Harold Ezell, regional commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, has fallen victim of his own narrow-mindedness. On approving the issuance of work visas for race track jobs (Times, Jan. 14), he has legally recognized the need of the undocumented worker in this nation.
In the recent past Ezell has stated passionately his determination to deport the illegal alien. This, he claims, will open jobs for American citizens. It is ironic that only a few weeks later he turns around and grants approval for illegals to take American jobs.
The INS decision to grant such visas reflects the inability of the federal government to deal realistically with the illegal alien "problem." That Ezell finds himself in such a dilemma, trumpeting himself as a savior of jobs for Americans one minute and "betraying" them the next, is understandable: California has the largest concentration of illegal aliens in the country.
It is safe to say that a good deal of California's economy depends on the labor of the undocumented worker. In fact, much of the nation's economy is dependent on our cheap labor. Yet many Americans stubbornly refuse to accept this.