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  •  Cant Issa be sent home, his name seems foreign, (7+ / 0-)

    oh and send the pilgrims descendants home as well, bloody johnny come latelies.

    "I decided it is better to scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity." Nadezhda Mandelstam

    by LaFeminista on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 07:19:16 AM PDT

    •  It's not fair that our unofficial policy (1+ / 0-)
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      of not deporting people ends up prioritizing one group of potential immigrants over another. If liberals are concerned about kids, why not rescue girls from poor, oppressive countries in Africa? Surely their lives are are worse than a kid born in Guatemala whose parents brought them to this country illegally.

      Why not spend tax money to fly African kids here and set them up in free housing, pay for their food, healthcare and education. Just because they and their parents can't walk across a border doesn't mean our immigration policy should prioritize and support others whose countries are closer to our borders.

      Why is it that those who want a fair and reasonable immigration policy are told they're being mean to those who have broken our rules?

      The reality of immigration reform is that the amnesty given in 1986 to millions of illegal aliens has encouraged others to break the rules and come here illegally. Why push for more public policy that promotes the same illegal activities?

      •  Because in many cases they are. (2+ / 0-)
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        Why is it that those who want a fair and reasonable immigration policy are told they're being mean to those who have broken our rules?
        In many cases someone who grew up here is a fish out of water in the country of his or her birth.

        And that’s not even considering the fact that there is a great deal of disagreement on what constitutes a fair and reasonable immigration policy.  Your notion is clearly very different from mine, for instance.

      •  Many years ago an hispanic friend of my sister's (1+ / 0-)
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        was shocked to find out that someone was using her Social Security number. It turned out that in fact it was NOT her number and in fact her parents had bought a birth certificate from an hispanic family going back across the border. She was completely unaware that she was not legal. She had spent her entire life in the US and was a contributing member of society. In fact it was amazing that she had worked for so many years paying Social Security into the system before this was found out.

        I am not sure how things were finally worked out but apparently the government had enough sense to not boot her out of the country over that. She was an American, not born here, but she was raised here. That ought to count for something.

        Notice this program has very stiff requirements for residency. They are not just handing this privilege out, there are conditions attached to it. When so many people complain about the criminal behavior of some minorities, shouldn't we be REWARDING those who are doing the right things?

        As far as illegal immigration in general, I do have some compassion for these people. But we did not have an illegal problem until our government foolishly got rid of the temporary work Visa program. A parent could come out and pick crops and then take that money back to the family and they would live off of it for the rest of the year. This was both a sensible and compassionate way of handling things. Then some idiot got rid of the program because it was taking jobs away from Americans. Probably most Americans did not want those jobs anyway, but the irony is that now they are taking away more jobs from us than they did before.

        There are ways to handle this without being so heavy-handed about everything. When immigrants risk death to come over here then the problem is not that they are just greedy. Are you aware that some of these people have died from frostbite trying to cross the mountains to this country? Not all of these people are criminals, they are trying to feed their families.

        I take the phrase "Bleeding Heart Liberal" as a compliment...

        by Pixie5 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 05:06:23 PM PDT

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      •  Heartless and Ignorant. (0+ / 0-)

        Your comment ignores a variety of facts, and your evaluation of Central Americans as less worthy of entry into our country is outrageous.

        Apparently you were asleep when a series of US-instigated events literally wrecked life for poor people down there and you're probably unaware that these people are refugees from chaos and disorder on a grand scale.

        People do not take crazy risks so they can come here and be exploited by US businessmen, chased by cops, pay into US Social Security with no chance of ever receiving credit for it, be slandered and assaulted (both verbally and physically) by hard-hearted jingos and live under a train trestle while they're at it.

        "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

        by leftykook on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 06:07:18 PM PDT

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