Op Ed

How Insane Are
Illegal Immigrants?

Because many of the more than 10 million illegal immigrants in the the U.S. took crazy risks to get here from Mexico, hiking across 100+ degree deserts risking dehydration, death, arrest, snakebite or stuffed into vehicles without food, water and ventilation, does that mean they are insane?

And what about us? We let them cross the border into the U.S. from Mexico illegally. We let them stay in America illegally. We let them earn money in America illegally. We let them take $20 billion a year out of the U.S. economy and send it back home to Mexico. We let them have free health care and other social services.

We let them live and work in America even though many of them understand or speak no English, have no papers, education, skills or money. And if their children are born in America we give their kids automatic citizenship and a free education.

And then we let these millions of individuals, who have broken our federal laws to come here, have no legal right to be here, are not citizens, and have no allegiance to our country, publically protest for more rights as illegal immigrants.

Looks like it's not the illegal immigrants who are insane.

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