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What jobs are immigrants 'stealing'?

To the editor: Regarding the letter to the editor lamenting the illegal immigrants who take the jobs of authorized workers in the U.S., as soon as I see more white people picking fruit or vegetables and working in a field, I might consider this stance. ("The new normal in employment: underemployment," Letters, Aug. 6)

There are laws designed to keep illegal immigrants out of the legal job market. Of course, there will be the few who are hired to work under the table, but again, most of those jobs wouldn't be touched by a white American.

If those who worry about illegal immigrants taking their jobs enjoy fruit and vegetables, perhaps they should thank the people who do the work most won't.

Steve Owen, San Diego

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