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Letter: Immigrants should follow law to legally enter U.S.

According to 8 U.S. Code 1325, “Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officer, or (3) attempt to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.”

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Letter: Planned Parenthood saves lives and money

Sexually transmitted diseases are staging a comeback. Rates for gonorrhea and syphilis are now at all-time highs, nationally. And Franklin County now reports a chlamydia rate 30 percent higher than the statewide average. Many who contract such infections normally reach out to Planned Parenthood, which is a large provider of STI/STD testing and treatment. But the outlook for Planned Parenthood is looking dire, with the new administration calling for defunding.

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Letter: No evidence was presented to justify travel ban

The slapdash executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim countries entry into the United States, causing chaos at airports around the world, was blocked in a lawsuit filed by Washington state attorney general. The Trump administration’s bid to reinstate the travel ban was unanimously rejected by a panel of three judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. President Trump claimed it was a “political decision.”

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Letter: U.S. does not have to increase renewable subsidies to reduce carbon emissions

On Jan. 5, Reuters News reported that China will invest $360 billion through 2020 in renewable energy. This will create 13 million jobs in China, reduce its carbon emissions that drive climate change, and reduce emissions of other pollutants that shorten millions of lives yearly. It will also drive down the cost of wind and solar energy, giving China the edge in the worldwide market of renewable energy technology. This should dispel any notion that China is not doing its part to stop climate change.

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