Kingman Letters: Parachute not required

Two Guatemalan teenagers, 16 and 17, part of the thousands of unaccompanied "children" from Central America Obama is helping, escaped without any problem from Maryvale Detention Center near Chicago, where they were being held awaiting their detention hearings.

They then carjacked a 91-year-old Navy vet (one of two victims), threatened him with violence and sped off in his Buick LeSabre.

They made it 225 miles to Iowa City, Iowa, before being apprehended.

The "children" were part of a Heartland Alliance program contracted by the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Refugee resettlement? From Guatemala?

The immigration proceeding would basically be a Democrat judge rubber-stamping their app, fast tracking them through the system.

It is said now their impatience will cost us several million what with their trial, social workers and lawsuits by their pro bono legal defenders fighting against deportation. We know the routine by now.

Some Iowans actually suggested just giving them an airdrop over Guatemala ... without a parachute.

Pretty mean, but then you know how crazy some of those Iowans can get over old war vets. Hmm! 91. This old vet is the right age to maybe have already seen a little action in his younger life - while defending the homeland and freeing Europe in World War II, maybe.

Linda Athens

Kingman