Illegal problem is critical


Published: Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 2:03 a.m.
We would all like the immigrants to be happy but the world is overpopulated, and Mexico is getting rid of her excess population on us. Land and water are finite and already in short supply here. Think of the danger in the future of adding a hundred million more people to our delicate environment.
This alien invasion is worse than the Iraq War because it means the end of American civilization. By welcoming them, the Senate and Bush ensure that the borders are permanently broken. Within 20 years they will have grown into a huge, culturally foreign and vocal mass so large that Americans will no longer have a voice in our own country. No longer a melting pot, it will be culturally Hispanic.
I resent the attitude of the illegals and some Americans that because they have broken our laws, they can stay here. Those already here should be allowed to return home without penalty or benefits. They should be allowed to return only for special projects and without promise of permanency.
The House bill is less dangerous. It focuses on enforcement of laws, punishing employers of illegals, and includes securing borders. What it omits is raising the minimum wage enough to allow Americans to take jobs which will give them the standard of living they expect.
The Senate myth that Americans refuse jobs is a millionaire's ploy to keep the minimum wage ($5.15/hr) a slave wage for their benefit alone. That must change.
The situation is critical. Washington is so corrupt they do not act in the best interests of Americans. Let's kick out all those who vote for any form of amnesty.
Louise Leonard, Gainesville

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