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CEDAR FALLS — I am concerned about the pending legislation to punish cities that do not actively participate in ICE’s efforts to round up, jail and deport all without proper documents. I can readily accept questioning immigration status of people arrested for serious crimes but not routine roundups. Melania Trump earned $20,056 prior to having a green card and she was not arrested and deported.

These people are working and paying taxes. Without them very few of this summer’s hail-damaged roofs would have been repaired.

Except for the American Indians, we or our ancestors were all immigrants. We/they arrived with one trunk per family.

Deuteronomy 10:18-19 says ”He (God) defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing. And you are to love those who are alien.” This is one of many Scripture texts dealing with God’s concern for strangers and foreigners. God sees how we treat the people he created.

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