Friday, March 28, 2008

An open letter to the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times

It is reprehensible that you, as the most important newspaper media outlets in the country have not been informing the American people about the S.A.V.E. ACT (HB 4088) - that is currently being discussed in Congress.

There is no legitimate excuse for keeping this information a secret. Is your concern that if you publicize this, the nation will react with numerous protest marches (again)? Are you not wanting to receive the thousands of emails and phone calls from irate Americans who want all undocumented immigrants sent back to their home countries? Or are you worried about more death threats like the ones you received when you covered the congressional discussion on immigration last summer (2007)?

It is clear that one of the best ways to get an unethical bill passed is to keep it secret. You still have a chance to redeem yourself. Congress goes back into session in a few days - there is still time to send out your reporters. Just remember, if you let the S.A.V.E. ACT happen, you could get arrested for giving your babysitter a ride home.

Marie Theresa Hernandez

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