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Please Think About What You're Doing When You Push Amnesty tor Illegal Immigrants

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To those of you who are hot to trot to give amnesty to illegal immigrants, please think about this:

*How many more hospitals will have to close their doors because they have no revenue to provide care to anyone anymore, because illegal immigrants with no money have bankrupted them as the major users of their services?

*How will you feel when illegal immigrant children are subsidized for an American college education and there's no money left over for YOUR children or grandchildren?

*Tell me how anxious you will be to take care of illegal immigrants when one day you wake up and it's YOUR job that has been given to an illegal immigrant - who might not do it as well, but is willing to work for a substandard wage and doesn't expect all those taken-for-granted little perks like retirement funds and health benefits. And here you are, highly skilled, but you're 45 or 55 or 60 years old and NO ONE IS GOING TO HIRE YOU for any type of work comparable to what you were doing - or making?

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*Tell me how you'll feel when your school board presents its budget that includes hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars for NObama's "Let's Make Our Kids Learn Spanish" program, and your local tax rate skyrockets to cover the cost? Especially since we will still have English as a @nd Language classes for those children of immigrants who have to be coddled in their native language because no one at home speaks ENGLISH!

*Don't tell me how immigrants learn English as a matter of course - that is the biggest pile of horse hockey going yet. I speak to HUNDREDS of incarcerated immigrants, legal and illegal, on the phone every year, and their family members too, and 98% of them don't speak enough English to carry on an understandable conversation about their or their family member's legal situation. I thought speaking conversational English was a test for being granted citizenship. Conversational English does NOT mean "Where's the bathroom?" or "How much for this?" Get real, people!

I still say - help US worker, US legal residents and citizen, Native Americans above all, whose teenagers have TRIPLE the suicide rate of other teenage populations in the US because they have grown up in abysmal poverty and see no hope for themselves in the future.And DON"T call me anti-immigrant. I am anti-amnesty for ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, who deserve better from their OWN countries FIRST before sneaking into to the US to be exploited by heartless employers.

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RC deWinter is an essayist, poet, photographer, singer-songwriter and civil servant who lives and works in the Connecticut River Valley.

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