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Letter: Illegal immigration has advantages
First Published Jul 08 2014 05:00 pm • Last Updated Jul 08 2014 05:00 pm

I don’t lie awake at night worrying about whether or not Mexico (or any Central American country for that matter) is going to attack the U.S. Most probably nobody does. It might be because we view the country as corrupt, a byproduct of the lifestyle propagated by the culture (so much nicer than saying "race").

In truth, this culture exists in the best interest of the United States. Corruption can only be tempered by a strong local police force, which would require the backup of a strong national military force. Then all of us would lie awake at night suspicious of our southern neighbors’ intentions.

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Whether by accident or design, the reality is the inconvenience of having to deal with the influx of the somewhat distasteful illegal immigrants (so much nicer than saying "refugees") does bring with it a few perks we’ve become dependent upon.

Rest assured we will continue to be able to afford our tomatoes. Also, if the minimum wage is finally abolished, there will be an endless workforce ready and willing to accept the avalanche of new jobs created at two dollars an hour, which no decent documented U.S. citizen would lower themselves to accept. Sleep well.

Artelle Cracraft


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