Round up illegals, send them away

I think President Trump’s strategy on holding off ICE from rounding up illegal immigrants was a brilliant move. He has given the Democrats two weeks to come up with a solution for the illegal immigrants coming into our country. The ball is in their court now and I predict that they will do nothing. 

If they come up with anything, it will not be a comprehensive immigration reform that we need. Wake up, American citizens.

This is not a Democrat or Republican problem. It is every American citizen’s problem that needs to be solved ASAP. 

If you think that the illegal immigrants coming into this country will not have an impact on your life, you are sadly mistaken. Our resources are going to be drained, if illegal immigrants keep coming into this country. Our way of life is going to be changed in drastic ways. It will impact our medical care, education, housing, food supply, and every other aspect of life as we know it now. 

We have worked hard all of our lives and it seems blatantly wrong for us to be paying for all of these social services for the immigrants that are coming over. If we did not supply the illegal immigrants with all of these services, illegal immigration would be abruptly stopped. Why should we have to pay for their housing, health care, food, and every other service imaginable. They are getting a free ride and the rest of us have to pay for it.

Why wouldn’t they want to come to America? Can we go to another country and get all of these services given to us? This is wrong by any standard. Some of these illegal immigrants are living a better life than those of us who are still working and paying taxes. It is a real eye-opener when you go down south and see how these illegal immigrants are living. At the supermarket they have one or two carts filled up to the brim with groceries and drive away with a brand new SUV. They are living the good life at our expense. 

I hope that President Trump instructs ICE to round them all up and send them back where they came from.

— Gail Henneman, Terre Haute

Gratitude to the WVCF for grant

On behalf of the families and staff of the Early Childhood Education Center at Indiana State University, we would like to extend our gratitude to the Wabash Valley Community Foundation. 

The ECEC recently received a grant from the Terre Haute Day Nursery Fund that allowed us to purchase nearly 100 high-quality, developmentally appropriate picture books and board books for use within our program. These books were carefully selected in response to needs identified by classroom staff, and will be used to support the social and emotional growth of the children in our care. 

Additionally, bilingual books, including picture dictionaries in Mandarin and Arabic, were added to our collection. These types of print materials help to encourage communication and facilitate a home/school connection for our international students. 

The connections these books help us to build with our program parents are consistent with the mission of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation; engaging people, building resources and strengthening community in the Wabash Valley, and we are honored to be a part of that mission.

— Holly Curtsinger, director. and Mechell Waugh, program coordinator,

ISU, Early Childhood Education Center

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