Immigration reform

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Since most of the people working in shops and on construction sites (from my perspective in California) are of Spanish speaking decent, the immigration issue is one that affects employers deeply.

I’ve got a few thoughts on the subject.

First, I really don't want to have to be a cop. I would love to see a simple form of verifiable identification.

Second, I would like to not have to worry about my valuable, trained and skilled employees being arrested and deported. Under our current system, this is a constant threat.

I have never advocated a path to citizenship for those who fall into the category of undocumented. But I do advocate a path to legality that would put all of this uncertainty and confusion to rest. We could easily get people documented and that would be a big step in the right direction.

Third, I would like to be able to speak to people who have lived, worked, shopped and educated children and raised families in this country for 10, 15, 20 years or longer to speak to me in a language I can understand!

D.D.

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