Juan Garcia is an illegal immigrant from Mexico, but he doesn't concern himself with the Costa Mesa City Council's "Rule of Law" proclamation, which symbolically opposes people like him who live and work in the city.
He is not alone.
Nearly a dozen illegal immigrants from Mexico queried on the city's predominantly Latino West Side said they're too busy trying to make ends meet to fear deportation by the police or federal immigration agents. But that's not to say that their chances of being deported aren't in the back of their minds.
Although Garcia's been living in Costa Mesa for nearly two decades, he says he's got more to worry about — like paying the rent on his two-bedroom apartment on the West Side and supporting his wife and two children in a city where the cost of living is high — than the council's proclamation.