Immigrants vigil planned today in Pit...

Immigrants vigil planned today in Pittsfield

There are 64 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Apr 30, 2010, titled Immigrants vigil planned today in Pittsfield. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

Berkshire County organization Manos Unidas Multicultural Educational Cooperative, together with other local immigrant advocates, will hold a vigil today from 4 to 6 p.m., in front of Park Square on South Street in Pittsfield.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Berkshire Eagle.

First Prev
of 4
Next Last
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Rockville, MD

#1 Apr 30, 2010
Do you think The Berkshire Eagle reporter assigned to the so-called 'vigil' will ask any of those attending how they happened to arrive in the US and whether or not they are currently here legally?
Yoga Man

Whitehall, PA

#2 Apr 30, 2010
Good question. As a legal immigrant I'd support an event like this, but only if we could be sure it would not include the criminal illegal immigrant element. Although if we could help identify those here illegally and help them be deported I would support that too.
Guest 100

Vista, CA

#3 Apr 30, 2010
Great another rally for illegals that think they are above our laws.!!
Sophia

Pittsfield, MA

#4 Apr 30, 2010
Guest 100

They are above our laws! That is why they stay here and do not become citizens. They get everything handed to them on a silver platter and nothing ever happens to them...

The bleeding heart liberals make sure of that!
Joe

United States

#5 Apr 30, 2010
Sophia wrote:
Guest 100
They are above our laws! That is why they stay here and do not become citizens. They get everything handed to them on a silver platter and nothing ever happens to them...
The bleeding heart liberals make sure of that!
Life is easy when out of pure luck you were born in the US. All the "I worked hard for everything I got" people and the "it's my talents that have gotten me ahead" people crack me up. 95% of you accomplishment is pure luck, you were born in the US. You could work 10 times as hard and have 10 times the talent and be born anywhere in 70% of the world and still starve to death.
Guest 100

Vista, CA

#6 Apr 30, 2010
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Life is easy when out of pure luck you were born in the US. All the "I worked hard for everything I got" people and the "it's my talents that have gotten me ahead" people crack me up. 95% of you accomplishment is pure luck, you were born in the US. You could work 10 times as hard and have 10 times the talent and be born anywhere in 70% of the world and still starve to death.
There are plenty of immigrants that have come to the U.S. legally & made it by working hard. We are just tired of being overrun by the illegals, demanding rights they don't have in their own country. They should be thankful The U.S isn't enforcing the laws on immigration.
Sophia

Pittsfield, MA

#7 Apr 30, 2010
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Life is easy when out of pure luck you were born in the US. All the "I worked hard for everything I got" people and the "it's my talents that have gotten me ahead" people crack me up. 95% of you accomplishment is pure luck, you were born in the US. You could work 10 times as hard and have 10 times the talent and be born anywhere in 70% of the world and still starve to death.
Thank you Joe..You just proved my point in my statement above. Can we say BLEEDING HEART...want a tissue..Sounds like you are going to cry....
USA

Lenox, MA

#8 Apr 30, 2010
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Life is easy when out of pure luck you were born in the US. All the "I worked hard for everything I got" people and the "it's my talents that have gotten me ahead" people crack me up. 95% of you accomplishment is pure luck, you were born in the US. You could work 10 times as hard and have 10 times the talent and be born anywhere in 70% of the world and still starve to death.
Hey Joe, If your from another country and here illegally,your a criminal.A criminal is a criminal PERIOD! Also if your so called talents are so great, then why didn't you stay in your own country and make them work? Your right I was born in the U.S., but it was becuase my family immigrated to this country LEGALLY! If your illegally coming into the country, then what other things are you doing illegally? Your obviously a dishonest person.
sick

AOL

#9 Apr 30, 2010
These illeagle aliens come to our city,steal our jobs,because they will work for less pay,and people hire them.Meanwhile were out of work!Trying to find a decent job these day's in berkshire county is like pissin in the wind.They ought to be wearing prison striped shirt's during there little vigil as they call it.This make's me sick!!!
lets roll

Albany, NY

#10 Apr 30, 2010
I'm calling ICE to make sure they show up to check for green cards.
Proud American

AOL

#11 Apr 30, 2010
It really pisses me off when i go some where and someone comes to wait on me and they can hardly speak a word of english.Alot don't like speaking English.If they don't want to speak our language then get the hell out of here!To many of our men and women fought and died for this country,they should atleast have the decency to speak the language.
Proud American

AOL

#12 Apr 30, 2010
lets roll wrote:
I'm calling ICE to make sure they show up to check for green cards.
That's a great idea but they won't do it because there afraid of harrasment charges.
Proud American

AOL

#13 Apr 30, 2010
They have to go after these people who employe these illeagle alien's.Once they do that then they'll get the hell out of here.
Joe

United States

#14 Apr 30, 2010
USA wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Joe, If your from another country and here illegally,your a criminal.A criminal is a criminal PERIOD! Also if your so called talents are so great, then why didn't you stay in your own country and make them work? Your right I was born in the U.S., but it was becuase my family immigrated to this country LEGALLY! If your illegally coming into the country, then what other things are you doing illegally? Your obviously a dishonest person.
I was born in the US as were my parents. I am just fully aware of the sheer randomness of that fact. I was born in 90% of the world that consumes 10% of the world's resources I might feel differently than you. You are the dishonest one if you feel you somehow deserve what you have - be grateful not arrogant.
Joe

United States

#15 Apr 30, 2010
Sophia wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you Joe..You just proved my point in my statement above. Can we say BLEEDING HEART...want a tissue..Sounds like you are going to cry....
Actually I am a fiscal conservative but I can see you belong to the religious right by your closemindedness and namecalling.

My point was not to let illegals in, nor to not prosecute the ones here - my point is get off your high horse because it is luck and not skill that got you here.
Joe

United States

#16 Apr 30, 2010
Guest 100 wrote:
<quoted text>
There are plenty of immigrants that have come to the U.S. legally & made it by working hard. We are just tired of being overrun by the illegals, demanding rights they don't have in their own country. They should be thankful The U.S isn't enforcing the laws on immigration.
I don't disagree. I am just marveling at other people's self righteousness when they were born in the US by luck.
Joe

United States

#17 Apr 30, 2010
sick wrote:
These illeagle aliens come to our city,steal our jobs,because they will work for less pay,and people hire them.Meanwhile were out of work!Trying to find a decent job these day's in berkshire county is like pissin in the wind.They ought to be wearing prison striped shirt's during there little vigil as they call it.This make's me sick!!!
Let me get this straight, illegal aliens are stealing jobs in Berkshire County that you would do?
Joe

United States

#18 Apr 30, 2010
By the way people, real conservatism is pro free market. All the markets should be free including the labor market which means that if you are truly a conservative you want to enable immigration.
lets roll

Albany, NY

#19 Apr 30, 2010
Proud American wrote:
<quoted text>That's a great idea but they won't do it because there afraid of harrasment charges.
So now we have to get this state to adopt a law like Arizona's, then they won't have to worry about any stupid harrasment charges.
Patriot

Boston, MA

#20 Apr 30, 2010
Sophia wrote:
Guest 100
They are above our laws! That is why they stay here and do not become citizens. They get everything handed to them on a silver platter and nothing ever happens to them...
The bleeding heart liberals make sure of that!
Don't forget about the puss filled heart conservatives that want the cheap labor to break the back of the American worker...there is a reason that they have done nothing about illegals all these decades ....just a different ( and more un-American ) reason.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 4
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Pittsfield Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Hip Hop Festival Saturday 1-8 pm 2 min High Plains Drifter 8
Trump has Snake Story 25 min Bernie The Commie 2
News Hampden County Hall of Justice left off list of... 27 min Adumb B Hall 7
Goofus Trump Economics 33 min Pokohantus 2
Pittsfield Streets Filthy 8 hr The Dead Pool 2
News Weapons cache found in Pittsfield drug raid; tw... 11 hr Shots Fired 3
Opiates for Cindy McCain!! (Nov '08) 11 hr Shots Fired 5

Pittsfield Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Pittsfield Mortgages