American Legion: put an end to illegal immigration

The American Legion has updated an influential 2007 booklet titled "A Strategy to Address Illegal Immigration in the United States."

In the new edition, the American Legion highlights the most critical aspects of illegal immigration and offers distinct steps to be taken by government in order to curtail illegal immigration and eliminate it in the future.

"America is a nation built by immigrants and the American Legion recognizes and celebrates that," said national Commander David K. Rehbein. "We do take strong issue, however, with illegal immigration. It's a matter of national security.

"The 9/11 hijackers and three of the men who plotted to kill innocent Americans at Fort Dix were perfect examples of terrorists exploiting our weak immigration laws and our lack of enforcement. This booklet is a good reminder that America has a serious problem that needs to be addressed."

The booklet addresses topics such as overstays, crime, terrorism, education and the effects illegal aliens have on employment and wages. An electronic version of the 30-page booklet is available for download at www.legion.org/bulletins.

Hard copies may be requested by calling 317-630-1212 or mailing The American Legion, National Americanism Commission, 700 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, Ind. 46204.

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