Pro­tect­ing our bor­ders

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Opinion -

I have vis­ited Cen­tral Amer­i­can coun­tries and lived for three years each in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. These coun­tries do not have an im­mi­grant prob­lem be­cause for­eign­ers are not break­ing down their “walls” to get in. But they do en­force their im­mi­grant laws.You must have a pass­port, which is valid for 90 days. If you over­stay, you are sub­ject to ar­rest.

So third-world coun­tries can en­force their im­mi­gra­tion laws and we can’t? Strange.

I have seen first­hand all the poverty in this re­gion and un­der­stand why peo­ple want to seek a bet­ter life in the U.S. But it has to be le­gal im­mi­gra­tion. We have to con­trol our south­ern bor­der and the only way to do this is with the wall.

Richard Malte, Boyn­ton Beach

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