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Letter: Why is it only the U.S. who helps?
Re: “New immigrants come to Karnes County Residential Center,” Aug. 6
I read this morning in the Wilson County News that the new immigrants that are coming to Karnes County Residential Center will live in a facility that will give them play rooms, social workers, restocked refrigerators, classrooms with state-wide certified teachers, and bilingual teachers. They will have access to three meals per day, and snacks can be purchased from the commissary. They can watch cable television in an eight-person suite, they can enjoy recreational activities and resources which include exercise equipment, soccer field, volleyball court, and basketball court, and oh yes, they have access to computers, Internet, and email services.
Who wouldn’t want to have these things to enjoy when it is we, the taxpayers, who are stuck with the bills? These centers sound like a very nice country club that citizens of our area would enjoy going to. There are citizens of the Mission Road area in San Antonio who are being pushed out of their homes because of poor living conditions and frequent flooding. I bet they would love to go live in a “residential” facility and enjoy these things, but no one is providing them with a place to live when they are forced out of their homes. There are many legal people living in San Antonio and the outlying areas that would love to have a place to live, free medical care, and other amenities.
I know that there is a humanitarian reason for some of these people; others, I have my doubts about.
I do pray for the world, I do pray for the underprivileged, but I do pray for my grandchildren and what their future holds when monies are gone from our government. We simply cannot feed and house the whole world. Where are the other countries? What is wrong with flying some of these people to Europe, Scotland, or other areas that have land to offer? Why not them? We hand out money to any country in the world that wants our help, wants our money. Why is it only us?
I know I will come across as racist, but I am not. Our daughter-in-law is Mexican and our three beautiful granddaughters are bilingual, so I am not playing the race game here. I am just saying that we cannot, in reality, keep taking in illegal immigrants.
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