Empathy. Compassion. Economic realism. Congressmen Mike Thompson and Luis Gutierrez spoke about it while emphasizing the importance of immigration reform becoming real in Congress this summer, to a group of about 120 people during “Connecting Latino Voices,” a community gathering on May 3rd, at the beautiful Chateau St. Jean vineyard in Kenwood, Sonoma County.
“It is the right thing to do, and it also is sound economic benefit for our country,” Thompson said. The congressman referred to what economists and pro-immigration activists have explained it again and again, that legalizing the millions of undocumented workers in the United States will contribute to the US economy, as simple as that.
“The details are in the provisions,” Congressman Gutierrez said, conveying that as important as it is establishing a permanent legal status that will let the brightest and highly educated professionals from other countries stay and bring their families to the United…
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