David Wilson recently wrote that if all illegal immigrants in the country were suddenly made legal, he thinks that "you" would not welcome them because "deep down the conflict is about racism, resentment, ignorance and fear."

I don't know what anyone else feels about his letter or his motives. And he doesn't know what anyone else's motives are for their opinions about illegal immigration. We can hear and read their ideas, but to look inside their hearts and minds and understand their motives is beyond any power that he or I have.

Mr. Wilson is free to express his views about whatever he'd like but please do not speak for me.

David A. Erickson

Elk Ridge