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IMMIGRATION: Many choose the legal route

Letter by Tim J. Mellema, Puyallup on July 6, 2010 at 11:17 am with 2 Comments »
July 8, 2010 9:07 am

It was amazing and heartwarming to see all the people who have legally immigrated to this greatest nation on earth, then put the time and effort into become legal citizens of the United States celebrate their citizenship bestowed on them this July 4.

In Seattle, a 70-year-old-plus Iraqi woman became a U.S. citizen. People of every color, nationality, religion desiring to become American showed their love for this country and all it offers.

While liberals rant about illegal immigration enforcement and distort Arizona’s law to pretend it promotes racial profiling, and the administration files frivolous lawsuits against Arizona to pander to the Hispanic voters in the 2010 elections, we welcome these new citizens.

The United States allows more legal immigrants than all other civilized countries combined. Looking into the eyes of an immigrant who has just become a citizen is amazing; they now have the same opportunities that many of us daily take for granted.

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  1. I would like to officially add my welcome…and my appreciation for the fact that they went through the system to make this happen.

    May God bless you with a wonderful life here in the U.S.A.

  2. I agree with you Tim. The liberals say that Republicans are against immigration, we all know that is a lie. We are against “illegal immigration”. One person on another thread said that Columbus and the pilgrims were illegal immigrants. That tells me more about the lack of wisdom and common sense of liberals than anything else.

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