Once again, new problems arise at our southern border simply because our federal legislators both past and present have failed to protect this vast border so businesses would have access to cheap labor ("Shelter plan raises concern," June 11). The biggest losers are young black Americans, often due to poor educational opportunities and broken families.

This whole dilemma was caused by our elected representatives who ignored the possibility of the calamity we now face. We have a plague that may be incurable, and it was caused by greed.

Lastly, the problems have accelerated because our neighbors to the south have failed to teach poor children how to speak English. This is our dilemma and we caused it.

William Huppert

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