N. Willard: Too many loose ends

In her letter, “End illegal immigration” (March 3), Mary Jane Newell asks that all "illegal immigrants” be rounded up and interned in camps just as all those Japanese were interned in camps during World War II.

Oh, my!

Many citizens, me included, believe that horrific treatment of law-abiding Japanese citizens, based entirely on their nationality, was an embarrassment.

It would be a big challenge to find space for 12 million non-citizens.

“Illegal” immigrants — what does it mean?

Many came here as guest workers or on a visa, perhaps as students. Who knows what horrific, life-threatening situations some of the non-citizens have escaped from? I do not see them as criminals but as desperate people. If there are criminals, they must be dealt with.

After they are all caught and interned, she would have them deported. At whose expense? How? Will they travel by plane or train or will someone drive them home? It all sounds rather expensive.

I believe there is a rational and workable solution to the non-citizen problem. It is certainly not Newell's.

Newell also claims that Democrats will do nothing about the immigrants as she believes they are all voting for the Democrats. I have not seen any credible documentation of voter fraud. If the Republicans are smart, they will get off that bandwagon.

On Meet The Press, March 3, Tom Brokaw said,”We should be expanding voter rights, not restricting them."

Nancy Willard, Woodstock

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ERNEST LABBE's picture


Nancy I live close to wyou. suppose I come over and break into your house. Once I'm in the door will you offer me:

Free food

Free lodging

Pay my medical bills

Supply me with a cell phone

Pay for my children to be educated

Put my name on the deed so I can voice my opion on how you mamage the house.

Or would you call the sheriffs department and have me arrested for tresspassing and taken away?

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I believe there is a rational and workable solution to the non-citizen problem.

Would you mind sharing that solution with us, Ms. Willard?

There is no such thing as an "illegal immigrant". An immigrant is by definition legal. You mentioned several kinds of "legal aliens". I'm certain Ms. Newell does not want to round up the folks who play by the rules.

The issue is with "illegal aliens", those who stroll north across our southern border with no documentation of any kind, let alone a visa, student or any other variety. I'm pretty sure the venerable Mr. Brokaw does not advocate expanding voter rights to them. Although ...

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

"I believe there is a

"I believe there is a rational and workable solution to the non-citizen problem. It certainly is not Newell's."
You're correct, Nancy; it is called arrest and deportation. If you have a better idea, I'd be happy to read it.
By the way, the U.S. president who rounded up and interned all Japanese U.S. citizens in WWII, in case you may have forgotten, was a democrat. Ms. Newell is correct in asserting that democrats are salivating over the potential votes of illegal aliens.
Moreover, I find it interesting that Tom Brokaw just about admitted that the illegal aliens are being allowed to vote in U.S. elections.


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