Regarding “Ross and immigration” (Your Views, Dec. 17): The letter writer fails to mention that U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross was elected by citizens who are here legally and have a right to vote. She closes by saying she and others will remember the failure of Congress to pass immigration reform when they prepare to cast their ballots next year.
I agree we should have immigration reform which includes expediting applications for those who wish to come here legally and have passed stringent background checks. We have work permits allowing farmers and other employers to bring immigrants here on a seasonal basis. These permits could be increased based on demand after U.S. citizens have been given the opportunity to take these jobs. Breaking our laws by entering the country illegally and then demanding amnesty will never be acceptable to the American people. Polls show more than 60 percent of Americans oppose amnesty. It appears Ross is listening to his constituents. I wish him the best in his upcoming re-election.