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What justifies lower liability insurance for immigrants?

To the editor: I am astounded to read that California now has legislation to provide low-cost auto insurance to the soon-to-be licensed noncitizen drivers now being processed. ("Licenses for migrant drivers means more will be insured -- in theory," Jan. 2)

What is the logic of allowing these folks lower liability and damage limits than the rest of the driving public, when in fact they may pose more of a risk? This makes no sense to me.

Most of us prudently choose to pay for much higher limits, recognizing that the state minimum of $15,000 liability for death or injury is absurd. Yet somehow our legislators figured out that $10,000 is sufficient for this special class? This is insane.

John Bowen, Goleta, Calif.

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