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Illegal Alien Nightmare

Illegal alien nightmare

I’ve always felt when the great numbers of immigrants (our grandparents and great-grandparents) came to the States in the late 1800s and early 1900s, we got the cream of the crop from countries all over the world who gave up all for a better way of life.

That prompts me to write about this immigration bill pending in Washington of the supposedly 11 million immigrants here illegally, and it sounds like most will be granted citizenship — a real mess created by our government. I’m sure most are good people, but the fact remains they are illegal aliens. Many receive benefits, food stamps, housing, fuel assistance, social security, schooling, right to drive, vote ... the list goes on.

This brings up the tens of thousands who have waited for years, did all the legal paperwork and whatever else that’s been asked of them to become Americans, to possibly see these 11 million go to the head of the line. This falls on a failure of federal bureaucracy to fulfill its obligations to the American people. They look the other way, for the sake of votes, through entitlement offered to many of these illegals.

This back door amnesty draws public benefits, costing $113 billion a year, every year, according to Judicial Watch, and is paid for by the American taxpayer. This is Theodore Roosevelt’s idea on immigrants and being an American in 1907: “Immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, but that is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but American ... there can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all...

“We have room for but one flag, the American flag ...

“We have room for but one language here, the English language ... and ...

“We have room for one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

Jack Schmidt,

Pequot Lakes

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