Get unlimited digital access to baltimoresun.com. $0.99 for 4 weeks.
News Opinion Readers Respond

No citizenship for illegal immigrants [Letter]

I can't understand why making it harder to obtain citizenship if you are here illegally would alienate Latino voters ("Immigration group protests GOP retreat in Cambridge," Jan. 29). If I had to wait, sometimes years, to become a citizen, I wouldn't like to see scofflaws sneak in and eventually get citizenship. No other country in the world would consider such a policy. We are a country ruled by laws and should be held accountable for breaking them. Anyone who breaks our laws, including illegal entry, should be bared from ever becoming a citizen.

If the Democrats get their $3 minimum wage hike, we will see just how secure our borders are.

All our legal Latinos better wake up because it's their jobs these illegal immigrants will be taking. Instead of 25 men outside a 7-11 waiting for contractors, there will be 200 men — and only 15 jobs available.

Good luck with that.

Dan Shannahan, Fullerton

-
To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com. Please include your name and contact information.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Don't finance amnesty
    Don't finance amnesty

    Funding for the federal government under the current continuing resolution runs out on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at midnight, and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives seems poised to prevent another government shut down.

  • Immigration reform can wait
    Immigration reform can wait

    The Sun's recent editorial, "No lame duck president" (Nov. 16), made the editorial board look a little ridiculous.

  • Immigration reform, yes, executive action, no
    Immigration reform, yes, executive action, no

    Is the looming battle over immigration really about Congress' power to legislate immigration policy or about the president's power to set policy by executive order? I think it's the latter. But what really is at stake is the ability of Congress to deal effectively with the millions of illegal...

  • Immigration is not a zero sum game
    Immigration is not a zero sum game

    Commentator Geysar I. Gurbanov argues that offering relief to undocumented immigrants forced to live in the shadows "offends legal immigrants" ("Obama's immigration plan offends legal immigrants," Nov. 20).

  • Let veterans patrol the border
    Let veterans patrol the border

    Recently I heard President Obama's wife, Michelle, express her concern about veterans ("Give a veteran a chance," Nov. 10).

  • Immigration standoff
    Immigration standoff

    There is something truly unsavory about targeting for deportation immigrant children — particularly those known by the shorthand of "dreamers" who were brought to this country at a young age by their parents — but that was the priority of House Republicans last week. Not all in...

  • 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 detainers," Oct. 7). As...

  • Alexander Hamilton was undocumented
    Alexander Hamilton was undocumented

    If an orphaned 17-year-old born out of wedlock to a Scottish father and a French mother on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies arrived in New York City by ship today, would he be deported?

Comments
Loading