Rights for ‘noncitizens’

I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiments of Gregory Pluchos in The Bulletin on Oct. 3 about “noncitizens” gaining as many, or more, rights than citizens — driver’s licenses and in-state tuition to college, among other benefits. I am reminded of the president using an executive order to give Latinos a privilege just in time to get a huge Latino vote in the last election. They had been brought to the U.S. as little children by illegal immigrants. The young people were not to blame, but there was no attempt to get citizenship. Now they are granted in-state tuition, etc. I’m not saying that it is all wrong, but there should be some path to citizenship now that they have been exposed and have been given status to be treated as citizens.

I think that California’s change is a political ploy.

Marven Petersen

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