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Comments for: deport_them
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: April 09, 2006 01:15AM

see you may 1st...
rogue_1 Report This Comment
Date: April 09, 2006 02:16AM

Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: April 09, 2006 07:10AM

Why? Because people like me who play by the rules and buy health insurance are paying the medical bills of all these illegals and I'm fucking tired of it. Pay a decent wage and Americans will pick the crops.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: April 09, 2006 08:22AM

It would be much cheaper to shoot the illegals. This is just Mexico's way of trying to get Texas back and invading America without us knowing it. If they don't have a green card kill them. Better than giving up our country without a fight.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: April 09, 2006 10:47AM

"Pay a decent wage and Americans will pick the crops." True... so don't bitch when tomatoes cost a buck each and all restaurants and fast food chains raise prices across the board.
Mint Report This Comment
Date: April 09, 2006 11:19AM

a lot of them cross for the work and then go back home..i dont see why they dont just get a legal visa..come here to work and go back home. millions of people do it every year..its not that hard.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: April 09, 2006 12:20PM

If you lived in Texas as I do and had seen the continuing influx of migrants that's flooded our state and strained our states welfare rolls, you'd have a different perspective regarding this situation.

Since the recent legislation was proposed this has been a HOT topic here and for good reason!

If these folks were all legal citizens and lived and worked by the same rules as are applied to every other US citizen, it would be a different situation.

Many of these very proud and hardworking people do so, and I applaud them for it. Hundreds of thousands and likely millions more live in single dwellings with 10+ others, work for cash and then send 80% or more of the $$ made here back home to Mexico and then hit up the county run free medical facilities when the need arises which causes financial havoc to the system without ever paying in a single dime to support it!

I'd like to see a SERIOUS enforcement of the border here to enforce the existing policies already on the books. This would be a great start!

The burgeaoning population of illegal immigrants were already given an amnesty in the 90s and all that was asked then was that they begin the same naturalization process all other immigrants are asked of to be allowed to become legal citizens, though the compliance with this request went mostly ignored out of fear of persecution, which has surely led in no small part to the current proposed legislation.

We are now mandated to have bilingual programs in our school systems to educate children of illegal immigrants which also comes at a premium to the legal taxpayers here ! What a sad joke this is on all who have to support this.

I take no issue with ANY immigrants, so long as they approach it in the legal and right way. Those who are here illegally and pose a continued strain on the economy and legal system should be deported.

In the last year an illegal Mexican immigrant killed a Ft Worth police officer and when asked why, his comment was that he did so because it was easy and he felt like his likely punishment would only be deportation at worst.

The Mexican govts appeal in all this to return him to Mexico and let them deal with it because Texas supports the death penalty for killing law officers will likely be done, totally subverting the fact that he killed one of not only our citizens, but a policeman.

This incident, though an atypical one, speaks of a much larger problem.

To me it's simple, enforce our borders, our current immigration policies and laws on everyone here equally as it should be and should have been all along!
John_Stone Report This Comment
Date: April 09, 2006 02:53PM

Blame NAFTA and Clinton and Bush for supporting corporations' "needs" to find the cheapest labor "markets" possible.

You'll never stop "illegals" because the corporations and farms demand cheap labor that cannot organize, and can be fired at a moment's notice.

On top of it, those in power are using the scare tactic of "illegals stealing YOUR jobs!" to keep people divided and fighting against each other.

The fact is, many of your jobs (telemarketing, custom car construction, textiles) are =already= being done by American prisoners, inside jail, for ridiculously low wages.

And you sit here ranting on.. "Oh, if illegals do it the =right= way.. =then= they're ok by me.." BS.

No person is illegal... and anyway, this whole country is made up of fucking immigrants anyway.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: April 09, 2006 03:30PM

Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: April 09, 2006 10:37PM

John, you have a point or 2 correct in this and waaaaay off in others.

NAFTA and large corporations are certainly partially or largely to blame. NAFTA was BS here and we Texans knew it and siad so, didn matter, still came to pass, much to our chagrine I assure you.

The illegals COULD be stopped if the border were enforced. Completely, I doubt it, but the tide could certainly at least be stemmed. The biggest reason the problem has reached the proportions it stands at now is that we DID NOT secure the border years ago, plain and simple.

Scaring us into thinking their taking our jobs, hardly. However, if you lived here you'd know how the influx of these workers has changed the face (and overall quality) of the construction trades or know that their inability to expect fair treatment by employers over fear of bein fired as they work along side other American workers has indeed influenced many industries stance in how they treat employees in general.
Though I can't speak for any other state than my own, the penal system here makes the inmates at least somewhat self sufficient, though by NONE of the means you suggested.

I do know that everyone of us in the US are immigrants or descendents of immigrants except for the native Indian population here John. I also know that there are set in stone regulations regarding naturalization here which serve to intergate immigrants into our society and tax base so that they can contribute to the country they reside in that are being flatly circumvented and that is NOT ok by me. And yes, when this process is avoided they are indeed ILLEGALLY doing so, which makes them both "illegals" and in fact criminals.

If you want to live in this country, make a life here for your family, is it really too much to ask that you contribute to the country that you live in ?
Lastly to second [email protected] thoughts, hell yeah, learn the fucking common language here, just as I'd do were I living in ANY other country on the planet, it's really nothing more than common courtesy to those around you.
Mint Report This Comment
Date: April 10, 2006 01:53AM

haha 119234 always a riot when people tell others to learn english but say your instead of you're
John_Stone Report This Comment
Date: April 10, 2006 04:10PM

MrKim: That's nice that Texas prisoners aren't doing any of the low-wage labor that I mentioned (which help reduce non-prisoners' job opportunities). I can assure you that around the country these things are being done in American prisons. You can call it "self-sufficient", but they are, in fact, removing jobs from the pool that non-prisoners can do, and lowering the bottom of what people can expect. Low paid, prisoner's can be "let go" from any job whenever the company wants... what free employee can match that?

As for scaring people, Look at the impact: People divided against each other, throwing hate and epithets at each other, the rich/corporations making more money from low-wage, "flexible" labor pools, ... and we have no chance to organize against that B.S. because of the divisiveness of the issue. This very post is representative of this situation (whether or not the poster meant it as such).

Essentially this is Class Warfare:
Using prisoners to lower the bottom end of worker expectations, using "illegals" to keep a working population vulnerable and willing to accept any (abusive) situation. Etc., etc.

The rich make bank, while the rest of us become more vulnerable, and see our real-value wages declining by the year.

Eh. Best of luck to all of you then.

madmexrva Report This Comment
Date: April 10, 2006 07:10PM

Mexican today,Mexican Tommorow ,Mexican yesterday and Mexican in the future. Yo Quero TacoBell. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa its the mexicans fault.
shaDEz Report This Comment
Date: April 10, 2006 08:49PM

Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: April 13, 2006 06:56AM

I'll never understand Mexico - a country rich with beautiful coast line, natural resources, and a hard working faith based people but they have to go north to feed themselves. There is something truly fucked up about that society.