Degrading the value of citizenship

Letter date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017
Letter publisher: 
The Oregonian
Letter author: 
Elizabeth Van Staaveren
Letter body: 
At any time now the Oregon Senate may vote on HB 3464, a bill to protect illegal aliens and help them remain comfortably in Oregon or travel elsewhere in the United States should they choose.
This bill was fast-tracked by House leadership, announced on May 31, rushed through and passed on June 20 after one hearing by the House Rules Committee.
What does this bill do to the value of citizenship? Why should anyone respect laws if law breakers worldwide are given a wholesale welcome to this country? That is what HB 3464, which provides "privacy" for illegal aliens, would do. It's an attempt to nullify federal immigration laws and cripple their enforcement.
Already, many people have died in terrorist attacks made easy by poor immigration controls, and already excessive immigration has driven population beyond environmental carrying capacity.
Gov. Kate Brown and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum requested this disastrous bill. They are aiding and abetting illegal immigration, in disregard of their primary obligation: the safety and well-being of citizens.
Are there any Democrats with the spine to object? Not in the Oregon House apparently; all 35 aye votes were from Democrats. Citizens, take notice!