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Letter: Lock up those here illegally

A section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence stands

A section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence stands in La Joya, Texas. (April 10, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

The solution to border security is not a better fence, but an increased consequence ["Big Senate win for immigration revamp," News, June 28].

When people are caught living here illegally, the consequence is to deport them -- with a free trip back to their country to be with their families and friends.

Instead, I suggest we give them jail time in a special prison for immigration lawbreakers, outsourced to a Third World country to reduce management costs. Cross our border, go to jail. Get caught here illegally, go to jail.

Henry Smith, Floral Park

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