LETTER: Political correctness masks true extent of illegal immigration’s harm

There are 11 million illegal aliens in our borders? Why aren’t more people up in arms about that?

The United States is said to be a nation of laws, not men.

Illegally entering the U.S. is punishable by a fine (as a civil penalty) or imprisonment for up to six months, or both.

For a subsequent offense, the person can be fined or imprisoned for up to two years or both (8 U.S.C. Section 1325).

Yet Americans are continually numbed at hearing there are 11 million illegal aliens within our borders.

The U.S. Sentencing Commission reported that illegal immigrants accounted for one-third of federal sentences in fiscal year 2014, according to the Washington Examiner.

We’re not talking city/county jails here.

The enormous financial costs to society for these incarcerations may be measurable, but the attendant costs of human suffering of the victims, the legal system and other public institutions may not.

Many liberals regularly espouse that those questioning illegal immigration are racist.

Per Roget’s International Thesaurus — racist: hater; intolerant person; prejudiced.

To call these non-enforcement types untruthful manipulators would be extremely charitable.

Crying “wolf” has worn very thin.

Expecting enforcement of the laws of America, including immigration laws, is certainly not racist.

Inasmuch as liberals continually place a derogatory name on those who differ with their views, what should we rightfully and appropriately call those who want to prohibit enforcement of U.S. laws?

Political correctness has gone far, far beyond common sense.

It is long overdue to challenge false statements.

Facts rule over emotion.

The truth will set you free.

Richard H. Lohrman,

Sequim

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