Letter: For those who support illegal immigration, how about some consideration for the law?
The concept of sovereignty dictates that we make and enforce laws that respect our borders, and not allow the free flow of people who wish to enter the USA illegally like they were simply walking across the street.
We are a nation of laws and those laws define exactly how any foreigner may enter and stay here. Those who enter illegally made a choice, months or years ago, knowing the consequences of breaking our laws. Were they separated from family and children? Perhaps, but they broke the law anyway and now have self righteous, sanctimonious busy bodies rushing to their defense.
Many, indeed most are not criminals, but by following established protocols for entering our country, we can hopefully screen out the rapists, murderers and other undesirables.
Moreover, how about showing some consideration for the American victims of the criminals who come here illegally and prey upon our innocent? Victims and their families suffer not days and months, but years, reliving the anguish of their experience. It seems the elimination of potential suffering should be a higher priority than the welfare of those who willfully break our laws to get here.
Dangerous and squalid conditions at the border? Cages? Please! They’re given food, shelter, soap, showers, toothbrushes and many more conveniences after breaking the law, and then given access to our legal system, all at no cost.
How about a pat on the back to ICE, which is doing its difficult job fairly and humanely and attempting to defend against a 10-20 million person invasion with little help from our elected representatives in Washington, D.C.?
— Pete Peterson, Tabernash
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Hello fellow community members and friends. Thank you for taking time to read this letter. I am in no way a professional writer so I hope this reads the way it sounds in my mind.