Milton Tepeyac, the deported veteran who was the subject of Michael Sullivan’ s Aug. 13 front-page article “Hard lesson for deported veterans” had my sympathy up until the point when I read that he voluntarily involved himself in an illegal drug deal. The rules regarding legal permanent residents are simple and well known; one is that if you commit a crime, you risk being deported. It amazes me thatThe Post writes about the hardships green-card veterans suffer but doesn’t lend much significance to their illegal actions.

If we want a strong, moral and diverse society, we must remember that we are a nation of laws. It’s getting tiresome to hear both sympathizers and perpetrators moan about being held accountable for their actions.

Bob Farkas, Fairfax