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son's mes­sage im­parted to me. As cit­i­zens, we have a civil and moral re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure that de­ci­sions of pol­icy mak­ers are firmly rooted in the Con­sti­tu­tion. They can't wield the law as they see fit. Their de­ci­sions and pro­nounce­ments must be just, prac­ti­cal and firmly

teth­ered to the truth. We can­not al­low the ad­min­is­tra­tion to lose sight of the fact each non-im­mi­grated res­i­dent here rep­re­sents a hu­man be­ing who counts on us to treat them fairly and in ac­cor­dance with our laws.

The cur­rent ad­min­is­tra­tion may rightly be­lieve the strug­gle of in­di­vid­u­als is of lit­tle con­se­quence when com­pared to the na­tional in­ter­est

and so­cial or­der. How­ever, while con­serv­ing so­cial or­der, we should not ruth­lessly ig­nore or un­nec­es­sar­ily de­stroy the moral and so­cial fu­ture of in­di­vid­u­als who may be here with­out per­mis­sion. That's just plain wrong.

About the Author: Ri­cardo In­zunza was ap­pointed as the As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary of Mil­i­tary Op­por­tu­nity for the Depart­ment

of De­fense by Pres­i­dent Ronald Rea­gan and he re­ceived a post­ing as Deputy Com­mis­sioner of the former Im­mi­gra­tion and Nat­u­ral­iza­tion Ser­vice (INS) by Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H. Bush. Dur­ing his ap­point­ment with INS his of­fice was the cen­tral source for the de­vel­op­ment, im­ple­men­ta­tion and over­sight of all im­mi­gra­tion ser­vice poli­cies and prac­tices world­wide.

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