Crossing borders a serious matter in most countries

Published 8:24 pm Wednesday, June 9, 2010

To the Editor:

If you cross the North Korean border illegally, you get 12 years hard labor; Iranian border illegally, you get detained indefinitely; Afghan border illegally, you get shot; Saudi Arabian border illegally, you will be jailed; Chinese border illegally, you may never be heard from again; Venezuelan border illegally, you will be branded a spy and your fate will be sealed; Cuban border illegally, you will be thrown in political prison to rot.

If you cross the U.S. border illegally, you get a job, drivers license, Social Security card, Welfare, Food Stamps, credit cards, subsidized rent or a loan to buy a house, free education, free health care, a lobbyist in Washington, billions of dollars of public documents printed in your language, the right to carry your countrys flag while you protest that you dont get enough respect and You Can Vote.

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North Carolina should follow Arizona.

Annette Koluch