Cynthia Murray Hagerman 
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Re: “Arizona Opera Stages Mariachi Opera Featuring Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

The Opera Guild of Southern Arizona offers FREE opera previews before each AZ Opera. For the Mariachi opera they are 1. Say Hello to Opera, Wed, Oct. 8, 3pm at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Ave, Oro Valley, phone 520-594-5580 and 2. Brown Bag Opera, Friday, Oct. 10, 12 noon, Grace St. Paul Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St., Tucson, phone 520-327-6857...bring your own lunch. . .cookies, coffee & tea provided. Call Cindy Hagerman, Treas, OGSA 520.661.3483 for questions and the dates of the upcoming previews for the 2014-2015 opera season.

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Posted by Cynthia Murray Hagerman on 10/03/2014 at 6:23 AM

Re: “ACLU and Border Action Network Create Border Reality Checkpoint

@Mike: Thanks for the very articuate post. Very well put. Like you, I am more than willing to cooperate with border agents. They have a thankless and difficult job to do. If a person has nothing to hide, there should be no problem respectfully answering questions and letting agents search the car. The more who do this, the less the agents have to worry about until the next vehicle. As to the comments by byslap above, since many hispanic peoples have a brown tinted skin (your words) and since the people trying to cross illegally or smuggle drugs are of mostly of hispanic origin, it is logical that border agents would focus on those people more than those with fairer skin and western European features. It isn't nice, but it fits the profile of illegal activity.

There are many issues facing the Congress and the President in the ongoing debate of what to do about south of the border crossings and immigration, but border agents are supposed to follow and carry out the laws that are currently on the books. And that means detaining and returning those who enter the US illegally. What is most at issue right now is that only 4 states are bearing the weight of this problem and not the other 46 states who often ignore this problem because it is not on their doorstep. And Washington DC is very far geographically from it as well, so it seems academic to them.

It might help if all 535 members of Congress had to live on the border for a year, maybe then they might finally sit down and come to some equitable solution to worker visas and a legal way for those south of us to gain a path to entry. Until then, this will be a persistent problem. Helping ILLEGALS stay here is not the answer. It only encourages more of the behavior we have seen lately.

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Posted by Cynthia Murray Hagerman on 07/08/2014 at 8:06 PM

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