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Regarding the letter by Elmer Savilla, [who wrote,] “I wonder how long it will be before the illegals discover ways to invade our reservations” [Vol. 28, Iss. 14].
I can assure your readership that the aforementioned invasion of illegal immigrants to our [U.S.] reservations has been very much under way for quite some time now. Simply travel to just two places, very dissimilar in many ways: Washington state’s Yakama Nation and South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. You will be astounded as to the many Indian girls who have taken up with illegal aliens, mainly from Mexico.
Since the mid-’80s, there has been a fairly large influx of male illegal immigrants to both places with a corresponding increase in the numbers of children fathered by these men. Many of these people have been involved in a wide assortment of criminal activities. Even a cursory review of the federal court dockets for crimes committed at both reservations will be alarmingly indicative that the invasion feared by Mr. Savilla has already begun.
But what is most disturbing to me is that what I have described here is just two reservations where illegals have found not only sanctuary, but widespread acceptance by certain segments of both communities.
– Monique Parisien