May 13, 2011

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Problem-solving techniques needed to address broken immigration system

I find Glenn Tebbe’s comments in the April 22 issue of The Criterion about immigration law personally offensive as a Catholic and an American.

Tebbe, executive director of the Indiana Catholic Conference, assesses blame to the United States concerning the “illegal immigration” issue currently confronting our nation.

On average, 400,000 to 600,000 immigrants legally enter the U.S. on an annual basis. Tebbe is misrepresenting immigration reform for amnesty for illegal immigrants.

If Tebbe—and the Catholic Church—wish to “address a solution to the broken federal immigration system,” a simple application of problem-solving techniques should be implemented—discover the root cause.

Focus on the despot and corrupt countries that brutalize, subjugate and suppress all human rights to its citizenry, forcing them to flee to the U.S.A.

- Tony Allen, Indianapolis

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