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Letter: Beware of Trump on immigration

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the CNN, Salem Media Group and the Washington Times Republican presidential debate on the campus of the University of Miami on Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Coral Gables, Fla. Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle

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