Houston mom Bernadette Lancelin says she’s furious that the White House wants to spend billions of dollars to feed and house thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children who have entered the United States illegally.
“What about the kids here? In our neighborhood? Not just in this neighborhood but in our country,” she told KTRK-TV. “All these kids? Really? Why can’t they go back?”
While she acknowledged the children’s parents may be struggling in poor living conditions, Lancelin said the United States and its children are struggling too.
“I’m sorry that their parents are in poor living conditions or surroundings or whatever’s going on out there. I don’t care,” she shouted. “I care about what’s going on right here in my own back yard, my neighborhood.”
Seemingly exasperated, Lancelin addressed some of the other people who had gathered around a closed middle school that may soon house illegal immigrant children: “Am I the only one in this community that’s out here that watches the news this morning? Oh, my god! I feel alone right now this this, and I’m very saddened by it.”
(H/T: Right Scoop)