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Jacqueline Cooper, San Clemente

As a born and raised Californian, the article “A Community on the Edge” in the April 13-19 edition of the San Clemente Times was disheartening to say the least. I want to see stories like this about our local legal citizens who have been affected by the mass migration of illegal immigrants to our state. What about the U.S. citizens in California who have lost their jobs because politicians decided not to enforce our immigration laws? Law-abiding painters, carpenters and drywall contractors have been ruined by the influx of illegal workers who have taken over the entire construction industry in our state. How about a tear-jerk article about legal citizen families who have lost their livelihood because greedy businesses hire illegal workers to make a bigger profit? Our tax dollars are subsidizing businesses through the benefit programs taxpaying Californians are forced to give to illegal immigrants. What about the U.S. citizens who have had to bare the terrible consequences of this disregard for our immigration laws? Why aren’t tear-soaked articles being writing about them? It is unpatriotic to hire an illegal worker when so many American citizens in California are jobless.

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