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Letters: Immigration law is far from profiling

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Posted: Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:00 am

I’m surprised at the American people. After 9/11, everyone screamed racial profiling of Middle Easteners at airports; it wasn’t the Irish who did this. This resulted in creating Homeland Security and tighter security at airports and port of entries. We citizens get X-rayed, strip-searched in some cases and are only allowed to carry a certain amount of liquids waiting to board the plane in the name of a safe country.

It took the death of a rancher to get SB 1070 started since our federal government wouldn’t protect us. If a million illegal immigrants come across our border unnoticed, do you think a trained terrorist can’t? If you’re not legal, you should be deported no matter what nationality. SB 1070 is needed to secure our state and country. If the federal government wants to get involved, then help us close this border now before more citizens and officers get shot or killed.

If you think it’s unfair, remember the man who spent six months in a Mexico jail for turning in shotgun shells at the border trying to abide by their laws. Support Gov. Jan Brewer on this bill; it’s right and Arizona needs it. And remember, it’s not profiling; it’s illegal and criminal.

Allan Sprague, Mesa

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