In response to The Chronicle's Feb. 17 guest column by Yolanda Chavez Leyva- "Border wall will increase smuggling": I resent her remarks that we are anti-immigrant or hate groups for wanting our borders secure.
My grandparents were legal immigrants. My wife came from another country, legally. What does she not understand about "illegal?" I want our borders closed to illegals, and those illegals already here should be deported. And those who hire illegals should be arrested.
The main function of our federal government is to protect the nation's borders and its citizens. Let's protect our borders now!
E. Lewandowski, Evans