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March 07, 2009

Re "ICE fishing," editorial, March 2

When will The Times stop elevating illegal immigrants to victimhood status?

Even if illegal immigrants are waiters, car-washers and nannies, once a court has issued deportation judgments against these individuals, those orders must be enforced.

The Times seems impervious to the reality that fugitive status applies both to those who've entered our country illegally and then committed crimes, and to those who've entered illegally and then been issued deportation orders by our courts and ignored them.

Wouldn't it be in our interest, with our jobless rate at 10.1% here in California, if all 554,000 illegal immigrants with outstanding deportation orders be sent home and their jobs filled by unskilled, unemployed Americans?

Michael Scott

Glendora

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