Letter: Europeans didn't enter Indian Country as 'immigrants'
"A letter to the editor of July 28 needs to get its facts right. The Europeans who came to North America in previous centuries were not illegal immigrants. They came legally under the laws of the time.

Also, as far as kicking the Indians off of their land, Europeans were far more humane than the Indians were to each other. Every tribe lived on land they had taken from another tribe after exterminating the previous residents.

The fact that people come here illegally to better themselves is irrelevant. They are acquiring benefits they are not entitled to, causing wages to be artificially low and bringing in diseases (such a leprosy) as well as winding up in situations where they can be exploited. Our national policy needs to be: Come here legally or don't come at all."

Get the Story:
Neil Mitchell: The facts on immigration (The Provo Daily Herald 8/12)

Earlier Letter:
Ernest McEacharn: The other 'illegals' (The Provo Daily Herald 7/28)