Bouquets to Sen. Bill Hickman for stepping into the illegal immigration fray and proposing legislation to encourage "deportation through attrition." Sen. Hickman apparently recognizes that removing incentives will cause the illegal alien influx to correct itself naturally.

Brickbats to the Deseret Morning News editorial (Dec. 11) for intimating that the good senator is a racist for doing so. "Utah is a better place than that." These proposed solutions have nothing to do with discrimination against Latinos (or as the editorial refers to them, "brown people"). The proposal basically asks the state of Utah to aid in enforcing current federal law.

Robert Wren

Heber City