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Valley residents, we have a problem

Dear Editor:

Three years ago, David Frey of the Aspen Daily News wrote that our fair valley did not have a gang problem. The 30 gang-bangers busted by ICE last week would seem to contradict this “open-border” naivete.

Immigration officials admit they catch less than 10 percent of the illegals and drugs entering this country. Might this suggest we’ve only scratched the surface of our problem here?

Ironically, facilitating the integration of these thieves, rapists and murderers into our communities is Catholic Charities. They help citizens and illegal aliens on an equal basis with our tax dollars! They don’t do background checks before doling out U.S. food, U.S. housing or U.S. medical care.

Just like “welcoming Colorado,” they refuse to distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants. They’re just helping their “little lost brothers” to find a better life. Sadly, it’s at the expense of American citizens.

Our quality of life will continue to deteriorate as long as we remain a safe-haven destination for anyone who can snake, slither or swim into our country.

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Recently, a Miami tourist remarked he’d fear for his life if he’d wear my “Deport all illegals” T-shirt at home. How many of you are already that afraid?

In closing, under the amazing coincidence column: After 7 1/2 years in office, Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario is finally cooperating with immigration authorities, just before an election.

Bruno Kirchenwitz

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