In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 72 percent of Americans supported legal status for immigrants living in the country illegally ["Poll backs legal path for immigrants here illegally," News, June 5].

I suppose that means that people who through skill, bravado and luck managed to enter and remain in the United States, in direct violation of our immigration laws, should be rewarded.

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Perhaps we should also consider rewarding people who manage to cheat on their taxes!

Thomas Focone, Stony Brook