Comment of the Day: The Immigration Debate, With Some All-Caps Action

We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

We looked at who would be allowed to stay in the country under President Obama's new rules, a mini-DREAM Act -- and wondered what exactly was wrong with allowing people to stay here, people who had nothing to do with the decision to cross the border, people who were in school, or served in the Armed Forces, people with clean criminal records.

One reader put us straight, and because she used all-caps for important phrases, she must be right.

Pamela wrote:

They are border hoppers. They hopped our U.S. border with their Illegal Alien border hopping parents. Once here, they sat in our U.S. schools stealing a U.S. K-12 education, off of the backs of the Real American citizens, with their taxes. When these Illegal Aliens turned 18, becoming FULL GROWN ADULT ILLEGAL ALIENS, they CHOSE to continue to break our laws. They had the choice to do the right thing, leave our country, go back to theirs and come back, LEGALLY. But, with ILLEGALS you cannot expect them to do anything Legal. Lawless immoral criminal behavior, is their culture.

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