Lawmakers Urged to Keep Count of Ille...

Lawmakers Urged to Keep Count of Illegal Immigrant Students

There are 51 comments on the NBC 4 Washington, DC story from Oct 2, 2008, titled Lawmakers Urged to Keep Count of Illegal Immigrant Students. In it, NBC 4 Washington, DC reports that:

Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins and two county commissioners are asking state lawmakers to require a count of illegal immigrants who attend county schools.

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PG Resident

Herndon, VA

#1 Oct 2, 2008
I'm moving to Frederick. They seem to be the only county in the State that has any common sense and is doing something about illegal immigration. With all the economic hardship we are experiencing why should they get a free ride?
Disgusted

Virginia Beach, VA

#2 Oct 2, 2008
The only count their should be is how many of them there are that they can fill the empty seats with on the buses that are taking them back over the border!
Washington DC

Oxon Hill, MD

#3 Oct 2, 2008
Check Washington DC's Most Wanted List for Homocides.
Jill R

Silver Spring, MD

#4 Oct 2, 2008
Why should there be any illegal immigrants in any schools? If we know they are illegal why are they still here?
Fed Up

Arlington, VA

#5 Oct 2, 2008
It is important to know how many illegal kids attend schools state wide. The illegals are going to school on our tax dollars. If they do stay the parents should be paying taxes like the rest of us or go back to their home country.

It's bad enough out there right now, no free rides!
Washington DC

Oxon Hill, MD

#6 Oct 2, 2008
Fed Up wrote:
It is important to know how many illegal kids attend schools state wide. The illegals are going to school on our tax dollars. If they do stay the parents should be paying taxes like the rest of us or go back to their home country.
It's bad enough out there right now, no free rides!
Americans who fail to not only pay taxes but file taxes to the IRS are subject to jail time. African American actor Wesley Snipes has been sentenced to three years in prison for not filing taxes so when are 30 million plus illegal immigrants not filing taxes going to be put in jail? Again foreign criminals should not be allowed to evade US Tax laws that Americans are sentenced to go to jail for. Fair and equal treatment would require jail time for each and every illegal immigrant not filing taxes in the USA. So when is the IRS and US government going to provide fair and equal treatment of foreign illegal immigrants who evade US tax laws? Americans would like to know.
Enough

Bowie, MD

#7 Oct 2, 2008
Go to Mexico and try to sneak into the nation and then go to a government college, and you will wind up in jail.

Go to McCain's/Obama's America and you will get food stamps, drivers licenses, housing vouchers, jobs and a college education.

As for me, I prefer to make sure those who violate the law are punished, not rewarded. Which America do you want--one of the Rule of Law, or one that has no Rules for those who violate the law? Obama proposes to open our borders, give $870 billion to the United Nations, has hundreds of billions of programs to give government more control over your life, including a $100 billion per year on health care--with no cost controls. No need for honest citizens in this nation.
Kent

Washington, DC

#8 Oct 2, 2008
What is the definition of an illigal immigrant student? Is it that they are here illigally or their parents as well? How do you check the status without requiring everybody to prove their status? I am not in the habit of carrying my birth certificate with me and would hope I would not have to do so. I am also concerned that the act of checking will drive students away from school, which for me is a bigger problem than having them get a free education at tax payers expense.
Bankrupted By Taxes

Bowie, MD

#9 Oct 2, 2008
If they are here **ILLEGALLY** they should be in their proper school, in their proper country - legally! GO HOME ILLEGALS.

The illegal alien flood is, like many things, a power grab by leftist politicians (yes, republican and democrat leftist politicians). Get as many people dependent on other people's money (taxes) as you can and eventually you'll be in power forever. It's disgusting and certainly does not bode well for a free country.
ruffrooferrod

Annapolis, MD

#10 Oct 2, 2008
Washington DC wrote:
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Americans who fail to not only pay taxes but file taxes to the IRS are subject to jail time. African American actor Wesley Snipes has been sentenced to three years in prison for not filing taxes so when are 30 million plus illegal immigrants not filing taxes going to be put in jail? Again foreign criminals should not be allowed to evade US Tax laws that Americans are sentenced to go to jail for. Fair and equal treatment would require jail time for each and every illegal immigrant not filing taxes in the USA. So when is the IRS and US government going to provide fair and equal treatment of foreign illegal immigrants who evade US tax laws? Americans would like to know.
It's hard when one day your name is Juan Pablo Hernandez and the next day its Pablo Juan Martinez and you steal multiple social security numbers. Do you think the illegal immigrants operating all those "roach coach" Pupusa vending trucks you see all over PG and Mont Co. are paying taxes? How 'bout the ones on each corner in Langley Park with 10 coolers full of "comida latina" selling that crap to other illegal immigrants. Do you think they're paying sales/income taxes? No! They are the leeches of our society. And they're the first ones in the social services lines mooching off American tax dollars. Me no hava noting. Me no peaka English. Me hava ate ninos an no hoosbind. Yu can no diskriminate me. Giv mi dolores.
Jill R

Silver Spring, MD

#11 Oct 2, 2008
Kent wrote:
What is the definition of an illigal immigrant student? Is it that they are here illigally or their parents as well? How do you check the status without requiring everybody to prove their status? I am not in the habit of carrying my birth certificate with me and would hope I would not have to do so. I am also concerned that the act of checking will drive students away from school, which for me is a bigger problem than having them get a free education at tax payers expense.
If illegal immigrants have a child in the USA that child is a citizen. I say deport any illegal parents, and if that splits a family then they have a decision to make.
This nation is at a point where EVERYONE needs to prove their status. This means a national ID card. I know it's a scary thought but too many abuses of the system have developed. And unfortunately some states are allowing illegal immigrants to obtain drivers' licenses so we can no longer count on them as valid ID. The middle class is tired of paying the costs. I have seen these costs first-hand while working for a local county government.
JAM

Washington, DC

#12 Oct 2, 2008
I agree with the Frederick officials that want to do this but the real problem is that the Fed's are not doing their job of protecting the border and deporting ALL illegals.
Judge Lewis

United States

#13 Oct 2, 2008
You can't count people who do not officially exist. Any count they get will have no credibility. I applaud the county's attempt, but I don't see it leading to anything meaningful. It's just a show by politicians who want to get re-elected. If they really cared, they would detain the parents of those illegal kids.

The tricky part is that most of the children of illegals are legal themselves, if they were born in the US. So, the illegal parents should be forced to choose whether to take the anchor baby back to their home country when they're deported, or leave the child here to be adopted and raised as Americans who speak English. Coming here illegally and producing a dozen anchor babies should not be rewarded with a free pass for evading the law. There are methods for becomming a legal citizen - USE THEM!
Blackhart

Sunderland, MD

#14 Oct 2, 2008
Fed Up wrote:
It is important to know how many illegal kids attend schools state wide. The illegals are going to school on our tax dollars. If they do stay the parents should be paying taxes like the rest of us or go back to their home country.
It's bad enough out there right now, no free rides!
That is what is wrong with our country and economy now, illegals not paying taxes, getting mortgages with no social secuirty or proof of income required, we are paying the taxes for the kids to be in school, but the parents aren't paying taxes. If we got them all out of here then we wouldn't be in this mess we are in. The slumb mortgage companies will go down and the reliable mortgage's will prevail, then this country will get back on it's feet where it belongs.
Blackhart

Sunderland, MD

#15 Oct 2, 2008
JAM wrote:
I agree with the Frederick officials that want to do this but the real problem is that the Fed's are not doing their job of protecting the border and deporting ALL illegals.
There can't be much protecting at the border, they are all already over here, we need to round them up and get them back, then protect the border.
Ethan

Washington, DC

#16 Oct 2, 2008
Boy, what a novel idea. Who's urging them? It should be the citizens demanding it with heat. This is truly embarrassing. It's almost as if the government wants to incite violence between groups. I speak to ordinary folks all the time who would otherwise never have any ill will towards outsiders but they're giving us no choice. Hate to say "I told you so" but something's got to happen with this situation. I say you won't find this insanity in ANY other country in the world.
Ethan

Washington, DC

#17 Oct 2, 2008
Blackhart wrote:
<quoted text>That is what is wrong with our country and economy now, illegals not paying taxes, getting mortgages with no social secuirty or proof of income required, we are paying the taxes for the kids to be in school, but the parents aren't paying taxes. If we got them all out of here then we wouldn't be in this mess we are in. The slumb mortgage companies will go down and the reliable mortgage's will prevail, then this country will get back on it's feet where it belongs.
precisely, the truth at it's finest.
Ron-Manassas

Fairfax, VA

#18 Oct 2, 2008
I live in Prince William County VA, you change the laws they just move somewhere else and sponge off that local economy. There needs to be national immigration reform! They were kicked out of the country in the 30's so Americans could get jobs. Come on congress get off your asses and do something before We the People have to come to DC to take OUR country back.

Lock and load America we got a job to do the panty waste Politianís in DC donít appear to have the stomach for.
hear to say

Aberdeen, MD

#19 Oct 2, 2008
Blackhart wrote:
<quoted text>That is what is wrong with our country and economy now, illegals not paying taxes, getting mortgages with no social secuirty or proof of income required, we are paying the taxes for the kids to be in school, but the parents aren't paying taxes. If we got them all out of here then we wouldn't be in this mess we are in.
The slumb mortgage companies will go down and the reliable mortgage's will prevail, then this country will get back on it's feet where it belongs.
So right you are! The Fed's will never admit even under torture that at least half if not more of those failed mortgages are from illegal aliens and let's not forget the unpayed credit cards and the high interest "your job" is your credit car loans at 18 to 20% that they can't pay too! Many lost their illegal construction jobs when the housing market went down and now that many people can't afford to go on vacation the service industry is also scaling down, so since these folks have no education they are out of work. The American citizens will now be paying for their social services and food stamps, they have already turned to commiting crimes we pay for the lawyers, interpreters the list goes on and on. Since the Fed's refused to deport them we as usual are stuck with the bills, crime and educationing the anchor babies, thanks Mr. President and the Senate and Congress you have done a great job for us, and on top of that the Wall Street crooks have finished us off! We have tried to work hard to do everything right and we get the shaft! Obama and McCain both are for Amnesty for these leeches we are screwed no matter how you look at it just go to the nearest 7-11 empty your pockets and hand your money over to these crooks who are hanging out drinking Corona's!
diamond

Spotsylvania, VA

#20 Oct 2, 2008
No the government should make it a law that all illegal immigrants in the u.s.and legal ones have Id's. That way if they donot present them upon request then they will be deported.The gov.wants to take the u.s. citizens through alot of drama, and we have been living here all of our lives.We donot need state Id's they do-we have birth certificates. What does Camargo Edgar doing with a ssn starting with 579? lol.

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