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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
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 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
By Jonah Goldberg | July 14, 2014
All you need to do is look at the headlines out of Central America to see why tens of thousands of children are ending up at our border. "In Columbia (sic), Rising Violence Breeds New Doubts" (N.Y. Times); "Guatemala Seen Slipping Into a Haven For Drugs" (LA Times); "Democracy Jeopardized as New Wave of Violence Sweeps Guatemala" (AP); "The Volcano That is Guatemala" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch); "A New Dark Age for Latin America?" (Miami Herald); "Murder Soars in El Salvador" (Washington Post)
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
July 13, 2014
Oh, please. Don't call the tsunami of unaccompanied, undocumented migrants a "refugee crisis" ( "America's refugee crisis," July 9). If it were, they'd still be in Mexico. When populations flee, they seek refuge in the adjacent countries, they don't travel endless miles to a distant destination. Labeling those illegally crossing our border "refugees" is just a euphemism to soften the disaster facing this nation. I find it incredible that Mexico is never mentioned in connection with the surge.
NEWS
July 12, 2014
President Obama wants $3.7 billion of our tax money to care for unaccompanied minors illegally crossing our southern border ( "America's refugee crisis," July 9). If Congress grants that request the bill for it should be sent to Honduras, El Salvador and any other country flushing out its dependents. And the money should be paid upfront. F. Cordell - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
July 10, 2014
We must secure our borders now before it is to late. Our country is in great peril, and if the Democrats and the current administration get their way we will be in big trouble. Dangerous criminals, drug traffickers and human traffickers will come freely through our borders. Our current administration cannot be trusted as it shows no intentions of securing our borders. Any amnesty plan for illegal immigrants will only present a clear and present danger to our national security. The push for amnesty for undocumented immigrants must be stopped now. We will be paying more and more taxes for illegal immigrants that should have been deported to the countries they came from.
NEWS
June 27, 2014
The administration tells us that the influx of illegal immigrants is an urgent humanitarian crisis, but it is not; rather it is an abject admission of failure to secure our borders ( "U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children," June 17). Forcibly evicting homeless veterans from the squalor they're forced to call home is a humanitarian crisis. An administration that would frantically fall all over itself accommodating people entering this country illegally while ignoring those who honorably served and put their lives on the line in service of it has lost its moral compass and should be ashamed of itself.
NEWS
June 21, 2014
I have a suggestion on housing the illegal immigrant children ( "U.S. eyeing new Md. sites for immigrant children," June 18). All of our elected officials who are advocating that we move illegal immigrants from Texas to Maryland should adopt at least two of these children. They should prove their compassion by making them part of their family and paying their food, health and education bills. I feel sorry that these children were abandoned by parents who had no regard for their safety.
NEWS
June 19, 2014
Regarding a recent proposal to house unaccompanied children who enter the country illegally in a facility in Maryland, I would like to suggest that charity begins at home ( "Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children," June 9). The city, the state and the country are all in financial straits, with so many of our citizens already on public assistance and our nation deeply in debt. We simply cannot afford the expense of housing, feeding, educating and providing medical services to illegal immigrants, including thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children.
NEWS
June 14, 2014
Does anyone find it worrisome that in 2013 the U.S. government could not prevent 60,000 unaccompanied children from illegally entering the U.S. by crossing our southern border? If it's that easy for unaccompanied children to illegally cross into the U.S., I can only imagine what the adults are doing. Our government either cannot or will not control our border with Mexico ( "Suffer the little children," June 11). In addition, Sen. Barbara Mikulski wants to shelter some of these refugees at facilities here in Maryland.
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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