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Dear Editor:

I must comment on immigration law section 245(i) which has been by far the most unfair and overly abused immigration law ever drafted. The beneficiaries of 245(i) are ILLEGAL immigrants and their attorneys who will share in its benefit. Those that suffer are people, like myself, who choose to enter the US LEGALLY after waiting several years for a visa to become available. I have also chosen to remain in legal status while in this great country unlike those that choose to overstay their respective visas and then take advantage of 245(i) by paying the $1,000 penalty and obtaining their residency here in the US. Section 245(i) not only forgives them their ILLEGAL entry or ILLEGAL overstay it allows them to remain in the US and obtain their residency! How fair is that I ask? I know my family and friends overseas would love to enter today and then do the same, but their law-abiding consciences prevent them from doing so. Please call your Senators and Representatives and make sure that 245(i) and laws just like it are buried forever. Despite what happened on 9/11, the US should continue to welcome immigrants into the US who enter LEGALLY and stop rewarding ILLEGAL immigrants.

J. Seyes


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