The type of immigration matters

Letter date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Letter publisher: 
The Bulletin
Letter author: 
Edwin Tabibian
Letter body: 

Regarding the letter by Janice Dolan: Her grandfather’s story is inspirational, but is a statistical sample of one, and therefore irrelevant. Nonetheless, he presumably entered this country legally. So too did my father. Her grandfather may have had difficulties in the old country, but MY father managed to escape the Turkish genocide, the murder of over 1 million Armenians during the First World War. Then he returned to help other members of his family escape as well.

He went to school here and earned a law degree while working nights in an automobile factory. But he came here LEGALLY. I capitalize the word in the probably forlorn hope that those who refuse to acknowledge that resistance to illegal immigration is not a form of racism but an adherence to the law, and is something which seriously impacts our society negatively.

But I think it is more likely that people who continue to carry on about the election result are just looking for something to whine about. There really is a difference between legal and illegal immigration.

Get over it, folks.