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July 27, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

Patience for a pervasive problem

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I am against illegal entry across any nation’s sovereign borders. Ironically, the undocumented in this country now find fault with our laws and immigration system. And, they are demanding that we fix the system. The problems created by illegal entry into this country were created by … the undocumented.

I like to believe; however, that I am also a realist. The root cause of the problem has been the thousands of businesses willing to aid these individuals. Either through nonfeasance or malfeasance, we have corrupted the system.

Meanwhile, millions of Americans stood idly by and did nothing to prevent the problem from happening. In the process, we have failed these people, this nation and the Constitution

It may not be problematic to deport 11 million people in the country illegally. If the problem of deportation were undertaken one state at a time, over a period of years, millions could be deported and millions would follow for fear of being arrested.

So, what is the solution? We helped create this problem; we need to fix it, amicably. Not everybody is going to be happy with the solution. To those, I would say, “Get over it!”

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  1. The immigrants over the Texas border over the last 3 months has tripled. Why? Anticipation of amnesty and immigration reform. The U.S. can't secure the borders for 3 months? How on God's green can it be done for 10 years? This is the Achilles heel of the Senate Immigration Reform bill crafted by the gang of 8. Marco Rubio is staking his political career on immigration reform. He's too naive and idealistic to understand and address the real issue of immigration reform: Border security.

    Carmine D

  2. @Carmine....not quite accurate. Texas illegal immigration in three sectors has increased in the past three months at annual rates of 25%, 35% and 65% [US Border Patrol estimates]. The stated reason is that closure of a Border Patrol station and staffing reductions in those sectors allow for greater opportunity to cross. Other sectors continue to report declining or stable crossing numbers.

  3. While I basically agree with Armando, I disagree with his assertion that the "root cause" is because of the willingness of businesses to hire illegals. The "root cause" is the unwillingness of the countries they flee to treat their own citizens fairly. The fact is that very few "flee" countries where human dignity and rights are as natural as the air we breathe. It's those countries, such as many in South & Central America, that have corrupt governments and allow for little or no economic freedom from which the pestilence of illegal immigration is coming from. And, it is a pestilence. One that is creating a far different USA than our Founders intended or sought. They would be appalled at the rise of the "Nanny-State" and it's making so many dependent upon government instead of their own labors. That's not what they envisioned or would have condoned. It's an ever growing tragedy, especially so under the Osama Obama administration. Thankfully, we have the opportunity to put the brakes on it come 2014.

  4. Pat:

    I opine my reasons are as good as any others, perhaps more so. They come through where they can get through. That's border security, or more accurately, the lack thereof.

    Carmine D