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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2006 10:00 pm

Just like their elected leaders, local employers and residents have mixed feelings on illegal immigration, while some area students continued the protests of this past weekend by walking out of their classrooms.

Bob Lauchland, president of the Lodi District Grape Growers Association, said it's already hard to find willing workers for the area's vineyards and some of the proposed immigration laws will make it even harder.

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  • posted at 6:23 am on Thu, Mar 30, 2006.


    When the immigrants from South East Asia came after the Vietnam war the Catholic church was supposed to help support them. Then they dropped them like a hot rock after they got here and social services became free for them.

  • posted at 2:39 pm on Tue, Mar 28, 2006.


    It's time to send all these damn mexicans back to mexico! They want to live here but they wave there damn mexico flags!

  • posted at 1:27 pm on Tue, Mar 28, 2006.


    If we did not have all these mexicans here, then who would clean my house and wash my car for me? We need them.

  • posted at 4:52 am on Tue, Mar 28, 2006.


    How long would an illegal American last in Mexico? Could we get social services? A drivers license? If a citizen from the US wanted to live in Mexico, what are the requirements? You don't just cross their border and live there happily ever after!

  • posted at 4:44 am on Tue, Mar 28, 2006.


    This article is very one-sided showing two whites in favor of immigration reform and one other which doesn't have a clue about what he's talking about, which makes him look ignorant. Andrew Adams needs to learn a little about journalism in newspapers.

  • posted at 4:04 am on Tue, Mar 28, 2006.


    I just think the whole thing is wrong. If you want to become a citizen, do it the correct way. The way so many others have done it. Ship them home and let them come back legally. And no welfare! And SPEAK ONLY ENGLISH!

  • posted at 3:15 am on Tue, Mar 28, 2006.


    Or what the woolie mammoths before the native americans think.



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