Opinion: It’s an American’s civic duty to report undocumented immigrants
To the editor: One letter writer asked for selective enforcement of our laws. (“Note to unscrupulous bosses: Labor laws protect undocumented workers too,” Readers React, Jan. 5)
While anyone who works should be paid their earned wages and employers who violate labor laws should be held accountable, they should also be held accountable for violating immigration law by hiring illegal immigrants in the first place.
Threatening to report them is hypocritical, as they hired them to begin with, but it is not unjust or immoral to report someone who is violating the law. In fact, it is a civic duty.
Don Rosenberg, Westlake Village
However, the writer fails to understand that America is much more than just a piece of land — it is a philosophy, an ideal, a standard that people all over the world (still) try to achieve.
We should have open borders because the idea and promise of America is open to all.
Brian Hittelman, Beverly Hills
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