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Letter: Trump reforms immigration

A headline on the front page of the Oct. 28 Post Independent was “Advocates push for Latino voter turnout on Colorado’s Western Slope.”

The headline should have read, “Trump does more for Immigration reform in eight months than Obama and Clinton have done in eight years.” Just read what Ricardo Perez, executive director of the Hispanic Affairs Project said: “Trump’s campaign has inspired many people in the immigrant community to become naturalized citizens so they can participate on Nov. 8, not just on the Western Slope, but across the country, immigrants have been applying for citizenship so they can cast their votes in this election.”

Pretty sure the majority of Americans would say, “That is all we’ve been asking for.” If you want to come to America, then do it the correct way, legally. We don’t mind someone trying to make a better life for themselves and their families, but follow our laws.

Also, we don’t care if you want to keep your culture, but assimilate to your new country, learn the language and you will not believe how welcome you will feel. Don’t expect a free ride; don’t expect free health care or food stamps unless you truly need them. If you don’t like that, then I suggest you go back to your country and change it.

Doug Meyers
Glenwood Springs


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