Letter: Tired of open-border liberals
Jon Fox Rubin jumps to a hate-crime conclusion in his “work to be welcoming” opinion piece. When an alien here illegally put five rounds from an M-1 through the Basalt 7-11 window eight years ago because he didn’t like my “Border Patrol” hat, no one called it a hate crime.
Was it a hate crime when an El Salvadorian knifed two Mexicans this month in the middle of Glenwood? Do you know for sure what happened in El Jebel wasn’t the result of a drug deal gone bad?
I am sick and tired of naive, open-border liberals like Jon saying we need to welcome people who spit on our sovereignty while demanding the precious rights of citizenship.
I am an immigrant who came here with my family in ’54. We followed the laws of this country and became naturalized citizens. We had sponsors who were economically responsible for us. There were no welfare programs for immigrants, no bilingual education. My family didn’t help send tens of billions in U.S. earnings out of the U.S.
People here illegally are a root cause of income inequality liberals like Jon only pay lip service to. These immigrants steal U.S. jobs, overcrowd our prisons and degrade our schools.
It’s funny Jon mentions Basalt and its trendy claim of being the second “compassionate city” in the U.S. Only three years after this hollow declaration, Basalt effectively evicted its entire Hispanic population from the middle of town.
But that’s the wall those upvalley self-serving altruists operate. They get all the cheap, illegal labor and downvalley gets to educate their children.
People like Jon Fox-Rubin apparently can afford to be generous with other people’s interests.
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