Friday, January 15, 2010

Chief Baker Signs Up for Immigration Reform

"We are calling on the Congress and president to
pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation this year," said Ben Chin,
federal issue organizer of the Maine People's Alliance, which organized
Thursday's event. "We think we have waited long enough, and now is the time."
The letters to Snowe and Collins were signed by seven people, including Bishop
Richard Malone of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland; Ed Flanagan, CEO of
blueberry grower Jasper Wyman & Son of Milbridge; University of Maine System
Chancellor Richard Pattenaude; and Westbrook Chief of Police William
- John C.L. Morgan

Related: More on Westbrook Police's Mental Health PSAs (May 29, 2009)
Related: Bustlin' Bill: Laws Concerning Standoffs Are Too Narrow (April 30, 2009)
Related: Bustlin' Bill Reaches Out to Immigrants (February 21, 2009)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this quote: “We ask you to accept immigration reform in order to obtain greater social welfare for our families. … We are working people. We are not criminals. We consent that we violate some of your laws, but we did it because of necessity.”
First off, yes you are criminals, you are breaking the US immigration laws if you are here "illegally" and next time you get pulled over by Westbrook Police for speeding give them that line "...I did it out of necessity." and see how far you get with them....
If we would enforce the current immigration laws on the books and actually send illegal immigrants back home there would NOT be an immigration problem. Do it properly like my great-grandfather did in his day....