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Letter: What deportations would cost us

Students (L-R) Sarait Escorza, 23, Isabelle Vargas,

Students (L-R) Sarait Escorza, 23, Isabelle Vargas, 20, and Maricella Aguilar, 21, block the on ramp of US101 freeway during a demonstration by immigrant students for an end to deportations and urge relief by governmental agencies for those in deportation proceedings in Los Angeles, California. (June 15, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

So Donald Trump wants to deport an estimated 11 million immigrants who are here illegally [“Right and wrong on immigration,” Editorial, Sept. 2]?

I would like to ask him where will he find the people to fill the millions of jobs in this country that these people do. In California alone, it takes 400,000 people to pick the crops. In the Midwest, in the meatpacking plants and slaughterhouses, where will the workers come from?

Maybe our senior citizens should be worried as well, as many of these immigrants put millions into our Social Security program. They pay into Social Security but can’t collect its benefits, as they don’t exist as far as Social Security is concerned.

I watched as Trump paraded the relatives of people killed by immigrants here illegally in a publicity stunt. Why doesn’t he parade the relatives of those killed by guns? There are many, many more.

Eugene Reynolds, Ridge