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Bar News - September 18, 2009

Morning Mail: Illegal Immigration Not Like Forefathersí Struggle

This [letter] is written in response to the opinion column appearing in the July 17, 2009, edition of the NH Bar News.

Illegal immigration is a criminal activity and to compare it to our forefathersí struggle for liberty is not only silly, but also insulting and nonsensical. The intent and purpose of the Revolutionary War was to secure political freedom and escape from tyranny. There was no alternative. Immigration law, however, does clearly provide for legal and authorized methods and procedures for immigration. The law does provide and allow immigrants to come to this country and become citizens through a specific and clear process. There is no political or logical moral basis for condoning illegal immigration, unless you fall prey to the left-wing package of sophistry.

The fact that illegal alien parents may have lied to or misled their children for their own purposes does not cause such fault to color any of my rights or the rights of legal citizens. We have the right to expect our government to enforce all immigration laws as they are written and promulgated.

The solution is not to legislate open-ended immigration, but rather to have a more restrictive view of immigration, considering the huge cost and criminal activity caused by illegal immigration and supported by left-wing whining.

Charles F. Dalton, Jr.
Andover, MA

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