Protesters block immigration holding site at Urbandale warehouse

There are 13 comments on the Http story from Nov 10, 2010, titled Protesters block immigration holding site at Urbandale warehouse. In it, Http reports that:

The controversy over a plan for a federal immigration enforcement facility in Urbandale has ended.

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American Eagle

La Puente, CA

#1 Nov 10, 2010
Isn't this called aiding, abetting, and harbouring illegal aliens? Isn't this a Federal offense?
Down and Out

New York, NY

#2 Nov 10, 2010
American Eagle - In a time when some semblence of sanity and common sense held sway this would be considered what you just described. In this Alice in Wonderland world of molly coddle towards the illegals this is now considered, sadly, as commonplace.
Deece

Milton, MA

#3 Nov 10, 2010
If any of these illegals are allowed to roam the streets due to a lack of detainment space and end up committing a more serious crime against any of the protesters, I'll have no sympathy for them.

The same people who whine that they want immigration enforcement are probably the ones protesting that they don't want the facility in their neighborhood.

What do these people expect ICE to do?
Dee Dee Dee

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Nov 10, 2010
King said he thinks a holding center for alleged illegal immigrants is inappropriate for any residential neighborhood.

"I don't think it should be in Des Moines proper or any of the surrounding suburbs," King said. "I think they should find an appropriate place for it."

I can understand why people would not want illegal aliens or any other criminals in a residential neighborhood though it sounds like most of the people objecting just do not want immigration laws enforced.
Down and Out

New York, NY

#5 Nov 10, 2010
Interesting, the illegals roam at will in everyday life but to put them behind razor wire and bars for a period of detention before deportation has no place. I find much hypocrisy in that line of thought.
If not, Iowa has many cornfields - sort of another "Build it and they will come" attitude on my part.
Desert Rat

Silver Springs, NV

#6 Nov 10, 2010
Down and Out wrote:
Interesting, the illegals roam at will in everyday life but to put them behind razor wire and bars for a period of detention before deportation has no place. I find much hypocrisy in that line of thought.
If not, Iowa has many cornfields - sort of another "Build it and they will come" attitude on my part.
Why use up fertile soil? Use the areas of the southwest that are too dry for irrigation.

Maybe they can hire Joe Arpaio as a consultant on the construction and operation of those
Down and Out

Columbus, OH

#7 Nov 10, 2010
Desert Rat - Excellent, how many acres can you rustle up out there in Nevada? I know of some areas near Wendover that are just begging for an opportunity like this.
spud

Darlington, MD

#8 Nov 11, 2010
They want to put up a prison - detention center for illegal aliens outside my town and everyone is pretty much for it. It'll create 500 new jobs and help to rid this country of thousands of job stealing illegals. Those people in Iowa are screwed up. They let 100 people shape the policy in Des Moines, hardly a mandate. Sounds like the alien exploiters got away with stuffing the ballot box.
Desert Rat

Silver Springs, NV

#9 Nov 11, 2010
Down and Out wrote:
Desert Rat - Excellent, how many acres can you rustle up out there in Nevada? I know of some areas near Wendover that are just begging for an opportunity like this.
With the sudden downturn in the real estate market, many developers were left with large sections of property that they can't hardly give away.
Down and Out

Columbus, OH

#10 Nov 11, 2010
Desert Rat - Well then, they could give it away, sell at a bargin price for the buyer or sit on it.
The government generally buys private land for the prevailing price plus a small premium - maybe something would be better than zero for the land holders.
Are there not huge tracts of government (BLM) land in Nevada? I would think some of this land could be put to good use with this type of holding site and the taxpayer would be saved the expenses of purchasing new land. Wait, that makes entirely to much sense doesn't it.
Your thoughts?
Desert Rat

Silver Springs, NV

#11 Nov 11, 2010
Down and Out wrote:
Desert Rat - Well then, they could give it away, sell at a bargin price for the buyer or sit on it.
The government generally buys private land for the prevailing price plus a small premium - maybe something would be better than zero for the land holders.
Are there not huge tracts of government (BLM) land in Nevada? I would think some of this land could be put to good use with this type of holding site and the taxpayer would be saved the expenses of purchasing new land. Wait, that makes entirely to much sense doesn't it.
Your thoughts?
I think that we've still got a long ways to go before those clowns in Washington see the light.
spud

United States

#12 Nov 11, 2010
Desert Rat wrote:
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I think that we've still got a long ways to go before those clowns in Washington see the light.
I wish the politicians in DC were capable of seeing the light but all that concerns them is getting reelected. This bunch will never change.
Down and Out

Columbus, OH

#13 Nov 12, 2010
Desert Rat - Agreed, Washinton DC is still full of priviledged politicans who constantly look for the quick fix and like to spend other people's money.
The average Joe and Jane in this country have very little representation in Congress. Sad, because the average Joe and Jane contain most of the common sense in this nation.

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