My Point of View/By Rolando Larraz
I don’t like to write bad things about those who are no longer with us, so all I will say about former Deputy District Attorney Ulrich Smith is that it could not have happened to a better person. During his legal career, he did lots of wrong things and betrayed lots of people; he was an embarrassment to the legal community and to human society.
Smith, last weekend, killed his girlfriend and, like the coward he was, killed himself.
In my personal opinion, and for the very first time, about a recently-departed, I am going back to the daily routines of the lives and those who need to wake up to these very important moments in the life of the American people. It is soon to be election time again and it is very important to understand how the politicians make fools out of the voters and how little they respect those who claim they want to serve.
Governor Steve Sisolak ran for and won the governor’s seat on what now seems to be an empty promise to the teachers in Clark County…and now he cries poverty for not fulfilling that promise.
Politicians use all angles to gain the votes they need at all costs, and a good example of that is our freshman governor; he knows that he is BS-ing the Latino community, but he doesn’t care; all he wants to do is impress that community and gain the few votes that could bring in because not all the Latinos vote.
The press release, by some organization with no real name but an email that reads npstrategy.com, states that “Across Parties, Over 500 State and Local Elected Officials Urge Congress to Pass Permanent Protection for Dreamers and TPS Holders.”
Every political candidate brings the immigration issue to the table of every running office and the naive Latinos either believe them or use them because they know that it is all a game.
“16 Governors, 20 Attorneys General, nearly 100 Mayors, over 250 State Legislators, and nearly 100 Local Elected Officials from 46 states support legislative solutions for immigrants living in limbo” — yet none of these elected and public officials can deal with, or are capable of dealing with, immigration issues or laws.
The idea is to attack the duly elected president of the United States of America; otherwise how come none of the previous administrations have solved the immigration issues? I was told that the “golden boy” of the Democrats has the privilege of being the president that had deported more illegals that all the other presidents.
Our own governor, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, was quoted in that same press release as saying: “One out of every five Nevadans are immigrants, and our state welcomes them and celebrates their contributions to our thriving economy and cultural diversity. It’s long past time that Dreamers and TPS holders in Nevada and across the country stop being forced to live in fear and uncertainty. Passing permanent protections for Dreamers and TPS holders will send a strong message that we value these individuals’ role in our communities, and will allow them to continue to make meaningful contributions to our economy without the pain of living in limbo. Here in Nevada, my administration is taking a bold step in helping new and aspiring Americans participate fully in civic and economic life by establishing the Governor’s Office for New Americans to help immigrants and refugees navigate the process of integration while promoting their important contributions to our state. The success of our state is rooted in our ongoing commitment to welcoming and integrating new,
aspiring, and visiting immigrants into the Nevada family. Congress must follow states’ examples and finally pass permanent protections for these important members of our communities — not only is it the smart thing to do, it’s the right thing to do.”
One out of every five Nevadans are immigrants? Of course they are: Jew immigrants, Greek immigrants, Italian immigrants, and many, many other
immigrants. How come only the Hispanic immigrants are the ones living in pain and in limbo, Mr. Governor?
“Without the pain of living in limbo.” What pain? What limbo, Mr. Governor? They are working, that we cannot deny, a good number of those immigrants you refer to are hard-working family people; they have driver’s licenses, bank accounts, and drive better trucks than many American-born citizens, so what limbo are you referring to, Mr. Governor?
Stop the political game, Mr. Governor. In keeping with that game you are taking the risk of looking like a stupid fool in front of the entire community, not only the Spanish community. If you are not an immigrant, Mr. Governor, then you are Native American like your fellow Democrat, Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren. Do you know her, Mr. Governor? Stop insulting the intelligence of all the Latino communities.
You think you are fooling them by pretending that you are working to help their status when in reality there is nothing a simple state governor can do when it comes to federal immigration and they are very well aware of that; but it could be they are fooling you, making you believe that they believe what you are telling them. It is like the mouse and the cat game. God Bless America!!!
My name is Rolando Larraz, and as always, I approved this column.
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Rolando Larraz is Editor in Chief of the Las Vegas Tribune. His column appears weekly in this newspaper. To contact Rolando Larraz, email him
at: Rlarraz@lasvegastribune.com or at 702-272-4634.