The Villages News, April 24, 2022
By Tita Dumagsa
Most of us are of immigrant roots, whether first or second generation. We are HYPHENATED AMERICANS as in my case, I am a Filipino-American. The land of my birth is the PHILIPPINES but I am an American by choice...
By Tita Dumagsa
Villages-News.com, September 28, 2022
Tita Dumagsa (pictured, left) is a member of the Republican Federated Women of The Villages (RFWTV).
I was one of those who immigrated from the Philippines to the United States on a 3rd PREFERENCE VISA, a visa given to professionals. I guess at that time, the United States needed professionals in various fields of expertise and opened the DOOR to professionals like myself to this LAND OF OPPORTUNITY. One then became a Permanent Resident or Green Card Holder with this kind of visa and after a required wait of five years, one could apply to become an American citizen, which I am, proudly and gratefully one, now.
OTHERS LIKE ME:
But, there are thousands if not millions dutifully awaiting their turn to legally immigrate to the United States, oftentimes with an unbelievable wait of 10-15 years especially for family members. These are the people who are coming through the FRONT DOOR patiently respecting the Immigration Laws of the United States.
THE POROUS BORDER – 2 MILLION APPREHENSIONS AND COUNTING
You can just imagine how they must feel when they see and hear the news of the surge of illegals by the thousands jumping the line. Year to date, the count is a shocking over 2 million illegals have been apprehended by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection or CBP at the border. The Biden Administration on the other hand, has reduced deportations by 68 percent. The numbers are growing coming in through the BACK DOOR because the United States no longer has a southern border to be respected and feared. Immigration officials have estimated that over 400,000 illegals have entered the United States undetected nor caught by the CBP on top of the 2 million who have been apprehended.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND THE BORDER WALL
It is unfortunate for the aliens seeking to be legal immigrants to the United States, that President Donald Trump is no longer the U.S. President. He always believed that the border has to be protected to maintain America’s sovereignty. He also believed that without a border, one does not have a country. That is why he built the border wall to protect the southern border of the United States from illegals and other bad elements. There was only a small portion of the wall left to be finished but construction was completely stopped when President Trump left office...
This article originally appeared in Villages-News.com, https://www.villages-news.com/2022/09/28/come-on-in-the-border-is-open/
By Tita Dumagsa, Villages-News. October 31, 2022
Tita Dumagsa (pictured, left) is a member of the Republican Federated Women of The Villages (RFWTV). This article originally appeared in Villages-News.com, https://www.villages-news.com/2022/10/31/voters-must-stand-up-for-america-in-mid-term-elections/
The MID-TERM ELECTIONS OF 2022 are a very critical election. So much is at stake because the MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE and his PARTY have racked our country with crisis after crisis with their reckless policies and unabated irresponsible spending.
As I cast my vote on Nov.8, these are the issues uppermost on my mind and I hope they will be on yours too so we can correct the course of the WRONG DIRECTION we’ve been steered since the MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE and his PARTY took over just 19 months ago: