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Dear Editor:
I will never cease to be amazed at the number (few though they may be) of people who believe that laws are to be selectively observed when convenient. Life is about choices. Choosing to risk one's life to break the law and cross a border is a choice some people make. Unfortunately, some are on the losing side of that choice. A border is an important thing worth protecting and fighting to protect. Sometimes borders are arbitrary and sometimes they are enforced by might despite claims to the contrary. If we want to be a country under the rule of law rather than anarchy, then we need to protect our borders. Respect for the laws have to start with entry into this country. Here is a hypothetical viewpoint from an illegal alien: My land has resources, but my neighbor's land has bigger/better resources. My land cannot support me sufficiently (in my opinon). I would like a better life, so I am "invading" my neighbor's land, growing my crops on his land, taking his water and timber and generally improving my situation at his expense. Since he has lots of land and resources, it doesn't matter...and he shouldn't care. Some of us do care.

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