Letters to the Editor

Concerned about immigration response

We should be very careful about how the so-called immigration problem is solved. The major difficulty, it seems to me, is that the racial overtones are sounding like something that happened in the ‘30s. We do not want a repetition of that nor do we want our own little Gestapo.

It has not been 40 years since we were all piling on the East Germany for building a wall to keep their people in, free from the capitalist exploitation of the Western capitalist countries. I am concerned some want to build a wall to keep the Mexicans out, believing we are so superior and fearful of their presence. Most of the American southwest belonged to Mexico before an earlier war, the result of which we “bought” the land from Mexico.

Many of the Republican candidates, with what I find to be their limited experience and intelligence, hope for support. This should be making us all uneasy.

J. Kaye Faulkner, Bellingham