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Letters: Immigration law not divisive, but foes of it are

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Posted: Saturday, January 1, 2011 3:15 am

I read the Tribune editorial that stated SB 1070 is a “divisive” law that has polarized our great nation. I suggest that this paper and all the other media who feel this way should advocate for the repeal of Section 1325 of Title 8 of the United States Code.

This is the federal law that has been on the books for decades that SB 1070 is trying to have administered along its border with Mexico. If there wasn’t this “un-enforced” Federal Improper Alien National Entry Law, then SB 1070 would be moot.

Is it “divisive” for our state and every other state to enforce standing federal laws against child pornography, against fraud, against prostitution, against organized crime or against acts of terrorism?

Just go to any commercial airport in America and try to board a plane without proper “legal” identification. Why are anti-terrorism laws being enforced and not the defense of America’s borders that was advocated in the Constitution of the United States almost 300 years ago?

How can the duly elected governor of a state be called a racist or bigot for following the mandate of the document that our nation was created from? If anyone should be called to account for their deeds or malfeasance, it should be the current President of the United States for not enforcing one of the cornerstones of America’s Constitution — the sacred sovereignty of its borders. Do the terms “high crimes and misdemeanours” ring any bells out there?

Leon Ceniceros, Mesa

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