To the editor: I believe the United States should control its borders and pass laws to that end. Still, I disagree with a reader who decried Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of a “sanctuary state” bill. (“How is declaring California a ‘sanctuary state’ different from what Southern states did?” Readers React, Oct. 8)
For decades, we have looked the other way on illegal immigration because so many businesses benefited from it. Now that it is obvious that the federal government no longer wants these immigrants here and is cracking down on them, many are returning home.
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Those who came during the “look the other way” period are here because of the fault of our businesses, our government and everyone who benefited from the low wages paid to
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