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April 16, 2011
Am I the only person in Maryland offended by the pictures of illegal immigrants, one on them on the front page, that appeared in your newspaper April 14? An individual illegally invades our state and country, breaks our laws and takes by force what others spend years to achieve legally and we celebrate this violation of law and borders with quotes and interviews while never questioning their right to be here? I wonder just when our elected officials were given the choice of what laws they choose to enforce.
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NEWS
April 21, 2014
OK, here we go. Your latest editorial on the subject of illegal immigrants comes again to the point of absurdity ("Patching a broken immigration system," April 17). These people broke the law but because they have been here quite a while we should not deport them. Maybe I should go out and steal a car and hide it for some years before finally admitting I had committed this crime but now I am a good guy. So don't put me in jail because now I'm a good guy! That was then, this is now. R. Ails, Joppa - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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NEWS
May 17, 2011
Dan Rodricks used the example of an illegal immigrant who became a doctor and saved a woman's life to illustrate the wonderful asset illegal immigrants can be ("'Illegals' and the next economy," May 15). In the interest of fair and balanced commentary, I wish he would have compared the number of illegal immigrants who save someone's life to the number who commit violent crimes — like the "thrill-kill" murder of three New Jersey college students who were shot in the head in a school yard by an illegal immigrant.
NEWS
April 17, 2014
President Barack Obama has come under fire from Hispanic groups who say he hasn't done enough to enact comprehensive immigration reform and that his administration has deported record numbers of undocumented immigrants. Neither charge is wholly justified: Mr. Obama's pleas to House Republican leaders to take up an immigration bill passed by the Senate last year have been met with stony indifference, and though the total number of deportations on his watch has been higher than under previous presidents, they have been declining rapidly in recent years.
NEWS
December 7, 2012
President Barack Obama no longer has to worry about re-election. He is now free to pursue his so called "comprehensive immigration reform" or amnesty for illegal immigrants. Congress must stop any illegal immigrant amnesty proposals from the Obama administration now. Don't let Congress ignore the plight of the American worker. We should not believe any lame excuses for rewarding illegal immigrants with American jobs. The willingness to pass a mass amnesty for 12 million illegal immigrants must not come about as long as there are 20 million Americans who can't find a full-time job, and allowing 12 million illegal immigrants to join the legal work force would only make things in the job market worse.
NEWS
February 18, 2014
Our governor seems a bit confused. He wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asking why they are doing their job and deporting illegal immigrants who do not have a serious criminal history ( "Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement," Feb. 16). The answer is that anyone who sneaks into this country illegally is a serious criminal and should be deported. Kurt S. Willem - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
February 18, 2010
Federal prosecutors say a Columbia woman has been charged with importing and harboring illegal immigrants who worked at her Hanover restaurant. The U.S. attorney's office said 54-year-old Yen Wan Cheng was arrested Tuesday and made an initial appearance Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Prosecutors said Cheng housed the illegal immigrants in a home she owns in Columbia and transported them to the restaurant where they worked, the Red Parrot Asian Bistro. The U.S. attorney's office says she faces up to three years for employing illegal immigrants and five years each on various charges of harboring and transporting illegal immigrants.
NEWS
March 18, 2013
To the letter writer to claimed that undocumented immigrants should be able to get driver's licenses, I say: Who are you kidding ("Illegal immigrants should have driver's licenses," March 13)? I personally have recently witnessed two incidents where illegal immigrants were involved in accidents. The first driver had a license but no insurance, and the second had neither. I am sure that many illegals with licenses do not have insurance. What part of "illegal" don't the politicians understand?
NEWS
March 22, 2011
The Maryland Senate once again sold out to illegal immigrants by voting to allow their children to pay in-state tuition rates if they attend Maryland colleges and universities, and by doing so they have saddled the state taxpayers with millions in additional costs. Instead, the Senate should have done the right thing and reported these illegal immigrants to the authorities and gotten them and their children out of Maryland. It goes to show that the Maryland Senate is nothing but a bleeding heart group of idiots that failed to see that real Marylanders are still struggling to make ends meet.
NEWS
March 11, 2013
Maryland has already issued driver's licenses to thousands of illegal immigrants, and Maryland Democrats want to continue this practice. But Maryland passed a law in 2009 to conform to the requirements of the Federal Real ID Act which disqualifies the use of licenses from states issuing them to illegal immigrants as proof of identity. The 2009 law discontinued the issuing of new drivers licenses to illegal immigrants and also prohibits license renewals to those who can't provide proof of legal residency after June 30, 2015.
NEWS
February 18, 2014
Our governor seems a bit confused. He wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asking why they are doing their job and deporting illegal immigrants who do not have a serious criminal history ( "Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement," Feb. 16). The answer is that anyone who sneaks into this country illegally is a serious criminal and should be deported. Kurt S. Willem - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
January 9, 2014
The Sun's recent editorial states that giving drivers licenses to persons in our country illegally will "help ensure that people who want to drive on the state's roads meet minimum safety standards and that their vehicles are registered and insured" ("Licensed to drive," Jan. 6). Exactly how will this happen? Whether a person has a license or not has no bearing at all on the registration of a vehicle, nor on whether the vehicle is insured. Additionally, the drivers license test administered to a non-English speaking individual is done with an interpreter.
NEWS
November 20, 2013
Regarding reader Naira Soghbatyan's recent letter to the editor on immigration, it's my opinion that all illegal immigrants should be immediately deported back to where they came from ( "U.S. blocks paths to legal immigration," Nov. 13). These individuals are certainly not needed for the menial jobs such as "cleaning our toilets and doing the dirty jobs Americans won't ever do. " Why aren't such jobs assigned to some of the 47 million hungry U.S. citizens who are in our bread lines?
NEWS
October 29, 2013
Grocery prices may be rising - 1.5 to 2.5 percent next year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture - but the ability of poor people to buy them is about to shrink. On Friday, benefits for 47.6 million Americans participating in the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly referred to as food stamps, will be reduced. The size of that reduction is substantial - about $5 billion per year nationwide - and it amounts to about $36 less for a low-income family of four or $11 for an individual.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
The Sun is critical of Frederick County's enforcement of immigration laws ( "Frederick's mistaken obsession with immigration enforcement," Aug. 9), but where is the criticism of our elected officials for the non-enforcement of our laws, including immigration? It seems that from the president on down, our officials only enforce the laws they agree with and not the ones with which they disagree. Or the ones that get in the way of their politics. President Barack Obama should not be allowed to exempt businesses from part of ObamaCare while putting the rest of us under its control, nor should cities and counties in Maryland have the authority to ignore immigration law and become sanctuary cities/counties for illegal immigrants.
NEWS
August 12, 2013
Frederick County still has an ample amount of farmland and thus attracts more than its share of illegal immigrants. This is good for farmers but it also has created substantial additional crime the area could well do without ( "Frederick County officials still see role in enforcing immigration laws," Aug. 8). Most of the deportations from Frederick are a direct result of nabbing criminals who happen to be in the country illegally. Maybe the woman eating her sandwich just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or maybe the police were investigating a crime in the area and she was only being questioned when it was discovered she was illegally here.
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