This letter is in response to Louis Black's article "Immigration by the Numbers" [“Page Two
,” Oct. 26]. Louis, just where did you get your information, or did you just pull opinions out of your rear orifice? Labeling people as racist just because they disagree with you is a bit of a stretch, even for you.
I'm not too keen on a wall for enforcement, but cracking down on employers works. I will
provide evidence – contrary to your article. Initiatives in both Harrisburg, Pa., and Tulsa, Okla., have been very successful at expelling illegal immigrants. Problem is, they just move on to another city, like, let's say, Austin. Drying up the jobs and watching them leave is not a pipe dream – it's a reality in those communities.
I own my own business, and I do not employ any illegal immigrants. I do, however, employ several workers of Hispanic descent. But I must be a racist, because you said so. Truth is all
of us are subsidizing the service industry, food industry, and the construction industry. Let those industries stand on their own merit, not through cheap labor. The marginal ones would go under; that's business. Through higher property taxes, higher insurance rates, and taxes in general, we've been subsidizing these industries for years. Let's stop and make them play by the rules.
You have no proof that employer enforcement wouldn't work, so you won't even engage in a debate. How cowardly of you.