Richard Smith’s letter (April 3) somehow managed to link a larger school budget in Lewiston with criticism of Councilor Jim Lysen’s support of immigrants in the community.

If Smith asserts that immigrant youths “can hardly speak English” — a criticism used to exclude French Canadians from opportunity even a generation ago — then he should certainly support a school budget that will enhance learning possibilities for all, immigrant and native-born alike.

Maura Murphy, Lewiston

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