Aug. 29 letters to the editor

Nothing to fear if you
enter country legally
This is a response to Martina A. Caretta’s letter to the editor (DP-Wednesday). Many Americans are tired of illegal immigrants expecting special treatment.
Should officials conducting Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids wait until a more convenient time to round up undocumented immigrants instead of during normal working hours?
Really, would she have been in favor of paying overtime for federal marshals? It’s unfair to expect special treatment of these criminals.
If they had entered the country legally, they wouldn’t have to worry about ICE raids; being separated from their children; and the deplorable living conditions in the already overcrowded retention centers.
President Trump is blamed when the real blame belongs to the undocumented immigrant who makes the decision to commit the crime. She labeled the Trump administration as “racist” with a “xenophobic immigration policy.”
The Trump administration is upholding the law. President Obama could have amended the immigration policy but he didn’t. He should have focused on retention center improvements and better treatment instead of ruining our health care, but he didn’t. Mass media didn’t make issues about the immigration policy while Obama was president because a Democrat was sitting in the White House.
President Trump has done all he can do defending his every move because of media attacks on his administration. I do not have sympathy for criminals. Our government is the first line of defense in protecting us from terrorists and criminals. Thank God our officials are finally taking that responsibility seriously.
Immigrants that enter the country legally are given housing, food stamps, free medical treatment, classes to learn English and $2,400/month to live on until they can find work. If you entered the country legally, you have nothing to fear but if you didn’t, you should be fearful and rightly so.

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