunctional as most Central and South American countries.

People often say, “We are a country of immigrants.” They fail to mention that when earlier immigrants arrived, there wasn’t a generous welfare system like there is today.

For starters, the U.S. should withdraw from the 1951 United Nations Convention on Refugees.

As I understand it, only about 10 countries have signed the convention and there is provision for a country to withdraw.

Americans should not be bound in perpetuity to a document which was signed over 50 years ago when the world was a very different place.

Full credit to President Trump for tackling the most difficult, longstanding problem.

He’s no longer kicking the can down the road.

Joy Renisch