I am responding to Mr. Naik’s Aug. 2 column “Let us celebrate the good deeds.” In it, he mistakenly states that “A country created and nurtured by immigrants is now standing against them.” In 2018, through September, 820,748 immigrants were granted lawful permanent resident status, according to Homeland Security statistics. If this is projected out for the year, roughly 1,094,330 immigrants will have been granted lawful permanent resident status in 2018. In 2016, the last year of President Obama’s administration, 1,183,505 were granted lawful permanent resident status. The Trump administration, is trying to deport those individuals, just like the Obama Administration did, who have been adjudicated to be ineligible for lawful permanent status. They have made their case or have failed to appear before an Immigration Court. The “crisis” has been created because there is a fundamental ignorance of the law by the public and the inappropriate hype that has been afforded this issue by the media and certain elected officials. We need to take a deep breath and think about this in more logical terms. Would you want uninvited guests to appear on your doorstep and ask for food, clothing, shelter, and permanent residency in your house — I think not.