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ARIZONA: Illegal immigration a drain on country

Letter by Ruby L Ryan, Port Orchard on June 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm | 27 Comments »
June 4, 2010 2:01 pm

I applaud Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for taking a stand against illegal immigrants. More governors should also take this stand.

My mother entered America legally in 1921. Fast forward to 1942: She was married, had five children and worked for the state of California. She was approached at work by an immigration inspector who informed her she was going to be deported to her country of origin. The personnel department produced her legal documents and immigration backed off. She could not work for the state if she was not here legally. She also spoke ENGLISH! If immigration could deport illegal immigrants in 1942, it can do it now with the thousands of employees they now have.

If I travel to Mexico, Canada or any other country, I have my passport in hand. If I am there illegally, I would be jailed.

Illegal immigrants are putting a drain on our social programs. We cannot afford to keep going down this path for illegals. It is our law that if you want to enter our country, you have to do it legally. If you do not want to follow our laws, stay in your country of origin.

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