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Immigration Administration

March 13, 1987

The INS is acting on behalf of the American public and the action it is taking should have been undertaken long ago.

I believe one of the prime motivating factors behind the new immigration law was the general population's frustration and dismay over the widespread problems presented by the onslaught of illegal aliens, particularly poor Latinos, in recent years. Millions, perhaps billions, of dollars of the American taxpayer's money has been spent in a futile effort to control this onslaught.

Now Rodriguez would have us believe it is only right that the U.S. taxpayer pick up the tab for these people to become legal residents.

If they can't pay, they shouldn't stay. Our already overtaxed welfare rolls can't handle them, and that's exactly where too many will end up. These people aren't the responsibility of the American public.

The Immigration Act of 1986 was far too generous, and I, for one, couldn't be more pleased to read that it is not going to result in an open-door policy to anyone who wants to stay, be they self-sufficient or not.

VIRGINIA TAYLOR

Woodland Hills

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