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May 27, 2015

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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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