Letter: Bill countries of fleeing citizens

Cecilia Morris, center, of Great Neck, waves a Cecilia Morris, center, of Great Neck, waves a Salvadoran flag as she and about 40 others take part in a march in Hempstead on Thursday, May 1, 2014, to call for immigration reform and for an end to deportations. Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

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It's obvious that the governments of Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are not interested in stemming the human tidal wave overflowing our borders ["Immigrant children tell of journey to LI," News, July 30]. Let's put the financial responsibility on them for a change.

For every citizen of those countries who crosses the border, we should deduct $50,000 from the financial aid we send. Also, in the case of Mexico, which seems to be unable to stop Central Americans from traveling nearly 2,000 miles through its land, an additional $25,000 per head should be deducted from that nation's aid.

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Bob Cavaliere, Port Jefferson Station

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