President Obama wants $3.7 billion of our tax money to care for unaccompanied minors illegally crossing our southern border ("America's refugee crisis," July 9).

If Congress grants that request the bill for it should be sent to Honduras, El Salvador and any other country flushing out its dependents. And the money should be paid upfront.

F. Cordell

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