Government's volunteer deportation program criticized

There are 69 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 1, 2008, titled Government's volunteer deportation program criticized. In it, Newsday reports that:

The U.S. government is offering a deal for immigrants who entered the country illegally: Show up, 'fess up and possibly get a free plane ticket home.

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Jeffrey

New York, NY

#63 Aug 7, 2008
We are stopping you! Many states and towns have adopted anti-illegal aliens statutes. It is believed that around 1,000,000 illegals have self-deported already. Everyday Americans and Legal immigrants are fighting to get you out. IT'S WORKING!!!

OBAMA NOR MCCAIN WILL STOP OUR MOVEMENT!!
Jeffrey

New York, NY

#64 Aug 7, 2008
You are obviously out of touch with reality. Illegal immigration is destroying the U.S.A. on every level.

AMERICANS AND LEGAL IMMIGRANTS WILL DO ANY JOB FOR A FAIR WAGE AND DECENT WORKING CONDITIONS!

The statement that illegals do jobs Americans won't do HAS BEEN PROVED A LIE!!!
Young1 wrote:
It ironic how the government try to put an end to illigal immagration knowing how much they really do for this country!!!!!! not a lot of people are willing to work for the low income these people work for... so whats the big deal if they cause no harm??? i dont understand how a country that is based on immigration can avoid the issue and criticized them the way they do... All we hear in the news is "Lets Deport Them" but what is that really going to do??? If you think about Declaration of independence would of never been written if immigrants would have not immigrated to the US and established this Fab Country!!! This goes to all out there and think before you speak and realize that at one point everyone was an immigrant to this country mayb not you generation but previous ones!!!!! And thats a fact<3 Ciao
Jeffrey

New York, NY

#65 Aug 7, 2008
Yes, enforcement will take more time to reach the sanctuary cities but it will happen. As the places for illegal to work tighten, they will flock to them. The sanctuary cities will have no choice but to enforce the law.
Still Wondering wrote:
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I wish you were right, Rebel, but I don't see it happening in New York. Up here we have too many misguided people protecting the illegals for what they think are humanitarian reasons. Maybe we just haven't reached our tipping point yet.
Regi

Pompano Beach, FL

#66 Oct 31, 2008
Aye Carumba wrote:
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A reformed illegal immigrant is a deported illegal immigrant!
If being labeled a racist means wanting the law to be enforced then so be it. Call it what you want but these people are breaking the law regardless of their race or creed.
If a bunch of illegal immigrants infesting the U.S. were Muslims, would you call those wanting them out anti-semites?


Get a clue, will ya.
Just a note for an educated american from China - anti-semites are against Jews and Jews only. And regarding immigration- US might start to consider reviewing illigal immigrants before departing them. Many of them are much smarter and more educated. If the situation in their country does not allow them to feel free citizen, they are looking for other options, not every illigal immigrant is a killer or a thief, how stupid person can be to think like that about every illigal immigrant. Grow up and start being human beings.
Regi

Pompano Beach, FL

#67 Oct 31, 2008
Jeffrey wrote:
Yes, enforcement will take more time to reach the sanctuary cities but it will happen. As the places for illegal to work tighten, they will flock to them. The sanctuary cities will have no choice but to enforce the law.
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Just wondering - what do you do for a living?
Round - em Up

AOL

#68 Nov 3, 2008
We need MASS deportations!

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#69 Nov 5, 2008
Regi wrote:
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Just a note for an educated american from China - anti-semites are against Jews and Jews only. And regarding immigration- US might start to consider reviewing illigal immigrants before departing them. Many of them are much smarter and more educated. If the situation in their country does not allow them to feel free citizen, they are looking for other options, not every illigal immigrant is a killer or a thief, how stupid person can be to think like that about every illigal immigrant. Grow up and start being human beings.
No, we do not need to review them before deporting them. See, we already have a legal way to immigrate here. If you choose not to take it, that means you have made a choice with a consequence that happens to be deportation. We have murderers and thieves who are likely intelligent. That doesn't mean we review them and let them stay free if they're smart enough. Being smart means they would've figured out how to come here the LEGAL way, applied, waited their turn, and then come over when they were given the okay. A smart person does not choose to break our laws and then complain about the consequences.

One does not have to be a killer or a thief in order to be a law breaker and thus must suffer the consequences of his/her law breaking. No one said they were all killers or thieves. We said they have all broken our laws. Period. And that is true. When citizens break the law, they must deal with the consequences of their actions. Well, illegal aliens are no better than citizens, and thus they must deal with consequences, as well.

It is not childish or inhuman to expect everyone to follow laws, including our immigration laws, and for those who choose not to, to deal with the consequences of their actions.

If anyone should grow up it would be YOU who thinks we should give people who break the law a "review" to see if they're smart and, if they are, we should not make them suffer any consequences. That's nuts.

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#70 Nov 5, 2008
Regi wrote:
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Just a note for an educated american from China - anti-semites are against Jews and Jews only. And regarding immigration- US might start to consider reviewing illigal immigrants before departing them. Many of them are much smarter and more educated. If the situation in their country does not allow them to feel free citizen, they are looking for other options, not every illigal immigrant is a killer or a thief, how stupid person can be to think like that about every illigal immigrant. Grow up and start being human beings.
Oh, just for the record, it would be discriminatory to say that smart people are allowed to break laws (even our immigration laws) while stupid people must suffer the consequences of their actions. I guess you're not really as educated as you'd like us to believe.
Stevo

Mariposa, CA

#71 Feb 12, 2011
Came into the country legally, had a greencard but it's expired. Can I be given a free to let back to my home cointry

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