60+ arrested in Beardstown bust

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More than 60 people accused of being in the country illegally face deportation after an overnight raid at a Beardstown meat processing plant.
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Beardstown Residence

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Ok, mexicans are not a problem. Wait, a shooting occured 11 years ago, who was involved a stupid mexican. A shooting occured last week, who was involved.... another stupid mexican.. How can it be safe .. The ONLY two murderes in Bearstown have been because of Mexicans. I dont even let my kids play outside, afraid our stpuid mexican neighbors will drug them or something. This is BEARDSTOWN, NOT MEXICO, GO HOME.. Take your murder with you.
beardstown resident

Davenport, IA

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Oct 26, 2007
 

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You are totally wrong not all mexicans are stupid like you say! yes, i understand that the two shooting have been involved with mexicans and i understand that it's wrong. But not for the mistakes of some people your gona blame everyone. You tell me > what about all the drugs/child abuse/burglary? that's not the mexicans. Most the people that come to the U.S. come to work and for a better life. I am a proud mexican and have been in the us for 17 years I also have respect for American people the same way as mexicans. jUST THINK BEFORE YOU POST A COMMENT.
P.S. ALSO PRACTICE IN YOUR WRITTING
Ace

Mattoon, IL

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Nov 2, 2007
 

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I am glad someone is doing his or her job. The Police did a good job.
WOW199

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I agree with the bigging post, the town I live in was really a quiet place to live until the mexicans brought their drugs, gangs and threats to town. I get a kick out of them crying about their rights being violated all the time now, but they sure love to bleed the SS sytems and welfare out of our goverment. Meanwhile, myself and other families are killing ourselves to survive. Go figure
BeWear

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I am an American and I don't hate Mexicans. I think this comment comes from a very ignorant person. I don't agree that mexicans should come here illegally and take our jobs, but there are many Americans who don't do their job well and don't value the jobs they do have. As to the part about mexicans ruining Beardstown, I was in Beardstown over 20 years ago and it wasn't a very nice place then, maybe there weren't a whole lot of murders, but Beardstown had problems before that. I also see plenty of Americans abusing our welfare, disability, workman's comp, insurances, etc. Mexicans don't have the corner on that market. The point is that it's wrong no matter what your ethnic background. I am a single mother with two children that I raise basically on my own. I am self-employed at two different jobs and I go to college full-time. I do this so my kids and I can live decently. I wouldn't have to do this if I weren't paying for all the people raping the system because they are too lazy to work. The system is supposed to help people who need it, but they are not the ones getting the help. I refuse to be a recipient of the benefits because I can do it on my own. Try it sometime.
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You are totally wrong not all mexicans are stupid like you say! yes, i understand that the two shooting have been involved with mexicans and i understand that it's wrong. But not for the mistakes of some people your gona blame everyone. You tell me > what about all the drugs/child abuse/burglary? that's not the mexicans. Most the people that come to the U.S. come to work and for a better life. I am a proud mexican and have been in the us for 17 years I also have respect for American people the same way as mexicans. jUST THINK BEFORE YOU POST A COMMENT.
P.S. ALSO PRACTICE IN YOUR WRITTING
Jade

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No I dont think Mexicans are stupid. In fact most are pretty smart. After all they are coming here to live illegally and tax free and they are getting away with it. I cant say that about all of them though, some of them really are trying to do it the legal way. And most of the ones I work with at Cargill are good law abiding people. On the other hand there are a few who will break the law without batting an eye. But there are white people who do the same thing. Same with Blacks, asians, etc.
Old Beardstown Resident

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Feb 20, 2008
 
Mexicans have ruined Beardstown, with drugs,guns,and gangs.But there is alot more problems than that.The corrupt cops should all be drug tested.Excel "Cargil" should be gone through throughly by the INS.It is Just a horrible place to live. I pity anyone who hasnt gotten out of there.In white but I got out of that hood.
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Payson, IL

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Feb 22, 2008
 
You the people and you the people only can take back your town.If they are there legally than fine,they have done things the proper way and have a right to be there,But if they are there illegally or you suspect that they are there illegally it is your duty to report it and it is required that law enforcement follow up on the complaint.If the law finds that the person is illegal they must arrest the person and notify INS and hold them . If the local law enforcement does not do this than you have every right to file charges against the officer or possibly even their bosses.These laws are very specific.Read my post titled "immigration laws" print it out.The local authorities can not dispute this , if they try to than take it above them. This problem is not going to go away on it's own and will only get worse unless the people demand that the laws be enforced.
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Shut your dumb ass up if your cracker ass wouldnt be talkin smack we wouldnt have to kill your people so just keep it hush. Entiendes. VIVA LA RAZA!!!!!!!!!!
tom

Payson, IL

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Feb 28, 2008
 

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If you want to stay than go through the legal process to do it,Otherwise you just may find out what the American people have in store. You might bullshit the Government but you can,t beat the American public!!!!!!!!!!
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Payson, IL

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Feb 28, 2008
 
You the people and you the people only can take back your town.If they are there legally than fine,they have done things the proper way and have a right to be there,But if they are there illegally or you suspect that they are there illegally it is your duty to report it and it is required that law enforcement follow up on the complaint.If the law finds that the person is illegal they must arrest the person and notify INS and hold them . If the local law enforcement does not do this than you have every right to file charges against the officer or possibly even their bosses.These laws are very specific.Read my post titled "immigration laws" print it out.The local authorities can not dispute this , if they try to than take it above them. This problem is not going to go away on it's own and will only get worse unless the people demand that the laws be enforced.
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Feb 28, 2008
 
By the way , us Americans are also ( STRONGER TOGETHER ) This is not about RACE , It is about everyone having to follow the laws. If I as a citizen break the law and get caught i go to jail,get fined,and have a record. We only demand that everyone else have to follow the same rules that we have to.
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I REALLY DON'T SEE WHY EVERYONE PUTS DOWN THE MEXICANS THEY ARE PEOPLE JUST LIKE US AMERICANS WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE IN THERE PLACES??? WOULD YOU GO TO ANOTHER COUNTRY TO HELP YOUR FAMILY???? YOU NEED TO THINK BEFORE YOU JUDGE !!!!!!!!!!
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Alicia, I have made no mention of ANY nationality , I speak of anyone who enter,s this country illegally .I have nothing against anyone wanting to have a better life , but the fact is that we as legal citizens of this country have to obey the law or face prosecution. For someone to enter our country illegally is not fair to the taxpayer and it sure as hell isn't fair to the people who come in to our country the legal way and do all the proper things to become a citizen,This is a slap in their face and will only make it harder for those who put forth the effort to become legal citizens.
Laura

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May 2, 2008
 
Mexicans dont come here to steal the americans jobs. They come to find work and make a better life for themselves, with dreams of helpin their families and giving them a better future and better chance for survival. I am proud to be mexican! ORULLOSA DE SER MEXICANA! I am not racist towards anyone. but how are people just gonna come in here and say that all we do is steal their jobs?!?!? When immigration came and there was alot of jobs open, who signed up? most of them are still open and barley being taken. and then you guys have the nerve to say that we take your jobs!?!? Either thats messed up are your just plain ignorant!
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And to the old beardstown resident! yes there is alot more mexicans here than before. But look around and open your eyes there is no gangs here! and not only the mexicans use drugs also do the whites, blacks and everyone. you cant just pin point everyone out because of the color of their skin.
LAURA BEARDSTOWN, IL
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May 3, 2008
 
You are so stupid because mexicans are not our problem!!!
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Why don't all you mexicans go back across the border and fix your own country.
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I am tired of hearing how bad the poor mexicanos have it. Everyone is struggling in these hard times.They should go through the legal process, we have laws for a reason. They need to raise up against their own country and corrupt government. If they are such hard workers and great people where is their pride, courage,and why don't they suck it up and fight for their own country back. Thats what we did for are freedom we were out gunned and out numbered against the british we manned up and took are country and fought for are freedoom. I live in Fl and we are going after them hear b-town call them in and call ins fight for your town.
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Aug 7, 2008
 
many people inside beardstown know me as someone of influence.the mexicans are not the problem even though thier music mostly sounds like a circus and is rather annoying.the problem is excel corporation.the company causes many problems to start they position themselves as something that will benefit economy.on a daily basis they make the whole town reak of the blood money on a daily basis this type of facility belongs on a country road far away from city limits.they have no intention of benefitting local economy they do not hire beardstowns people the ones they do are treated like their jobs do not matter.they outsource for a reason they would rather have immigrants because they work harder and tolerate much more because loosing their job means going back to thier country.they cause a population explosion of other races they hire illegals. they bribe public officials millions have been sent to the police to turn their heads fact#1.the population explosion means that the schools are overcrowded with illegal immigrant children so the y bribe us with a new school fact #2.if they didnt they would recieve a negative image this way it looks like they benefit local economy.noone will stop them they make millions every minute they are in operation a few here and there is a drop in the bucket for them.the job in itself causes carpel tunnel and is unergonomic the immigrants dont understand that they can sue which is another reason why theyd rather they work for them.the bottom line they are out of control and noone dares to stop this mess theyve made and this town reaks of thier blood money.

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