Mi­grants’ deaths show the need to en­force im­mi­gra­tion laws

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Vera R. Boyd,

“Mi­grants are left to suf­fer and die,” July 31 ed­i­to­rial (reprinted from The Wash­ing­ton Post).

This dev­as­tat­ing ed­i­to­rial is proof-pos­i­tive that im­mi­gra­tion laws, which have not been en­forced for decades, need to be en­forced. This is one of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s main cam­paign prom­ises — he said he will re­form and en­force im­mi­gra­tion laws where work per­mits and le­gal en­try passes are the rule, and those want­ing cit­i­zen­ship will need to ap­ply, learn the English lan­guage, and wait their turn.

There are mil­lions of il­le­gals in the U.S. It is im­per­a­tive that Congress and gover­nors and may­ors sup­port Trump in un­der­tak­ing this tremen­dous task. It will not be easy, some peo­ple will be hurt, but it needs to start some­where; oth­er­wise, the deaths and suf­fer­ing and in­con­ve­niences for il­le­gals we hear about ev­ery day will con­tinue.

The fix will start with build­ing the bor­der wall and gover­nors and may­ors ban­ning sanc­tu­ary cities and pro­mot­ing law and or­der.

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