Rather Congress didn't do anything

Why would we want Congress to take action? We all know how Congress works: Legislation is introduced, then it's watered down by lobbyists who work for any given industry.

It doesn't matter which issue or what industry. Those who have the necessary capital have the legislation custom fit for them.

So for me, I'd rather Congress not do a thing. Less damage that way.

Darrin Combs

Fremont

Hopes law will pass soon

I hope that a comprehensive immigration reform law will be passed soon.

It is high time to "legalize" the estimated 11.5 million U.S. residents, most of whom live in "blended" families that include U.S. citizens. Many of these people have been living and working here for decades.

It is their adopted country. They have earned the right to a legal status and a path to citizenship. It is time for them to come out of the shadows and to be fully integrated into our taxpaying economy.

The vast majority of the undocumented are not "freeloaders." They have come to earn a living and make other contributions. They know the American economy and our political and legal systems afford them benefits not available in their native lands. Living and working in the United States is in their best interest. It is in the best interest of the United States, as well.


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Passage of a comprehensive immigration reform act will be good for our country. May it happen sooner, not later.

George Fulmore

Concord

Neither party cares about it

We've been fighting this immigration thing for years. I don't think either party really cares.

But I know that most Americans want to secure the border first. And that's where the argument starts with both parties.

The Democrats don't want to secure the border first, and the Republicans do. Mexico secures their border big time, so do most countries. But for some reason, the United States couldn't care less about securing our border.

We are going broke because of the illegal immigrants. They get a lot of free stuff for being illegal. Our government cares more about them than they do our legal citizens.

That really baffles me. They are breaking the law when they come to our country illegally.

I'm sure our government gets it, but they don't really care, and that's really sad.

Cathy Ledbetter

Newark

Republicans won't let it happen

Congress will not pass an immigration bill this year because the Republicans will not vote for it.

The Republicans are against everything that President Barack Obama presents.

After the president was elected, the Republicans turned down most of his programs in an effort to deny him a second term. They lost the presidency because the voters decided that the Republican candidate was no good for the country.

The Republicans are against the working class and until they change their programs they will not occupy the White House.

I predict that the Democrats will take the House in the next election.

Robert Beaudreau

Fremont