U.S. should follow current laws on legal immigration

2013-07-03T00:00:00Z U.S. should follow current laws on legal immigration nwitimes.com
July 03, 2013 12:00 am

From what I can understand as an ordinary citizen: Illegal immigrants may "hang out" in this country for 13 years, work and pay taxes, not receive any government services, cannot vote, for 13 years, and then they get into the "legal" line of obtaining citizenship.

Are we saying their children (noncitizens) cannot go to public schools? Can they obtain food stamps?

I see these illegal immigrants here 13 years, plundering our entire system — hospital, schools, as well as finding jobs that belong to our citizens who are in desperate need right now. 

And, lest we forget, they cannot be arrested unless they have at least three felonies on their record.

Homeland Security has tied the hands of law enforcement and the immigration department so that they cannot even follow the law.

Marco Rubio and his others should look at the current laws and follow them — not provide amnesty for lawbreakers and intruders.

It is called legal immigration.

- Shirley A. Lind, Schererville

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