Illegal immigrants' rights

Published: Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 12:08 a.m.

In response to Wilfredo R. Melendez's guest column of Jan. 9: All arguments aside, the issue as far as I am concerned is not where any one is from, how hard they work or where they work, the only issue is the legal status of said person.

Being an illegal immigrant means that person is in this country against the laws of this country. How does that status (illegal/undocumented) grant the privileges and rights of being a citizen of this country?

Along with those rights and privileges granted to legal citizens of this country there are responsibilities and obligations. Apparently it is more desirable to be here illegally than to become a citizen of this country.

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