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(FILES)A US Border Patrol agent stands near a crossing to Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry along the US-Mexico border near San Diego, California in this April 4, 2013 file photo. Twenty thousand new border patrol agents, hundreds of miles of fencing, billions of dollars in drones, radar and sensors: US lawmakers are proposing a militaristic remedy to staunch illegal immigrant flow from Mexico. The Senate is expected June 24, 2013 to green-light the most important amendment yet to the landmark immigration bill, but the measure -- designed to placate Republican concerns about security -- would ensure that the border region is one of the most highly policed zones in the Western Hemisphere. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

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Letter to the Editor
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Here's one to ponder. Give illegal aliens amnesty, right? But they couldn't vote for 10 years, couldn't get federal aid and so forth, correct?

Check the 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. That's right, it would be unconstitutional to do so.

So, what happens? Liberal groups file suit, saying it is unconstitutional to deny them these rights, and guess what? It's a slam-dunk win and now you have 12 million more Democrat voters. Game, set, match.

It's not about the illegals and what's best for them — or, more importantly, what's best for this country in any way, shape or form. It's all about securing the additional 12 million votes and making this a one-party country.

Bud Brannagan

North Huntingdon

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