I hope the article in The Seattle Times “Death at the border defies a dream” [Nation & World, April 20] was not written to evoke sympathy from the public.
It caused me more cynicism and disdain for the politicians in this country who refuse to enforce the immigration laws that are already on the books. These people are in the U.S. illegally.
Some say that the prospect of immigration reform in the U.S. is also enticing because of the belief that anyone already in the country illegally would be allowed to stay, and is an open invitation to come to the U.S. and grab all the social services and free health care.
As the article states, much of the money made by people in the country illegally get sent out of the U.S. to their home countries.
Let them come the legal way instead.