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Immigration reform activists visit Darrell Issa's office

Immigration reform has become a trojan horse for amnesty for those who have come here and in some way have not followed the administrative procedures for their legal admittance or citizenship. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 was supposed to be a one time, fix all for a 'broken' immigration system that included amnesty for those here prior to 1982...and yet here we are again. Immigration reform without fixing the problem that leads to people coming to America who are 'undocumented' should be a non starter for any responsible and rational person. Here is an interesting bit of history. In the late 30's, there were many Jewish people who immigrated from Germany to escape persecution, which later morphed into the Holocaust. At that time, there was a lottery set up to control the number of people who could enter the country. BUT, more importantly, in order to be admitted to the U.S., they had to have a sponsor who was financially responsible for them for a period of 5 years. Now, I am all for that system, so that the new arrivals don't become a burden to society in general (read taxpayers). Finally, it's sad to see that a former and retired SDPD, Carlos Ronquillo, someone who swore to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law, has chosen to advocate for a group who collectively, in some form or other, chose to turn their backs on the laws already established to provide a pathway to be here legally. There are PLENTY of people who went through the legal process of becoming citizens...a pathway that already exists. It is a slap in the face of the millions who followed the system to advocate for a group of people who have chosen to not follow established processes.
— December 4, 2013 12:47 p.m.
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