Letters: Secure borders first to stem tide of illegal immigration

Published: Sunday, May 5 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

In this Monday, March 25, 2013 photo, Border Patrol agent Richard Gordon, a 23-year veteran of the agency, walks the border fence in the Boulevard area east of San Diego looking for signs that reveal movement of illegal immigrants in the rugged, mountainous terrain in Boulevard, Calif.

Lenny Ignelzi, Associated Press

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Why doesn't John Florez just admit that he is for leaving our borders open to any and all who wish to enter this country illegally ("Immigration is a test of leadership," April 27)? Our borders do need to be secured first and foremost. The tide of illegal immigration must be stemmed. It is unfair to those who wish to come here legally to continue to reward the lawbreakers.

Sadly, we have allowed compassion to trump the rule of law as it pertains to immigration reform, as well as a host of other social issues.

Ben B. Booth

West Bountiful

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