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Legals vs. illegals

I read with great interest the article submitted by Peter Van Zant, commissioned by a state agency to examine the impact of immigrants on the state. I was unable to find out who wrote this report, thereby determining whose interest was being served. If any state agency wishes to find out the impact of immigration, I refer them to the nearest library.

One glaring fact leaped out at me – nowhere was the distinction made between legal and illegals; they were all clumped together as “immigrants.” How very misleading this is. Legal immigrants willingly endure the bureaucratic quagmire, which can take years to complete. They must learn English, work hard, learn about the U.S. Constitution, pay taxes and eventually become U.S. citizens. All this takes effort and commitment. Illegals, on the other hand, live in the shadows, take jobs no one else will do, do not learn English and do not pay taxes, and they send their earnings to their country of origin.

I do not consider jumping a fence or overstaying a student visa as immigrating.



Please, Mr. Senator, do not declare another amnesty; it is an insult to those of us who followed the rules and came here legally.

Margaret McNamee




Grass Valley


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