Leadership on Immigration Issue

August
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Leadership on Immigration Issue

Fremont
The following was submitted to the Lincoln Journal Star opinion editor.
 
Daniel R. Moser (Letter 7/29) correctly states my position that the brutal rape and murder of a 93 year-old Omaha woman at the hands of an illegal alien should be part of our ongoing discussion of immigration policy.
 
Whenever a crime of this magnitude occurs, the societal factors that contributed to the crime are endlessly discussed and analyzed. To omit or ignore the illegal immigration issue in relation to this tragedy is politically correct nonsense.
 
Those who share my opinion here will not be surprised to hear I’ve been labeled a racist threat to the Republican Party for holding this view, but I am undeterred and will continue to speak out despite these lazy and ignorant criticisms of my character.
 
I have visited with Nebraskans across the state and can say with certainty that our citizens are deeply concerned about the ramifications of illegal immigration in our communities. Last week’s sad and horrific events are no exception.
 
This crime is undeniable evidence that our borders are not secure and we have no idea who is entering our country. The result of the federal government’s failure here–not only criminal violence but also human trafficking and drug smuggling–has cost our state immeasurably. 
 
Nebraskans have demanded leadership on this issue, and I will continue to regard their command and concern as my top priority.
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