Undocumented must respect laws

Letter date: 
Friday, September 14, 2012
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Letter author: 
Lyneil Vandermolen
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During Hugo Nicolas’ plea to work illegally for the city council, he stated that he and his relatives “share a common fear.” Most of them could solve that by leaving, then visiting on visas the way the families of legal immigrants do. The real problem is that illegal aliens want to ignore the law but avoid the consequences. Mr. Nicolas should be angry at his parents for putting him in this predicament.

Meanwhile, I don’t understand why getting his amnesty papers before job-seeking is too much to ask from Mr. Nicolas. His demand to be hired while it’s still technically illegal highlights the difference between the Nicolas family and American citizens; we still respect the law.