Re "Immigration finally is on the front burner" (Editorials, Jan. 29): As deliberations continue on immigration reform, please remember U.S. citizens like myself who have petitioned for married children over 21 and have been waiting for almost 20 years for their children to join them in the U.S., with no clear indication as to how much longer they have to wait.
I petitioned for my daughter in 1995 from the Philippines and to date have no idea when her immigration petition will come through. My daughter has firmly decided to follow U.S. immigration law and will not come here illegally. Surely some justice needs to be assured for those who choose to follow the law so that their wait for legal immigration is not longer than the wait of others who have violated U.S. immigration law and are now being considered for legal residence. A U.S. citizen expects justice from his government.
-- Matthias Mendezona, North Highlands