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Letter: A better life for immigrants' families, but what about us?

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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:17 am

A better life for their families, but what about us?

I hear, time and again, the argument that illegal aliens just want to make a better life for their families; that we should make room for them, and allow them to gain the full rights of citizenship. I must echo what (online commenter) Arizona Willie wrote on March 13 of this year.

“Can you (or anyone) explain to the readers why people from south of our border are so special that laws don’t pertain to them? Just because people have good intentions doesn’t give them the right to ignore the laws.

I just want to support my family too, therefore it is ok if I rob banks to support them. My good intentions trump laws “

Let us carry that idea further: my child lost his job, and his residence. I decide to build another three rooms and a bathroom onto my house, so he will have a secure place to live. How long before the city inspector comes by to check for a permit, and ensure that the building codes are followed? How long before the homeowner’s association sends letters informing me of an infraction? How long before I am arrested for violating various laws and ordinances?

Just as we must obey the city and state laws, nobody should be allowed to skip past the immigration laws of our United States.

Isn’t it time for the alien rights activists to try for some intellectual honesty?

Patrick Shepherd

Mesa

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