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I find it very difficult to equate what our governor (who, by the way, did a tremendous job of putting the state of Montana on the national map with the standing ovations he received at the Denver convention) had to say about immigration, with "proving he's soft on illegal immigration."

For a good many years we have been hearing the term "globalization." Let's reflect on this for a minute. Some decades ago there was a senator from Montana calling for isolationism. More recently we have a government saying "build walls!" Is it possible that this great nation (formerly highly respected and admired on the international scene) wants to act with a mentality totally irrelevant (and, I should add, un-Christian)?

"We need an immigration policy to clear a path to citizenship for hard-working, God-fearing people who want to come here to work and raise their families." Does that sound like "soft on illegal immigration" to you?

An article in the Nov. 7 Gazette stated: "U.S. claims progress with illegal immigrants" by "arresting and deporting record numbers"! Is that our honest idea of progress?

The admiration and respect our United States once received has been in a tailspin. We have suffered international deterioration!

Correspondence that I have received from our two current Montana senators leads me to believe that they need to hear from you.

A change we need is certainly indicated.

Sister Catherine Nichol, SCL

Billings

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