There are examples in the history of the United States when immigrants were treated badly. I would be interested in a rational discussion by adults knowledgeable of the points of view of both sides of the “must carry papers” issue.

The easy access to a driver’s license has been changed. At least, I had to show a birth certificate to get a renewal last fall. What are the concerns?

The problems that southern states have are far different than those of us in the north. I don’t think we need to copy Arizona. I don’t even agree with the Arizona law. And I hope that Congress gets off its duff and makes some sense out of our immigration laws.

John R. Davis (“Immigrants must carry papers,” Jan. 2) could make his argument without insulting all Democrats. He states, “Could it be that . . . political do-gooders so hellbent on removing common sense from the laws of the land and helping hasten the destruction of this country have foreign-sounding surnames and fear they might be asked to produce either an alien registration document or naturalization certificate and process neither? Or not even an official birth certificate proving they were birthed in this country of natural-born U. S. citizen parents?”

His accusations are ludicrous and childish.

Nancy Willard, Woodstock

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