Recent letters regarding immigration have revealed a selfish, blatant disregard for human suffering. This issue is about human beings, not stray dogs. To condemn these immigrants, who risk their lives daily to give their children better ones, as irritating pests who contribute to the overpopulation of Southern California is a reflection of the self-absorbed culture in which we live.
Call me naive, left-wing, bleeding heart. But please don't speak for me. I am vehemently opposed to one particular letter's claim that "citizens strongly agree on the need to slash immigration to more traditional levels" (June 21). It's easy to sit in lush Southern California paradises and enjoy the cheap labor provided by illegal immigrants, as long as you don't have to acknowledge the existence of this desperate community come tax time. Have these letter writers forgotten the ideals on which this country was founded and which it still claims to uphold?