* In response to “Umberg Aims Tough State Bill at Employers of Illegal Immigrants,” Aug. 31:
Can this be the same Assemblyman Tom Umberg (D-Garden Grove) who refused to support Assemblyman Bill Morrow’s (R-Oceanside) AB 1986, which would require the school districts in California to ask a simple question as to whether or not the student was legally in the U.S.?
Surely Tom, you are serious about the illegal immigration issue, but I find it hard to believe that your grandstand position is from your heart and not from your ego, which wants a statewide office for an Orange County Democrat.
If you are serious about the flood of illegals entering daily across our border and settling in California, then get behind a tamper-proof Social Security card. We would finally be able to take away the job magnet with a document that all legal residents and U.S. citizens would have to present to an employer. You must be joking to think employers are qualified to determine the viability of the documents they are presented by employees today. The tamper-proof Social Security card will dry up the jobs and do more to stop illegal aliens from coming to get jobs than seizing the property of your constituents in your Assembly district.
HAROLD W. EZELL
(Former Commissioner of INS,