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Care for our children first

| Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Re. Joseph Sabino Mistick's column “Land of opportunity” (July 20): Has Mr. Mistick seen any of the news coverage of the “children” coming to our borders by the thousands?

Eighty percent of them are young men, not helpless children. And some of them probably have been responsible for the violence in their home countries.

Who is going to house, feed, clothe, educate, medicate and find jobs for these men? We can't take care of our own children — many are starving and homeless. Who is protecting the children of Detroit, Chicago and Washington, D.C., where violence, drugs and gangs are rampant?

Those of you who say “Come one, come all” should be required to put your money where your mouth is. A couple of bucks in Sunday's collection plate isn't going to cut it.

How about you take one, two or three of these “helpless children” into your home. Then — and only then — are you entitled to a say in the illegal alien discussion.

Let's take care of American children first. Then, if we have resources left, we can consider taking in the rest of the world.

Pat Condelli

New Kensington

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