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U.S.-Mexico border with U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Coronado National Forest near Nogales, Ariz.

Ben B. Booth continues to ignore facts — the borders are more secure now than ever in our recent history ("Secure borders first," May 5). More individuals have been deported in the previous four years than in the entire Bush administration. Not securing the borders is a political refrain for not wanting to support comprehensive immigration reform. (President Reagan did it.) Our economic security, our social stability and our world moral leadership has been, and is now, based on compassion and logic: They are not founded on ignorance of facts and mouthing of slogans associated with myths.

M. Donald Thomas, Executive Director, Public Education Support Group

Salt Lake City