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Immigration a humanitarian issue

It breaks my heart that a bus full of the most unfortunate among us could be jeered at by any group of people. That anyone from Nevada County would spend time and energy going to Riverside County to participate in this act and call it patriotic is completely beyond my understanding.

The act reminds me of the gauntlet black children had to walk through during the civil rights era integration of schools. What an ugly face of humanity. No matter what your position is on immigration there is nothing to be proud of in participating in the “Murrieta” protest. Fortunately a relatively small number of citizens participated in this ugliness. Gov. Brown has correctly labeled the immigration issue a humanitarian one.

As a Mexican American and therefore “legal Latina,” I must comment on Todd Juvinall’s stated belief that “most Latinos who are here, legally, agree with me.” I certainly do not agree with Mr. Juvinall and I did a count of my own family — siblings, spouses and parents — we vote Democrat eight to one.



Diane Chayra

Grass Valley


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