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Re letters of (03/27/09 ID): I smiled when I read Laurent's letter's rendition of how he was "thrown to jail after my american (sic) bonafide wife filed for divorce". Her side of the story: "Hell hast no fury like a woman scorned," perhaps? Or fraudulent marriage? No doubt conditions in the lockup were deplorable. I wonder what was the underlying charge leading to the arrest? Did Laurent hire a lawyer? Probably not, or his letter may have bashed lawyers too, instead of asking us "people" to "wake up" - but from what? Steven McKay's letter's horror story of dark-skinned Guatamalans carded on buses finds it "inexcusable" that authorities use racial profiling in detecting illegal aliens. Well, yes, cows give milk. If you want milk, find a cow. Get the analogy? Or do bleach-blondes with a heavy Brookyn accent and a Jets jacket give milk? Sadly, profiling is sometimes necessary. It is a matter of statistics who gets profiled. Since when is it "major embarrassment for our country" to arrest Guatemalans attempting to enter without a visa? Were they on a bus? J. Smith's letter rails against the machine and, yup, against lawyers. His letter laments that lawyers' letters sometimes refer to "illegal immigrants". I agree - they should not. "Illegal immigrant" is an oxyoron, as is "free inmate" - something Laurant was not. One cannot be both "illegal" and an "immigrant" at the same time. The correct term is "illegal alien," because they are both. I have never heard of "pending applications for tourist visas" in a context that would get anyone arrested by the Border Patrol. Somewhere, perhaps, the facts got a bit twisted? "Hey, officer, let me in," all eight call from under the tarp of an old pickup truck in Tijuana, "I have a tourist visa pending." Yeah, right.
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
What about US citizens Jailed without Justice? (03/26/09 ID comment). Illegal immigrants using VAWA to their advantage of gaining quick and guaranteed legal status. Marrying and setting up male citizen spouse, claiming abuse, being arrested and detained. How unjust is that? Disgusting and despicable and scary.
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