RE: "My turn: How to fix broken immigration system: Vote," Sept. 10, 2018.

Justin Knighten asks what our leaders are doing to protect immigrants but ignores the benefits and rights of those living in the United States who built the country and made it desirable for those wishing to come here.
The United States has no legal obligation to take in economic refugees seeking state support. People who cannot make it in their home countries generally can’t make it here either.
Why not just allow entry to people with employable skills, or capital with which they can build a business?
Immigrants need to show they can build, live and prosper, and not drag our economy by arriving with no employable skills, won’t speak the language, and rely on state support. I can’t think of a single reason why we should have welcome citizens of other countries who don’t assimilate, don’t speak our language and have no employable skills.


Pat Barry, Laguna Hills