Illegal immigrants will ruin America. But only if we boot them out.

Mass deportation of undocumented residents would abruptly collapse our agriculture, construction and hospitality industries leading to a downward spiral of the economy, writes Darius Assemi, an Iranian immigrant who is a highly successful builder and farmer in Fresno, California.

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Clovis West's Bre'yanna Sanders and Danae Marquez are The Bee's co-Girls Basketball Players of the Year

Clovis West's Bre'yanna Sanders and Danae Marquez are co-Players of the Year on The Bee's Girls Basketball All-Star team
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Clovis West's Bre'yanna Sanders and Danae Marquez are The Bee's co-Girls Basketball Players of the Year 1:06

Clovis West's Bre'yanna Sanders and Danae Marquez are The Bee's co-Girls Basketball Players of the Year

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Wife of sailor on USS Vinson says 'some days are easier than other days'

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Movie trailer: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

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