To refer to the problems occurring around immigrants as ``environmental degradation'' is cruel and just adds to the stigma these poor people experience.
I agree that we have a population explosion, which is not good, but to stigmatize a disadvantaged minority is wrong.
For example, here in California there is a ``Save Our State'' initiative on the ballot to take public education, health care, and social services away from illegal aliens. Anne Lyeheim, San Rafael, Calif.
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