I take issue with Bill O'Reilly’s statement, “Doesn’t it make sense that any person who is in thecountryillegallyinthefirstplace,bedeported whenconvictedofcommittingacrimeonAmerican soil?” (“Standards needed in immigration debate,” Commentary, May 14 edition) The source of much of Americans’ anger is the fact that the illegals are illegally here in the first place. That is the crime. It shouldn’t take their committing another crime to be deported. They havealreadycommittedthecrimebybeinghere.
The pundits say that Republicans lost the last election over the war in Iraq. No, we lost the election because so few Republican pseudo leaders had the gumption to stand up and do something about the illegal hordes, with the president leading the list.
If China and Russia, with borders far longer than ours, can close their borders, it is only a lack of will that still allows the invasion from the south. Patricia S. Broderick Mooresville, North Carolina