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Immigration enforcement in Tennessee generated headlines. The scenes were tragic and heart-wrenching as families were being torn apart.

Unfortunately, instead of encouraging legal immigration to this country to prevent these scenes from playing out again in the future, progressive special interest groups used the immigration raids as an opportunity to defend and justify illegal immigration.

This is incredibly sad and speaks volumes about just how far we have gotten from the time when virtually everyone agreed that those seeking to come to this country should come the right — legal — way. After all, we are a nation of immigrants, but also a nation of laws.

Many other countries don't have the same respect for the rule of law that we do here in America.

The "nation of laws" part is what the unholy alliance of the liberal left and corporate business interest supporting illegal immigration choose to ignore.

Walter Dougherty, Valparaiso

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