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Letter: U.S. immigration process ‘out of control’

Refugees from all over the world are entering our country illegally or without any due process.

The process of who can enter the U.S. seems totally out of control.

I’m a legal immigrant to the U.S. As an 18-year-old “refugee” I was allowed to enter as a legal immigrant in 1949. I, along with my parents, was a refugee from Hungary escaping communist rule.

In order to be accepted in the U.S. we had to have: 1) A sponsor that would be responsible for us for two years; 2) We had to pass a vetting process that took about a year; and 3) We were interviewed by U.S. officials more than once.

What has happened?

Illegals are entering by the thousands without control.

So-called refugees and individuals are allowed to enter without a serious vetting.

Foreign nationals with a visitor’s visa enter our country, and instead of leaving at the allocated date they just disappear and stay in this country.

There is no sponsorship required. (We, the taxpayers, have to pay.)

We have laws and procedures. The problem is that our officials do not enforce our laws; and our elected officials seem to sit idly by without raising their voices and demanding that our government should enforce our laws.

Victor Beelik

Zephyr Cove, Nev.