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L.A Times editorial: We need comprehensive immigration reform

October 5, 2008 |  9:48 am

In rounding up "illegal immigrants convicted of crimes or linked to criminal gangs -- including about 400 in the Los Angeles area -- the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has made life safer for the residents of terrorized neighborhoods. But the four-month sweep, part of Operation Community Shield, also demonstrates the need for comprehensive immigration reform, including legal status for most of the estimated 12 million people in this country illegally," says this Los Angeles Times editorial.

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