The definition of immigrant is: “A person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.”

Not that long ago, that is what my parents and I were called. Now, we are called citizens. At that time, the immigration process required us to have a sponsor to come to this country. A sponsor was somebody here in the U.S. to help us, to make sure we had clothing, food, a place to stay, and help my parents find employment until we could be on our own. This sponsor was responsible for us. We received nothing from the government.

When did that program go away? 

I feel the solution to the flood of people coming across the border would be to start enforcing the Immigration Program again. President Trump needs to create a national registry of names. A list of people that think anybody can come across our border freely, those that oppose the wall, and favor Sanctuary Cities. Whenever a person is caught crossing the border illegally, that illegal will be turned over into the custody of the next person on that list. Those names on this list will now be called “sponsors,” and need to provide housing, food, clothing, education, and medical care for this illegal immigrant. This would make him legal.

Problem solved. American citizens will no longer have their tax dollars going to care for illegals. No more overcrowded jails. No more costly deportations, and no need for a wall. Everybody wins. The first two names on this list should be: Schumer and Pelosi. I wonder how they will welcome these new immigrants into their homes.

—Wally Maslowsky