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Make better use of legal residents

May 27, 2008

Re "New work visa rules to cut bureaucracy," May 22

Reading your article, one would not know that the U.S. is sliding into a recession, that 75% of our cash welfare recipients nationwide are between the ages of 20 and 39, or that we still have millions of nonviolent prison inmates and other unemployed low-skilled legal resident workers we should encourage to work in restaurants and other jobs that foreign-born "temporary" workers will be brought in to fill. Lawmakers who support the new visa rules obviously don't mind forcing American workers to pay for costly social services to be rendered to those low-wage "temporary" workers and their families.

Yeh Ling-Ling

Executive Director

Diversity Alliance for

a Sustainable America

Oakland

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