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Letters to the editor: Those here illegally are criminals sans rights

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 12:49 pm

I absolutely refuse to be made to feel guilty about the illegal aliens in my country. They broke into my house, my country, and I will not be obliged to feed them, to clothe them, to house them, to educate them.

They have no rights; they are criminals and lawbreakers. I can hear it coming — “Well, what would Jesus do, huh?” Luke 20:25 — look it up. The Jewish authorities were trying to get something against Jesus, and they asked him a trick question, but his answer was “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.” In other words, obey the laws. I do have sympathy for the “dreamers,” and we should work out some accommodation for them, but them alone. Did you know that some schools in Mexico have closed because so many of the kids have gone north?

The way the “Dream Act” is written now, from what I understand, as well as the larger so-called immigration reform bill, it would extend citizenship to many, many, extended family members and relatives, including many who aren’t even in the U.S. Some say it could easily end up covering more than 20 or 30 million.

And just who are we talking about anyhow? Well, supposedly, surveys of illegals has found that a large percentage of them don’t even want to be U.S. citizens. They, and many of the rest, are simply using the U.S. as their cash cow, sending most of their money back across the border, which is Mexico’s second or third largest source of national income. Equally at fault are the people here who knowingly hire them.

Not one illegal should be given any consideration in any way shape or form until all those who have played by the rules, stood in line, and paid their money, are taken care of. You want to talk about fairness? Laws were passed years ago requiring the border to be secured, but border security today is a joke and everyone knows it. What isn’t widely talked about, we know that many coming across the border are “other than Mexican.” Who are they, where are they, and why are they here?

Would it concern you to know that Muslim prayer rugs have been found in the southern U.S. desert along the trails used by the illegals? It should. Every time in the past when with all the best intentions we’ve accommodated the illegals, it’s only encouraged more to come, and this time would be no different.

Ken Selking, Decatur