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Letter: Don’t be fooled

Illegal immigration is one of the greatest threats to our country, our way of life and our future. The issue is not how we legalize the millions who are here already, but how we prevent more illegal immigrants from crossing our border.

In 2007, law was passed by a majority of the Senate, requiring the construction of a 700-mile border fence. Construction has stopped with only 36 miles completed. President Obama chooses not to enforce that law and shows no interest in sealing the border.

Democrats and the Obama administration are all in for the “Gang of 8” immigration bill but in reality, no matter what amendment is added to enhance border security, it is all window dressing.

If senators are serious about passing this bill and providing a pathway to citizenship, they will put teeth into the bill. However, they refused to support the Grassley amendment, which would require that there be “demonstrable” progress on completing the border fence before any provisions of the bill would take effect.

Republicans who support this are playing to big business, while Democrats are interested in bolstering their voting rolls, expecting that most of the newly legalized immigrants will vote for them.

This bill is brought to us by the same people who rammed Obamacare down our throats, believe that printing money is economic stimulus and continue to depress our economy with Draconian restrictions based on ideological agenda. Let’s not be fooled by those who put politics above our country and our prosperity.

BILL BUNKER

Barnstead

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