Regarding "Easy fiscal fix: Stop aid to illegal immigrants" (Feb. 27, Letters): I was amazed how the sentiments expressed by this writer mirrored the opinions of others in this nation's history.
It always seems to be easy and fashionable to blame our problems on whatever group of people is positioned at the very bottom of society, whether it was the Irish, Polish, Chinese, Italians, Germans, even the Native Americans.
Is it less bigoted now because an innocuous label of "illegal" is used rather than some more demeaning name? Should we take a page from Hitler and have them sew patches on their clothing to segregate them?
I find it difficult to imagine someone leaving their family, friends, and community and risking death in a border crossing in order to submit themselves to abuse and virtual slavery. They can only be motivated by starvation of their family and an utter sense of hopelessness.
If there's any blame here, it's for our federal government failing to enforce the border, and signing economic treaties with a neighbor that believes that corruption is a way of life and sending its population to another country is a viable economic policy plan.