Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Letters to the Editor

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Letters to the Editor

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Provide a means to issue work visas for immigrants

In response to Lionel Sosa's Nov. 9 Opinion piece, "A way to keep needed foreign laborers": This piece should be required reading for all representatives in Congress, and I am sending it to mine.

We encourage illegal immigration by hiring those we say should not come to this country.

Unless we are willing to pay $8.00 for a pound of peaches, or more Americans choose to pick tomatoes and clean motel rooms, this country needs the services and labor that these workers provide.

Clearly, we are not going to deport or jail the estimated 12.5 million undocumented immigrants.

Mr. Sosa's thoughtful and realistic ideas would provide a means to issue work visas and safely vet immigrants through new centers at the border.

The United States has alienated much of the world through its recent foreign policies.

At a time when human hearts are reaching out for hope, tolerance, and cooperation, we are planning to build a giant wall along our southern border, ignoring sensitive environmental areas and pretending that concrete will fix the mixed message that we send to Mexico.

Ann Hymes St. Michaels, Md.

Amtrak still needs improvements

Regarding your Nov. 9 editorial, "Help Amtrak keep on trackin' ": I applaud the coverage of Amtrak's increase in ridership and the corresponding increase in congressional support.

I have just returned from a regular business trip to Germany, where I continue to be impressed with the integration of the rail system in daily life.

On my most recent trip, I traveled from the Frankfurt airport to Cologne.

It was a short, easy walk to the connected rail station, and a reliable one-hour trip to the center of Cologne, and a five-minute walk to my hotel.

I generally take a business class flight, but the final rail leg is the most relaxed and comfortable part of the trip. …

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