Letter to the editor: Erasing borders
What do the Westmoreland County 2019 budget and the Tijuana caravan have in common? I suggest you download and read this budget. Our current commissioners have recently erased the county border for recruiting county employees in lieu of reaching into our depressed areas.
They plan on erasing the USA borders as well. After explaining how and why they think the county suffers from population loss and an aging workforce, the answer to all our problems actually is the Tijuana caravan. Page 16 states, “The whole region will have to begin attracting residents from a more diverse world.” and “This means that immigration of all types is essential to our ability to compete for jobs and employers.” Move over Derry, New Kensington, Vandergrift, Monessen and Scottdale; your caravan is coming.
Gina Cerilli and Ted Kopas call it “Repositioning Our Towns” (page 17). In typical liberal ideology, our commissioners ignore our current unemployed and the question of why people leave the region, and call on caravans to fill local jobs. If you can’t compete get help from Tijuana? If this is the best they can do, we have county elections in 2019.
Thomas K. Methven