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INS Targets Victims of Green Card Scam

January 09, 2003

In "Lives Founder on Green Card Fraud" (Jan. 6), The Times reported that the Immigration and Naturalization Service is tracking down 275 green card holders from Korea who were victims of a green card scam for deportation hearings.

These residents -- some of whom have been here for as long as 16 years -- include scientists, doctors, ministers, software engineers and business owners.

I find this action by the INS to be reprehensible. Why doesn't the INS show the same vigor in tracking down the hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Mexico and Central America who knowingly came here illegally?

Robert H. Congelliere

San Pedro

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