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By The Signal Editorial Board Here’s what some of our nation’s leaders have said in the past about illegal immigration: 1) “It is wrong and
By The Signal Editorial Board Governments like to use euphemisms. It makes things sound less onerous or gruesome than they are. For example, the military
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