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Letter to the editor
Immigration failures are inexcusable
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Forsyth County News

It is easy to criticize President Obama’s recent plan for some immigrants who were brought illegally to the U.S. before they were 16 years old. His plan allows many of them the right to get work permits in our country but not become citizens. It’s a temporary, stopgap measure that helps only a few of the many seeking a new life, but it is a step in the right direction.

Obama’s opposition has been waiting for the perfect solution to a situation they have made worse by embracing excuses not to act. 

No secure border means no need to reform laws or forcibly deport millions of illegals because they can return via our unsecured border. Anything resembling amnesty would be a violation of principal.

The idea for illegals to voluntarily self-deport and attempt to re-enter the U.S.A. through our immigration system hasn’t caught on. Maybe they’ve discovered the system is designed and resourced not to help them.

Waiting for the perfect plan has allowed the illegal population to grow and affect America’s economy, government and society.

Why are our politicians so patient?  Hispanics are pandered to because they represent a growing base of voters and consumers. They are exploited because they increase the supply of cheap labor which helps suppress labor costs.

Some state governments are trying to create their own immigration plans, and many Americans are wondering why foreigners can disobey some laws while U.S. citizens are expected to obey all laws and don’t get their share of pandering.

Where are the wise people in our country who are qualified and capable of creating a workable solution?  

Tony Gardner