The letter about not using "illegal immigrant" synonymously with Latino or Mexican (Sept. 24) was flawed. Most people do not believe that a majority of Latinos in America are here illegally. After all, one is a citizen if she or he is born in the United States.
The hardworking, productive Latinos that the writer was defending are becoming more and more aware of the economic hardships produced when large numbers of people (an estimated 16 million who've come here illegally) receive services for which they pay no taxes. They are also aware from which country a vast majority of those 16 million come -- Mexico.