Jing Lin, the immigrant "Freedom Rider" you quoted in Friday's article, claimed that "the U.S. is supposed to be a place of equality." No denying that, but it's also supposed to be a place of representative democracy, where elected officials serve their constituents, not themselves.

Lawmakers receive millions in contributions from rich businessmen who profit from the dirt-cheap labor of illegal immigrants. Polls repeatedly show that over 70 percent of Americans want illegal immigration stopped and legal immigration reduced. It makes no sense to allow it when we have 9 million unemployed workers and millions more on welfare.

Bringing immigrants here won't fix their mess. It'll just make it our mess, too. This is one Republican voter that Utah's GOP just lost. Why bother electing "undercover Democrats" when we can elect real ones?

Craig Russell

Sandy