Letter to the Editor
Regarding the cover story for Dec. 27
I want to thank you for the impressive coverage you gave an illegal alien in your Dec 27th issue. I thank you because your article documented (sic) all of the reasons this woman (and those like her) should be removed from America. Let’s recount the excellent points you bring up: a) she has been in the U.S. for about 25 years and, yet, she could not talk to you with an interpreter. Twenty-five years and she never had the desire to take any of the free ESOL classes and learn English; b) Two of her children (16 and 18) are DACA, which means they came here after they were born somewhere else. Could not possibly be Nicaragua since she left there 25 years ago. And the article did not mention either child getting ready for their U.S. Citizenship test; c) Here husband is a U.S. citizen, but neither she or her teen-age children have an interest in becoming a U.S. citizen, too.
Your article, although it could have been seen as an unproductive waste of valuable newsprint, showed that this woman, her family and all of the illegal aliens want to take what America has to offer, but they don’t want to become Americans. Obviously, their home country wasn’t as bad as we are being told.
High Point, North Carolina
*Editor’s note: I received this letter by email on Dec. 30. Len Docimo emailed back on Dec. 31 and realized Nicaragua was the incorrect birthplace. Juana Luz Tobar Ortega was born in Guatemala, as the story states. To clarify, Ortega has two older daughters who were DACA recipients and her two children (ages 16 and 22) were born in the United States, as the press release sent by Andrew Willis Garcés stated in the article.