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I am writing in response to the article about Brad Tabke's legislative bill to give illegal immigrants drivers' licenses to the state of Minnesota.

Thank you, Bradlemieux for your commentary of March 23. Thank you Ms. Ortega-Henderson for expressing the feelings of a legal immigrant. Mr. Tabke, why do the Democrats spend so much time and money protecting the illegal immigrant and ignore the protection and problems of legal U.S. citizens? 

The illegal immigrant chose to be illegal. They are illegal, why are they making it easier for them to remain illegal? Why are the laws to protect the legal citizen not being enforced? Why are our borders still unprotected? 

If the illegal immigrant wants to have the rights of the legal U.S. citizen, then they need to take the steps to change their status. 

Why Mr. Tabke do you and your fellow Democrats waste the money to protect illegal individuals? We the taxpayer pay your salaries to protect our borders and enforce our laws. When are you going to start taking care of the people who elected you? 

It is not fair to the legal immigrant (who we all are) for our lawmakers to extend the rights and privileges of U.S. citizens to a person who is in this country illegally. 

Mr. Tabke, as a taxpayer whose great-grandfather immigrated to the U.S., I demand that you uphold the office to which you were elected and protect me and my country from the people who enter this country illegally! Please enforce our existing laws and stop the practice of protecting individuals who are in our country illegally!

Liz Gerold

Shakopee

South regional editor

Deena is the regional editor for Shakopee, Jordan, Prior Lake and Savage and is passionate about uncovering the truth. Deena also enjoys gardening, playing tennis and up-cycling furniture.

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