Letters to the Editor

Elevate the conversation on immigration

Demonstrators chant slogans during an immigration rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), programs, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
Demonstrators chant slogans during an immigration rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), programs, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. AP

I was disappointed to see The Tribune publish the highly speculative column, “Grover Beach mother should have applied for citizenship before she was deported.” We need more than just armchair legal advice.

In addition to Mr. Phil Dirkx’s column, The Tribune should elevate voices of recent immigrants, their families and those who work closely with immigrant communities. We need to have a thoughtful conversation about the realities of a broken immigration system. The Tribune should actively seek out new and diverse voices to improve the quality of discourse in our community.

Adrienne Garcia-Specht and Andy Specht, Arroyo Grande

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