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Public Pulse May 28th, 2009

The Editor

Summing It Up


I was born in a South American country and I came with my parents as a legal immigrant at age 18. I am a naturalized U.S. citizen, which was something I always wanted. By age 18 I spoke Spanish and had a good knowledge of German and English.

Due to our existing immigration laws, those who gain legal entry to this country are people who don't come here as beggars, they got educated in their native country and are screened for disease and criminal records. In addition, these immigrants have another reason why they come to this country that is different from illegal aliens. They come here to make this country their new country and to become U.S. citizens. Because of this, they have a pretty good idea of what the U.S. stands for and they want to be part of it.

Not the illegals.

Illegals come to strip-mine the U.S. and to take as much as they can from it as they break just about every law. Contrary to the myth in Washington, the last thing in the illegal alien mind is to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. They love their native country and they strive to make a colony of it wherever they settle. They refuse to assimilate in U.S. society and they refuse to learn English.

/s/Haydee Pavia
Laguna Woods, CA

Liked the Immigrant Story

Great article. When I was in this business I did know of him, and so did the gentleman that worked our cows. This happened then, and I feel the work ethics that these people possessed are no longer found in most of the immigrants today. They want everything handed to them on a silver platter.

Again this was a great write Lyle. Job well done.


Ernie Kallmeier
Yucaipa, CA.

Another View


Here is a little story that tells why I think everyone should have a license to drive regardless of their status (yes, even tourists to this country!)

When my daughter was in high school we had foreign exchange students living with us for the summer. They wanted to go ride horses on the beach in Rosarita Beach, Mexico. I loaded up the car with my daughter and three exchange students and we headed south. As we pulled into Rosarita Beach all four teenagers started screaming alto! Since they were also laughing I thought it was some joke. A few blocks later they screamed alto again and laughed harder. The third time they did it I pulled over and asked: "what is going on!" My daughter was laughing so hard she could hardly get out: "Mom, you just went through three stop signs!" This my friends, is why everyone, regardless of their citizenship, should have drivers licenses and read signs in the local language.

Donna Davis

Editor’s Note: In Spanish, “Alto” means “Halt” or, “Stop.”

Likes Arie de Jong

Dear sir:

I must tell you how much my wife and I enjoy your paper, we wish there were more around like ( THE PAPER).

Mr de Jong is a man from the past; he has property on which he builds buildings, RV parking, and does not worry about permits. How many people can do that any more without a code enforcement officer, or building Inspector, giving them a citation. There is a home owner in Poway that built a ball field on one of his vacant lots, and now has the city council on his back. They want him to tear it out! He put it in without permits and lets some the kids in his area play baseball on it. There have been no complaints from any one around him, but still the city council has their nose stuck in there. Don't they have better things to worry about?

Keep up the good work,
/s/Don Brackmann
Rancho Penasquitos

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