To those of my fellow Americans who continue to support President Trump, in spite of a very very long list of despicable personal behavior and disastrous policies both domestic and international, I ask you to consider the situation on our southern border.

As a result of changes in immigration policy instituted by the Trump administration, and for no other reason, there is a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented proportions at the border with Mexico. Human beings including children are being held in conditions that are far worse than being imprisoned in the worst of American prisons. People are packed into standing-room-only chambers with no access to sufficient drinking water, no hot meals, no showers or medical care.

This should not be happening in the United States of America. Step back for a minute and imagine yourself or your children, your brother or sister, your niece or nephew in those conditions. The outrage should be immediate and overwhelming. If we let this stand we, as Americans, all of us are complicit in this inhumanity.

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Branson Hunter

This man is a clear and present danger to this country. What does it take to wake people up who support this decadent and disgustingly vile man? He is terrifying the people the constitution protects. The prison camps at the border are cruel, degrading and inhuman: It it prohibited by International law. Outbreaks of diseases are rising with children. Warehousing and terrifying children like we Americans are doing is anti religion. It is heartbreaking. This dark period in our history will be studied for decades. The mentality of us as a people is in question. Where do you stand?

Benny

Build the WALL and these conditions wouldn't exist.

Persipacity

The fact is a child died as a result of the negligent parents. The child likely received the best medical care she ever received while being detained. The child died as a direct result the parents put her in yet the liberals spin the story. I suggest you head over to the third world country their from and make it a better place so that they don't have to come here. Hurry and get your one way ticket while there on sale.

Persipacity

Your right Hunter. I'm still trying to figure out what was going through the voters minds that voted for AOC, Omar, and Tlaib. Seriously what goes through there mind or is it that they have no mind in the first place? From the greatest generation to the offended generation. If this is what the world has come to I hope for a plague to cleanse the mother earth of the human virus. Liberalism is clearly a mental disorder.

Branson Hunter

"The Ugly American" starring Marlon Brando is a 1963 American film. It's based on the 1958 fictional novel "The Ugly American" by Eugene Burdick. The author feared that unless the United States adopts a different strategy it may end up losing the cold war. We may not be a cold war now, however with a few nasty and hateful Ugly American attitudes expressed it seems that some just don't like intelligent or educated women. Would they make good neighbors. They seem to be lousy constitutionalists. Gotta give credit though to the misfit in the Oval Office. He is very good at recruiting good Americans and making they Ugly Americans.

bill jenkins

it would be interesting if a trump supporter, say a mother or grandmother, would write a letter in response to mr. alexander's letter, justifying the conditions at the border.

CookieG

Thank you President Trump for doing all you can to protect our borders from massive illegal immigration that is "CREATING THOSE CONDITIONS AT THE BORDER". Thank you for doing all you can to build the barriers that help prevent the massive influx of illegal aliens that drain our tax revenues by the billions. Thank you for attempting to close the legal loopholes that enables and creates the incentive for illegal immigration. Thank you for the attempts to end chain migration and the visa lottery program. Thank you President Trump for pulling the United States out of the negotiations for the “Global Compact on Migration” that would have compromised our sovereignty. Thank you President Trump for taking actions to wind down the DACA program that legal authorization and placing that burden back on congress as required by our constitution. Thank you Donald Trump for all the actions and attempts in rescinding the unlawful DAPA program. Thank you Donald Trump for the increased vigilance on our southern borders and the increased enforcement of our constitutional enacted immigration laws. Thank you Donald Trump for sending Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents out to apprehend and deport all the MS 13 gang members along with all the other criminals that flaunt our immigration laws and ignore lawfully issued court orders for removal. Thank you President Trump for cracking down on federal grants given to sanctuary cities that support illegal immigration. Thank you President Trump and all those great people of Homeland Security including Border Patrol and ICE who are doing a fantastic job of protecting our borders regardless of the shrill propagandist voices of the open border advocates and supporters led by newly elected radical members of congress such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar , and Rashida Tlaib. How about that Bill? Interesting enough?

bill jenkins

let me see how does it go? do unto others, nah that 's old hat.

CookieG

The golden rule does not exist in border security Bill. Name one country that observes the golden rule in immigration policy. Try flying internationally without a passport and see what happens! That was a lot of work just for the golden rule comment. Good to see you did not disagree though! Congress writes our immigration laws while the executive branch enforces them. President Trump is doing a marvelous job in enforcement in my opinion. I sure you will disagree.If you do not like our immigration laws perhaps have congress delete them or rewrite them. Good luck with having the golden rule established as our immigration policy!

bill jenkins

of course, when convent ignore that what you find bothersome. how does it go about the high road and all that? you know i didn't realize you were a grandmother.

TwoToeJoe

Obviously it does seem that some ignore what is convenient Bill. All that bait provided by Cookie and the best response is just one simple platitude after another. How convenient, yes indeed!

Mike

I wonder how many of the folks sneaking across our boarder know it’s against the law and that they will be arrested and detained if they are caught. I would guess virtually all of them do, wouldn’t you? ----- I wonder how many also know that if they are traveling with children when caught the children will be separated from them. I would guess virtually all of them do, wouldn’t you? ----- I wonder how many of them realize just how overcrowded with fellow scofflaws our holding facilities already are. I would guess virtually all of them do, wouldn’t you? ----- I wonder if the boarder situation isn’t a daily topic of discussion for these massive groups as they trek for weeks on end to reach it. I wonder how many understand that ultimately they are they are the ones responsible for their fate, not America. I would guess virtually all of them do, wouldn’t you?

bill jenkins

where are the moms? mocha males don't count.

TwoToeJoe

I could be a mom Bill. Since we are living in the liberal world where gender could be anyone's fascination or as chosen. Do I get a chance to respond? Maybe that only counts when convenient also. Maybe I should demand equal rights! Besides you do not want my mom to respond anyway since you would not find any sympathy regarding the invasion of illegal aliens gathering up there families just to make America their home. Too many people already complaining about the massive property taxes being levied against us and not able to properly fund our schools and infrastructure with the citizens we already have. Not to mention the billions spent from state and federal taxes supporting those already here. Bet you can't wait until illegal aliens get taxpayer funded healthcare!

Mike

Was that a trick question, Bill? Or is the heat making you dizzy?

bill jenkins

to a large extent the big dem. gains in the house last nov. were attributed to suburban women voters, undoubtedly many moms. it is difficult to imagine how physicaly and mentally abusing children at the border will change any of those votes.

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