Work­ers pay­ing the price

The Wichita Eagle (Sunday) - - Opinion -

My old­est son and his wife are con­sid­ered es­sen­tial gov­ern­ment work­ers. They have two daugh­ters in col­lege and still pay a mort­gage.

They have gone for three weeks with­out pay even though they go to work ev­ery day.

This is all be­cause of a wall that will be a mon­u­ment to a pres­i­dent who has lied con­stantly about just about ev­ery­thing, in­clud­ing that ter­ror­ists and crim­i­nals are com­ing in the United States to harm us. The truth is that few ter­ror­ists and crim­i­nals are com­ing here. Those who want to come here are those seek­ing asy­lum from dan­ger­ous con­di­tions in their own coun­tries.

In ad­di­tion, our pres­i­dent has un­doc­u­mented im­mi­grants work­ing at his golf club and other es­tab­lish­ments. This pres­i­dent says he wasn’t aware of that. How could he miss know­ing that? I guess he’s pay­ing more at­ten­tion to get­ting a wall than he is the hir­ing prac­tices at his es­tab­lish­ments.

This wall is an ex­pen­sive bauble. There are cheaper and bet­ter ways to deal with im­mi­grants. Democrats have put for­ward ideas for those meth­ods to con­trol im­mi­gra­tion. How­ever, the pres­i­dent will not com­prise. In the mean­time, gov­ern­ment work­ers are pay­ing the price for our pres­i­dent’s in­tran­si­gence.

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