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Camden, NJ

As a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent, I have a weird feeling that we Puerto Rican Americans, like those from Guam and Virgin Islands, will be having a problem very soon. Already ICE has deported Boricuas mistakingly because we do not carry nor have to carry identification stating that we ARE AMERICANS. And, since we come in all colors and looks, we are sneered as aliens. Presently, the government is concocting a passport for us “Americans” that will stand out from the ordinary outsider passport. What’s next? Old applications and records will be searched for any discrepancies that bosses will ignorantly point out as suspicious nationality. School records will be scrutinized to bill illegal immigrants no matter their contribution to society. Illegals pay their taxes but do not claim them for fear of getting caught. The I.R.S. is just angry that they must wait a spell to touch any money not claimed. Rich people who used to hire Illegals know their priceless worth in rearing children to keeping house, but they will never speak up. How funny that the only original pure race is the Aboriginal nation of New Zealand and Australia! Our Native Americans come from Asian-Russian immigrants! The only words that our government should reiterate is that we must limit the entry of so many people for many reasons–not treat them like the Nazis treated non-Germans!

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