Letter to the Editor
Low wages encourage illegal aliens
Friday, April 14, 2006
To the editor:
Anything short of "Pack your bags, you're going home" is unacceptable.
We have been told that Middle Easterners have learned Spanish, taken Mexican names and crossed our borders and are waiting for the bugle call of jihad.
Any form of amnesty would give citizenship to Muslim insurgents.
In the meantime, we have experienced forest fires, wildfires in Texas and Oklahoma, bombings, train wrecks, church burnings, aircraft crashes, ferry disasters and suspicious highway accidents.
My personal favorite is a gasoline truck stalled at a railroad crossing.
I will not vote for any politicians who do not support sending illegal aliens home.
Our politicians do not deserve our support if they are sending messages of ineptitude and cowardice.
We can stop illegal immigration by raising the minimum wage to $20 an hour, making the minimum wage equal to the 1970 minimum wage adjusted for cost-of-living increases. I will not harvest onions for the current minimum wage, but I would for $20 an hour. And put heavy fines on anyone hiring illegal aliens.
RICHARD KLINE, Gipsy, Mo.