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What we should do ...

August 14, 2013
Fairmont Sentinel

To the Editor:

Over the years, I have had many people ask me what I would like to see done on the immigration issue.

1. Enforce our immigration laws. They haven't been enforced for the last 25 years or more.

2. Secure our borders.

3. Stop illegal immigration. Remember, illegal aliens should be deported. Tell them they have 60 days to leave on their own or we will round them up and send them back home at their expense. This would be the cheapest in the long run.

The government says there are 11 million, but they have been saying that for about 12 years. According to Barron's Financial magazine, it is 20 million to 25 million. It would free up about 8 million jobs. We don't need these law-breakers. If we took away all the freebies they get, most of them would self-deport.

4. From 1928-1965, we let in about 178,000 legal immigrants per year. Now it is up to more than 1 million per year. We don't need all these people, and our resources are finite.

5. Let's not import poverty. Let's let in people who have the talents to make the U.S. a better country, not people who drag us down. Limit immigrants to 200,000 per year.

I have worked on this issue since 1994 and have had the same goals since then.

Paul Westrum

Albert Lea

 
 

 

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