According to a recent Deseret Morning News editorial (March 5), "Solid souls (illegal immigrants) should be given temporary legal status. ... And the practical way to do this is to allow law-enforcement officers to target and pursue the bad guys."

I assume, therefore, that the Deseret Morning News supports arresting, convicting and then deporting the millions of illegal immigrant "bad guys" who are using the stolen Social Security numbers and other identity documents of millions of American citizens, including tens of thousands of Utah children.

To paraphrase the editorial writer, giving temporary legal status (amnesty) to illegal aliens who are using the stolen identities of millions of innocent Americans is not only lazy thinking, it is immoral.

Ronald W. Mortensen

Bountiful