Tougher stands should have been in place after 9/11

Dear Editor:

September 11, 2001 was a wake-up call for all citizens in the USA.

After two years all borders should have been closed.

All student visas should have been discontinued.

Flying schools should have refused all non-citizens from the Middle East.

All questionable “religious organizations” should have been put out of business. Illegal immigrants should have been deported. And all undesirables should have been removed from airlines, banks, Social Security and all other agencies within a reasonable time frame.

Had all the above been corrected within the last two years, the demonstration which took place in Liberty State Park on October 3, 2003 would not have been possible. For Gov. James McGreevey, Sen. John Corzine and Rep. Robert Menendez to welcome those undocumented illegal aliens was beyond comprehension. To expect their constituents to accept the lawlessness of illegals is an indication they are out of touch with the people. Sometimes I wonder if our politicians realize there is a difference between right and wrong.

Our politicians have a relaxed attitude toward the enforcement of our laws. This is unacceptable and should be addressed immediately. Our Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and most all schools are bursting at the seams because we have eight million undocumented illegals using the system paid for by our already overburdened taxpayer. For national security reasons, all future immigrants should be finger printed, have a national identification number and speak English. Without knowing the language, they could not follow the laws of this land. If they are not ready or willing to fulfill the above requirements it would appear they are not ready to step onto this land of opportunity and freedom.

V.E. Rummey


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