Immigration reform will bring economic benefits

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 - 1:10 pm

Re "Time to bring immigration reform to a vote" (Editorials, Dec. 2): President Barack Obama wants to change the U.S immigration policy, while Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, wants to bury the issue. I think Boehner is wrong. Discussing and approving immigration reform would open a wide range of economic benefits. Allowing immigration reform also would bring back together families who have been deprived of their loved ones for so long. Republicans need to realize that an agreement on immigration reform would lead states, such as California, out of debt by increasing consumer spending and investing. I agree with the president's views: If the issue of immigration isn't dealt with, then we are undercutting our own future.

-- Gabriela Del Cid , West Sacramento

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