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No IDs for illegals

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Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

I read the article “Municipal ID bill introduced in Council” in your April 27 edition.

I find it utterly ridiculous that anyone would consider introducing a bill that would allow illegal aliens to have approved identification cards. Doesn’t anyone understand the word “Illegal”?

These people are here illegally. They already receive free food, medical, housing and who know what else. They don’t pay taxes, they don’t serve in the military and they continue to make more demands. What gives them the right to demand anything? What next? Are they going to be allowed to run for political offices?

What is this country coming to when it allows so many benefits to illegal aliens?

My grandparents came to the United States and studied and contributed to society and never accepted anything for “free.” And, after much time and study, they became American citizens — legally.

I was born in the United States over 80 years ago, served in the military, have worked and paid taxes. And now, my taxes are being used to pay for all the free benefits that these illegal aliens are receiving. Stand in the supermarket checkout line and see how many non-English-speaking people hand the cashier a “blue” benefits/Medicaid card and pay absolutely nothing for their groceries. But I, an American citizen, must pay for all my groceries. No wonder so many people are coming into this country illegally.

How much money is the U.S. government (with my taxes) paying for all these free benefits for illegal aliens? It’s just a shame.

Robert Horton
Jackson Heights

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