Letters: Oct. 11, 2004

America's Border

"The recognition of a person's need to find a job leads to a possible solution to the problem: a verifiable guest-worker program."

JOHN F. CHAMBLEE Tucson, Ariz.

THE UNCONTROLLED WAVES OF ILLEGAL immigrants passing across the U.S. border with Mexico are a danger not only to national security but also to the economic well-being of the citizens and other legal residents of this country [Sept. 20]. We in the border states seem to have less to fear from al-Qaeda than we do from the collapse of our infrastructure (schools, hospitals, roads) under the weight of illegal immigration, not to...

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