Letter: Crime is clear as day


The illegal immigration debate is not complicated. It’s not about racism. Immigrants of all races are expected to obey the law.

It’s not about separating families. If the whole family would choose to obey the law from the beginning, then the family would not be broken. Many immigrants leave their families to come to the United States. If you are concerned about keeping families together, then we should send them home.

One argument for in-state tuition is that children were brought here, and they should not be punished for their parents’ crimes. How many 12-year-olds attend college? Once they turn 18, they can no longer blame their crimes on their parents. Another argument is that they pay state taxes. If this is true, then they have committed identity theft. Adding to their criminal activity is not an effective defense.

Other arguments include, “They’re hard workers,” and, “They just want to support their families.” Nobody is debating that. I am also a hard worker, but that doesn’t give me immunity from the law.

The question is very simple: Should we reward criminal activity? The answer is no. No thinking person can argue with that.

Kellen Wilson

Senior, Spanish and Finance