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Letters: Who gets to be a citizen?

February 21, 2013

Re "Pathway to citizenship likely to be rocky in D.C.," Feb. 19

Just because Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) — who said, "Just because you are a wonderful person doesn't mean you deserve to be an American citizen" — had the luck to be born here should not give him the right to deny citizenship to a person who has lived here for most of her life, is in college and will in all likelihood become a productive member of her community, paying taxes and contributing to the well-being of those around her.

I wasn't born here; I came from Nazi Germany in 1936 and was blessed with citizenship papers at age 20. I shudder to think what might have happened to me had Rohrabacher been in charge of granting or denying me citizenship

Ruth Moos

Laguna Woods

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