Comprehensive Immigration Reform With Pathway To Citizenship Letter


Assemblyman Mansoor Costa Mesa, CA Town Hall Meeting, 2/27/14

VIDEO # 1 transcript: “I have been (blasted) by both anti-illegal immigration groups and pro-illegal immigration groups.  One calls me racist and the other calls me a sellout.  But my views have never changed.  Last year, I joined several of my Republican colleagues in the California State Assembly in signing a letter that called for immigration reform. We asked for border security first and foremost.  The second thing we asked for was employer sanctions.  The letter was simple and clear. There is a problem and it needs to be fixed.  Pro-amnesty groups used this letter – that we  signed many months before – and removed the date and put quotes out of context in a full page newspaper ad to imply I supported the amnesty proposal that was put forward by Speaker Boehner.  Amnesty is immediate citizenship that I do not support.  What I do support is reform.  That is why I did what I did when I was a mayor of Costa Mesa.  Put forward a proposal to work with immigration and customs enforcement so we could screen people here illegally who commit crime.”

15 CA State Republican Legislators signed an undated letter to the CA California Congressional Delegation in support of comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, asking Speaker Boehner to “Call The Vote.”  The letter was promoted by the Western Growers Association, WGA, a pro-amnesty lobby group that donates to State Legislators.  WGA staged press conferences promoting the letter:  In the videos below and above,  CA Republican Assemblyman Allan Mansoor defends his signing of the letter at a Costa Mesa, February 27, 2014 Town Hall Meeting.  He claims the 6 paragraph letter calls for border enforcement and employer sanctions “first.” However,  the letter has but one line dedicated to border security and employer sanctions.  READ the undated letter promoted and posted on the WGA website:   Assemblyman Mansoor states that individuals who oppose the letter  are “extremists.”  Constituents and concerned citizen have met with Assemblyman Mansoor and have called for him to issue a new letter in support of American workers and veterans, but Assemblyman Mansoor will neither retract his signature from the letter nor issue a new letter.  ARTICLE: