Just at the right time in San Diego, Rep. Juan Vargas (D-San Diego) can greet local fans of his winning position on the comprehensive immigration reform cause. President Obama's federal legislation gave the local immigration reformers who stood in support behind Vargas just the first step.
Work uniting the local ethnicities together entered an active period during Hispanic Heritage Month. While taking a stand on action onthe immigration reform, Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Idego) had paved the way for work on uniting San Diegans by telling the public the meaning of the month for life in San Diego, "Hispanic Americans have made significant contributions to our diverse cultural heritage and economic success." He can now welcome the changes inthe border area that can "improve equal access to opportunity and success for all Americans."
This last week, the San Diego Immigrant Rights COnsortium, immediately stepped in to praise the win, "To encourage citizenship is to encourage a stronger San Diego economy," they said. On Constitution and Citizen Day, the 17th.
Downtwon large scale gatherings filled with signs in support of federal action give way to action with a motive for contributing to the full color in native life. Usual work begins again for the faith leaders and business leaders in mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher's San Diegans United for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. The groundwork the private citizens do to make immigrants a one in a million San Diegan and give them a hand in work still needs their leadership.
The month to grow the movement on banding together to welcome immigrants into a place in the community ends in mid October.
This is an On The Watch Take.