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Letter: Politicians should return to Earth, depart ‘theoryland’

Recently, presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand stated that there is no such thing as an illegal human. How touching. Yet, in some ways, she may be right. Though, it’s not for the reasons she things.

If a man from Nebraska robs a bank, he does not suddenly become an illegal Nebraskan. His is now, however, a law-breaking, criminal Nebraskan. Hence, immigrants that don’t use our ports of entry to enter the U.S., which is illegal, can now be referred to as law-breaking, criminal immigrants. Perhaps this will assuage Gillibrand.

Another presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren, says we should welcome all immigrants and give them a home because that’s what this country does.

How nice that Warren feels she can speak on behalf of all 350 million U.S. citizens.

Beto O’Rourke, another candidate, wants to take down parts of the wall that already exists. He also states that a $30 billion, 2,000-mile fence will not happen. Noe one is saying we need such a fence and he knows it. But he’s betting we don’t. So, he says what he wants.

Maybe America can handle millions of new people in our country. But it can’t happen overnight. It needs to be regulated.

I wish our politicians would depart “theoryland” and return to Earth. Feel-good slogans won’t solve anything. Just because something sounds good or looks good on paper doesn’t mean it actually works. As always, the devil is in the details.

— Allan Gilmour

Salisbury

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