It’s nice that Gov. Janet Mills will use some of our surplus to help immigrants and the homeless. However, we have no serious plan for here or at the border.

I would suggest we find underutilized government facilities and use them as a staging area for temporary orientation, including food and shelter. Other functions could include teaching English, employment aptitude and referrals for the next step.

Once we had a Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration to help people in need provide some of their own sustenance. We could do this again, in a manner adjusted for our current times.

Ron Trepanier, New Sharon

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