As a New Deal Democrat and former Virginia legislator, I found it ironic that the Feb. 1 Post carried a poignant news article about desperate, out-of-work citizens [“All I can do is keep my head up”] right above an article on how Republicans and the president are scrambling to legalize the status of millions of undocumented immigrants, who compete for the jobs that Americans are striving to obtain [“Obama open to middle-ground deal with GOP on immigration”].

George W. Grayson, Williamsburg