Donald Trump has figured out immigration, I guess [“Trump and conspiracies,” News column, March 18]. He’s speaking to a “huge” crowd that understands his simplistic — and dangerous — nonsense, without the faintest idea of the consequences.
Before jumping into reuniting families, how about not breaking them up in the first place? How about not threatening the noncitizen father or mother with removal, as it is euphemistically called, which leaves his or her wife or husband and U.S.-born children behind for the rest of us to take care of?
Or, in the alternative, the person here illegally spends most of his or her usually meager income on legal fees trying to head off removal?
I sometimes get the impression that our politicians don’t really know how the immigration service monster they themselves created really works.
Ernst P.A. Vanamson, Sayville