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Vail Daily letter: Don’t look to immigrants

I agree with Vail chief of police (Letters to the Editor, March 28) that legal immigrants can be an asset to this country. I came to the U.S. as a legal immigrant and I am a naturalized U.S. citizen. However, we have excellent immigration laws that protect U.S. citizens against poverty, ignorance, disease and crime. We don’t need immigration reform. What we need is immigration law enforcement. I am for doing away with H-1B visas that take jobs away from young Americans and I am for cutting down legal immigration from 1 million a year to what it used to be, 250,000 from all over the world, not just “developing countries.”

We are becoming a balkanized nation with small countries within ours. We need English to be the official language of the U.S.A.

Yes, the U.S.A. has its own culture, which I embraced when I came here. I raised three children here that speak good English only. I taught them to be proud of being Americans and to honor just one flag, the United States of America’s.

There are more than plenty U.S.-born young people who would like to be in law enforcement. I have three U.S.-born nephews who are officers in the L.A.P.D. We don’t have to look for foreigners to be law officers. We just need to take the best that apply for the job.

Haydee Pavia

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Laguna Woods, Calif.

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