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There is nothing wrong with protecting the border

Depending on how things shake out between now and the release of the Mueller probe and the 2020 elections, media and political historians might come to think of it as a landmark: the night Trump lost his media swagger. (Ulysses Muñoz

As a property owner and taxpayer in Baltimore, I’m disturbed the board of estimates would earmark $1.25 million “to ensure that immigrants feel welcome.” In light of all the problems facing the city (and there are too many to list), I believe we need to do more for the folks who are lawfully here and facing difficulties (“As Trump demands a wall, Baltimore extends a welcoming hand,” Jan. 21).

Sadly, the terms “migrant,” “undocumented immigrant” and “asylum seeker” are lumped under one name: “immigrant.” I support legal immigration and valid asylum seekers, but the news from our southern border appears to represent a situation of classic invasion.

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Sadly, the impasse between our Republican and Democratic leaders is a disgrace and has created hardship for thousands, if not millions. It’s difficult to live in a country that must be a global joke. There is nothing wrong with protecting the border and nothing debatable on the subject of a steel wall.

One thing to recognize is that most Americans believe in the rule of law. I’m one of millions who respect our common law heritage. The nations south of the border come under different legal philosophy, and that should be understood. Isn’t it time for Americans to stand up for America and our precious laws? I for one plan to do so!

R. Ellis Heid, Baltimore

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