In response to Mark Tretter’s Letter to the Editor, “Speak English in the USA,” published in the Northeast Times on March 29:
In response to Mr. Tretter from Somerton: You asked why the illegal immigrants are coming here. They get medical, dental, food, a place to live, an interpreter and Social Security.
Just a few things for you to digest.
Your grandmom was right. You became an American. My mother came here in 1928. She had to repay her sponsor $200. She worked for wealthy people and made $6 a week. She had to learn English to survive.
So if you come here to work and contribute to our society, welcome. And if not, you may want to stay home.
Spokane, Washington (former Philadelphian)