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Regarding the April 14 article “Calderon couple exit Japan“: As far as I know it is a standard practice among countries worldwide to deport illegal immigrants who have been apprehended. In the Calderon case, the daughter was granted special permission to stay in Japan, however. I wonder what legal criteria the government based its decision upon. The parents had violated Japan’s immigration laws by entering Japan on falsified passports. Why aren’t they facing prosecution in the Philippines or Japan for the crimes they committed?

My main concern is that if the government is too lenient in cases involving illegal immigrants, more social problems will arise as a result.

minako ishii

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