Immigration issues

Regarding the article "Immigration Joins List of '92 Issues," Dec. 17: The controversy over immigration is misplaced. It's not that the US can't accommodate a large number of newcomers, nor that they won't become excellent citizens over time. Rather, it's the fact that the present trend of 1 million immigrants per year combined with our already high birth rate projects a doubling of our population by 2080. And this does not fully take into account Mexico's explosive growth and its pressures on our border .

Either way, the effect on our environment of all those people living a US lifestyle would be ruinous. Marvin Gregory, Renton, Wash.

Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.

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