LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Yes, they are illegal aliens not immigrants

By Sandy Milner Odessa

The definition of the word “alien” is: residing under a government of, or in a country other than that of one’s birth without having or obtaining the status of citizenship there. The definition of the word “illegal” is: forbidden by law or statute. That being said, I wish I knew the reasoning behind the Democrats defining illegal aliens as “undocumented immigrants”. An immigrant is a person who moves to another country, legally, to become a legal citizen of that country. The people sneaking across our borders are not coming here to become legal citizens. They are coming here to suck up our benefits and live here illegally. Thus, they are “illegal aliens”.

They are not interested in learning English, respecting our laws and customs, or becoming an American. They want to speak their native language, and expect us to learn their language, and they want to wave their country’s flag, and disrespect the U.S. flag. Funny, they want to escape their back-water, third-world, sh- – hole countries, as President Trump accurately described them, and then turn the U.S. into a sh- -hole country like they came from!

The Democrats are fond of trying to say what a great benefit these illegal aliens are to the U.S. If they are such a great benefit to us, then why couldn’t they stay in their own countries and be a benefit to them? If they’re such an improvement, why can’t they improve their own countries?

Another thing the Democrats and liberals are always spouting off is that “we are a nation of immigrants.” That is a total load of BS! In the late 1800s and early 1900s, we may have been a nation of immigrants, but, according to the 2010 census figures, 85 percent of U.S. citizens (legal) are native born Americans. So, only 15 percent are immigrants. We are not a nation of immigrants now, and haven’t been for several decades.

Another detail about that is that the early immigrants came here legally, and assimilated as fast as they could. They learned English, got jobs, opened businesses, and became Americans. They were an asset to America. The illegal aliens coming into America now simply want all the freebies they can get their hands on, and don’t give a flying rat’s ass about our laws!

Now, if enforcing our border laws strictly, including detaining illegal children along with their illegal parents, then deporting them all, as a family, is what it takes to secure our border, then that’s what we must do. Without a secure border, we don’t have a country.