Mayor Autry Responds To Presidential Address On Illegal Immigration Reform

(FRESNO , CA May 15, 2006) – City of Fresno Mayor Alan Autry responds to Presidential address for plans to reform Illegal Immigration as follows:

“I support the Presidents decision to secure the borders with the National Guard. The increased investment in technology will help reduce the loss of life on the border.

However, the proposal from the President and Congress did not offer a comprehensive solution to immigration reform.

This election rush to reform will not solve the problem, it will surely worsen it. The President and Congress should immediately call for a Congressional Task Force that gives the issue of ‘Immigration Reform’ the investment of time and focus that is necessary for a real solution to be attained”.

Andrew T. Souza , City Manager
Contact: Rhonda Jorn, Public Affairs Officer: (559) 621-7777

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