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Belf's News Gallery 7.16.14

by Greg Belfrage

Today's gallery stories all focus on the border crisis and immigration reform...

Misperceptions about U.S. immigration policy behind surge of illegal children
This government intelligence report validates what many of us have been saying about the border crisis. Illegals are flooding to the border under the mistaken belief that they will receive amnesty.

Poll: Immigration U.S. top problem
The results of a new Gallup poll come as no surprise. A plurality of Americans now believe that immigration is the country's most important problem. Seventeen percent think it is the country's biggest problem. That's the highest percentage since Gallup started asking the question in 2006.

Lynn officials: Illegal immigrant children are stressing city services
There's a reason why an increasing number of state governors are saying they don't want illegal immigrant children sent to their states. Nearly every public service is becoming overwhelmed and strained in Lynn, Massachusetts. Some of the "children" are turning out to be adults.

America: No longer one nation, one people
Pat Buchanan has an excellent column on the problems that lie ahead if America doesn't secure its borders. He says we're no longer a nation united and wonders whether we're on the road to "Balkanization and the breakup of America into ethnic enclaves".

Greg Belfrage @belfrageshow is heard 6am-9am on KELO 1320 AM and 107.9 FM. Greg can be contacted at greg.belfrage@mwcradio.com.

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