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Letter: Immigration laws must be enforced

Mr. Wayne Drye’s letter to the editor concerning Salvadoran immigrants here under Temporary Protected Status (“Immigration story needs to be told more fully,” Jan. 24) is to the point and of concern for the people. The editorial response misses the point.

TPS immigrants and Dreamers are considered legal at this time. The real problem is President Obama’s two terms in office when he said that immigration law was broken and needed fixing, whatever that meant. Obama refused to uphold the current immigration laws; the borders were not protected and anyone getting in the country was considered a legal immigrant. Trainloads of children were brought into the country, with the parents following.

Chain migration is not properly vetted, so anyone — gang members, drug dealers, thugs and terrorists — can enter the country uncontested. So, now the Post makes the distinction between those who have committed crimes and the undocumented?

It is unfortunate that so many people have been led to believe that the Dreamers are here through no fault of their own which is true. Still, they technically came here illegally and until they can be properly vetted should continue to be considered illegal.

Until immigration law is revised, we all should pray the president will uphold the law as written, protect the borders, end chain migration and the lottery system of immigration. Most of us don’t realize if all these so-called Dreamers become citizens, we will be allowing five million new citizens, un-vetted. Think on that — 5,000,000 new residents. The still-unemployed should have reservations about their hope of employment.

The overriding question is — should the United States decide who is allowed to enter our country?

— Richard Roberts

Kannapolis

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