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Dear Editor:
The current round of opinions found in Immigration Daily and indeed the whole matter of the immigration debate seems to have similarities in the story of the blind men from India who came upon an elephant one day and proceeded to examine and describe to each other their perception of the beast. As each experienced a different part, their perceptions varied greatly, yet the animal was the same. As we all struggle with our "perception of the beast" of immigration and it's needed reform, hopefully, we can remember that we are all the same in being Americans. If we do not agree on or have that, all other effort and discussion becomes irrelevant and futile.

But this is the very real concern that many citizens have regarding immigration (temporary entry is another issue, but it also needs to be better controlled). Borders are not being controlled and immigration, legal and illegal, is in such numbers as to be a serious threat (if you can't accept threat, substitute concern) to our land, social fabric, physical structures, safety, health, and existence of our Constitution and way of life. Ask the native Indians what they think of uncontrolled immigration. The Mexicans lost the Southwest when they invited Americans to migrate. Now, many of them have expressed a desire to have it back. After paying them for it and improving the real estate considerably, we are under no obligation to do so. Yet that may happen with current policies.

David Murray expresses "hope that logic will prevail" to avoid mass destruction and says that salvation is in our hands. I expressed that same idea in stating that we have our agency but to the extent that we ignore a "higher authority", we experience the sorry result, the scripts of a TV program notwithstanding. He describes my and others perceptions as "hysterical rhetoric" while referring to his "logic".

He refers to my and other's "anti-immigrant" position when it is only the un-limited, non allocated and un-controlled immigration that is our concern. Murray expressed his love for "diverse cultural enrichment" and we all have experienced and appreciate that. But does he think the Mexican people whom he previously described as having served him in numerous subservient positions will always be satisfied with that. Their prolific birth rate together with the numbers coming here dictate otherwise, if the trends are not reversed, and the radical cries of Aztlan and LaReconquista may not forever be ignored.

While the defense of "Anonymous" about my use of a pen name is appreciated, it was never my position that cultures and peoples should always remain in separate lands. I also am engaged in "inquisitive reflection" in Biblical study and the fact that God may have encouraged that historically does not mean that he can't modify that today. Perhaps, like a child growing up remains largely within a family circle, but increasingly becomes more involved in affairs outside the family, some cultural exchange and movement is beneficial. But out-of-control, radical movements in the case of cultural groups remain divisive and unwise. In Mr. Murray's area, it was just reported that 25% of L.A. County's inmates are illegals costing $83 million per year. A multitude of similar instances of these adverse effects can be seen frequently in all other areas of America.

Immigration Daily comments upon the statement of Pres. Bush about committment to "immigration reform". That is what we all seem to want. The question is will it be reform as we have had in the past for the benefit of big business and globalists at the expense of Americans, or will it be a reform that will protect citizens, our way of life and our Constitution. Mr. Murray's statement leaves no doubt as to his position when he says reform must concentrate on "filling the needs of America's employers". Many Americans feel otherwise.

R. L. Ranger



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