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Democrats who threaten shutdown over illegals don't care about Americans

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017 10:10 am

To The Herald-Whig:

It will prove once and for all that Democrats don't care about Americans if they shut down the federal government to protect illegal immigrants.

Schumer and Pelosi, the Democrat leadership, have threatened to shut down the government if they don't get their way on illegal immigrants, the so-called dreamers, amnesty.

Illegal immigrants cost American taxpayers approximately $54.5 billion per year, according to the Heritage Foundation.

If Democrats and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin force a government shutdown, it shows that they care more about illegal immigrants than they do about Americans.

I personally don't care, shut it down, we won't miss it but many Americans do. Let's see whose side the Democrats and Durbin are on, Americans or illegal immigrants.

Phil Featheringill

Quincy

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