BORDER SECURITY & IMMIGRATION
Minnesota is a border state, with River Ports...an International Airport which is the largest economic generator from here to the West Coasst and the Twin Ports at Duluth and Superior. Our Exposure is not minimal and we should have as strong a concern how our security is being managed ( or not ) as do the Southern and seaboard states. I am for closely controlled borders for all the reasons indicated in rhe referenced link.. It is important to know who is entering the country...how and why. Rather than implementing obvious protocols, we have instead done the reverse, purposely ignoring security and running an almost open borders system to serve partisan political purpose. It's time to upgrade our security rather than degrade it to the advantage of our enemies.
· Cordopolitan Online Magazine quotes Anderson's Response to the border crisis....
"I'm very interested in the health, welfare and security of every family in the U.S/ as are most Hispanic voters who also feel that strong border security and orderly ( not illegal ) immigration is good for America. U.S.Working poor, including 1st generation immigrants who have already become legal citizens, understand what we all do, that the influx from central America dilutes opportunities and income for middle class and lower income earners. I will work on these problems but don't want anyone to vote for me thinking I will give them a " free " ticket....."
We at Cordopolitan agree with Merrill Anderson and also feel (unlike many state and local government officials) that, "Americans should be hired to fill jobs like Teachers, Police, Doctors, Lawyers, truck drivers, and any State contract affiliated positions. Support Merrill Anderson in any way you can. "
As of the end of March, 2015, ICE, pursuant Obama's directives, has released almost 200,000 criminal aliens back onto our streets....following is a link to follow: