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IMMIGRATION: Drastic action must be taken

Letter by Lyle Laws, Puyallup on Aug. 12, 2010 at 11:26 am | 39 Comments »
August 12, 2010 11:35 am

Is there such a thing as a solution to ending the illegal immigration problem that grows every day? Can America stop the flow with anything less than a “shoot-to-kill” border control solution which we all know will never happen?

The only logical solution, short of violence, might be for the U.S. to cut off any and all benefits illegals can receive short of dire emergency medical problems.

After some date certain, say a year after such a federal law was enacted, anyone who provided services of any kind (employment, education, housing, food stamps) to anyone who can’t produce proof of their legal status would be subject to severe penalties, including prison time. If all adult trespassers were subjected to DNA tests before they were sent back and videotaped being clearly told that if they returned and there was a match, they would automatically be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole, I think don’t think there would be many repeat offenders.

I don’t blame those who try to bring their families out of abject poverty. I would do the same thing. But can we allow our country to become so overrun with the world’s poverty-stricken people that in the not-too-distant future we will also be poverty stricken? A country can only support so many people with a reasonable standard of living.

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