Letters to the Editor

Border giveaway

There is a massive foreign-aid package to Mexico -- the Merida Initiative -- to help secure its southern border against the flow of illegal aliens from Central America. Seems the White House has had this plan in the works for nearly a year with little congressional input on either side of the border.

We can't finish our own border fence, properly supply our immigration agents and Border Patrol with all the equipment and resources they need, or get our house in order. Yet, the Bush administration wants to fork over $1.4 billion to Mexico and Central America -- with much of it going into the hands of corrupt law enforcement officials and government bureaucrats who have worked tirelessly to undermine our immigration laws. The funding is tucked into the 2008 supplemental budget.

Naturally, the State Department has taken a lead role. They've held meetings in secret and cut out members of Congress from discussion.

Write to your senators and representatives now. End this madness!

Jerry Schermerhorn

Fresno

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