Immigrants Who Came Here Legally Are What Makes This Country Great

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Editor:

Calling an illegal alien and "undocumented immigrant" is like calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist."

It is so typical of Mexicans to think that we Americans are just singling out the Latinos, but the truth is that we are focused on all "illegal aliens" who come into the United States without being naturalized.

Many of the Americans who came here in the past were immigrants, except they went through the process to become United States citizens. These include nationalities from Germany, Ireland, Italy, England, Scotland, Wales, Austro-Hungarian, Scandinavia, Russia, China, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, India, South Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Central America and all other nationalities not mentioned.

Since the enactment of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1891 and the immigration laws that followed, there have been an estimated 56 million immigrants who have been naturalized and went through the process to legally become United States citizens.

To those, I say "thank you." It is those Americans who make this country so great.

The Mexicans/Latinos that are here illegally are the ones who have created the problems. These Mexicans/Latinos have been caught and now are crying, "This is not right and just."

What is right about depleting our resources, health care system, and the concept of replenishing what you have received in good faith from all Americans? What about all of those before who committed their lives to become part of this great nation, to give part of their earnings to support the health care system and other agencies that help the needy? What about those 56 million Americans who did not break the law? Is it right for those few Mexicans/Latinos to break the law and say it is OK to do this?

It is the Americans who are legal citizens of the United States and are paying for all of the agencies that help these illegal aliens in their time of need.

D. Brumbaugh, Payson

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