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Funding asylum requests

Regarding the editorial "Inhumane `China Trade'," June 10: You appear to advise that the solution to the problem of illegal Chinese immigrants is for the taxpayers to increase funding for asylum request cases. This is no solution, rather it is a catalyst to an even greater effort on the part of all involved criminal elements to violate United States immigration laws.

This immigration problem facing the US is just one of many difficult financial problems facing the country, and it requires sound cost-cutting solutions. David J. Reese, Reno, Nev.

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