|Legal immigrants and
Letter by Nelson Wester, Southborough, Massachusetts
33 New York Avenue
Framingham, Massachusetts 01701
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The distinction Ms. Wiley should be making is not between those candidates who are pro or anti-immigrant, but between those candidates who support the rule of law and those who blatantly disregard it.
When we refer to doctors, lawyers, plumbers or electricians, we make
certain assumptions about the authenticity of their claims to such
status. When we think of the long history of immigrants to America
(including my father), we make similar assumptions about such status. By
perverting the term "immigrant" to include those with no
authority to claim the status, Ms. Wiley is guilty of intellectual
dishonesty or at the very least, a lack of logic in her claim that there
are candidates who are anti-immigrant.
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