To the editor: Within the Nineteen Twenties there was adequate opposition to completely authorized immigration from Japanese and Southern Europe that it led to an awesome revival of the Ku Klux Klan working largely exterior of the states of the previous Confederacy with membership within the low thousands and thousands. There have been marches of hundreds of white-robed Klansmen all around the nation, and, as younger kids, each my mother and father witnessed Klan marches in Lengthy Seaside and Detroit. President Trump was elected in 2016 due to alarm over immigrants, and such considerations additionally empowered authoritarian regimes in different international locations.
The Los Angeles Occasions speaks loftily of addressing root causes. How precisely can America scale back the quantity of people that want to escape horrible circumstances to the purpose the place a border disaster ceases? If there may be an excessive amount of low cost labor at hand there’ll naturally be those that will selected to make use of it. However with a tidal wave of computer-driven automation on its method, the advantages of but extra immigrants are minimal at greatest. Within the meantime, crowding, lack of wildlife habitat, air pollution and the necessity for an increasing number of infrastructure are huge drawbacks.
The answer is to require an enhanced “e-verify” proof of citizenship or authorized residency for employment, housing, main purchases and any authorities advantages not mandated by the courts.
Frank Grober, Oakland
To the editor: Ever marvel why so many of us are teeming at our southern border immediately? It’s as a result of now we have been such a foul neighbor to Central and South America for the previous 175 years.
Within the first place, we began a battle with Mexico in 1848, marched our troops right down to Mexico Metropolis and made a deal to withdraw if Mexico gave us California, Arizona and New Mexico. We took away practically half of Mexico’s land and greater than half of its wealth.
Since then, America has been busy exploiting different international locations down south by forcing financial insurance policies favorable to huge enterprise and large banks within the U.S. Very often we supported dictators who had been keen to implement our financial insurance policies, however on the identical time took away residents’ freedoms.
If this mess is our fault, possibly we should always take just a little extra accountability to make it proper.
Kimball Shinkoskey, Woods Cross, Utah