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Paying the bill for immigration

Rep. Adam Schiff paid lip service to the “challenging” problems of the federal deficit, health care and, in particular, immigration during a recent appearance at Burroughs High School in Burbank (“Schiff speaks at high school,” Feb. 25).

“All of you are going to end up paying the bill we are ringing up now,” he said, “if we don’t pay it ourselves.”

Did Schiff tell his captive audience that California taxpayers shell out billions each year on education, housing and medical care for illegal immigrants?

Did Schiff tell the impressionable students (as he told me in a telephone town hall meeting) that he opposes the Arizona immigration bill and supports so-called “comprehensive immigration reform,” which is nothing more than amnesty on the installment plan?


Yes, Adam, we are paying the bill.

Les Hammer