Recently, our U.S. senators voted on amnesty for 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens. Some pro-illegal senators have said Americans do not understand that the borders will be secured before amnesty is given. Maybe we don't understand that, but what we do understand is, in the 1986 amnesty, the borders were to be secured, and they were not. Employers were to be prosecuted for hiring illegal aliens, and they were not.

In 2006, with great fanfare on television, President Bush signed into law a bill to build 700 miles of fence on the southern border. We now know it will never be built. President Bush now says give amnesty to these illegals and we will give $4.4 billion to secure our borders. He has had 6½ years to secure our borders and has refused. They ask us to believe them. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Don't believe them.

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James Kvam

Pine City, Minn.