Letter: Left and right both need reality check
In Randall Amster's June 22 column, he spelled out social ideology so very eloquently, but failed to acknowledge the unforeseen consequences of taking in every stray who crosses our borders.
Forty years ago, a couple hundred illegals crossing our borders a month was no problem, but now we have tens of thousands. Businesses are magnifying the situation by paying substandard wages without benefits and avoiding taxes. Our cities and states are collapsing under the burden of these illegals while organized crime is trying to take over our border cities.
It is time our Liberal Left realizes reality and supports building the fence to secure our border. The Conservative Right must accept the fact that many illegals want to become citizens or guest workers, and the means to do this must be established. Our government must recognize that the criminal element on our borders is nothing more than terrorists infiltrating our country and we must send the National Guard to weed them out.
Let the people on the left and right join the middle in a movement of citizens to move our government to resolve this catastrophic problem.