To the editor: The article on housekeepers, gardeners and others showing up to their jobs in the affluent areas affected by the Getty fire was a touching piece, a quick snapshot of the Latinx worker community and how dedicated they are to their jobs.
Traveling across this city, they had not heard about the Getty fire, though I believe they still would have come if they had. This is an immigrant population that has a strong work ethic because the people desperately need the money to survive.
I hope these employers compensate their workers and allow them the comfort of knowing there are caring people in this sprawling city.
Judith Kaplan, Los Angeles
To the editor: Before he was president, Donald Trump infamously said this about immigrants from Mexico: “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
He should read this article; it’s not just “some.”
Jeffrey A. Teets, Lakewood