Babies used as shields at border

To the editor:

This is in response to my friend Pastor Bob’s letter concerning families separated at the border. Using children and babies as shields to invade our country at our southern border is as irresponsible an act as the criminal acts of those who prey on the invaders.

Contrary to many excuses, we are not a nation of immigrants. We are a nation of American citizens. We Americans have watched helplessly as our social safety nets have become over-burdened and, in some places, our votes nullified by illegal voting. America is the world’s most generous country, for sure. However, whenever we say no to illegals, we are wrongly accused of being racist and cruel.

Michael Benard