If talking sense about border security is what you want, send somebody from Springfield. Sen. Richard Durbin, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee, was in El Paso last week to get a firsthand look at the situation on the southwest border. “President Trump’s border policies have failed. His fixation with a wall and his non-stop attacks on Mexico have made our border less secure,” Durbin said. “Today’s visit underscored the need for bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform – which includes smart, effective and humane border security. President Trump’s fear-mongering approach to those who come to our border, many of whom are just seeking safe haven as many of our ancestors did, does not make us safer and is not representative of America or our heritage.” In other words, start acting like Americans.
–Fletcher Farrar, editor and CEO