Letters to the Editor

Illegal immigrants take advantage of American sympathies

This story is for Lisa Engle, et al, in response to the July 16 Arlington Times article, "Locals Pitch in to Help arrested Immigrants."

Once upon a time there was a family that lived just across the street (border) from an almost full movie theater (America).

One day the mother took her children and, although there was a very long line of other families properly waiting in line, (poor citizens of other countries waiting to enter the U.S.), she blatantly bypassed the line and snuck into the theater.

After she was inside, her children started to cry "we are hungry, mama'' and she demanded that the people in the theater buy popcorn (welfare, education, medical benefits) for her children "because you let them in, now you are responsible for their needs."

When some of the people pointed out to her that she had not followed the rules to enter, she appealed to their hearts by hiding behind her innocent children as they cried and, soon, many in the theater, including some who had sneaked in themselves, let her stay.

Meanwhile, outside, the people who properly waited their turn in line couldn't get inside because the theater was full. So they (citizens of Somalia, Eastern Europe, etc.), even though they did everything properly and respected the rules, will never get in because they don't live across the street and can't wait forever.

When the usher (ICE) finally asks the family to leave, the mother surrounds herself with her crying children again and demands (doesn't ask) to stay and tells the people what a horrible person the usher (ICE) is and, once again, enough of the people in the theater feel sorry for them and let them stay because they can't see the poor people (applicants form other nations) waiting outside who are willing to honor the theater's rules.

Such is the present situation with people like "Rosa." They don't care about fairness for children who are not represented by the racist organization "La Raza." Rosa, et al, have a militant entitlement mentality and they think that they can select which of our laws to obey at the expense of more deserving families … yes, more deserving, because they follow the rules to get here and don't pander to the public's sympathies by surrounding themselves with their children, taking advantage of the basic American goodness to sneak in and stay.

I am sure that in response I will be called a racist for standing up for those who have no voice but if I am asked, "Just whose side are you on?" I will reply in words of John Adams, "I am on the side of justice; is there any other side?"

David Meyering

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