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Alejo Commends Obama on Immigration Reform

The local assemblymember says we need immigration reform to support so many local residents who came to Central California from other countries.

Assemblymember Luis Alejo, who represents us locally, released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s speech on immigration reform:

I commend President Obama’s leadership and commitment on one of the most long-awaited and important human rights issues of our times, immigration reform. Millions of hard working immigrant families can now look forward to finally getting recognition for their hard work and contributions to the economies of the State of California and our country.

The President’s proposal would also validate the hard work of hundreds of thousands of new American immigrants that toil every day in the agricultural fields harvesting the fruits and vegetables that feed the families of our state, the country and the world.

It is my hope that Congress will act this year on passing comprehensive immigration reform. I am confident that President Obama and our leaders in Washington will find a bipartisan permanent solution to this critical issue. Our future, our economy and millions of immigrant families depend on it.

I am proud to author Assembly Joint Resolution 3 this year. I introduced this piece of legislation in December to specify principles for repairing the nation’s immigration system and urge representatives in Washington D.C. to take a comprehensive and workable approach to improving the nation’s immigration system using those principles.

Do you stand with Alejo and Obama on immigration reform? Tell us in the comments!

randy January 30, 2013 at 04:02 PM
I wouldn't stand with Alejo for anything. As for Obama... I did not vote for him and that says it all right there. Randy speaking his mind.
Steve Bankhead January 30, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Another example of Assemblyman Alejo's often self-contradictory agenda. He has made sin frontera comments in the past in association with the Brown Berets indicating his preference for open borders, and then turns around pushing for increases in the minimum wage. Economics 101: Supply and demand. Increasing the number of workers in a job market - especially with a tilt towards lower-paid sectors - lowers the wage levels of all but the top-skilled earners. And it's not only farm work involved here, with many landscapers, roofers, etc., going to the Home Depot parking lot employment office. Once again, Assemblyman Alejo has met the enemy, and it is him.
Steve Bankhead January 30, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Another example of Assemblyman Alejo's often self-contradictory agenda. He has made sin frontera comments in the past in association with the Brown Berets indicating his preference for open borders, and then turns around pushing for increases in the minimum wage. Economics 101: Supply and demand. Increasing the number of workers in a job market - especially with a tilt towards lower-paid sectors - lowers the wage levels of all but the top-skilled earners. And it's not only farm work involved here, with many landscapers, roofers, etc., going to the Home Depot parking lot employment office. Once again, Assemblyman Alejo has met the enemy, and it is him.
beviej January 30, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Alejo DOES NOT support the legal citizens of his jurisdiction. Amnesty tells the world "you all come" because having borders for the United States don't mean a thing. Does he really think that farm work is the only job that illegals do? Not hardly. He supports the Azlan movement with his brown berets. Our economy is going down the tubes, which is probably part of the "plan" for California soon to be part of Mexico, where there are the elite wealthy and the dirt poor and nothing in between. Why they want this is beyond me. Haven't they crossed the borders illegally to have a "better life"?
David H. Perez January 30, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Funny how Alejo refers to these people as "immigrants" while omitting the term "illegal." I voted for Obama for a number of other reasons, but had to hold my nose while casting my vote because of his views on illegal immigration. BTW - I have NEVER voted for Alejo, and never will!
Rebecca Tait January 30, 2013 at 07:06 PM
I agree with Mr. Alejo, this is a good beginning.
Steve Bankhead January 30, 2013 at 07:13 PM
roman: Your opinion was sniped from behind the shelter of a phony name, so I'll take comfort in the fact that I lack the support of a cowardly name caller. Thank you.
beviej January 30, 2013 at 07:21 PM
Roman, anytime anyone makes a comment against immigrants that are in this country illegally, the first shout is racist. Once again, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO RACISM INVOLVED WITH BEING AGAINST ""ILLEGAL"" IMMIGRATION. When are you people going to come up with a better answer as to why you think it is o.k. for anyone and everyone to cross the U.S. borders ILLEGALLY? Hezbollahs and Islamic terrorists are also crossing the borders ILLEGALLY while anyone who travels by airplane is subjected to body x-rays and searches. Really sick and tired of the whole racism crap.
randy January 31, 2013 at 12:02 AM
>>When are you people going to come up with a better answer as to why you think it is o.k. for anyone and everyone to cross the U.S. borders ILLEGALLY? Hezbollahs and Islamic terrorists are also crossing the borders ILLEGALLY while anyone who travels by airplane is subjected to body x-rays and searches. Really sick and tired of the whole racism crap.<< AMEN BROTHER. VERY WELL SAID. If you want to talk about racist, then do say it how it is. You are racist (against the citizens of the USA) Roman
Carlos deVille January 31, 2013 at 04:21 AM
Viva de Nuevo Mexicano Revolution!
Carlos deVille January 31, 2013 at 04:24 AM
Those people you call illegal are just taking back the land the US took from Mexio 200 years ago. The white people are the aliens here.
Carlos deVille January 31, 2013 at 04:25 AM
Some people talk about things that they now little of.
Carlos deVille January 31, 2013 at 04:26 AM
Commander Alejo is taking care of the true owners of this land.
Carlos deVille January 31, 2013 at 04:27 AM
A self hating Mexican, so, so sad.
Carlos deVille January 31, 2013 at 04:28 AM
When the commander comes to power this willbe a brown only area.
beviej January 31, 2013 at 04:34 AM
Carlos, why do you want Mexico to take back California, when millions cross the border to have "a better life"? I have driven thru Mexico many times and seen the dirt poor poverty first hand Do you really want to see the poverty that is in Mexico here? The richest man in the whole world is Mexican. Don't you think he should be able to help his countrymen? He wants to keep his 93 billion dollars all to himself.
Rico Ganjareya January 31, 2013 at 06:35 AM
Mexico is número uno in foutball.
Paul Greenburg January 31, 2013 at 06:46 AM
Alejo's followers wear brown shirts and hats, march and talk about 'my struggle and think there is but one true race'...does this remind anyone of anything?
roman January 31, 2013 at 05:21 PM
America is a burden of shame.
Cathy P. January 31, 2013 at 09:38 PM
"The white people are the aliens here." ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nah, some of us only look like like aliens...
Cathy P. January 31, 2013 at 09:43 PM
How much better to be free of the burden of shame by working to heal it?
The last real guy in this crummy town, very sad February 08, 2013 at 07:16 PM
All of the Brown Beret Bunch agree with every thing he says. Perhaps they should be called the Brown Nosed Bunch?

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