- Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in 2013 murder
- Telephone, computer network outages at 22 Rockford schools
- Byron native selected as Sailor of the Year for Navy Band Southwest
- Illinois Tollway awards $337 million in contracts, sets budget
- 44 earn bachelor’s degrees at Saint Anthony College of Nursing
- Goodwill opens Donation Express site on Perryville
- Rock Valley College to manage TechWorks program
- University of Illinois at Chicago names chancellor
- Salvation Army to distribute food, toys to nearly 2,000 families
- American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act signed into law
To the Editor: No amnesty
Sept. 29, 2009, President Barack Obama stated that a large portion of our economy depends on millions of workers living in the shadows. He also stated that we must require undocumented immigrants who are already here to step out of the shadows and onto a responsible path to earn citizenship. I would interpret that to be amnesty for the 20-30 million illegal aliens in the United States.
Illegal aliens are not in the shadows. They are in the workplace, emergency rooms, county health departments, schools, and participating in any number of entitlement programs. Unemployment is over 10 percent nationwide. How many American citizens have lost their job to an illegal alien?
Jan. 10, 60 Minutes reported the 28-mile virtual fence on the Mexican/American border to be a $1 billion failure and that the easiest way for a terrorist to enter our country is through the porous American/Mexican border. George W. Bush invited illegal aliens into the U.S., and Obama and Congress continue to hold the door wide open. I look forward to the day when America takes seriously the cost of illegal immigration and the protection of our nation’s borders.
From the Feb. 3-9, 2010 issue.