Letter: Give president chance to prove himself

With regard to Sami Scheetz’s Feb. 5 letter “Trump’s immigration ban is un-American,” I expect his mother had documentation to enter our country and that she had sponsors to take care of the financial burden placed upon society when she arrived. My family immigrated in 1953. Upon application, my father was informed of quotas and that it would take at least four years before application approval. So, almost four years to the day we were approved. Forward 64 years.

Did Scheetz hear about the young woman shot by an undocumented immigrant while walking with her father? Did he have a sister or brother who was murdered while running the Boston marathon? I wonder how different his feelings would be if such were true. What about the German women who were raped by immigrants in Cologne?

Perhaps previous administrations were lax in addressing the undocumented immigrant problems. We finally have a president who has taken the bull by the horns, however unprecedented that may seem. “Do-gooders,” the press, not to forget protesters who burn properties and hurt our citizens, are coming out in droves to oppose our president’s actions.

No doubt America will always welcome immigrants. It is the criminal element that needs to be stopped. Even if our president “fixes” only a small part of this mess, it will be a great improvement. Tough times demand tough actions.

To those who wish to destroy our president, perhaps they should give him a few months in office to prove himself.

Gisela Gunderson

Cedar Rapids

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