To the editor: Considering current U.S. immigration law, it is not surprising that millions of Mexicans and Central Americans try entering the U.S. illegally. ("GOP could reopen citizenship paths created by Hoover and Reagan," Op-Ed, Nov. 26)
I strongly suggest scrapping all current U.S. immigration laws and instead putting up hundreds of border entry stations around the U.S. that would take immigration applications from anyone. Applicants would be required to personally file a form with a moderate fee stating:
- Present citizenship.
- Current address.
- Birth record.
- Education level.
- An agreement to a personal background check.
Of course, this list is open to additional questions.
Wayne King, Orange
To the editor: In his piece describing a federal law that effectively incentivizes illegal immigration, David E. Funke takes a common-sense approach to what has been portrayed as a complicated undertaking. He has the right idea on the immigration problem.
As a card-carrying conservative, I hope all Republican lawmakers read Funke's fine article. It's an easy read, so even they should be able to understand it.
Patrick Dooley, Palm Desert
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