Readers Write: ‘Illegal’ immigrants a threat to our safety


This is my second letter on this subject and is in response to three articles in today’s paper.  One is your Opinion piece, the second one is “Experts talk immigration impact on LI,” and the third is “Sanctuary cities are beacons of hope.”

Your opinion piece doesn’t mention the word illegal until well into the article when you rave about how entrepreneurial they are, more church-going, less likely to commit crimes and morally straighter than the rest of us.  Nowhere is it even suggested that they are law breakers or that they partake of any social services that we taxpayers pay for.  It is all good. 

I volunteer as an RN for a clinic that treats indigent patients.  90 percent are here illegally and getting their medications, x-rays, EKGs and all other tests at a nearby hospital at no cost to them.  You and I are paying for all of it.   Multiply that by the entire population across America. 

You then go on to minimize the crimes of MS 13 and pooh pooh Trump’s description of “blood-stained killing fields” where 17 murders have been committed and bodies buried.  Believe me, there was plenty of blood.  Tell that to their parents.  You then go on to brag that the gang “has not killed a single person since then.”

You don’t know that and you don’t know how many others have been buried and not found yet.

Then we get to the “experts” raving about all of the benefits of immigration.  Immigration is not the problem, illegal immigration is the problem.  All the anecdotes brought to their center confirm the benefits that immigration brings socially and economically. 

Unfortunately, that is not the case when it comes to illegal immigration   Why don’t you contact the Angel Families — they have many anecdotes to tell you about rape and murder that you might find interesting.  These anecdotes are documented in police precincts across America.

To finish, you want to reward lawbreakers with driver’s licenses so they won’t speed away and cause accidents while they flee the police.  Why don’t you just stand outside the banks of America and hand out cash so no one will rob any more banks anymore, or maybe hand out heroin on the street so the drug cartels will cease to exist. Law means nothing to you people, and that is why people keep behaving badly.

Then we come to our sanctuary city proponent who quotes the Bible.  I have a quote of my own to share. Jesus said, “Render unto Caesar what is his.” In other words, pay your taxes and don’t break the law.  Without laws there is anarchy.

He goes off the deep end with his “Sophie’s Choice” comment, the Nazis and Hitler, and tries to compare the rationale for sanctuary cities with the dastardly deed of enforcing the laws of his own country.  He is encouraging the aiding and abetting of lawbreakers.

Laws that were put in place to protect American citizens and taxpayers from harm, both fiscally and criminally, should be obeyed. I have never been arrested because I obey the laws.

Kate Steinle is not the only person who has fallen victim to an illegal alien.  Do your homework, but she is one too many. 

I know, without a doubt, if your child was murdered by a felon in a sanctuary city and you found out that ICE was not notified of the felon’s release from jail, that you would be shouting from the rooftops because not a week goes by that you are not spouting your leftist propaganda with the written word.  

Gayle Palmer

Williston Park


  1. It seems Democrats view U.S. citizens as acceptable collateral damage to their future long range goals of flooding the country with refugees & illegal aliens and having taxpayers paying the cost. Democrat politicians and their voters have put families at risk of being victimized by illegal aliens as in the cases Kate Steinly (nothing done) then, Mollie Tibbetts, (nothing done) Police Cpl. Ronil Singh, (nothing done) now Bambi Larson; butchered in her home, nothing will be done…who’s next? These victims would be alive today if our border was secured. Most of these killers have been deported numerous times. Bambi ‘s killer claimed “amnesty” to get into the country.

    Make no mistake, Democrats want this. They will with hold support allowing as many illegal aliens to enter the country before assisting in border security. Dems offer rewards, incentives so…..More caravans on the way. The current migration at our border is costing U.S taxpayers a Kings ransom. Fleeing persecution? or fleeing for freebies? they sure don’t stay in Mexico when they reach “safety” or ask or offered political asylum in Mexico. Why? because Mexico will give them NOTHING. So they make the long journey to our border, our generous Democrats, and our tax dollars. Notice how many have made the long, difficult, dangerous journey to our country 8-9 months pregnant? Give birth on American soil and the U.S. taxpayers will not only pay for the birth of you’re child but will also give you state government assistance.

    To Democrats/Progressives/Socialists (whats the difference?) programs like Temporary Protective Status (TPS) or Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals (DACA) are permanent programs. There is nothing “temporary or deferred” about these programs to Democrats. These programs are designed to admit refugees (usually from the third world) then Democrats fight to keep them here permanently using the charge of racism, religion, guilt against anyone opposed. Simple formula works great.


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