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Fighting for citizens' rights

| August 8, 2007 12:00 AM

To the Editor:

Is defeat of the amnesty bill the only immigration problem that we American citizens are concerned about? The amnesty bill is, for the time being, off the table but the illegal aliens are still among us.

The failure of this giveaway is a real victory won by and for the American people. The Senate received enough backlash to put this bill on the backburner for at least a year and a half. Americans took back enough government to make this attempted travesty by our government a failure.

Did this send a signal to those hiring illegal aliens? Are they terminating the employment of the illegal aliens? Not on your life! The multiplied millions are still with us and our government is doing nothing about it.

Consider what the law says about illegal immigration? Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, "Improper Entry by Alien," anyone who "Enters or attempts to enter the U.S. at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers" has committed a federal crime. To put this in plain language, the minute that aliens enter our country illegally they are guilty of violating the law and have become criminals.

According to law, violations are punishable by fines and/or prison. The Immigration and Nationality Act Section 237 (a)(1)(B) states: "Any alien who is present in the U.S. in violation of this Act or any other law of the U.S. is deportable."

Now, the question is, are our government representatives upholding these laws? Do they recognize that our laws have been broken, or, are they supporting illegal immigration? Have our leaders followed the law of the land? No, next to nothing is being done to deport the millions that are here illegally. All who invade our country illegally are criminals and should be deported.

We should punish the employers of illegal aliens for breaking the law. We should forbid cities from allowing illegal aliens to stay. We should not allow the children of illegal aliens to be given citizenship. We should not allow illegal aliens to receive Medicaid or Social Security. Without employment and free social services a departure from our country will become an act of self-preservation. Many of the illegal immigrants would leave.

It has been said that illegal aliens are doing jobs Americans just won't do. If only it were true. In fact more than 35 percent of illegal aliens are on welfare. Americans will do any job that pays well enough. Americans won't work for less than minimum wage, which is what many employers are paying illegal aliens.

You put a stop to amnesty because you knew that it was wrong. Now let's not go back to sleep. Let's send those that are among us illegally home. This is not an impossible task. We simply deport one at a time until the task is completed, even if this takes 10 years or more. Let's put our government in its constitutional position of protecting its citizen's life, liberty, property, and our borders from illegal invasion.

You contacted your representatives and senators to stop the amnesty bill. Now contact them again and tell them to support American immigration law or plan on being absent from the next elected congress.

Russell Brown