In response to Yvonne Holt's column, this family is not suffering because of government agencies. It's suffering because of the choices this mother made. She's in the country illegally, which results in her being totally dependent on the U.S. taxpayers for her support. She made children with men who are in jail or don't care enough to support their offspring. Now she's faced with few choices, and so are her children, through no fault of their own. The victims here are these daughters.
Editor's note: Yvonne Holt's friend is not a legal U.S. resident; she was brought to the United States at age 12 by her father, who was a legal U.S. resident. Additional letters on this subject appear on www.modbee.com/opinion.