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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

March 29, 2014 at 8:39 AM

City rules harm immigrants

This responds to Mayor Ed Murray’s call for increased funding to support immigrants and refugees [“Mayor wants to expand services for immigrants, refugees,” Local News, March 26].

My parents immigrated to this country in the early 1920s from Sweden. They didn’t speak English and they didn’t look for assistance from government. They were looking for the opportunity to improve their lives and break away from the old-world caste system. If they experienced any discrimination, I never heard about it.

Aaliyah Gupta, interim director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs said, “We know intuitively that city rules and regulations are complex.”

These rules and regulations not only negatively impact foreign-born small-business owners but also those who are native-born.

Bob Dorse, Seattle

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