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Illegal Means Illegal


Dear East Hampton Independent Editor,

I recently viewed a TV special, which had CNN's Lou Dobbs holding a Town Hall meeting in San Antonio, Texas. It was mind-boggling to hear the presumptuous demands made by Latinos both on the dais as well as in the audience. They take umbrage in that the vast majority of Americans object to our country being deluged by those that would enter through our southern border with no other authorization than that they just choose to do so. They also disdain the label Illegal Aliens. It appears they object to our usage of our own English language. What next?

Entering our country without proper documentation is "Illegal" period. In Webster's Dictionary, the title attributed to "A foreign-born resident of a country in which he does not possess the privileges as a citizen is alien." Therefore those citizens of Mexico crossing our southern border illegally are Illegal Aliens. This title does not apply to the terrorists who sneak in (and are absorbed within) the law-breaking horde. They are still "Terrorists."

They also avowed that we refer to the Illegal Aliens as Undocumented Mexicans or Undocumented Immigrants. Again as per Mr. Webster, to immigrate is "to bring in as an immigrant of immigrants." We are not bringing or inviting them in; they are sneaking in illegally against our wishes. Except for the wishes of Corporate America and any political party beholden to them.

Their final insult to American citizens raises gall to new heights . . . or depths. It was the arrogance to charge that those Mexicans crossing the border are not illegal, but rather "Indigenous" since they are native to the land along America's southern border with Mexico since it at one time was part of Mexico. Back to their mantra, "We didn't cross the border, the border crossed us." Well, America had better claim its border before the border is disclaimed by Mexico.

SUSAN GRANGER
November 07, 2006

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