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Voice: Build a solid wall from Texas to Pacific, with sentries a top

May 04, 2001

In response to Mr. Rubio, I didn't intend to rattle your cage. If it makes you fill like a good Christian to place water jugs out in the desert, thus encouraging illegals to try to cross the desert, go right ahead. But don't expect everyone else to feel as you do.

My letter was meant to voice my own opinion of the so-called lifelines. The only question I asked was about the need for autopsies, which cost the county a great deal of money. This money has to come from somewhere.

Most of those rescued need a lot of medical attention. Hospital stays are expensive, so the hospitals must recoup their loses by increasing their prices, so in the long run we taxpayers are going to be the ones who pay.

I don't feel sorry for the illegals who try to cross our deserts or swim the All-American. They know the risk they are taking. They make their own choices. Nobody forces it on them. If left to me I would build a solid wall from Texas to the Pacific Ocean and post sentries on top to stop these people.

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It's time we took care of all our homeless people and the elderly who need help and let the other countries do the same. But in the meantime, perhaps if we put lifeguards and inflatable safety devices along the canal until the lifelines go in, it would pacify people like you.

LUCY MUNGER

Holtville

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