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To: DJNova
As we are often reminded when discussions on immigration come up, "we are a nation of immigrants." My Great-Great-Grandparents (on my Mom's side) came over from Holland in the 1840's... My Dad's side of the family has been here (in Georgia by way of Great Britian) since the 1780's ... things were less bureaucratic back then, but they risked the sea journey and the uncertainties, and I am glad they did.

I'm sorry that folks like you have had to jump through the legal hoops (so to speak) only to see lawbreakers rewarded for doing what you were too decent to do. But it is exactly because you chose to do things legally that you are a welcome addition. We all, regardless of how long we have been here, have a vested interest in seeing that everyone that chooses to come here does so with respect for the law.

Anyone who believes that illegal aliens, who's introduction to this country was in breaking the law, will make good citizens, is wrong. Gephart's pandering is pathetic, and insulting to all immigrants who have shown respect for the law.

Immigration - YES. Illegal Immigration - NO!
6 posted on 08/06/2002 4:41:05 PM PDT by spodefly
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To: spodefly
Immigration - YES. Illegal Immigration - NO!

Not all legal immigration is good ---not when some come over, have an illegitimate baby they plan to use to collect welfare and gain citizenship through that route. An illegal not committing fraud and working hard for cash, learning English and our customs might be a better citizen than many who find loopholes in our laws and get right on welfare. Many living in the projects here technically became legal (usually by having babies at the county hospital) but aren't here to work.

8 posted on 08/06/2002 4:54:00 PM PDT by FITZ
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