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IDs are crucial for security

Dear Editor,

American citizens have valid concerns about homeland security after 9-11. The public has called for securing our borders, airports and our country for protection from terrorist attacks.

On July 14, 9News reported that 27 illegal alien employees were arrested at the Air Force Academy. They had false Social Security cards and possessed security passes.



Our airports and bases are top security, yet 100 illegal alien employees were arrested at DIA for false IDs and Social Security cards.

Although I commend the Air Force for this investigation leading to the arrests, I question how we should trust any programs involving guest workers or Mexican IDs. How are they secure, when illegal aliens were able to work at the military base? How much time does al-Qaida need to inflict terrible damage upon our country, if they have false documents?



Americans mustn’t forget all 19 9-11 terrorists had fraudulent Social Security cards and state IDs.

I question our homeland security as the Mexican Consular Affairs Department director, Roberto Rodriguez, is under indictment for selling United States visas to Middle Easterners who couldn’t enter our country due to terrorist ties. He was responsible for the sales of illicit visas in two other American-based consular offices this spring, which are now closed.

My final thought regarding the threat of terrorist attacks is be concerned for yourselves and your children. Because the reality is our borders, our country and our airports really are not secure at all.

Sincerely,

Marty Lich

Gypsum


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