Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99¢ for 4 weeks.
NewsOpinionReaders Respond

If Frederick County doesn't enforce immigration laws, who will?

Laws and LegislationImmigrationBarack ObamaAffordable Care Act (Obamacare)

The Sun is critical of Frederick County's enforcement of immigration laws ("Frederick's mistaken obsession with immigration enforcement," Aug. 9), but where is the criticism of our elected officials for the non-enforcement of our laws, including immigration? It seems that from the president on down, our officials only enforce the laws they agree with and not the ones with which they disagree. Or the ones that get in the way of their politics. President Barack Obama should not be allowed to exempt businesses from part of ObamaCare while putting the rest of us under its control, nor should cities and counties in Maryland have the authority to ignore immigration law and become sanctuary cities/counties for illegal immigrants.

America is becoming a country where only laws that serve the needs of politicians are enforced instead of all laws. If politicians and the people do not agree with our current laws, change them as provided by the Constitution.

Neal Cohen, Reisterstown

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
Laws and LegislationImmigrationBarack ObamaAffordable Care Act (Obamacare)
  • Let's show compassion for young immigrants [Letter]
    Let's show compassion for young immigrants [Letter]

    Maryland saw an influx of unaccompanied children from Central America this summer. Today, we have more than 3,000 of these kids. I'm glad Maryland is harboring, them but each has a sword of Damocles over his or her head ("Montgomery Co. is latest to limit immigration...

  • Driver's license no substitute for legal status [Letter]

    What do you call a person who has been granted the right to drive in Maryland, but has no legal right to stay in the United States ("Raid spurs immigrants fear of driver's licenses," Sept. 20)? Is he or she a semi-citizen? A second-class citizen? A quasi-citizen? If not an...

Comments
Loading