Why must there be so much confusion and controversy over immigration? When will the "powers that be" finally draw the line in the sand? When will those in authority finally have the courage to cast aside political ambition and stand up for truth and right?

I lived in California for 65 years. It was, for the most part, a great place to grow up. In the last decade or two, that has all changed. My family has now returned to Utah. We love it here. However, I now see the same scenario rolling into Utah. It's time to wake up.

We have always been taught to love our neighbors, to be charitable and help those in need. I agree wholeheartedly. But do we have to sacrifice order? Didn't our forefathers draw the line so that we could all see it? Why must our leaders be "political ostriches" when it suits their ambitions?

If we require other nations to follow procedures, why is it politically incorrect to require our friends to the south to do the same? If our leaders don't establish order, we soon will have a "state of chaos." Many of us have seen it happen elsewhere.

Jack Stratford

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