Immigration protesters were misinformed

The recent Alpena protesters have been so misinformed of the real cause of the border crises which is getting worse by the day. A past congressman spelled out that the law reads that anyone crossing the border without any authorization is a felon subject to arrest, detained, and deported. It says nothing about detention centers, camps, etc. This has already cost the taxpayers billions that could have been prevented if lawmakers of both parties enforced the laws already on the books. Immigration law also states that the first country that asylum seekers enter into is where they must apply for asylum.

A federal judge in California ruled years ago that according to the U.S. Constitution that only the federal government has the say on immigration. So what right and authority do state and city municipalities have to circumvent the Congress and establish “sanctuary cities”? None!

Trump should send in federal troops if needed and arrest these treasonous people.

The famed journalist Michelle Malkin pointed out that recently a Mexican flag was flying over an Aurora, Colo. immigration detention center! She also said the top promoters of the so called Lights for Liberty protests by Trump-hating, ICE-bashing radicals was a nonprofit religious group organization known as the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. LIRS played a key role in publicizing, organizing and participating in demonstrations against President Trump’s deportation enforcement actions targeting some 2,000 criminal illegal immigrants who have ignored removal orders or skipped out on court hearings.

Protests fronted by LIRS and other left-wing groups with their brazen hatred of cops, border patrol, and ICE agents defending this nation were on full display at the open borders. Malkin also states that LIRS was funded with taxpayer money of $64.7 million. When will our legislators stop this demise of our country?

ROBERT J. COLARUSSO,

Ossineke