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Harold Horpedahl, Moorhead, Published June 30 2012

Do it right, do it within the law

I enjoyed the article on the front page of The Forum on June 23. Our country is founded on immigrants from all over the world. Our country has rules that must be carefully followed. If your visa is about to expire, get it taken care of well in advance.

My parents, as well as millions more, came here in the early 1900s and had to have sponsors in order to come here. They came through Ellis Island, which had strict standards.

The first thing they wanted was to learn the language of this great country and study hard as their goal was to become citizens. They never married until they got their citizenship because they did not want to disobey their new country’s laws. They then raised their families and went on to enjoy their new country.

They were very proud of the United States and every year, a big community Fourth of July celebration was held at a neighbor’s farm.

They were very careful of the laws and lived happy lives in this great country. The laws are very just, and, if followed, there will be no problems.