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MV's Vargas testifies before Senate on immigration

Original post made on Feb 13, 2013

Former Mountain View High School student Jose Vargas gave an impassioned speech before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning, Feb. 13.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 1:00 PM


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Posted by Jose
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Feb 13, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Deport him. He's here illegally. He needs to go through the proper protocols like most of the immigrant who became US citizens.
It's not fair to those who did the right thing.

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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm

There's a big difference between an "immigrant" and an "invader."

We should adopt Mexico's immigration policy. They're enlightened about it.

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Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Feb 13, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Yesteryear, a country's might depended on the coal and iron ore a country possessed. Now it's smart people that drive economic growth. As populations in industrialized countries start to shrink, people are waking up to the fact that there will be worldwide competition for the best brains, if we are going to provide care for the increasing number of retirees.

The US is still a pretty good magnet for talent. Let's not spoil that with shortsighted policies.

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Posted by Konrad
a resident of another community
on Feb 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Konrad is a registered user.

I have met Jose Vargas and I am mentioned in his article in Time Magazine of June 25, 2012. I disagree with his attitude and some of his positions. However, I see the need for talented people like him to contribute to our future growth. I am an educated Republican who appreciates smart, well educated people. I applaud President Obama's plan to bring our immigration policy up to date. There is no Amnesty in his plan, just equity and appreciation for the potential of all men and women.

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Posted by unomas
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 13, 2013 at 11:11 pm

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According to this line of thinking, Bernie Madoff's kids should be allowed to keep what he gave them because they weren't the ones who broke the law. Sorry buddy, but you're in the country illegally which makes you an illegal alien. The truth hurts, it may even offend, but it's still the truth.