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Enforce immigration laws now

  As a law-abiding citizen of the United States of America, I am outraged at politicians who will not address the issue of illegal immigration. Now the whole issue is complicated by President Bush’s immigration plan (HCN, 2/2/04: Immigration reform from Washington, D.C.). This plan is not a solution to the problems and will only escalate this country’s downward destruction.

The flooding of immigrants to this country, whether legal or illegal, is more than our system can handle. We need to close our borders. We need to reduce drastically all welfare programs as this system is being used and abused. All illegal immigrants need to be deported immediately. They can then apply to come to this country legally.

It is time for good citizens of this nation to stand up with one voice and insist that our politicians uphold the principles that they swore to when they took office.

Carolyn Salgo
Las Vegas, Nevada