Focus on immigration

Focus on immigration

There are 39 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 29, 2007, titled Focus on immigration. In it, Newsday reports that:

Cynthia Martin lives in tiny Errol, N.H., 2,000 miles from the Mexican border. Only three of Errol's 298 residents are Hispanic, and 17 were born outside of the United States, according to the 2000 Census.

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Bettybb

AOL

#1 Dec 29, 2007
WATCH OUT Before the vote on Bush's amensty bill, all the media was citing a poll that said a majority of Americans were for it. Problem was, the poll actually said onlty 24% were for it. Lately, one newspaper cited a poll that when I checked had not one word in it about immigrantion. Another newspaper cited two polls without giving names. I wrote the journalist ..no answer. Another newspaper quote a poll I could not find, but a critioque of the article by another journalist indicated there was no such poll. Plus with push polls, where they get the result they want, polls are not necessarily valid.

The "elite" is pushing hard to get amnesty. Ever wonder why they are not asking for legal immigrants? They want to promote the North American integration so they only want Mexicans. This is this latest PR round where they are taking the stance that they are " oh so reasonable" while anyone who believes in the rule of law is cazy and a zealot.

Check out David Brooks article earlier this month. He goes after Lou Dobbs, telling him that he had screwed it up for the "elite" who had put together a bipartisan coaltion for free trade that had produced incredicble riches. Problem is, the riches got to the elite and Americans get the shaft.

But they have all forgotten the USA Constitution. No way can there ever be an amnesty. It would violate the anti discrimination and equal protetion clause as it gives Hipanics HUGE PREFERENCES in brining in their family and race over ALL OTHER AMERICANS.

SO . AMHNEST IS RACIST.
Susan

Bangor, PA

#2 Dec 29, 2007
Where do they get this "majority favor path to citizenship?"
I know the majority favor a "forced pathway home" to illegals.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#3 Dec 30, 2007
In speaking out against illegal immigration, Smith and others said, Republicans risk turning off voters who may label them as bigots.
Only hispanics label people that are against illegal immigration as bigots. Meanwhile pro-illegals are as racist as the KKK.
Politicians

Valley Stream, NY

#4 Dec 30, 2007
Get it right politicians. The American people have had it.Immigration is the major issue in the country.It affects all other issues.The USA is becoming a third world country right before our eyes.When the illegals take all of our jobs who will pay for their health care with no tax base. Lou Dobbs/Joe Aprio Presidential ticket.
Sun Of The Beach

Bridgeport, CT

#5 Dec 30, 2007
Why does newsday insist these people are immigrants. They are criminals criminally in our country. Whats next? Will they call drug dealers unliscensed pharmacists. Stop sanitizing criminality by using the term immigrant. My fathers father was an immigrant as was my mothers mother. They came here legally and went through Ellis Island. Those were immigrants. These Cafones are border jumpers
Loke

Lisle, IL

#6 Dec 30, 2007
If a path to citizenship was supported as stated why did the McCain-Kennedy bill and the DREAM bill fail to pass?
Bob Munoz

Reno, NV

#7 Dec 30, 2007
I do not believe there is any other option than to find a way to design a way for all undocumented immigrants to stay in this country. The economy relies on undocumented workers. Corporate America relies on undocumented workers. If you want to see the economy in shambles, double digit inflation, and drain ICE and local law enforcement agencies financially, then attempt to do what some of you are advocating - incarcerate, round up, and then send all undoucmented workers home. I don't relish the idea that I will have to carry papers with me at all times in the event that I may be asked to prove my citizenship. And let's be candid, many bigots are behind this effort to round them up and send back to where they came from. Just come out and say it that you are anti-Hispanic, but there isn't enough room to expound on this subject. Once we were a nation of white immigrants. The complexion of America changed and now you have a problem. The way I see it, you are part of the problem. I love your Christian attitude. Whatever happened to "America, love it or leave". Maybe undocument workers will be sent by the moving company of your choice to help you move!
statement

United States

#8 Dec 30, 2007
Yes, lets focus on ILLEGAL ALIENS. Deport them, the people who hire them knowingly and the damn politicians who support them. Including Georgie boy for refusing to secure the border. Then concentrate on taking back our country from the socialists!!
statement

United States

#9 Dec 30, 2007
Hey amigo! You are confusing legal immigration with illegal aliens!! Get it !! Illegal aliens. You paint a typical liberal, socialist viewpoint. You should be the one to pack up and get the hell out. I'm sure many legal immigrants would be happy to move you.
Area 51

Miami, FL

#10 Dec 30, 2007
Problem is that once politicians wave the magic wand of citizenship over the "undocumented" aliens they lose their appeal as below-standard wage earners and immediately plug into social services, health care, public schools, the credit system, etc., etc.

In other words, they become very, very expensive citizens who, like the rest of us, won't do below-standard wage jobs. Which is funny because I've never seen a job, no matter how menial, go unanswered.

Meanwhile you'll only see more of the pattern of sending re essential operations OUT of the country like manufacturing, agriculture and construction.

It looks good on paper, generates taxes and shuts the alarmists up, but dropping the borders, once again at the US taxpayer's expense is NOT the answer. You broke it, you fix it, on YOUR dime.
Rep1

Richmond Hill, Canada

#11 Dec 30, 2007
There are forces in our government bent on destroying the foundation of our society. Any elected official who fails to see the dangers of illegal immigration should be tried on high treason. The Spanish people, legal or illegal, have not contributed to any society, even in their own land. Despite its great resources, Latin America has been turned into a wasteland; an example of what would be awaiting USA. The inherent vice in Spanish blood, lack of intelligence, low work ethics as well as volatile temper will always prevent the Latinos from getting en par with other human races.
Bill Cosby

Valley Stream, NY

#13 Dec 30, 2007
Bob Munoz wrote:
I do not believe there is any other option than to find a way to design a way for all undocumented immigrants to stay in this country. The economy relies on undocumented workers. Corporate America relies on undocumented workers. If you want to see the economy in shambles, double digit inflation, and drain ICE and local law enforcement agencies financially, then attempt to do what some of you are advocating - incarcerate, round up, and then send all undoucmented workers home. I don't relish the idea that I will have to carry papers with me at all times in the event that I may be asked to prove my citizenship. And let's be candid, many bigots are behind this effort to round them up and send back to where they came from. Just come out and say it that you are anti-Hispanic, but there isn't enough room to expound on this subject. Once we were a nation of white immigrants. The complexion of America changed and now you have a problem. The way I see it, you are part of the problem. I love your Christian attitude. Whatever happened to "America, love it or leave". Maybe undocument workers will be sent by the moving company of your choice to help you move!
Obviously you don't feel that these criminals are "Illegal" . Well they are in fact illegal.Just as illegal as the corporations that hire them. Neither should be rewarded for their criminal actions. So let's call them undocumented Illegal aliens. We are a nation of laws not bigots.Without the rule of law there is no nation.Which is where we are heading. Gracias.
mlimberg

High Springs, FL

#15 Dec 30, 2007
All the Dems are soft on illegal immigration. It is my concern they will not do the "right thing" once elected.

www.numbersusa.com rates the canadates. Fred Thompson seems to "walk the talk" with respect to illegal immigration. But my vote is still subject to change based on new information right up to election day in November of 2008.

American, we really are at fault. We let our Government get away with inaction on this issue for too many years. It's now time to step up and take back Our Country. If we do not, illegals will do it for us and we may be required to speak Spanish some day.

Send illegals a clear message. America is a Country of Laws and they are breaking the law. While punishment is not the answer, enforcement of housing and employment laws is the answer. Tell Washington this every day. I use www.numbersusa.com to send faxes. I think it works. Please join me and do something, as long as we all work together to drive illegals back to their country.

Happy New Year my firends.... And GOD Bless America.. The developer of the First Laws, the Ten Commendments...
BurningAtlanta

Lawrenceville, GA

#16 Dec 30, 2007
The dem candidates are nothing but cowardly appeasers on the issue and are trying to avoid it. Too many republicans are talking tough but mincing words and can't be trusted. On this issue, I don't think it matters which candidate gets elected.

Bush couldn't get the last amnesty passed. Most republicans opposed it and most dems supported it but consider this: 15 dems crossed over to oppose it and I think the number of anti-amnesty politicians is growing.

Few, if any, people and writers mention the FACT that about half of the American-Hispanic voters supported very strong anti-illegal laws in Arizona. There are plenty of tan Americans that, even though they are rightfully proud of their heritage, are Americans FIRST and don't support those that ignore our laws and crash the borders. They are, understandably, put off by some of the anti-Hispanic rhetoric but they are as Red, White and Blue as anybody else. They don't like line-breaking cheaters, either.

There's been a huge shift towards enforcement and the biggest impact is coming from state and local laws. Illegals ARE leaving areas that passed tough laws. Deportations are up, illegal crossings are down, and more states are passing laws to take up the "Welcome" mat.Enforcement is working.

We didn't get 12-20 million illegals overnight and the problem won't be fixed overnight. If we can have 5-10 years of serious enforcement the problem will be greatly diminished. Then government can come begging for another amnesty and I might listen.

My fear is a weak-kneed Congress that tries to pass a series of mini-amnesties. "Poor farmer Green-jeans just HAS TO have more cheap labor or he'll go broke." "What about the children?" You know the drill.

BWG

“Cogito ergo sum”

Since: May 07

Irmo

#17 Dec 30, 2007
Immigration Reform 101

Cut off the jobs.
Cut off the welfare.
Cut off the immunity from arrest and deportation.
Cut off the anchor babies.
Go back to Mexico, fly your flags and get the Mexican Government to do it's job.

Stop trying to brand Americans as “xenophobic,” or “racist” because they resist the political expediency that would legalize 12-20 million law-breakers. It is not necessary and isn't good.

Adios
mightymouse

Smithtown, NY

#18 Dec 30, 2007
The ONE poll you don't see or hear abour is the ZOGBY poll taken before the SECOND SHAMNESTY ATTEMPT where 80% of Americans want our PRSENT LAWS ENFORCED!!!!!

All the others don't count....because most are taken in L.A from the L.A. Times/Bloombers Report.
mightymouse

Smithtown, NY

#19 Dec 30, 2007
Bob Munoz wrote:
I do not believe there is any other option than to find a way to design a way for all undocumented immigrants to stay in this country. The economy relies on undocumented workers. Corporate America relies on undocumented workers. If you want to see the economy in shambles, double digit inflation, and drain ICE and local law enforcement agencies financially, then attempt to do what some of you are advocating - incarcerate, round up, and then send all undoucmented workers home. I don't relish the idea that I will have to carry papers with me at all times in the event that I may be asked to prove my citizenship. And let's be candid, many bigots are behind this effort to round them up and send back to where they came from. Just come out and say it that you are anti-Hispanic, but there isn't enough room to expound on this subject. Once we were a nation of white immigrants. The complexion of America changed and now you have a problem. The way I see it, you are part of the problem. I love your Christian attitude. Whatever happened to "America, love it or leave". Maybe undocument workers will be sent by the moving company of your choice to help you move!
Hate to disappoint you.....but, in AZ with they have the toughest law on record going in effort Jan. 1st, ILLEGALS are LEAVING and AMERICANS are lining up for all those CONSTRUCTUIN JOBS!!

Enforcing exsisting laws DOES WORK!
howard

Cincinnati, OH

#20 Dec 30, 2007
The whole immigration problem is result of big business imposing to much influence on our politicians. Why would so many come here if it wasn't for the employment and not enforcing our laws by our government. The politicians are stil trying to get Amnesty bill through. It is called the SAVE Act, it is an Amnesty for businesses. The bill will give businesses up to four years to verify employees. Imagine that, they couldn't get Amnesty for the Illegal immigrants, so now they want it for big business. The first Amnesty bill really wasn't so much for the illegals as much as it was for big business. Big business doesn't care whether their employees are illegal or not, they just want the ablitiy to employ the cheap labor and not get in trouble for it.
guydanieli

United States

#21 Dec 31, 2007
gaetano47 wrote:
Another big mistake made by the US !Similar to the WMD.

If we penalize the employers, they will move out of the country. Canada will welcome new enterprises as well as South America.

I do not employ illegals, but I will move my business abroad.

I am on earth to have a nice life and not a nightmare.

US citizens are making too much money, we cannot compete anymore with any coutry in the world. US is for sale...But nobody want them! No health care, no protection for employees, we are in recession, we are completely broke and we have 3 wars on our back ( Yes, the third one is coming)! Who want to come here?Europeans? Forget them!

Canada has no war, good health care as well as Brazil and Australia.

The future is not in the US anymore. Look around you a lot of stores are closing, people left their house because they cannot pay for it.

The life in the US is too expensive. You need to jobs to be able to buy ( I mean leasing a car) and rent or ..buy a house. Today , it's almost impossible to buy a house !

I always paid everything cash! No credit card ...39% interest it's crazy!

It would be better to make an amnesty very fast, because we will need men to work, go for our invasions and try to boom the economy.

We are a small country with only 300 milions of people.

We cannot even take care of Louisiana etc...

The Iraq invasion is a total fiasco. The war is only starting.

Bush made a big mistake. Saddam was not a danger for the US. It was the opposite! He was a shield between Iran and us. Now, we have no shield anymore

Why did we kill Saddam? Because he killed Kurds. Do not forget that Kurds are rebels. And now, Turquey is kiling Kurds, but the US do not dare to try to stop the Turkish army....

But in my opinion, it's too late to boom the economy.

Good luck!
guydanieli

United States

#22 Dec 31, 2007
How your ancestors came to America. US was made by the French.1776.

Tell me what visa your ancestor had to come here. NOTHING!

It was easy to come here one hundred years ago...Why did we change that? This is a big country and we only are 300 milions of people!

We need the legalize the illegals. Period. Faster will be the bes. We cannot stay that way. It's ridiculous

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