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Letter: Immigration views shows liberal hypocrisy
06222018 BORDER IMMIGRATION
Luther Johnson, of Phoenix, Az., demonstrates as a group of U.S. mayors hold a press conference outside the holding facility for immigrant children in Tornillo, Texas, near the Mexican border, Thursday, June 21, 2018. - photo by Associated Press

To understand the shameless hypocrisy of liberal politicians, look first at immigration. These pompous officials love to say that no one is above the law. Yet, when illegal immigrants cross our southern border in record numbers, liberal lawmakers conveniently ignore the rule of law they claim to cherish.

These “head in the sand” politicians refuse to fund a border wall, incorrectly call the border catastrophe a “manufactured crisis” and falsely refer to border detention centers as “concentration camps.” Meanwhile, Mexico is doing more to help with our immigration nightmare than is our House of Representatives, a liberally dominated chamber composed of way too many ne’er-do-wells.

Moreover, these “compassionate” liberals compound the problem by providing massive amounts of benefits to illegal aliens while forgetting that tax-paying

American citizens are paying for all of this “free” stuff. At election time, hard-working voters should ignore these two-faced representatives and senators 

and choose candidates with the guts to enforce our immigration laws.

If the rule of law is so important to liberals, why do several mayors and governors support illegal sanctuary cities and states? Why don’t these elected officials cooperate with ICE, the federal agency that deports illegals who commit crimes on American soil? It’s time to prosecute all of these liberal leaders who ignore the law while maintaining that no one is above the law. It’s time to stop giving federal funds to these corrupt cities and states.

If liberal politicians care so much about illegal aliens, why didn’t they work with conservatives on a DACA bill that would have provided a rigorous path to citizenship for thousands of illegals living in America? Because they’d rather use immigration as a political weapon than solve the problem. The reality is that they hate President Trump more than they love America. It’s the epitome of hypocrisy.

Furthermore, the open border policy of the liberals is a disaster. It attracts unskilled workers, takes jobs away from legal citizens, invites drug dealers to poison our people, allows human traffickers to commit dreadful crimes, puts brave border patrol agents in danger, places an unsustainable financial burden on our nation and makes us less safe. Again, where is the concern for the rule of law?

America has always welcomed immigrants, but it must be done legally if we’re to remain a sovereign, secure nation. When I was a Marine security guard at the American embassy in communist Warsaw in 1966-67, I witnessed hundreds of Poles stand in long lines for a chance to relocate to our free republic. Once they were vetted properly, some of those people were granted the privilege of immigrating legally to the USA. National security must always supersede human compassion.

Liberal politicians need to place the good of America above their personal ambitions. You can’t have it both ways. If no one is above the law — and rightly so — then enforce the very immigration laws that you enacted. Replace hypocrisy with honor and do the right thing before America is destroyed from within.

Dick Biggs

Gainesville

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