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According to a Los Angeles Times news story, "In an escalation of clashes between U.S. Border Patrol agents and rock-throwing smugglers, agents have begun launching pepper spray and tear gas into densely populated Mexican border neighborhoods, according to witnesses, Mexican authorities and human rights groups." For the full story, see here.
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The letter from "Joe and Lisa" (12/13/07 ID) is so mean and spiteful that one wonders why anybody would want to be in a country with people like that. The letter is also filled with errors in every sentence. First, name check delays are not a matter of waiting "a little longer." It's a matter of the US Government not doing its simple duty for years and years, which causes great hardships not only to the immigrants but also to thousands of US citizens. Second, the great majority of immigrants do not "cheat the tax, welfare and education systems." We're talking about people who are going through the legal immigration process. The assertion that they all cheat the system is a racist and cowardly and unpatriotic lie. Third, the letter writer's views are ignorant and it is incorrect to claim that people are not properly called "immigrants" until they are granted the right to stay permanently in the US. See how the term "immigrant" is actually defined in Section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Under US law, all of these people waiting on name checks are immigrants. Joe and Lisa's letter to the Editor claim to know the law, but they obviously have not actually read it but are just reading secondary materials from nativist organizations. Fourth, everyone has a right to have their legal rights protected. See Matthew 25:45. Fifth, a government that tramples the rights of immigrants will not hesitate to trample the rights of citizens. Sixth, the broader objection to this kind of hate-talk concerns the fact that US citizens really don't have superior rights to anybody. All human beings have equal rights and are equally deserving of dignity and fair treatment.
Bruce A. Hake, Esq.
New Windsor, MD
Joe and Lisa's letter raises the question of which people are more in tune with the real spirit of America, immigrants who are trying to attain the dream of a better life in this country by following the law, no matter how unreasonable or unfair the procedures may be, or mean-spirited nativists who, without any reason or justification, accuse legal immigrants of coming here to cheat? America's real immigration problem is not caused by immigrants. It is caused by people who may call themselves Americans but know nothing (pun intended) of the spirit of tolerance that has made our country the greatest and most unique in the world. This letter also overlooks the fact that the Immigration and Nationality Act defines every person in this country is an "immigrant" regardless of his or her legal status (or lack of it), unless the person is either a US citizen or has been granted "nonimmigrant" status as a student, temporary worker, etc. Therefore, the above letter's claim that people who are still waiting for their green cards do not deserve to be called "immigrants" shows as much ignorance of the law as its charge that all legal immigrants are cheaters shows an abysmal lack of understanding of what it really means to be an American.
Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY
My father , Juanito C. Gutierrez, a Filipino and an "honorable discharge" US Navy during World War ll is still waiting for his children to be immigrants for 50 years . He is now 85 yrs. old and is still waiting in vain. Are cass like this could not be prioritize?
Eesperanza G. Beltran
Regarding the Letter to the Editor by Joe & Lisa dated 12/14/07, I must take exception to almost everything that they said. While they correctly point out that all immigrants should be properly checked and cleared, I take extreme umbrage with the slanted and biased rant that comprises the balance of their opinion piece. Their assertion that it is the intention of every foreign immigrant to “come to our country and cheat the tax, welfare and education systems” might be the single most ignorant and racist comment that I’ve ever read on ID, and that’s saying something. I’ve personally met several thousand immigrants over the past 30 years, and I can say with absolute certainty that there are many reasons why they do come here, but cheating the system is almost never one of them. They are predominantly here to work, or to escape persecution. In virtually all cases, they are here to make a better life for themselves and their families. There
are many serious issues that need to be addressed if we are to fix the problems inherent in our immigration system. The hateful fears of Joe and Lisa are not among them.
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