Trump-Pruitt auto emissions rollback will do harm
The Trump-Pruitt plan to roll back auto emission standards would double the amount of car pollution expected nationwide by 2025 compared to current safeguards. There is a direct connection between air pollution from cars and people getting sick. The Trump-Pruitt plan is all about making the oil industry happy. While cars would become slightly less expensive to buy initially, consumers would pay billions more in the long run, since we’d be buying significantly more gas. Voters need to elect candidates who will be on their side when it comes to clean air and the climate. We need members of Congress who will stand up to President Trump and fight for our kids and their future.
JOHN WIENERT, ATLANTA
Loopholes in immigration process warrant elaboration
The AJC report on a former illegal alien, Maria Palacios, suing the state for the right to run for legislative office raises important questions. We are told Palacios, now a lobbyist against immigration enforcement, “was brought by her parents to the United States from Mexico as an infant without authorization, and she became a U.S. citizen in 2017.”
There is much room for expansion here. Apparently, Palacios benefited from the executive DACA amnesty decree from former President Obama who told the nation “Now, let’s be clear — this is not amnesty, this is not immunity. This is not a path to citizenship.”
More than a thousand illegal aliens with DACA have quietly obtained U.S. citizenship though exploiting a process of “advance parole” in which the victim of borders obtains permission to leave the U.S. for a “humanitarian” reason and is then allowed to re-enter lawfully, which can put them on a path to U.S. citizenship as if they were a real immigrant.
We think readers deserve the whole story here.
D.A. KING, MARIETTA, THE DUSTIN INMAN SOCIETY