Dear Responsible Officials,
I respectfully implore you to stop the defoliation program which the US Border Patrol is apparently about to implement. This is a reckless, backward, destructive policy with neglected externalities that make it cost far more than it can possibly be worth. The question of whether to inflict defoliant on American soil should not be up to Texas. This requires national leadership.
See: "Border plants to be killed to reveal smugglers," By DANE SCHILLER, Houston Chronicle, March 24, 2009.
Jamey Hecht, PhD
Los Angeles, California