Don't change our immigration laws

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 - 10:10 am

Re "Time to bring immigration reform to a vote" (Editorials, Dec. 2): Allowing non-American citizens a quicker process to get their green card would only hurt the people of America. More immigrants would want to come to the United States, which would create more poverty here and also take away more jobs for native-born citizens. Limited immigration is good for our nation, but allowing an excessive number of immigrants would hurt the economy. Some immigrants would struggle to get jobs and have trouble maintaining a quality life. Some immigrants would turn to welfare and cause more debt in California. If we have to spend much more on welfare in our state, taxes would be increased dramatically, further harming the economy.

-- Austin Root, El Dorado Hills

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