March 15, 1984
Mrs. Helen Price
Dear Mrs. Price:
This is to acknowledge your recent letter on problems relating to the need for a comprehensive immigration reform and the impact that illegal immigration has had on our community.
I work very hard at developing legislative proposals that address some of the most complex problems facing our nation. It really is not my style to avoid the difficult issues, merely because the issues are intertwined with complicated constitutional concerns. I think that if you examine my record of service in both the California State Assembly and the United States House of Representatives, that you will find that I have a personal commitment to securing the general welfare of every American citizen. This personal commitment is the driving force behind my career as a public servant —- not a politician.
With regard to the illegal immigration issue, I am working hard in the House of Representatives for immigration reform legislation that addresses the needs of our workers, businesses, taxpayers, and most important our total community.
If I can be of any further assistance on this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS
Member of Congress