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No sympathy for those here illegally [Letter]

In response to the recent comments by Judy Hake and others, I find it interesting that she and they portray themselves as representatives of all county residents without having asked me where I stand on this issue.

Hake alleges that these people are "so-called illegals." We are a country of laws. These people crossed our borders without going through the proper legal process. That makes them illegal. If they arrived in this country after going through Mexico, they are not refugees. They are illegals.

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Hake and the others appear to have no problem quoting bible scriptures to justify their belief that we should welcome these illegals with open arms. I am especially interested in her reference to the parable about the Good Samaritan. I noticed that Hake failed to reference the entire passage.

Verses 34 and 35 state: "brought him to the inn, and took care of him. And on the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the inn keeper and said, take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return, I will repay you."

Notice that the Samaritan took the man to an inn and cared for him. Obviously the man was not near his own home so he did the next best thing.

Secondly, the Samaritan gave the inn keeper two denarii to be used for the man's care. Notice, the Samaritan used his own funds. He did not look to government for the money. He used his own.

My question for Hake and the others who want to quote the scriptures; to demonstrate their love is have you opened up your home to care for any of these "alleged illegals?" Are you willing to cover their medical needs? What about clothing and food? If not, why not? Is it because you believe government should relieve you of that responsibility?

The people who come to this country illegally should be returned to their native country. If they want to come to this country, let them apply through the proper channels. I have no problem with them coming to this country if they do it the right way. Our president shouldn't promise law breakers an open pass to come to this country.

David Jones

New Windsor

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