American dream being abused

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I write in response to Paul Baribault’s letter (Nov. 29). It is my understanding that all Quebecois, whether they passed through Ellis Island or any other border to get to Maine, were required to have a sponsor who would guarantee housing and a job, or they were not allowed to come or stay in the United States.

I feel that, today, the American dream is getting used and so are residents. I read that there are some 7,000 or so people trying to come through America’s southern borders, from other countries. I am so glad that my parents came to the U.S. without asking for a handout.

Doris Pelletier, Lewiston

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