While we are only middle-class Americans seeking justice in our own country, we hope to add our voice in opposition to the well-funded illegal alien lobby’s war on immigration enforcement. In their column “Detention requests warrantless” (Atlanta Forward, Nov. 6), Azadeh Shahshahani and Adelina Nicholls describe implementation of the federal Secure Communities program as having “troubling patterns … that involved racial discrimination, and indiscriminate targeting of immigrants.”
While not as strict as immigration enforcement in Mexico, the Secure Communities program works toward locating illegal aliens who have landed in the nation’s jails because of arrests for additional crimes. All foreign inmates’ fingerprints are shared with DHS. The perpetual race-baiting from the anti-enforcement left is not fooling anyone. Identifying illegals because of their local arrests is designed to have them deported before they commit even more crimes, like murder or rape.
Killed by an illegal alien in 2000, our only child, Dustin Inman, is forever 16 because his killer was released after previous contact with local law enforcement. We fully understand the concept of “family separation.” Shahshahani’s and Nichols’ shameless mission to end common-sense enforcement is spitting on the grave of our beloved son Dustin and in the faces of the hundreds of thousands of American families who have lost loved ones to illegal immigration.
BILLY AND KATHY INMAN, WOODSTOCK