Editor: In response to a recent opinion column by Michael Felsen (“How immigrant worker deportations hurt us all”, Nov. 28) I have a few questions. He referred to a Delmar Ramirez, an undocumented worker (also known as an illegal worker), who has been living in the New Orleans area for 18 years. In that 18-year period, was he receiving any government benefits? Did he obtain a drivers license illegally? Did he lie on an application for housing? Did he lie on an employment application?

Why do people insist on rewarding bad behavior? Ramirez is another example of these bleeding heart stories that justify breaking our laws. “Oh, he was a good father of seven kids, he was an important part of the community, he goes to church three times a day”, but he still broke our laws. What Ramirez does is his responsibility and his alone. If he gets deported, it’s all his fault, not ICE’s, not the border agents, and not mine.

He owns every bit of it. The article also states that those without proper authorization also suffers threats from the employers if they mention safety violations. Now Ramirez may be involved in a safety violation resulting an injury or death.

One thing I did not see in the article is the employer being arrested for hiring those without authorization. Where’s that part?

Kurt Krueger

Lake Havasu City

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VA172

I often wonder why these people here illegally for 10 years or more haven't done the necessary things to become legal here. It's not that difficult to get an immigration lawyer and get a green card and legal SS card.

HwyRovr

Golly gee, Skippy, do you think it might have something to do with the cost of getting an immigration lawyer while being paid less than minimum wage?

VA172

Oh golly gee dummy. My son-in-law did exactly that. Don't tell me it can't be done. There are many illegals also earning above minimal wage along with some having college degrees. Why didn't they get the proper legal status? Because of liberal policies they thought they would be protected forever.

Mr Lemons

I agree. Perhaps, if the seven kids and who knows how many grandchildren pooled their money they could scrape together enough money to hire an immigration lawyer. He might need a criminal lawyer, also. [thumbup]

HavasuGuy

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JVW

Your a Fool rovR

HwyRovr

"HwyRovr" - For God's sake tell your handler you are in dire need of additional English lessons, comrade.

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