Letter: Immigration system abused
We can blame the mess in the Middle East on the Republicans, and we must blame the Democrats for the illegal immigrant mess in the Southwest.
There were no weapons of mass destruction found way back when this mess started in Iraq, and there should be no “status” for any illegal immigrant, no matter your age nor reason for being here.
We need to remove all incentive for getting here at any and all costs. If you are here illegally, you get nothing. Zero.
Currently, this most recent debacle involving children by the hundreds, has these supposedly “poor people” spending thousands of dollars to be transported to the Mexican border where they are placed on rubber rafts and sent across the Rio Grande.
Before you reach for your xenophobia bat, this has nothing to do with dislike of immigrants nor fear of them. It has to do with all who thumb their noses at our “system.” The immigration system currently in place was intended to maintain a balance between all nationalities. By 2050, it is reported that one-third of our population will be Latino. That does not point to a broken system that needs fixing. That points to an abused system.
DENIS J. O’CONNELL Sr.