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Letter: Shouldn't reward lawbreakers

Tomas Martinez shouts into a megaphone during an

Tomas Martinez shouts into a megaphone during an immigration reform rally at the Atlanta City Detention Center in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The rally was part of a national "Chant Down the Walls" day of protest, according to organizers. The night before, President Barack Obama announced he will use executive action to stop the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants. Photo Credit: EPA / Erik S. Lesser

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.

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

Thomas Focone, Stony Brook

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