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Letter: Children at the border shrink our slice of the pie

After reading “Illegal immigration has placed our country on trial” I wish to thank Mr. Kellogg for his well-researched article. He speaks for the majority in America, which includes legal immigrants here.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is 100 percent an Obama amnesty creation.

The current federal law, (GW Bush’s) “Title S. 119 (109th): Unaccompanied Alien Child Protection Act of 2005, addresses the care and custody of unaccompanied alien children, defined as children under the age of 18 with no lawful immigration status and no parent or legal guardian in the United States who is available to provide care and physical custody.”

So this mass amnesty regarding the illegal alien influx of the unaccompanied children from Central America does not apply in almost all of their cases. The majority of those illegal alien arrivals have family in the United States, thereby making them inadmissible under the Unaccompanied Alien Child Protection Act.

With that said, the cost to legal immigrants and law-abiding Americans will skyrocket as these illegal aliens enter into our schools, who welcome them and their additional state and federal taxpayer funding with open arms.

The question Americans should be asking right now is, what money will be rerouted away from true refugees and from law-abiding children in our schools? What about our natural resources and an increased population? When you have one pie, to offer slices to a new group means everyone else’s slice shrinks.

Marty Lich


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