Monday, May 20, 2019     Volume: 20, Issue: 11

Santa Maria Sun / Letter To The Editor

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We need solutions

Vandenberg Village

By Jan Lipski

Karen Garcia wrote an excellent article on the personal heartbreak that is the result of immigration policies and enforcement that has been given the wink and nod for more than 40 years (“After deportation,” April 25). Congress needs to do something about this now. Actually it should have been done yesterday. President Trump has offered many opportunities to pass legislation addressing DACA, among other immigration issues, and the Democrats have flatly said no. How does the saying go? “If you are not part of the solution, then you must be part of the problem.”

I personally sent emails twice to U.S. Representative Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara) to please work with the president to stop this separation of families by finding legislative solutions to immigration law and violations. I got standard “thanks“ replies. Perhaps Carbajal should be spelled “Cabal.” The Democrats will not stop grousing about the last election until they lose the next one. Voters did not elect representatives to fuss and obstruct government action on the people’s concerns, or did they, perhaps by mistake.

Weekly Poll
How should the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District improve its A-G completion rates?

Align graduation requirements with university entrance requirements.
Ensure that students and parents are well aware of A-Gs and what they are before high school.
Improve support services and summer school classes for students who fall behind.
Completion rates are fine as is. Not everyone wants to go to a four-year college!

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