May Day march for immigration reform

In preparing for what is becoming an annual event, organizers of Mountain View's May Day march for immigration reform are seeking to ride a wave of momentum.

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Posted by Hmm
a resident of Monta Loma
on Apr 30, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Only reform needed is to enforce the laws that are on the books. We have a great immigration police and these people just want to bypass.

Anyway May 1, is communist day.

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Posted by American
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 30, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Why should we expect new laws to be enforced when the old ones are being ignored? Non enforcement of immigration laws only invites chaos. No amnesty for people here illegally.

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Posted by Cheaters
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 30, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Why is it that illegal immigrants get to jump the queue and get ahead of those people trying to get here legally? Why do the illegals think they are entitled to extra benefits because they are felons?

Legal immigrants should be preferred over those that break the law and then try to hide behind protests.

Frankly, I do not see how these illegal immigrants think they should be allowed to vote. Besides, felons are not allowed to vote.

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Posted by Taxpayer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Vote? You gotta be kidding! My answer would be to pass voter ID laws.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of another community
on Apr 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Marx and Lenin would be so proud!

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Posted by Don Honda
a resident of another community
on Apr 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm

The LA Times recently posted an article that shows that the Obama administration, the Illegal Alien lobby, and the major media outlets have been in collusion to depict the "high" deportation numbers. The exact opposite is true since the beginning of the current President's policy. Interior deportation has and will be lower than 1973 rates. This is leading towards more people overstaying their visas and currently, more Illegal Alien minors crossing the border. Obama has just recently instructed border patrol to not turn back those Illegal Aliens on record as having entered illegally as priors, but to let them pass IF they don't have a major criminal record. After the first Illegal Entry, it is a felony each time thereafter.

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Posted by Desmond
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 30, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Here's how I calculated the stats that are quoted in the article.

1. In 2012, 46% of the foreign-born population in the US were naturalized: Web Link
2. In Mountain View, 38.8% of residents are foreign-born: Web Link

Assuming the national rate of naturalization holds in Mountain View, that means that 54% * 38.8% = 21% of residents are disenfranchised. That's 1 in 5 people that live here!

I suspect the rate of naturalization may be higher in Mountain View due to the presence of Google. But still, that's a lot of people living without democratic representation. Including myself.

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