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DREAM ACT: Seal Southern border first

Letter by Charlie D. Nordeck, Sumner on May 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm | 6 Comments »
May 23, 2011 1:57 pm

Re: “Too bad parties play political football with DREAM Act” (editorial, 5-23).

Your editorial omitted the most important step in the implementation of the DREAM Act: sealing our Southern border. In an effort to win the Hispanic vote in 2012, Democrats have refused to continue with the fence that has been so effective around Yuma, Ariz., and San Diego.

Citizens in Arizona live in fear of the drug cartels using illegal immigrants as “mules” in their drug smuggling. Violence has increased in Arizona and Texas from the drug trade.

Without this first step in sealing our border, talk of amnesty in any form is an open invitation for illegal immigrants to make it across the border before the implementation of a DREAM Act.

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