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Jobs: The Impact of Day Laborers

March 10, 1994

The usual justification for allowing street-corner, illegal alien day laborers is that they take jobs Americans don't want ("Toil and Trouble," March 6).

Well, the jobs now going to illegal aliens are the same jobs that put me through high school and college. I worked as a laborer, busboy, farm worker, and other low-paying positions, and I was happy to have them. These entry-level jobs are now filled by adult illegals who work for random wages below the American scale. By returning illegal aliens back to their own countries, we will make these jobs again available to our jobless, frustrated youth. A resurgence of jobs for American youth would also probably put an end to the idle street gangs.

GEORGE WOOD Malibu

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