On Sunday, August 31, the New Hampshire Sunday News published another editorial discussing the dishonest tactics my Republican opponent has resorted to in this race. According to the New Hampshire Sunday News editorial:
"In the Republican primary in the 2nd Congressional District, moderate Gary Lambert has been hiding his own lack of substance by misrepresenting Marilinda Garcia's positions. He lodges charges that he knows are untrue, hoping they will do their damage before the voters find out they've been had. And boy, will Republicans have been had if they nominate this guy over Garcia."
"Close observers of this primary are coming to the conclusion that on issue after issue, Gary Lambert has no idea what he is talking about."
"Marilinda Garcia is by far the best candidate in this race. She has the vision, intelligence and integrity to be a great representative in Congress. Republicans will make a big mistake if they let misleading, ignorant attacks deter them from choosing Garcia on Sept. 9."
By Rep. MARILINDA GARCIA
For the Monitor
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Three elements characterize a functional immigration system: clarity, enforcement of the rule of law and fairness. Today in America, sadly, none of these three characteristics epitomize our immigration system.
Even sadder still, perhaps, is the lack of will to tackle our challenges. President Obama, the one person who could lead an effort for reform and enforce our border security, appears much more interested in using the issue for his political advantage than making a difference. Republicans in Congress, meanwhile, are powerless to make needed changes without cooperation.
The result? An immigration system that rewards illegal immigrants at the expense of legal immigrants; thousands of foreign-born young children who cross into the U.S. on the assumption that they will be accepted; and an extremely porous, dangerous border.
Creating a predictable, fair and well-enforced immigration system can help restore the American dream.
New Hampshire is a place that fosters hope in the American dream, a dream that people from all over the world seek. My maternal grandparents were just such people. A little more than a half-century ago, they left Italy – a country that was still struggling to rebuild after the reign of Mussolini – setting course for the United States....