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Proposed immigration reforms costly

Published: May 13, 2013

Regarding “Taxpayers will pay big price for immigration reform” (Washington Examiner, May 7): The Heritage Foundation says that the immigration bill before the U.S. Senate will cost the taxpayers $6.3 trillion. We understand that some illegal aliens may be needed to work here, but should the taxpayers be out this kind of money that we don't have? No! Why are Congress and President Obama addicted to this road to bankruptcy?

Our open border must be closed for security reasons and for controlling the flow through it. Obama forbids enforcing present immigration laws, which include fines for those hiring undocumented aliens and by qualifying needed workers, then providing them with counterfeit-proof cards/e-verify. This would virtually stop the flow of illegal aliens. This change must be made before any 10-year amnesty or road to citizenship can begin.

Ken Moore, Oklahoma City


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