Regarding "Facing the border: A day laborer's story" (The Signal, Feb. 7): What were you thinking? Even if you believe the biased propaganda in this article, it is horrible journalism and not fit to print. Regarding this article's final sentence - pure over-the-top drivel: "It's funny how you see people cry over a dog being rescued when we are treated like animals if we're caught." No, that's not funny. What is funny is that this ...
Regarding "Facing the border: A day laborer's story" (The Signal, Feb. 7): Why are we patronizing and having sympathy for illegal immigrants? Aberto Lopez is an illegal immigrant. Yes, the American Dream is only a dream if you are illegal. He has been here 10 years and still has not learned English. According to him he pays taxes. Does he use someone else's Social Security number or does he mean sales taxes? He said he ...
Regarding "Facing the border: A day laborer's story" (The Signal, Feb. 7): If I wanted to read "bleeding heart" stories about the plight of illegal immigrant day laborers, I would have subscribed to the Los Angeles Times, not The Signal. This article was not worthy of the front page.
It's time for the City Council and those wanting to run for the office, along with our other local politicians - Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, etc. - to take a stand and go on the record with their community on exactly what their individual position is on the illegal immigration issue.
Finally, there is one politician who has come out and said what needs to be said. Bob Kellar is 100 percent correct. There are so many of this country's problems that could be corrected or made so much better by cracking down on illegal immigration.
Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar could have chosen better words. However, his political incorrectness has cut to the heart of the matter.
Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon pacifying the politically correct crowd is more than a huge disappointment ("McKeon: Kellar should offer an apology," Feb. 3). He reportedly said: "It was an unfortunate statement. ... I'd encourage it to be clarified, cleared up, apologized for and moved on from."
Regarding "McKeon: Kellar should offer an apology" (The Signal, Feb. 3): Bob Kellar has absolutely nothing to apologize for as far as illegal immigration goes. Theodore Roosevelt said the same words more than 100 years ago. "There is only room in this nation for one flag and one language," and by God, if it's good enough for the president of the United States of America to say, then there is no reason for anyone to ...
To whom is Bob Kellar supposed to apologize? Those who believe he is a racist are gratified that, in their minds, he has proven it. Therefore they do not need an apology. Those who believe his statement was not a racist slur were not affronted, so they have no complaint. Those who can't decide if his statement was racist don't know if they were offended, so they need no apology.
I applaud Bob Kellar for the stand he's taken on illegal immigration. Finally, a politician has the guts to stand up for the people who pay taxes. He is the voice for what most American citizens aren't able to say. Meg Whitman and Howard "Buck" McKeon are running from the truth like any other politician. They have lost what this United States was founded on. Keep it up, Bob.
Take the emotions out of the equation and you have the almighty dollar. That U.S. dollar is being misused violently and that is criminal. We need to become more realistic and make some of these other countries take care of their own. If people choose to be here illegally and not go through the process of legalization, like those who paved the way, then get out. No right. No benefits. No nothing. Do it legally ...
Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar is being vilified and is anything but a racist. As one who worked closely with Kellar on community housing issues for decades, I am qualified to make this assessment. Kellar has been an avid supporter of Habitat for Humanity's work to lift up the working poor, regardless of race, by providing decent, affordable housing and other life skills that have propelled many families toward brighter economic futures. Even now, ...
Bob Kellar should not apologize for his remarks at the rally against amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Bob Kellar has my vote and my respect. Meg Whitman, Bruce McFarland, Laurie Ender and Frank Ferry do not.
If nothing else, working in the news business quickly teaches one to develop a thick skin. We've gotten used to name-calling, accusations and death threats - and we don't obsess too much over them, because it comes with the territory.
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I am noted for my exclamation marks in ending a sentence when I submit a letter to the editor to the SCV Signal, which seems to annoy some posters.
Today, President Obama will address the nation and try to convince a skeptical American public why it's important to take limited military action in Syria as retaliation for President Bashar al-Assad last month allowing chemical weapons to be used against civilians, killing nearly 1,500 people, including more than 400 children, with sarin gas.
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This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
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