Illegal Americans in Mexico are subjected to harsh Mexican immigration laws. Conversely, illegal Mexicans in our country are only subjected to a slight slap on the wrist. Why do border states feel they are not getting the support from the president on enforcing existing federal law and have to enforce federal immigration law themselves?

If there were fewer illegal immigrants in the U.S., there would be more jobs available for unemployed citizens and legal residents. It would also result in higher wages for low-skilled American workers, who would not be competing for jobs against illegal Mexicans willing to work at lower wages. The lack of commitment to enforcing immigration laws is one of the disconnects between the president and unemployed Regan Democrats and legal minorities in the Democratic coalition that got him elected.

Mr. President, where is your backbone? Tell President Calderon that illegal immigrants are criminals and should be punished to the full extent of all laws.

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