Letters to the Editor

Why apologize for enforcing our laws?

In response to all the dialogue about illegal immigrants, I make a simple statement: Immigration laws should be observed and applied until they are changed. Stop implying that America should apologize for standing as a sovereign nation, a nation built on laws governing and guaranteeing our citizenship.

In 1907, Theodore Roosevelt wrote: "We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else. ...

"But, this is predicated upon the person becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but American. There can be no divided allegiance here. ...

"We have room for but one flag, the American flag; we have room for but one language here, and that is the English language; and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is loyalty to the American people."

GAIL SHIRK

Modesto

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