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Dear Editor:If Mr. Mathews wants to bring up the past ("Immigration Mess," Letters to the Editor, 5/23/13), he should be thankful for George Washington, one of our greatest founding fathers, and others like him otherwise you might still be in Canada speaking French. Furthermore, he brings up cultural prejudice. What about Mexico killing hundreds of Indians in southern Mexico? Now let's fast forward to the present. Yes, people in the U.S. who use drugs are stupid, however, if it was not for the drug cartels with the collusion of corrupt Mexican politicians, police and army, there would be no drugs coming to the U.S. The cartels are mostly supplied with weapons from their own military and gunrunners from south of their own border. We have still not found out about "fast and furious" because our beloved president utilized executive privilege. The United States has been the most gracious country in the world when it comes to immigration. I would love to see documentation that states, as Mr. Mathews claimed, "that immigration has been denied on a scale almost unheard of..." Downey is now 70 percent American with Spanish surnames and legal immigrations, and it only stands to reason that most of the names on the banners would be Spanish, but to believe that only Americans with Spanish surnames are the only individuals fronting our wars is a myth. And by the way, isn't the official language of the U.S. English? George J. Hofstetter Downey

********** Published: June 6, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 08