Concerned about illegal immigration

On the subject of immigration, I believe the letters regarding it here in Marshalltown all have the same basic complaint – illegal immigrants are here by breaking the laws of the United States.

When will people realize that illegal status is what Americans are concerned about not their nationality. Why should they be given special rights over those who chose to become citizens by following our laws? When you become a citizen only then do they have all the rights of Americans, for example to vote, to work in our workforce and have help with education.

I just ask that immigrants follow the laws that made our country great. Do it legally, take your turn like those before you, it is worth the effort to not have to look behind you all the time. I would never want that for my family to always be in fear of being “found out.” God bless us all.