Mi­grants il­le­gal en­try

Tulsa World - - Opinion - Linda Gold­smith, Tulsa

In re­sponse to let­ter from John Dick­mann (“Cen­tral Amer­i­cans walk­ing to the U.S. is an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple of faith,” Nov. 7), th­ese mi­grants are free to en­ter the United States through the proper channels, just as the peo­ple en­tered legally on El­lis Is­land; not swim­ming across or hav­ing coy­otes bring them.

Since half of the cit­i­zens in the United States are on some sort of gov­ern­ment hand­out, how do you pro­pose to feed, em­ploy and doc­tor th­ese peo­ple?

I don't be­lieve any of the peo­ple on gov­ern­ment sup­port want to give up their in­come to them.

God may have wanted to wel­come the refugees, but I think he needs to look at other prob­lems that are present.

Ed­i­tor's note: The Cen­sus Bureau es­ti­mates that in 2015, about 21 per­cent of peo­ple in the U.S. were re­ceiv­ing a form of gov­ern­ment means-tested as­sis­tance, such as Med­ic­aid or food stamps.

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