From the Times Ledger:
An open letter to U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman:
I am appalled after reading your e-mail newsletter, dated Sept. 25, that makes it obvious you have become a puppet of the government and no longer represent the American people or your community.
Your comprehensive immigration reform bill favors the illegal aliens that are in the United States over American citizens. Real unemployment is at approximately 16.8 percent. It is common to see American people and legal immigrants unemployed for over 1 1/2 years and yet you continue to make matters worse.
What you are endorsing is a program to legalize illegals so they can steal more jobs from Americans and make the United States a more dangerous country to live in. There are few legal immigrants that are being exploited with poor working conditions and unimaginably low wages.
If the illegal aliens variable is eliminated by securing our nations boarders and deporting illegal aliens the way former Presidents Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower did by signing an executive order during high unemployment times, the problems start to disappear, unemployment decreases, wages rise for the American citizen and legal immigrants and our country becomes a safer place to live.
Even legal immigration should be minimized until our economy improves and unemployment drops. The federal government is the major cause of illegal immigration by looking the other away when illegals are entering the country and doing nothing about the situation decade after decade then giving amnesty to illegal aliens. The federal government continues to compound the problem and has failed to adequately protect and secure our borders.
Who do you represent, Ackerman: the law-abiding American citizen or the illegal alien? We will not stand by and allow you to steal our jobs and the safety of each American and legal immigrant.
Choose wisely: This may be your last term in office.