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LETTER: Stop amnesty, immigration reform

Having read the article “They need to be in our shoes to understand us” (July 8 edition), there are two statements that need clarification.

The first is, “not stealing anyone’s job — they are simply doing the hard work.” If they are filling a job, they have that job slot. If American residents do not want that job, U.S. employers can hire through both the H2A and the H2B visa programs currently.

A little history lesson is called for here regarding a second comment of, “They’ll put a fence around the border. It will be just like Germany.” The border fence in the U.S. is to protect our country from unlawful entrance. The wall in Germany (East Berlin?) was built to trap her citizens inside. No one could leave.

A last comment regarding the Senate bill and to “think of the majority.” Correct. The majority of polled Americans do not want an amnesty nor any new Immigration reform. We want what was promised to us back in 1986. A secured border and enforced current law(s).

So please do walk in our African-American and our youth’s shoes and stop any amnesty “reform.” Start employing the above-mentioned who, per the Labor Department statistics, have a unemployment rate of 23.7 percent and 16.1 percent, respectively.

Marty Lich


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