Illegal immigration solution

Dear Editor:Since a presidential election is coming up, I thought that I would like to put my two cents in about a subject that interests me as much as anything else that I would ordinarily be attracted to. What to do about illegal immigrants? If anyone with a brain has been paying attention, Mr. Mitt Romney appears to be trying ever so hard to appeal to the deportation advocates in Arizona, while at the same time trying not to appear too extreme one way or another. However, considering the fate of old guard republicans like good old Mr. Luger who was unseated by "Tea Party" crackpots, (pun intended!) it might be wise for old Mitt to get a little more extreme. On the other hand he still has to contend with the huge numbers of Latino voters who, ironically, are equally as "conservative" with their politics as any predominately Anglo-Saxon population. It ain't easy for old Mitt to do that dance, that balancing act, of trying to have his cake and his taquitos too. So about the aforementioned question. It is somewhat ironic to me that for years most of America turned a blind eye to illegals working lousy jobs for low pay until, that is, they organized unions and demanded human rights and a living wage. The hypocrisy of the "Deportation Movement" is overwhelmingly obvious. Rounding up people and kicking them out is a waste of taxpayer money. Amnesty for law abiding aliens with a reasonable fine attached. Deportation for felons who commit serious crimes. And tighten the borders with the intention of maintaining some control over a great influx. The police have enough on their plate, they don't want to play border patrol too. As for Mitt, do we really need another Pete Wilson? Greta Campbell Downey

********** Published: June 28, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 11