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(This letter was originally addressed to Aspen Times columnist Roger Marolt.)Dear Editor:No matter what you call them, the title “criminal” fits best. They have illegally entered this country, they illegally work in this country and they are responsible for a disproportionate amount of our crime in this country. Do as I’ve done, check the daily booking into your county jails and you will see that a disproportionate number of those booked are “illegal alien criminals.”You speak of compassion and the luck of birth. In the United States we’ve made our own luck and have the right to benefit from and enjoy it without the burden of illegal immigration. We welcome those from other countries who migrate here under our laws, not those that violate our laws and endanger our national security.Before trying to write intellectual newspaper articles, you should first be an intellectual. Being a bleeding-heart liberal doesn’t qualify as an intellectual. Your uniformed and half-truth article shows your lack of understanding for the illegal immigration problem. Maybe you should research your subject before you write about it.Bill McGregorSalt Lake City, Utah

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