I give thanks for illegal immigrants

I give thanks for illegal immigrants

There are 23 comments on the Houston Chronicle story from Nov 26, 2008, titled I give thanks for illegal immigrants. In it, Houston Chronicle reports that:

This year, as we gather for the feast, I am giving thanks for illegal immigrants.

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Wild Irish Rose2

“Love Is a Rose”

Since: Sep 07

United States

#1 Nov 26, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving.

Littleton, CO

#2 Nov 26, 2008
I'll be adding tw additional sentences tomorrow to my Thanksgiving prayer: And thank you God for all of the ICE arrests of people who've broken our laws! May the over 10Million Americans unemployed find jobs, due to ICE efforts.

Littleton, CO

#3 Nov 26, 2008
Correction: I'll be adding two

Blackwood, NJ

#4 Nov 26, 2008
Options Abound for Executive Action on Immigration

Even if comprehensive immigration legislation is a low priority in the 111th Congress, President-elect Barack Obama will have plenty of tools at his disposal for altering the border security and interior enforcement landscape.
The new administration can use executive orders, departmental reviews, regulations and personnel appointments to affect policy without Congress having to weigh in.
And having apparently settled on a Homeland Security secretary in Gov. Janet Napolitano , D-Ariz., viewed as possessing border security credentials, such a strategy makes sense, with the president otherwise engaged in confronting economic troubles at home and war and terrorism abroad.
Likely to be high on the immigration to-do list: re-examining the stepped-up worksite enforcement conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in recent months.
Human rights and immigrant advocates have blasted the raids, which are effective at netting large groups of illegal workers but can create public relations problems.
“I think that the Obama administration is definitely going to dial back on workplace raids, but I don’t see them putting it that way,” said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates reduced immigration levels.“They’re going to say ‘we’re re-assessing workplace raids.’”

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Fort Smith, AR

#5 Nov 26, 2008
I know one thing. If those so called immigrants dont have to obey the laws, neither do the rest of us.

Boca Raton, FL

#6 Nov 26, 2008
Wild Irish Rose2 wrote:
Happy Thanksgiving.
You might be MORE thankful with some psychiatric counseling.
Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wild Irish Rose2

“Love Is a Rose”

Since: Sep 07

Pleasant Hill, CA

#7 Nov 26, 2008
PSL wrote:
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You might be MORE thankful with some psychiatric counseling.
Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!
It was just a story. Try to be more objective and less offensive.

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

Geneva, IL

#8 Nov 26, 2008
We need more sheriff's like Joe.
&fe ature=related

Waynesboro, VA

#9 Nov 26, 2008
When illegal invaders are killed does anybody care. If the government does not know they are here when they go missing there is no crime unless a body turns up. Bury them deep.

Geneva, IL

#10 Nov 26, 2008

Arlington, TX

#11 Nov 26, 2008
Leave them to be found. Send a message.

United States

#12 Nov 26, 2008
I have nothing good to say about the illegals. If they are illegal ship them out. They do not follow the laws cause they can not speak, read or write English and they do not want to learn anyway. Even the ones that are here legally the majority of them do not speak, read or write English and do not want to learn. They think it is up to us to learn their language. "WRONG" that will be the day. As I have said many times if INS had been doing their job in the first place we would not have this problem today.

Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans and the legal of other nationalities.
Barney Gumble

Long Beach, CA

#13 Nov 28, 2008
To All You Illegals. YOU'RE WELCOME!!!


Dover, DE

#14 Nov 28, 2008
Carol wrote:
I know one thing. If those so called immigrants dont have to obey the laws, neither do the rest of us.
BUT they're slicker and more mobile than us. WE are well documented and more easily caught.
ATX Humor

Austin, TX

#15 Nov 28, 2008
Their you go again crying 'bout americans not having jobs... and illegals breaking the law. Look you lazy ass law abiding unemployed americans, GET your ASSES off that couch and go look for work, oh it out there...Commercial Construction, Residential Construction, Road Construction, Cooks, Waiters, House Keeping, Farm Labor, Ranch Labor, Trash Collectors, Painters, Window Washers, Car Washers, Yard Worker, and the list goes on and on. If you really want a job you can get one, the problem is not us illegals, it is you welfare, medicaid, foodstamp, tanf, unemployment benifit, dependant americans killing your economy. My boss (white man) told us all (illegals) that if for every legal citizen came and applied for work he would have to let one of us go. That was 4 years ago, up to this day not a single american has come to apply for our jobs. As a matter of fact he even ran an ad in the paper and posted it with the local employment office only one responded, and he wanted to be a supervisor or something like that.

So stop your crying and pick up the wanted ads as we did... and get a job. Oh by the way starting pay is 12.50 an hour, as a construction worker.

So show some THANKS to an illegal on THANKSGIVING, and ask GOD to give you STRENGTH to get up off that couch or bed, and simply look for work.
Joel E Wischkaemper

Staunton, VA

#16 Nov 29, 2008
Carol wrote:
I know one thing. If those so called immigrants dont have to obey the laws, neither do the rest of us.
I agree.
Joel E Wischkaemper

Staunton, VA

#17 Nov 29, 2008
Nice story from ATX, and if indeed, he is from Buda, TX, I know for a fact that a whole lot of people would have responded. Buda is not to far from Austin and jobs that pay 12.50 and hour are very rare down there.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#18 Nov 29, 2008
1.$11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens
each year by state governments.

2.$2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.

3.$2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid
for illegal aliens.

4.$12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of

5.$17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.

6.$3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.

7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.

8.$90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare &
social services by the American taxpayers. http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt...

9.$200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by
the illegal aliens.

10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two
and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their
children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US

11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens
that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens
from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth,
heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border.
Homeland Security Report: http://tinyurl.com/t9sht

12. The National Policy Institute, "estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period."

13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin.

14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States."

The total cost caused by illegal immigrants in the US is a staggering $338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR!

And you tell me to stop crying!!!!I cry everyday as I see you turn my country into a barrio.

Englewood, CO

#19 Nov 29, 2008
Thankyou illegal scum. Thankyou for giving us Mexicans who play by the rules a bad name. I hope your lives remain as miserable as they were in southern Mexico. Dishonest people who shamelessly commit crimes and freeload off of hard working citizens deserve nothing but disrespect and chains.
jail then deport

Arlington, VA

#20 Nov 29, 2008
I thank them for going home and leaving by the thousands..

The rest should be in jail..


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