Arizona immigration law is necessary for protection
June 18, 2010 · Print This Article
As Larry E. Wells and other individuals have stated, support for the Arizona immigration law is fueled by something other than safety for Arizonans. This is blatantly false. We all must remember that the law was established to protect legal residents of the state. The law was written to help that state remove illegal residents. Remember, these are illegal residents who have entered illegally and are in the state illegally. There is a legal path for individuals wanting to become American citizens and wishing to make America their home, while contributing to this great country. The illegal aliens have chosen to enter using another path – an illegal one. It is as simple as that, and I take great offense in being placed into a group, which includes racism, that Wells loosely mentions at the end of his letter. I question whether Wells and others who feel this way have read the Arizona law. I question whether they have followed the debate about the law. Clearly they do not understand the intent of the law and its necessity.
MATTHEW W. NAHORN Amherst