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  04/15/06    Response to Mark Davis'

"Chasing history ?
While touching, protest was no civil rights march ," 

Wednesday, DMN Viewpoints
John Cantu

Guest worker program, not amnesty

I read, enjoyed and agreed with Mark Davis' viewpoint 'Chasing History' published in The Dallas Morning News on April 12, 2006.  Davis mentions a Pew Hispanic Center poll last summer revealing 34% Latino opposition to illegal immigration and asks when will those folks take to the streets. Count me among that 34%.
As a natural born U.S. citizen, I am conservative, generally vote Republican, but I do not support amnesty.  I support a guest worker program which would hopefully result in earned citizenship on a time frame based on the collective vote of our elected officials in Congress and the Senate.     4/18/06 Mark Powell:
I must comment on a GREAT comment.   John Cantu pretty much summed it up.
   If your readers would "really" hear him.....  He speaks for many.  There is so much going on with this matter, but some start to rebel over racial concerns.  That is not the issue, as Cantu points that out.
   I praise him for his comments.  A true Hispanic and AMERICAN.
While I do not support charging illegal immigrants with a felony, once new immigration law is enacted it should include similar, serious consequences assessed to both the violator and employer of any person who comes into the U.S. illegally after the law goes into effect

I support immigration laws that better protect our country, keep families intact and will put in place a viable registration process of undocumented illegal immigrants who are here now.
I noticed Dallas County Democrat District Attorney candidate Craig Watkins walked in front of Sunday's march next to Senator Royce West and other elected officials and wondered if Dallas County Republican District Attorney Candidate Toby Shook was invited to march alongside Mr. Watkins. I sincerely hope Mr. Shook was extended an invitation.  If not, Mr. Watkins' participation to the Mega March could be viewed by many citizens as a slick display of partisan politics.  
My desire to support the Dallas' Mega March was not to support partisan politics, but to support a viable, strong immigration law that better protects our border and a law that is practical when dealing with millions of illegal immigrants who are now living and working in our country.
John Cantu





  Ward politics is the Devil's key to the soul of the city council.  It is how some council members got themselves in trouble in the past.  It is the bait that will get others in trouble in the future. 4/6/8