August 25, 2014
I believe that we should attempt to research our claims against people, especially when we generalize about large groups such as the 11 million or more immigrants from Latin America who have been in this country without legal papers ( "Illegal immigrants will destroy America as we know it," Aug. 16). I am closely acquainted with 90 to 100 of the families included in this figure, fine people who have been in Baltimore on average about 10 years. Far from being "dangerous criminals," "traffickers," or "a danger to our security," these moms and dads have stable families, work an average of two jobs between the couples (sometimes three or four)
August 1, 2014
Whether the migrant unaccompanied children surging over our southern border are refugees, illegal migrants or whatever, they need to be cared for in a humane manner. However, this situation coupled with the push to legalize millions of folks illegally residing in America is the "perfect storm. " Many who have followed the illegal immigration problem for years have warned that the system was broken. We expressed concern that if the laws continued to be violated, serious problems would take place.
July 31, 2014
The problem isn't the 57,000 or so illegal immigrant children who have crossed the border recently, or the 12 million illegal immigrants who are already here. The problem is the billion or two behind them who are thinking about heading this way. Once that billion or two come to believe that we'll let them stay they'll be on their way. When that happens, America will cease to be the place where Americans live. Instead, we'll have no say in who sets up shop here. The U.S. as a meaningful entity will cease to exist.
July 30, 2014
Susan Reimer 's op-ed about a peaceful demonstration in Annapolis lacked any substance. She repeatedly referred to the demonstrators as "hateful" without quoting a single hateful remark ( "Hate-filled immigration demonstration hits home," July 23). Instead of even attempting to analyze the arguments of the demonstrators about securing the borders or even attempting to make a rational counter argument, she calls them names and says that they hate "other people's children. " Was there a sign that said that they hate children?
July 29, 2014
The Labor Department is expected to report this week that the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent. But that hardly tells the story. The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10 percent, but much of this results from adults - discouraged by the lack of decent job openings - having given up altogether. They are neither employed nor looking for work. Only about half of the drop in the adult participation rate may be attributed to the Baby Boom generation reaching retirement age. Lacking adequate resources to retire, a larger percentage of adults over 65 are working now than before the recession.
July 16, 2014
The citizens of Carroll County are speaking out. They do not want illegal immigrants there ( "Harris opposes Carroll County immigrant shelter," July 11). Why doesn't Rep. Chris Van Hollen speak out as Rep. Andy Harris has done and support them? Makes one wonder, doesn't it? F. Cordell, Lutherville - To respond to this letter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your name and contact information.