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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Instead of lambasting the ACA, why not put that energy and time into trying
The ardent zeal of the pitiful mind set constantly at fever pitch to maintain the imbecilic quest to paint Americans as racists pushes the boundary of sanity versus psychosis.
Just when I thought maybe it was time to settle down over Common Core, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan renewed the fire of discontent on both ends of the political spectrum with the following: "It's fascinating to me that some of the pushback (against Common Core) is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who - all of a sudden - their child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Reserves Darren Collison and Jamal Crawford scored 15 points each and the Los Angeles Clippers used a strong second half to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 101-81 on Thursday night.
An 18-year old man has been arrested after allegedly stealing a part of a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that was wrecked following a crash that left both Valencia businessman Roger Rodas and actor Paul Walker dead last weekend, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
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With thousands of people pledging to turn out Sunday for a memorial to honor Santa Clarita Valley resident and business owner Roger Rodas and actor Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in Valencia last weekend, a local church has offered up its parking lot to accommodate some of the crowd.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state parks department has a new warehouse for its collection of historical artifacts, and the building will soon be open to the public.
SANTA CLARITA - Sheriff's deputies responded to the Target department store in Valencia about noon Thursday on initial reports of a burglary.
It's on, scheduled in Newhall this Saturday, a chance for local kids and their families to explore, play, see, create and hear about the arts and literacy in the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department and the City of Santa Clarita recommend the public avoid the Rye Canyon Business Park if at all possible on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in anticipation of a reported public memorial for actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. Ongoing parking restrictions and lane closures will remain in place and will be enforced.
SANTA CLARITA - About 4,000 children's social workers for Los Angeles County were on strike Thursday after contract talks broke down over the timing of a pay raise and the number of caseloads the workers must handle, union officials said.
In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela's death spread Thursday, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke out about the life and legacy of the former South African leader.
KUNA, Idaho (AP) - A dump truck collided with a school bus Thursday at a rural southwestern Idaho intersection, killing an 11-year-old boy and injuring four other children.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer for Amanda Bynes says the actress has left an inpatient mental health treatment facility and is back with her parents.