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Letter: Enforce illegal immigration laws

Published 11:01am Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The “reform” in “comprehensive immigration reform” is a sham because our immigration laws, if properly enforced, work fine (border numbers rise ahead of talk on immigration). The problem is enforcement, which is lacking.

We now will endure the politicians staking positions and posturing for the camera, but not for America. Sadly, all they want is to get re-elected. What I would give to see a true statesman step forward, protect and defend this country and not ultimately grant amnesty to illegals.

If the politicians of both parties do what I fear they are going to do under the guise, of “comprehensive immigration reform,” I suggest the legislation should include a provision that would prohibit any illegal caught in the United States after passage of the measure from ever applying for or becoming a U.S. citizen.

Why would any well-intended politician of any party object to this provision? Maybe we can truly separate the politicians and the statesmen once and for all.

Illegals come from allover the world. Deport them all — it would be cheaper in the long run! Our government says there are about 11 million, but they have said that for the last 12 years. Barron’s Financial Magazine says there are at least 20 million. Let’s clean house, and no amnesties, ever.


Paul Westrum
Albert Lea

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  • Shane

    Yes, it seems Congress and the President are willing to betray the American people in order to get the votes of Hispanics. Disgusting.

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  • cjn

    This letter is so filled with ignorance it is not even worth debating.

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  • dude

    our so “president” we have now obama and i’m not going to capitalize his name because he is not important to me, he should be impeached because he has a forged document and he is always signing bills and passing them without them going through congress first!! i totally hate the “president”!!

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  • ellen72

    Good ol’ Paul Waistrum, local racist and Mexican hater. I wish they would ship you off somewhere too.

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