Published on June 30th, 2011

Los Angeles Times
Editorial, June 23, 2011

Is The Times joking when it suggests that “the U.S. can't and won't deport all 11 million people living in the country illegally”? Two years ago, The Times reported that illegal immigrants were deporting themselves during the recession.

These immigrants are not magicians who defeat efforts to stop them. They come because Congress puts out the welcome mat. Several democracies issue their citizens national ID cards so foreigners can't work. American taxpayers pile on freebies like medical care and a school lunch for the kids while they attend public schools.

The Times' opposition to common-sense measures like Secure Communities and E-Verify is particularly disturbing while the great recession reduces millions of Americans from taxpayers to unemployed.

Kenneth Pasternack, Santa Barbara
Board Member, Californians for Population Stabilization

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