The Staten Islanders protest against migrant shelters and more

No immigrant hatred
I saw the article “Hate at migrant site in SI” (28 August) and want to make it clear that the hatred and violence does not come from the residents who speak out against the treatment of illegal migrants.
In fact, I don’t know anyone who isn’t an immigrant or descendant of immigrants. They came to this country themselves or their parents, grandparents, etc.
But they came legally and then didn’t become a burden for the citizens here. The current influx consists of illegal immigrants who, due to open borders policies, have overtaken those legally seeking asylum.
Our current elected officials, with some exceptions, are being cheated. Do not call opponents of this type anti-immigrant.
Alma Orenstein, Queens Village

Drink recommendations change
dr George Koob’s comments calling for a drastic change in federal recommendations on alcohol before alcohol research review even begins undermine the scientific rigor and objectivity of the entire dietary guidelines process (“Biden’s alcohol czar warns that the new guidelines could only cover 2 beers a week”, August 24).
For more than 30 years, the state alcohol consumption guideline for those who wish to drink alcohol has been no more than one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men.
It is extremely alarming and inappropriate for a federal official to predetermine the outcome of the dietary guidelines and propose changing decades of precedent without resorting to the scientific scrutiny that supports such a sweeping move.
Amanda Berger, Vice President for Science and Health, Distilled Spirits Council, Washington, DC

Anti-migrant rally in Staten Island.
Post readers support resistance to migrants in the city.
Paul Martinka

Family members comfort the mother of murdered 16-year-old basketball star Paradisha Cooperwood, who lies next to a memorial to Quincy Reese Jr. outside Crenshaw High School.
A reader of the post voiced criticism of the “progressive” leadership in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Anthony’s Anthem
I have to commend Oliver Anthony for finding the use of his song funny during the Republican primary debate (“‘Rich Men’ Singer: I’m Not a Joe Fan,” August 27). He’s right when he says it’s about both parties. Both want complete control. Both want to exterminate the middle class through taxes.
While I’ll say that I tend to agree with the Republicans, I don’t think either party has, broadly speaking, my best interests at heart. Both are no longer in contact and are run by mega-rich, empty suits.
Chris Plate, Waterloo

LA chaos
Just like in New York City and other cities, the decent, law-abiding citizens of Los Angeles are now outnumbered by the stupid “progressives” who continue to vote for insane legislators and prosecutors who bring nothing but destruction to a decent life (” Ballot Bandits,” Susan Shelley, PostScript, Aug. 27). What’s worse, you can’t even see the result right in front of your eyes. Who would believe that we see such a lack of reason and logic? Why would anyone vote for the safe decline of their security and lifestyle?
Gary Layton, Interlaken, NJ

Sisterhood spat
As a fraternity member myself, how this seemingly unwelcome transgender person ended up in the Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity at the University of Wyoming is a mystery to me (“Serority stymied,” August 30).
I expect the process will remain broadly the same: there are rush parties to meet new students interested in membership, and then the current members vote on who to invite. Rushees can only join if members want them in the group.
Sharon Wylie, Westport, Conn.

Oliver Anthony has said he finds it funny that Republicans like his music.

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DUSTIN JONES is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DUSTIN JONES joined USTimeToday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with DUSTIN JONES by emailing

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