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Letter: Do the right thing

To the Editor:

If, as a child, my parents successfully robbed a bank, then gave that stolen money to me, would I be allowed to keep it? It seems the obvious answer would be a stern no; the money must be returned, and you would probably think I was impudent for even thinking I was entitled to keep what was never mine to begin with, acquired illicitly no less.

So, why, then, do we allow the same logic to prevail with “illegals brought here as children?” An illegal act is illegal no matter what age it is executed and should never be rewarded with citizenship. It should be punished with swift deportation. Such a position is perfectly moral and legal. With the skills and assets they have acquired here, these illegals should be repatriated to their home countries, which they can help make great again, instead of staying here to avoid whatever horrors exist there. (There is a lie that says they cannot speak the home language; how do they speak to their parents, then?)

Some defend our president on his recent offerings of amnesty, saying that he must have a bargaining chip for Democrats, as a compromise in exchange for immigration reform. I say we do not need to give an inch. Just enforce our existing laws, which have long been willfully ignored. Republicans are trading a definite, irrevocable thing – citizenship and all the powers it brings – for a promise of enforcement funding and a change of rules that can easily be swept aside by the next Democratic Congress and president, which if they keep giving every illegal who shows up amnesty, will be the future of America, for it is no secret that, as a bloc, they vote Democrat year after year (66 percent of Hispanics, of whom the illegals overwhelmingly are, voted for Hillary, according to Pew Research).

It’s a numbers game, and the numbers bode well for Democrats. In fact, this amnesty-for-enforcement disaster has already been tried. As you may recall, in 1986, Reagan allowed 3.2 million illegals amnesty, and through the legal chain migration that followed, many millions more came after that. This move ensured that California became permanently blue, and we still have porous borders 30 years later. From this, Texas and Florida will soon be lost to the party of open borders and big government too. The only thing to compromise here is our future.

Brandon Beerup

Fox Township

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