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Why doesn’t ICE detain the business owners that exploit undocumented immigrants

Emanuel, 14, and his sister Aidha, 20, describe what it has been like without having their mother around since her arrest in January when her car broke down and an MDTA police officer called ICE. (Thalia Juarez | Baltimore Sun)

I find it very interesting that President Donald Trump and his supporters repeatedly defend their immoral treatment of immigrants (“ICE exploring possible Baltimore-area detention facility to hold 600 to 800 detainees,” July 18). They love to cite how they come here and break the law, but somehow, they never mention the flip side of the coin — those who employ illegal immigrants.

Where is the hue and cry to have ICE raid businesses and hold the owners, corporations and their boards accountable, as well as seize their assets? Take the burden off taxpayers and put it on these criminals who are aiding and abetting “law breakers.” In fact, they are far worse criminals because they target the vulnerable who are exploited by their status — working for lower wages, no benefits, etc. The Republicans don’t want to talk about these criminals because the first raid would be 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It would force President Trump’s supporters to start chanting “lock him up” at their rallies. I might also add: To those Republicans who are so offended by the socialist Democrats, f you truly believe this, start sending back your Social Security checks and refuse Medicare.

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Tom Hollowak, Baltimore

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