The Salem News
---- — To the editor:
The allowed influx of illegal immigrants has been a shameful disaster brought about by a government, including the president, derelict in its duty. ... We are (or ostensibly are) a nation of laws. Congress has the responsibility to write laws protecting the nation from invasion. The president is responsible for enforcing these laws. It is obvious that, over the past 40 years, neither has assumed the responsibility to pass effective and protective laws, nor has the president recommended proper and effective laws. Instead, the president has not even required strict compliance with what laws have been enacted. ... Congress has been aware of the weaknesses in our present immigration laws for well over 40 years. It has done nothing about it. ...
Our representatives and president should be held accountable for dereliction of their duty. To do this, they should be voted out of office with no retirement and other benefits. ...
Controlled and legal immigration had been a hallmark of this nation. Let all those wishing to emigrate here do it within our laws, and I say, welcome!
For those governing (ostensibly), to allow the present situation to exist, I say punish them!
Bruce P. Eaton