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July 2, 2013
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Letter: Time to tighten our borders

Time to tighten borders

I called Jeff Merkley’s office yesterday to ask why he voted against the Grassley amendment, (secure the border before first steps to citizenship for the illegal aliens), I was told by his staffer that she couldn’t discuss his personal opinion, I said excuse me, but I don’t care what his personal opinion is, I want to know why he voted against this amendment as he is my representative and he is voting as our representative, and should be voting for constituents not his personal opinion. Since when is it none of my business as to how and why our representatives vote a certain way?

Sen. Barbara Boxer wants to use the money allocated for border security and use it to pay for the illegals’ health care. I have a suggestion: anyone that wants 11 million illegals to have citizenship should support them out of their own money, not our tax money.

Rita Jost


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The News-Review Updated Aug 9, 2013 01:05PM Published Jul 2, 2013 03:00PM Copyright 2013 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.