Illegal entry is illegal entry, and we need not accommodate it
I refer to an Oct. 12 letter concerning immigration. I doubt the writer has ever been to Guatemala. I will make the following comments:
1) Jacobo Gabriel-Tomas is in my country illegally — we are a nation of laws; he is breaking our laws.
2) I have been in Guatemala many times — I have manufacturing interests in that country.
3) We fund and support a foundation that educates and trains, etc., many young women in this country — it has been very successful over the years.
4) As far as the statement that Gabriel-Tomas escaped violence in Guatemala — I would suggest there is more violence in north Minneapolis and most certainly in Chicago.
I always enjoy and laugh at these crying liberals who write in — totally underinformed. Bottom line: They lost, we won — try again in 2024.
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I absolutely believe in protecting our borders, which would prevent tragic situations like that of Gabriel-Tomas from happening in the first place. However, I also have a heart for a “decent, hardworking, churchgoing, taxpaying, exemplary family man.” Pleas aren’t very successful when we learn that this person’s first act in our country was to break the law by illegally crossing the border. So what can we do to help him return to the U.S. legally? I don’t know Jacobo or his family. Maybe a fellow church member and/or the pastor could begin raising funds and contacting immigration lawyers (possibly to work pro bono) to learn how to accomplish this the legal way. I’m sure this very newspaper would print that information so those of us who would like to contribute can do so. Just let me know the where and when.