America has given immigrants of many nationalities the opportunity for a better life. This includes many Mexican people, who have become excellent, successful American citizens and great neighbors. So it is truly amazing to watch rioters in Albuquerque and San Bernardino brandishing the flag of Mexico as they throw rocks and bottles at police officers and police horses.
They unashamedly yelled obscenities, flipped the finger, destroyed a police car, and burned American flags in front of news cameras for the entire world to see. Protest is one thing, criminal behavior is quite another. The rock and bottle throwers and the people destroying property should be immediately arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
If they are not here legally, they should be immediately deported at the end of their detention. Meanwhile, brandishing the flag of Mexico indicates to me their allegiance is to Mexico not the United States. They need to exit the United States to Mexico the country they are evidently loyal to.
They can accept things as they are there or protest for change there. The people of the United States should not stand for this unchecked anti-American lawlessness for one more day.
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Rod Stark, Fresno