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Illegal immigrants need to be deported

The word “illegal” is defined as not allowed by law. In the United States, federal law prohibits illegal immigrants from staying in this country.

I was appalled at two articles that appeared in The News recently regarding privileges afforded to illegal immigrants. The first detailed how an illegal immigrant was granted a law license under California law. He has been in this country for 20 years. The article noted he attended law school and passed the bar exam. This raises the question, who paid his tuition? In addition, federal law makes it illegal for a law firm to hire the illegal immigrant.

In Nevada, illegal immigrants were able to obtain driver-authorization cards, allowing them driving privileges. The article went on to state that Nevada law prohibits the Department of Motor Vehicles from using or sharing information for immigration-enforcement purposes. Do people recall the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001? Let me remind you, a number of those terrorists were in this country illegally.

It is important to note the financial burden illegal immigrants have placed on this country, as well as the special privileges they are afforded, which is also a cost to taxpayers. This has to stop. Immigrants need to follow proper procedures to enter this country or they should be deported.

Tom Camizzi

Orchard Park