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9/11 Deportations

June 07, 2003

So, internal investigators at the Justice Department had "concerns" and found "significant problems" concerning the "rights" of 9/11 detainees (June 3). The end result was that nearly all the suspects were deported. But groups such as the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union complain that these illegal aliens' rights were violated. The ACLU went so far as to state that the report marked "a major scandal for the Bush administration." Yeah, right.

Those arrested and detained were illegal aliens. They were all charged with criminal violations or civil violations of federal immigration law and subsequently deported. There is nothing illegal or unlawful in the detention of illegals. So what's to argue?

Joseph A. Lea

Mission Viejo

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