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In May 2007, the American Legion published its 35-page "Policy on Illegal Immigration, A Strategy to address Illegal Immigration in the United States."

Since then, I haven't seen any public comments from the nation's largest veterans organization asking why our inept federal government has not come to grips with a reckless and irresponsible immigration policy that affects all of us on a daily basis.

Some years ago, I was told by a Legion publicity spokesman that the organization does send alerts to its members regarding our federally-created immigration crisis, but I've not seen one during my 13-year membership asking me to either support or oppose proposed immigration legislation.

Unless the Legion steps up on behalf of its own resolution calling for it to "seize every opportunity to request an accountability of our elected officials in implementing and enforcing federal and international laws and treaties to eliminate the large numbers of individuals... from entering the United States illegally..." then it seems to me that the Legion's motto "For God and Country" will become as meaningless as the oath of office taken by members of Congress.

Dave Gorak, La Valle