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Letter: Only those who break our laws should worry about deportation
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I read in Sunday’s Times that it seems the legal as well as the illegal Latinos in Gainesville and around the state are worried they will be deported and families split. That is their fault not the fault of the United States.

Now, I am all for anyone who try to better themselves. However, you who are here illegally — yes I said illegally; I don’t use the word undocumented as it seems nowadays is the politically correct word — if you want to be in this country or any other country, don’t try to sneak across the border like thieves and find yourself in trouble with the law. Come here and go through the correct process and you won’t have to worry about a thing.

If you were to illegally enter some other countries in this world, most of them will arrest you or deport you immediately. They won’t demand you learn to speak their language because you won’t be there that long unless they throw you in jail for 10 years. You are looked on with suspicion when you are in public and speak to each other in your native language. 

Driving without a license? Sure, you can be arrested, and so can I, so don’t come up with some sob story about how you are being mistreated. You ain’t no better than I.

Jerry Gonzalez said he has been sharing know-your-rights information with members of the illegal community. Well, Mr Gonzalez, if you are here illegally, you have no rights under our Constitution, nor should you. So if you are here illegally, you should be arrested and deported because you are here illegally. It means you have broken our laws and you are a criminal, and not an “undocumented alien.”

We don’t owe illegal immigrants’ children an education, nor do we owe them anything except to send them back to where they came from. If you don’t like our laws, don’t sneak into our country like a thief.

Do like law-abiding folks do: Go through the right process and you won’t have to be afraid.

Paul S. Barnes
Flowery Branch

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