Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

June 9, 2013

In Your View

(Continued)

ASHLAND — Illegal aliens get special treatment

Section 212 (a) (4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, first passed in the 1950s and still the law today, states: “Any alien who, in the opinion of the consular officer at the time of application for a visa, or in the opinion of the Attorney General at the time of the application for admission or adjustment of status, is likely   at any time to become a public charge is inadmissable.”

However, the United States government today gives formal instructions to illegal aliens about how to appply for and obtain welfare benefits, namely food stamps, which now function like credit cards so that users can avoid shame at the checkout counter. Illegals also get free medical assistance, housing vouchers, unemployment benefits, free school lunches, books for their children, etc.

The first significant amnesty was under President Ronald Reagan. This included about three million illegal aliens. The second amnesty was under President Bill Clinton and incuded about five million illegal aliens. Now we are on the horizon of another significant amnesty, a gigantic one for up to 15 million illegal aliens. After that, I’m sure there will a fourth major amnesty, probably for 30 million more illegals a few years down the road.

It galls us that illegals get amnesty while those going through the process legally follow our laws, wait patiently, and pay their own way. What are our elected officials going to do to stop this travesty called the immigration bill?

Bill and Theresa Goldad, Warsaw

  

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