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IMMIGRATION: Right for the American people?

Letter by Ronald W. Vietz, Edgewood on June 18, 2012 at 11:38 am | 17 Comments »
June 18, 2012 2:17 pm

Re: “Policy to spare many youths from deportation” (TNT, 6-16).

Let me get this straight. We have federal laws that regulate who comes into this country and for what purpose. We have federal regulations and processes to becoming a legal resident and, if desired, a citizen. The president says just ignore them.

Up to 800,000 people can stay despite the federal laws. We have more than 300,000 people each week filing new unemployment applications. Our economy is tanking, Americans are struggling, and the light at the end of the tunnel still seems very dim. The president says let these 800,000 people, who are not here legally, stay and work and get an education.

We have millions of Americans who can’t afford health insurance but don’t qualify for government assistance. People that work just to make ends meet, follow the laws to be good citizens, pay their taxes for education and infrastructure, and are still asked for more.

The president says let these 800,000 people, who are not here legally, stay. They can benefit from our hard work, our increased insurance premiums and our tax dollars. He justifies this by stating, “It’s the right thing to do for the American people.” Really? Wow.

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