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Perhaps we need a way for those who want us to pay for illegal students to make the actual payments themselves. Kind of like the Haiti deal (not a good example since the "Hollywood" money somehow seems mostly lost). But you get the point.

Initially, this may be a problem since the students protesting probably don't have a lot of extra money. There was one student who talked about the university/college system actually making money on illegal students. Said student needs to understand that all forms of tuition do not pay all of the costs.

If they did and vast additional moneys were not required, I would go away.

What I pay in taxes is substantial. We have federal, state and local laws (sometimes even consistent with our Constitution). I just want our laws to be enforced. If someone wants open borders, so what? It is not the law of the land.

Work to change the laws but, until then, expect the laws to be enforced. If our immigration laws had been enforced over the last 20-30 years (like when I worked as a busboy in Los Angeles and illegal workers jumped into the trash cans to avoid the immigration agents), we wouldn't have a problem.

I hate nobody and actually feel sorry for those, not the criminals, who ended up here illegally. The fact is, however, they or theirs created their problem. There is no developed country in the world, including Mexico, that has open borders.

Richard Pressnall
Gainesville

 

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