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Posted: March 6, 2010 11:53 p.m.
Updated: March 7, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 
In response to the Sunday's column ("Strangers in ‘paradise,'" The Signal, Feb. 21) by W.E. Gutman regarding our perception on immigration:

It is commendable that he understands any discussions on this topic will elicit our feelings of anger and bigotry. Our own ignorance does not allow us to understand that the entire world is in economic turmoil.

Yet in this valley and in many other parts of the country, we have people in public office who have chosen to blame the illegal immigrants for the dire state of our nation. Thousands of entry-level jobs have disappeared, forever.

The gap between the poor and the rich continues to become wider and wider. The concept of a large middle-class population exists in name only.

Many middle-class families struggle daily to make ends meet. Many more are losing their dream homes to greedy bankers and Wall Street investors.

Families cannot afford to buy health insurance while many others are declined health insurance because of "pre-existing conditions" (a nice way of saying that the insurance companies won't be able to make money on you).

Are the European nations which embrace and teach multiple languages in their public schools less educated than we are? Are we really angry toward the illegal immigrants? You and I will never solve the issue of the illegal immigrants.

After all, that problem started when the pilgrims arrived to this land - illegally.

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