Prize-winning illegal immigrant draws crowd at Worcester State

Mar 16, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Jose Antonio Vargas, who disclosed in a New York Times magazine article his status as an undocumented immigrant, spoke at Worcester State University today.

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“I'm an illegal immigrant.” She asked that her name not be published out of fear of losing her job."

Correction, OUR JOB!!! The image of illegal aliens being field pickers is merely to distract us from the truth. Illegal aliens are stealling REAL jobs!!!

This chick has a Master's Degree, do you think that her job is mowing lawns and cleaning toilets? Think again!!!
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A group of Mexican women are sueing their employer a penata factory in Queens, NY for unfair working conditions and wages. All of them are illegal. One is pregnant and others have undoubtly been pregnant during the course of employment. You should have seen this trix on tv crying about how he treatened them with ICE and about how "unfair" it is that they HAVE to work without equal rights like Americans! I an American will tell you what's unfair. What isn't fair is that they are here Illegally so they don't HAVE a right to be. What isn't fair is that we Americans are footing the bills for your Anchor Babies. What isn't fair is that we are paying $4.89 for a Gallon of milk but you get it for free on WICC. What's unfair is that they won't pay taxes even though they can get an ITIN an do so but they got an Attorney. They need to be deported immediately. The next time a bitch wobbles in to a welfare office or clinic saying "I pregnant" they need to be escorted directly into the ICE van and we need to ammend the law to make children inherit the legal status of their parent(s) so that if no one is legal then neither is the baby. If the mother is on a visitors visa then so is the baby. etc. I am sooooo fed up with this ish!
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Why the hell is Vargas still here? He's an admitted illegal alien and he should have been deported by now.

As for the other woman who self-identified, I hope there was someone there who agrees with the cause of law and order to take a picture and maybe get law enforcement to pay her a visit after the event.

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by this illegal alien up front and center of attention shows failure by all who are paid by citizen to remove illegal aliens.

alot of pink slips need to be passed out from the top down in that area being they are not doing their jobs.
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I totally agree: No undocumentated child left behind. Take them with you when you are deported.

The immigrants Irish, Italians may have comprised 15% of the population, but there are major differences.

1) They came here legally

2) They worked or starved; there was no welfare

3) They struggled to learn the language and become Americans.

4) They didn't protest in the streets for their rights; while flying their foreign flags.

5) They were grateful for every opportunity they had in America.

They are nothing like the illegals

who come here illegally;
march directly to the welfare lines
refuse to assimilate
demand citizen rights while they are here illegally
Expect entitlements for crossing the border or dropping an anchor

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It should have drawn two honest ICE agents taking the illegal alien into custody for immediate deportation.
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Publius51 wrote:
It should have drawn two honest ICE agents taking the illegal alien into custody for immediate deportation.
Right on!

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I want to know... If someone admits to the world they are illegal...Why,please tell me, Why does ICE or INS or someone!!!! with the nads to do whats right and take these people into custody and start the deportion process???????
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54% of the up to 20 Million undocumented residents in the US (That is more than the entire population of some five states, as much as 8% of the entire population of the US) arrived here on legal visas. There was no "illegal" immigration until 1952. There is no welfare for undocumented residents today. You are wrong on so many levels.
Annie wrote:
I totally agree: No undocumentated child left behind. Take them with you when you are deported.
The immigrants Irish, Italians may have comprised 15% of the population, but there are major differences.
1) They came here legally
2) They worked or starved; there was no welfare
3) They struggled to learn the language and become Americans.
4) They didn't protest in the streets for their rights; while flying their foreign flags.
5) They were grateful for every opportunity they had in America.
They are nothing like the illegals
who come here illegally;
march directly to the welfare lines
refuse to assimilate
demand citizen rights while they are here illegally
Expect entitlements for crossing the border or dropping an anchor
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That the equivalent of the populations of five or six US states are undocumented and are "deportable" does not mean anyone will be deported. Obama's policy is to deport only convicted felons.

Crossing the border illegally or "unexamined" in immigration-speak is punishable by a fine of $50 to $250 like a speeding ticket.

More than half of the undocumented arrived on legal visas. Many were dependent children and therefore broke no laws at all, even over-staying the visa. It is not possible or reasonable to deport these people who lived here most of their lives and feel as American as you and me, having graduated our schools. But they are not able to stay here legally; there is no path to citizenship for these American residents.
DfwDude wrote:
I want to know... If someone admits to the world they are illegal...Why,please tell me, Why does ICE or INS or someone!!!! with the nads to do whats right and take these people into custody and start the deportion process???????
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Obama's immigration policy is to NOT deport undocumented residents unless they are guilty of a felony. Obama can pick and choose which laws to enforce.

There may be as many as 20 million undocumented residents, deportable residents, but that would be like deporting NYC, Chicago and Los Angeles. Just because they are deportable does not mean they will be deported. Many have been here 30 years or longer. Many have graduated our schools and feel as American as you and I, but have no path to citizenship.

There is no way to become legal for many of them under present law, and they don't want to leave. And any change is "reform" so we don't want that. So things will stay the same. That is a fact.
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by this illegal alien up front and center of attention shows failure by all who are paid by citizen to remove illegal aliens.
alot of pink slips need to be passed out from the top down in that area being they are not doing their jobs.

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What about the Citizen children of undocumented residents? Shoud we put them in foster homes and deport their parents?

By the way, Obama's policy is to deport only convicted felons.
Annie wrote:
I totally agree: No undocumentated child left behind. Take them with you when you are deported.
The immigrants Irish, Italians may have comprised 15% of the population, but there are major differences.
1) They came here legally
2) They worked or starved; there was no welfare
3) They struggled to learn the language and become Americans.
4) They didn't protest in the streets for their rights; while flying their foreign flags.
5) They were grateful for every opportunity they had in America.
They are nothing like the illegals
who come here illegally;
march directly to the welfare lines
refuse to assimilate
demand citizen rights while they are here illegally
Expect entitlements for crossing the border or dropping an anchor
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Deport them all and all the sudden we have enough money, go figure

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What about the Citizen children of undocumented residents? Shoud we put them in foster homes and deport their parents?
By the way, Obama's policy is to deport only convicted felons.
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send them home with their illegal parents.
They are the ones that made bad choices. Why should we pay for those bad choices?

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compx2 wrote:
54% of the up to 20 Million undocumented residents in the US (That is more than the entire population of some five states, as much as 8% of the entire population of the US) arrived here on legal visas. There was no "illegal" immigration until 1952. There is no welfare for undocumented residents today. You are wrong on so many levels.
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Who cares how they arrived? If they are now illegal, they are now illegal.

"There was no "illegal" immigration until 1952."

Last time i looked, it is now after 1952. There use to be a time when people didn't need a license to drive a car either, now there is.

"There is no welfare for undocumented residents today." There are illegal aliens receiving welfare."

"Many illegal immigrants are regularly accessing welfare benefits in the United States in different ways.1 They may do so through those state and local governments that do not verify citizenship or that accept false proof of citizenship. In many cases, they access welfare benefits through their citizen children born in the United States. Additionally, and this is the focus of this report, there are ways illegal immigrants can obtain a form of federal welfare that is available to income tax filers. Since a significant percentage of illegal immigrants have low incomes, work “off the books,” or work with false names and Social Security numbers, it is likely that many report little or no income when applying for federal, state, or local benefits.

An illegal immigrant cannot qualify for a legitimate Social Security number to use to file income tax returns or for any other purposes. Thus, a major facilitator for illegal immigrant access to income tax-based welfare benefits is the nine-digit Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) established by the IRS in 1996. It was initially established for people like foreign investors, who are required to file U.S. income tax forms but can not legally obtain a Social Security number. However, the IRS has allowed illegal immigrants to apply for and use the ITIN for filing income taxes returns related to income earned in the United States. Consequently, the ITIN quickly became a vehicle for illegal immigrants to obtain refunds of part or all of income taxes withheld (if any) from their pay and for obtaining refundable tax credits above and beyond any withholding. All but a small minority of people using ITINs today are illegal immigrants."

http://www.cis.org/child-tax-credits

UPDATE, CHILD TAX CREDITS FILED FOR ILLEGALS WAS A RECORD 4.2 BILLION IN 2010.
http://www.redstate.com/dhorowitz3/2011/09/02...

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compx2 wrote:
That the equivalent of the populations of five or six US states are undocumented and are "deportable" does not mean anyone will be deported. Obama's policy is to deport only convicted felons.
Crossing the border illegally or "unexamined" in immigration-speak is punishable by a fine of $50 to $250 like a speeding ticket.
More than half of the undocumented arrived on legal visas. Many were dependent children and therefore broke no laws at all, even over-staying the visa. It is not possible or reasonable to deport these people who lived here most of their lives and feel as American as you and me, having graduated our schools. But they are not able to stay here legally; there is no path to citizenship for these American residents.
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"Obama's policy is to deport only convicted felons."

Anything that Obama does is temporary, even if Obama remains President for 4 more years. He can't grant amnesty, he does not have the power.

"In reality, the president does not possess this authority, as unauthorized presence in the U.S. is a civil violation, not a criminal one. Presidential pardon power only applies to federal crimes, described as “offenses against the United States” in the Constitution. As such,“a pardon can’t make someone a citizen or lawful resident,” explains John Harrison, a law professor at the University of Virginia.“Deportation is not a criminal proceeding, it’s a civil process that removes from the country someone who is not entitled to be here.”

Only Congress can change the terms for granting immigration status or citizenship, whether for all immigrants or a subset of people. And that’s why an immigration overhaul has stalled for so many years."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klei...

"Crossing the border illegally or "unexamined" in immigration-speak is punishable by a fine of $50 to $250 like a speeding ticket."

It is also a deportable offense.

Deportation is not a punishment, it merely removes a person from the country who does not have a right to be here and returns them to the country of their birth.

The second time they cross the border, they commit a felony.

"It is not possible or reasonable to deport these people who lived here most of their lives and feel as American as you and me"

I think it's very reasonable. Who cares how they feel? i feel American therefore give me citizenship? Yeah right, go home. Possible because technology is catching up to them. If they can not work, receive welfare to feed their 10 kids, travel without proper ID.(come Jan 2013 will need a Real ID to fly or a passport) As time goes on and they find it tougher to live here, they will go home, if not home, somewhere i don't really care where.

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compx2 wrote:
What about the Citizen children of undocumented residents? Shoud we put them in foster homes and deport their parents?
By the way, Obama's policy is to deport only convicted felons.
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The state of California does not even want to send arrested illegal alien criminal felon's fingerprints to ICE or secure communities for fear that they will be deported, how stupid is that to want to keep these people in the state?

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The state of California does not even want to send arrested illegal alien criminal felon's fingerprints to ICE or secure communities for fear that they will be deported, how stupid is that to want to keep these people in the state?
Because it is no longer a US state. It has become, defacto, the Mexican state of Mexifornia.
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compx2 wrote:
What about the Citizen children of undocumented residents? Shoud we put them in foster homes and deport their parents?
By the way, Obama's policy is to deport only convicted felons.
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The children can go with the parents. But for a gross misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment, they're not our problem to begin with.

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"Obama's policy is to deport only convicted felons."
Anything that Obama does is temporary, even if Obama remains President for 4 more years. He can't grant amnesty, he does not have the power.
"In reality, the president does not possess this authority, as unauthorized presence in the U.S. is a civil violation, not a criminal one. Presidential pardon power only applies to federal crimes, described as “offenses against the United States” in the Constitution. As such,“a pardon can’t make someone a citizen or lawful resident,” explains John Harrison, a law professor at the University of Virginia.“Deportation is not a criminal proceeding, it’s a civil process that removes from the country someone who is not entitled to be here.”
Only Congress can change the terms for granting immigration status or citizenship, whether for all immigrants or a subset of people. And that’s why an immigration overhaul has stalled for so many years."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klei...
"Crossing the border illegally or "unexamined" in immigration-speak is punishable by a fine of $50 to $250 like a speeding ticket."
It is also a deportable offense.
Deportation is not a punishment, it merely removes a person from the country who does not have a right to be here and returns them to the country of their birth.
The second time they cross the border, they commit a felony.
"It is not possible or reasonable to deport these people who lived here most of their lives and feel as American as you and me"
I think it's very reasonable. Who cares how they feel? i feel American therefore give me citizenship? Yeah right, go home. Possible because technology is catching up to them. If they can not work, receive welfare to feed their 10 kids, travel without proper ID.(come Jan 2013 will need a Real ID to fly or a passport) As time goes on and they find it tougher to live here, they will go home, if not home, somewhere i don't really care where.
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