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February 20, 2013

Illegal immigrants shouldn't get handouts

I was reading Sheldon Silver’s piece on immigration. Is he completely out of his mind? He wants to give all illegal immigrants financial and other assistance so they can go to college here. If anyone in government even considers this, they are all out of their minds.

It’s bad enough they were given a free pass to become citizens. What kind of reform is this? We have plenty of American kids that are struggling to go as it is. They are given nothing.

Why? Just for votes? We Americans can vote for ourselves. It’s time for our politicians to do as the people want and obey the law. Send them home. If they are illegal, so are their kids. Send them home to their own country and stop messing ours up.

What part of “illegal” don’t they understand? We don’t move into their country and live off the working people. It makes me sick. They are handed everything for free. We have to work. Send them home.

By the way, I think the people should vote on this. Bring all our military home and post them across our lower border. We have no such trouble with Canada. They improve their own country. They do well.

Eleanor Brigham

New Berlin

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