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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Don’t like Arizona’s new immigration laws? Let’s propose that the North American Free Trade Agreement members, nations standardize their immigration law’s by using Mexico’s own law as a model.

Mexico has a single, streamlined law that ensures that foreign visitors and immigrants are: In the country legally; immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor; foreign visitors do not violate their visa Status; foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported; those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison; foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics; have the means to sustain themselves economically; not destined to be burdens on society; of good character and have NO criminal records; federal, local and municipal police MUST cooperate with federal immigration authorities upon request, i.e., to assist in the arrest of illegal immigrants; foreigners with fake papers, or entering Mexico under false pretenses, may be imprisoned.

If America had and enforced these laws, would it be considered racist and bigotry? The above laws are Mexico’s. Why are they not deemed racist and bigots for their laws? Seems like a double standard applies here!

Nell Conklin


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Boy, Ozzy had it right when he urinated on the Alamo. What more than that does it mean to the USA anymore?

I believe that if our great country is going to continue to let Mexico infiltrate us while we stand by and do nothing, or better yet, grant amnesty to those that have already done so, then why should we not give them Texas back?

I am positive that Davy Crockett and his companions would surely agree with this, if they were alive today to witness this devastation of careless allowance of illegal immigration.

Who really cares about the Alamo anymore anyway? Mexico has been over here pissing on us for years.

And if anyone really believes that Americans would not fill the jobs that the illegals hold, then you’re fooled. All you have to do is pay them American wages. That would improve the economy far more than an overloaded welfare system (which aids and abets illegals) and a 10 percent unemployment rate of American citizens.

And, at last, why waste my time to fill out a census when we all know damn good and well that the illegals won’t. Considering that the illegals are probably 40 percent of our local population now, even if all of U.S. citizens returned our census, the numbers would still be by incorrect. How do situations like this make Arizona racist? They are just standing up for us Americans and protecting what rights we have left.

Matt Hultquist

Glenwood Springs

From the spate of recent letters it would seem that many are concerned, even frightened, that Latin Americans, from El Paso all the way to Tierra del Fuego, are going to take over the USA.

For those folks, I’d like to pass on an anecdote, as well as a piece of advice I received many years ago.

Cubans have traditionally been the overachievers of the Caribbean. Those who fled Castro’s communist dictatorship were no exception. Many arrived with nothing and rose to prominence in business and the professions, including medicine and law.

The story goes that a wealthy bank customer in Miami was speaking to the bank’s president and commented on the bank’s new Cuban hire at the janitor position. The president responded, “Be careful what you say around him. He’ll probably be my boss in five years.”

And a very wise man once told me, “Be nice to the people that work for you. You may be working for them someday.”

To those who fear the Latino inundation, I’d suggest being nice to your Hispanic neighbor. You may be talking to your future boss.

Pat Dalrymple


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