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An immigration proposal

Dear Editor:My name is Ruth Gamboa, I am a citizen of the Roaring Fork Valley. I am writting to inform people about the immigration problem facing our country today. I think that our country isn’t doing enough to improve this problem in the U.S. A group of people and I are really interested in changing it for the better of the community. We have given it a lot of thought and we think that our proposal really has potential to make a difference.The policies in place today are not helping or improving the immigration flow today. The situation is only getting worse by trying to keep immigrants out. They find more dangerous ways to get in when one way is shut down for them. My parents and the parents of the people in my group were once immigrants, but are now legal and we know by personal experience how difficult it is to achieve legal status. We are all U.S. citizens with the Hispanic backround from our parents. We want to give immigrants the opportunity to help themselves and their families leave that poverty or whatever the situation may be.We propose a Guest Worker Program for those immigrants to apply for a worker visa that will allow them to work legally in in the U.S. Of course this program would eventually have an end. People have to realize that they would also be helping our country economically because they would pay taxes and abide by the rules like every other person.Thank you for your time and consideration.Ruth GamboaCarbondale


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