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Letter to the Editor: President fails to lead on immigration issue

on August 17, 2014 1:19 AM

President Barack Obama refuses to secure our southern border and as such we are being flooded with tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children. The reality is that a true leader leads by example. President Obama expects the American people to open up their homes and wallets to these children. Lead on, Mr. President.

Why hasn’t President Obama taken the lead and set the example? Surely, the White House has plenty of extra rooms. Money shouldn’t be a problem either as the first family has accumulated sizable wealth since moving into the White House.

Perhaps some of the president’s most ardent supporters would be willing to step up to the plate and take one of these unfortunate children under their wing. What are Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi doing to personally help one of these children? Both are multimillionaires — surely clothing and feeding one hungry mouth would not cause them any financial hardship.

A great leader leads by example, so I guess that leaves these three out. It’s more of a do as I say, not as I do leadership.

And just why wouldn’t President Obama visit any of these child detention centers while in Texas during fundraising recently? Silly me, it would be embarrassing if the president of the United States had to get deloused or put into isolation with TB after such a visit. You can bet that neither the president nor his ardent supporters are going anywhere near any of those children anytime soon.

Paul Dunlap

Shelocta

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