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November 16, 2010


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I agree with most of this article... with the exception of the notion that after securing the border we should simply allow the illegal aliens to remain in this nation.
We are a nation of laws. This means that we hold the law in high regard. We do NOT allow people to ignore the law or willfully shatter the law and then reward them for that action. Those who willfully shatter existing federal immigration law demonstrate a complete disregard for the rule of law and a clear disdain for the rights of the citizens and legal immigrants of this nation. This is an unacceptable and intolerable condition.
Enforcement of existing federal immigration law, fully and consistently, is necessary and would cause MOST of the 11-20 million illegal aliens currently at large in this nation to self deport. The remainder could easily be apprehended and deported through consistent enforcement of existing federal immigration law.
Illegal aliens contribute about $13 billion per year to the U.S. economy according to the federal government. These figures are readily available on a site called FAIR. We SPEND about $113 billion per year on social services for illegal aliens. he myth that illegal aliens make a vital contribution to this nation IS just a myth.
The notion that they are doing jobs that 'Americans won't do" is insulting to the American people, particularly when we have 26 million people unemployed with no end in sight. There are an estimated 8 million illegal aliens holding full time American jobs today. These jobs are NOT all in agriculture or meat packing as some would like to suggest. Only about 2% are actually in agriculture. The bulk of these jobs are in hotels. restaurants, resorts, hospitals, mechanics, the construction trades, and retail.
Enforcement of existing federal immigration law is vital for yet another reason beyond the illegal aliens themselves. This country is experiencing a movement by urban areas to ignore federal law when it is convenient for them to do so. IT began with the 'sanctuary' cities and their decision to ignore federal immigration law. It is rapidly spreading into other areas like federal drug laws as evidenced by the several states that have 'legalized' medical marijuana despite it still being a federal offense. Now California has made possession and use of less than an ounce the same as a traffic ticket with a $100 fine and no record and a ballot measure was brought which failed to 'legalize' possession and growing of marijuana. Clearly this trend cannot be allowed to continue. All federal funding should be cut to the 'sanctuary' cities until there is full and vigorous compliance and enforcement of existing federal immigration law.

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