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August 18, 2022

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Letter to the editor:

Little headway on immigration issue

I have a U.S. News & World Report magazine dated April 25, 1977. On the front cover there is a headline: “BORDER CRISIS, Illegal Aliens Out of Control?” This was 34 years ago. In that time, there have been six presidents — Barack Obama, George W. Bush (eight years), Bill Clinton (eight years), George H.W. Bush (four years), Ronald Reagan (eight years) and Jimmy Carter (four years).

For 14 years Democrats were in the White House. For 20 years Republicans were there. Wouldn’t you think that in all of these years that the illegal immigrants could have been controlled? Surely there weren’t as many in the U.S. 34 years ago as there are today, yet people think Obama can correct this situation in 2 1/2 years. According to reports, there were 462,315 illegal immigrants in 1977, and in 2010, there were 11.2 million.

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