Immigration reform

07/24/2014 7:32 PM

07/24/2014 7:33 PM

Re the July 18 editorial, Follow the law: We should rescue some valid assertions. First, we all should know why so much insecurity exists in Central America.

Second, a good percentage of survivors of the ideological conflicts from the 1970s through the 1990s are already here and will not go back to their countries. Third, that 96 percent of the youngsters that already were discharged from federal custody were released to sponsors in our country, many of them family members, but in compliance with a legislation approved in 2008 during the Bush administration.

Therefore, why don’t we accept what already has been done by our courts? And, why don’t we support President Obama by letting a sound debate on immigration reform come to the floor of our Congress?

Jimmy R. Aycart, Miami

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