To the editor:

There is no crisis at the border, it is within our borders.

In this age, when we can fact-check anything, President Trump keeps lying about a crisis at the border to justify his wall.

No, 4,000 terrorists are not crossing through the rugged mountains. McAllen, Texas, where the president visited last week, is one of the safest cities in the United States.

When a president causes hardship for 800,000 federal employees, 30 million food stamp recipients and thousands of farmers just so he can make good on a campaign promise, we should all be worried.

This serious abuse of power is being ignored by Republicans.

Julian Bentayeb

Newman