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Why not pay Central American parents to keep their kids at home? [Letter]

As a taxpayer, I have grown tired of politicians spending my money with no accountability. They pass spending bills without knowing how the money will be spent, and some of these politicians will add pork for their state without being questioned.

My son is a school teacher raising three young children, and he does not earn enough money to spend $250 to $1,000 a day to support them. So why does our government think it is OK for our tax dollars to be spent on children illegally crossing our borders?

Why not put these children on planes and send them back to their families, then offer those families a one-time payment of $30,000 to raise their own children? And if they someday want to come to America, they must come legally.

J. Heming, Baltimore

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