Friday, June 4, 2010

Rep. Rohrabacher takes protest against Mexican ID cards to Catalina Island event - latimes.com

Rep. Rohrabacher takes protest against Mexican ID cards to Catalina Island event - latimes.com

"Where there is illegal immigration, drugs and crime are certain to follow," added the Huntington Beach-based Republican, who is running for reelection in November and whose district includes the island.

Rohrabacher : "I understand that. But there is a problem in our country; there are too many illegals here."

Mayor Kennedy, standing nearby, would not go that far."We have been labeled a sanctuary city, and that is not true," he said. "But this is not a situation that can be handled by local officials. The problem is national."

Brad Wilson, chief marketing officer for Santa Catalina Island Co., said: "On Wednesday, we got a call from Rohrabacher's office asking us if we knew we were involved in a potentially illegal activity, and aiding and abetting illegal aliens. We do not wish to be involved in illegal activities. We closed the country club facility."

But Deputy Consul General Mendoza said: "Everybody knew exactly what was going on here. We are not breaking the law to be here. We are not hiding anything. I explained that to the mayor and others some time ago. Trouble is, right now everyone is feeling the pressure from the congressman."

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