Every time I read articles or see people becoming citizens of this United States of America, it warms my heart. How grateful I am for them doing what ever it takes to become legal. What a great example they are to their children, and what a great message it sends to others about the importance of following the laws of the land. The article in the Deseret News ("Proud Americans," Dec. 10) especially touched my heart. I could almost feel the excitement.

I know that immigration is a big deal in our country and in politics. I have to hope that the politicians will not change the laws and bend the laws just to get elected. Becoming a citizen is a big deal, and when it is done right, it brings a great sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Please don't demean what others have worked so hard for just to satisfy those who don't want to do the work.

Jan Evans

North Salt Lake