Don't defend immigrants who break law

Letter date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Letter publisher: 
Portland Tribune
Letter author: 
David Luck
Letter body: 
Reading the "My View" in the Aug. 24 Portland Tribune by Rep. Diego Hernandez, it seems anything he does not agree with is "hate speech." He also apparently believes that only his views are protected by the First Amendment. It is worth noting that the people that Oregonians for Immigration Reform are focused on are people who have violated federal law (in many cases, multiple laws): The "immigrants" Hernandez sides with are lawbreakers, pure and simple, and must be subject to the laws of the United States of America like the rest of us. 
Hernandez goes on to attempt to tie requiring adherence to the laws of the land to "white supremacy" — a ludicrous position on the face of it. The bottom line is that folks who support groups like OFIR are "racist" only if "criminal" is a race.
That Hernandez believes he should be able to dictate to the Tribune what it does and does not print certainly says something about him.
David Luck
Lake Oswego