Letters to the Editor

Writer imagines a phone call home from Kevin de Leon

State Sen. President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, responds to a lawmakers question concerning his bill to prohibit local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities during a hearing of the Senate Public Safety Committee, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, in Sacramento.
State Sen. President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, responds to a lawmakers question concerning his bill to prohibit local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities during a hearing of the Senate Public Safety Committee, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, in Sacramento. AP

Ring ring. Hi mom, it’s Kevin. Want to let you know it’s all right to come on up to El Norte. It’s great here! Health care, school for the kids, the works! All free! I’m a big wheel in the government! How about that?! And bring little brother and sissy. Don’t pay any attention to that line at the immigration office, you can skip that. I’ll make some phone calls! What’s that you mentioned? The rule of law? Don’t worry about it, those immigration laws are for other people. Up here, we mostly just ignore the laws we don’t like. And I’m going to get a new law passed so you won’t even have to worry about being sent home. Ever! We won’t ignore THAT one! It’s gonna be wonderful! See you soon. Bye bye.

Will Power, Arroyo Grande

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