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California Assembly member Rocky Chavez in 2009. Photo by California State Assembly Republican Caucus
Assemblyman Rocky Chavez is running to replace Darrell Issa, who announced he would not seek re-election in the 49th District.
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Chavez denounces Trump’s comments

It saddens me that the narrative being set for Republicans at a national level can be initiated by someone who has never been elected.

My Republican colleagues in the California Legislature have a proven track record of supporting legislation that encourages comprehensive immigration reform.

Earlier this year, I co-authored Senate Joint Resolution 2 (SJR 2) by Senator Vidak (R-Hanford), which earned a majority vote from the Assembly Republican Caucus.

SJR 2 urged Congress and the President to work together to create a comprehensive and workable approach to reform the broken immigration system in our nation.

Immigrants come to the United States from all over the world to both benefit from and contribute to our society; we owe it to our nation to welcome immigrants with open arms and to reform our current broken immigration system.

We must not forget that the United States of America is a nation of immigrants and our society has always grown stronger as we form a more diverse society.

Immigration was a catalyst of the American dream in the past and will be the key to the future.


Rocky J. Chávez is a retired Marine Corps Colonel, former City Councilman and former Acting Secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs. 

He represents California’s 76th Assembly District, which includes Camp Pendleton, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside and Vista.


Captain Drew Johnson USNR-Ret July 11, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Norman (above) is absolutely correct. MY grandparents came through Ellis Island and worked hard to become wonderful American citizens. THAT is why they came, not to suck off the taxpayer and take a free ride!

It is interesting how Mr. Chavez turns a conversation about “Illegal Aliens” and the criminal activity and mayhem they bring to our country into one about “immigrants”. Donald Trump is NOT talking about immigrants, but Illegal Aliens, whom Mr. Chavez appears to enthusiastically support.

Mr. Chavez supports -and is supported by, organizations such as La Raza (the “Race”) and MEChA -NOT your usual Pro-American groups. Look it up on Google.

He talks about the “broken immigration system”. WELL. .WHO “broke” it? How about, the above groups and activist Hispanics who are pro Reconquista, with the help of worthless politicians, who want to import more voters!

IF he were a “real” Republican, he would be working hard to get the government to APPLY the laws we ALREADY have on the books.

Donald Trump had the courage to point out the obvious, which has been created and sustained by our corrupt politicians, including Mr. Chavez!!

He has SOME nerve, trying to deflect from the truth of the matter! The crime statistics ARE “out there” and verifiable and our open border and non-enforcement of existing law is getting thousands of innocent Americans hurt and killed and the rest of us are picking up the tab, with out taxes!

norman July 4, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Legal immigrants came through Ellis Island in NY legally and helped build the US into a world power. Illegals bring crime and disease from 3rd World nations, suck off government welfare programs, and weaken the nation economically This kind of “diversity” is the last thing the US needs, and now Muslims of every persuasion have become the latest tide of trouble. This is not your father’s (or your grandfather’s) USA.

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