Begin Changing the Immigration System, Vote Yes on K, Says Letter to the Editor
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Dear Humboldt Neighbors,
In this time of division in our nation, I am reminded that we are all one. There is no separation. Skin color, birthplace, money at our disposal, neighborhood we live in; these are superficial. I choose to guide my Measure K vote with the long-lived principal: Do onto others as I would want done to me.
I stand by my unauthorized neighbors who are already living here. They are participating in our work force and educating their children in our schools. They are volunteering and participating in many of our community endeavors. I grieve for their continued state of fear and sense of not belonging. I hear from friends that a large vote for Measure K would help them feel that our Humboldt County community is doing it’s best to support and protect them.
When I hear the argument that Measure K is against the federal immigration law, I cringe. What did Humboldt County just do with legalizing cannabis? It’s still not legal with our federal government and yet our local government has totally embraced it. We did not wait for the federal government to figure out the cannabis system, so why can’t we begin changing the immigration system here at home, one vote at a time?
I urge all of us to open our hearts and minds. Please support our unauthorized neighbors and vote Yes for Measure K.