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Immigrants work too

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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

Re: “They’re illegal aliens,” Letters, Aug. 15:

First of all, people are not aliens, they are human beings who came to America to get a better life for their families, and they are working hard just as everybody else in America. They are not getting free health insurance and food stamps or free doctors.

Some of us have Tax ID numbers issued by the government to pay our taxes just like every American, and cannot get to see doctors or receive food stamps without a valid Social Security number. We pay cash for our kids’ college too.

Nothing is free in America. Everyone works hard. So, I do not know where people get off accusing aliens of accepting free things. Please people, get your facts straight. America is a land of dreams for everybody. Do not be a hypocrite.

Shormatee Mercy

Editor’s note: The writer did not identify her specific community and it could not be determined.

Welcome to the discussion.