LizBeth Marquez: Immigrants could be dangerous

07/12/2014 12:00 AM

07/11/2014 3:56 PM

Regarding “Defend borders like your front door” (Letters, July 3): In one simple sentence, the letter writer summed up exactly our dilemma as a country. No need for race, religion, fleeing from persecution, all of the “buzz words” used to validate illegal immigration. Who would let a stranger in their home who hasn’t “knocked first”?

We struggle every day as a country to do the “right thing,” but it is taking a toll every day on our ability to receive affordable and prompt medical care, education and, in some isolated cases, safety. I want to do the “right thing” and I feel empathy for those forced to flee their countries, but I will not open my door to a stranger and endanger my family

LizBeth Marquez, Modesto

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