July 24, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 30

Immigration Does Not Equal Terrorism

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In my opinion, Mr. Vaupel has mistaken immigrants as terrorists (July 17, Page 2A).

Immigrants do not “infiltrate” their new country. While terrorists intend harm, immigrants want to settle down in their new home and get along just like everybody else.

Chances are immigrants have done good deeds in their neighborhoods, schools and towns that won’t be recorded in national statistics. Speaking a new language is difficult for any adult; reading and writing is much easier.

But since speaking is the more public way of communication, we often assume that an immigrant who doe...

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