LETTER: Arizona immigration law a good first step

Monday, May 3, 2010 | 2:53 p.m. CDT

President Barack Obama has said that he felt it was wrong for Arizona to pass an immigration law requiring immigrants to carry proof of their immigration status. I feel he was wrong in saying this.

I feel more border states should pass similar laws. If immigrants are legal, they will not be harmed by this law; also, those who transport and hire them will be protected. This law will also help those who are here legally.

Every day Congress fails to pass a fair immigration law that protects our borders. Protecting our borders is just as important to national security as trying to protect our country from terrorism.

Obama should put troops on our borders, as our border patrols are not strong enough to do their jobs. If Mexico doesn't like this, then they should do a better job patrolling their borders. Perhaps too many of their government officers and border guards are paid off by drug dealers.

I feel that some in our own Congress are profiting from illegal immigrants who work for large corporations as cheap labor, which allows these corporations to support them in Congress.

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Ray Shapiro October 26, 2010 | 7:41 p.m.

("Meanwhile Arizona continues to employ the honor system for voter registration, despite the fact some of those registering to vote are not citizens, illegally present, felons, have multi-state residences and multi-state voter registrations, and lied about it on their registration form.")
("Bennett said the state plans to appeal the ruling, adding he disagrees the documentation sets up a barrier for registration. “I think it’s an outrage and a slap in the face of Arizonans who are concerned about the integrity of elections,” he said.")

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