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Dr. Burgess: Securing the Border Is the Most Humane Policy

OpEd: Securing the Border Is the Most Humane Policy
By: Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. 
August 17, 2018

Each month, as many as tens of thousands stream across our southern border from Central American countries  without obtaining legal status. Thousands are unaccompanied alien children who have completed a perilous journey before even having reached the Rio Grande.

All Americans can agree that this is a problem. Our immigration system is broken.

From the numbers, we know that America is the most generous country in the world. Through our nation’s legal immigration process, we welcome well over a million immigrants—people who follow the correct immigration process and abide by our laws—into America each year.

Despite this generosity, we have a severe problem with illegal immigration. As we consider the ongoing crisis on our southern border, it is fair to ask how we got to this point.

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