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The following letter refers to a letter to the editor from Mohamed Sami which appeared in the July 30, 2001, issue of Immigration Daily.

Dear Editor:

As an immigration professional I am saddened by Mr. Sami's opinion that only college-educated persons should be legalized. This kind of elitist thinking is predicated on the assumption that a professional foreigner is worth more to the United States than a person who lacks one. It is a kind of bigotry. It is rejected in the spirit of the Constitution and Mr. Sami should retract his statements as they are insensitive and most of all, misinformed.

If Mr. Sami wanted a green card so badly, why did he not spend 18 hours a day picking oranges in the fields of America's farmers? Would he have all non-professional foreigners denied residency (thereby bringing the farming sector to a screeching halt)? Should the same prohibition have applied to immigrants of the early twentieth century? Since when is a farmer less than a programmer? These "illegal, uneducated, and [Spanish-speaking] immigrants" that Mr. Sami so casually dismisses probably picked the food he ate with his wife and two kids at dinnertime.

The conditions on Mr. Sami's student status and nonimmigrant worker status clearly state that he has no intention of immigrating into the United States. By his statements in his letter it seems that is no longer the case. He should then re-evaluate his motivations for staying in the country which has treated him so badly. I am sure there is a great need for computer scientists in Morrocco.

Sincerely,
Jose Cordero


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