Legal vs. illegal immigration

Letter date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Letter publisher: 
The Bulletin, Bend
Letter author: 
Tim Fox
Letter body: 
I recently was watching Fox News (Tucker Carlson to be precise); he was interviewing a guest, and she said something about immigration that I’ve heard time and time again. She basically said that Trump’s border wall shows he hates and has no tolerance toward immigration. 
This feeling not only is wrong, but it makes me angry that many think this. Let me explain it. 
Recall that Trump said the wall will have a door. That’s symbolic of legal immigration, similar to having a guest coming to your front door and using the doorbell or knocking. Politely coming to your abode — that’s doing it the correct way. But someone arriving and using the back door or breaking in uninvited is the impolite way of entry. 
That’s an analogy for illegal immigration, and that’s what the wall is there to prevent. That’s what Trump and many (including me) hate. Trump doesn’t hate immigration; he hates illegal immigration. 
Many don’t brand illegal immigrants with the term illegal. Instead, they choose the PC route to brand them with a term that basically calls a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist! Illegal is illegal! Like your leader Barack Obama said, “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig!”