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Understanding the immigration issue
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Editor: I am writing this letter in reaction to the Statesboro Herald's front page story, "Georgians want to get tough on immigration" (July 17, 2010). It is of little surprise that a majority of Georgians would support a law similar to the one enacted recently in Arizona as growing anti-immigration sentiment has been fueled by a number of faulty assumptions including the belief that immigrants take jobs from Americans, that they that they take advantage of our welfare system, that they mob our hospitals, and utilize our schools without paying taxes. These are mythologies perpetuated by people who are either vastly misinformed or who know better but wage these disinformation campaigns for their own personal advantage.
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