As of Friday, February 22, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
In Esther Cepeda's column ("Voices for the Voiceless Immigrant," Feb. 21, 6A) she discusses the frustrations and obstacles of immigration reform. I'd like to interject my legal immigrant point of view:
I'm so blessed to be living in America and thanked my parents for bringing me here. America is, for now, the place of freedom and opportunity. I understand the desire for foreigners to come and build a better life for their families. To provide a brighter future for my children, I probably would try to come here illegally too, especially if I can get away with it -- 11 million have.
However, it is up to our people, our government to set up a system that is fair so that anyone who wants to come will have the opportunity to do so, legally. For those who have not only broken the law coming here and then openly protesting our laws of deportation -- oh, the audacity.
Do they not have any sense of fairness for themselves and others? Shameful.
-- Vee Nguyen