Panel gives firsthand account of illegal immigration

May 29, 2011 Full story: www.bcheights.com 16

Rene Sanchez, theology doctoral student, Mara Medina, A&S 06, and BC Law professor Sara Ignatius talked about immigration issues.

Mara Medina, A&S '06, gave a more recent, firsthand account of the U.S./Mexico border. She immigrated illegally from Mexico as a child. She shed light on the dehumanization of immigrants as a people and related her personal accounts of working against what she called "the ignorance regarding immigration that is pervasive in our student body." Medina struggled against poverty and the language barrier after immigrating to the United States as a young girl. She also said people should recognize the immigration problem even if they can't see it firsthand as she did. "You may think you don't have to deal with the immigration because it's not in front of you, but I'm here," Medina said. "I want to dispel the myth that immigrants are lazy, incapable people. If we were granted equal opportunity, more of us would be here too. "I have cousins who have received straight As in their academic careers that will not be able to attend college because they do not have the documents available to them to do so. Is that fair?" she added. "As you can see the immigration issue is not simple," said Toepfer. "My hope is that we can raise awareness and get involved as a student body." Full Story
MIGRA

United States

#1 May 29, 2011
(false argument)
if you earn a straigth A in college or earn a diploma or a degree,it does not earn you the right to stay here if you are illegal.There are countless of young americans with college degree not being able to find a job,and countless of qualified educated people overseas waiting to enter the US.bottom line is: follow the rule of law and get behind the waiting line.

“Liberalism = Communism”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#2 May 29, 2011
If these illegals get a good eduaction on our dime they should go back where they came from and fix their own conutry!
America for Life

Los Angeles, CA

#3 May 29, 2011
MIGRA wrote:
(false argument)
if you earn a straigth A in college or earn a diploma or a degree,it does not earn you the right to stay here if you are illegal.There are countless of young americans with college degree not being able to find a job,and countless of qualified educated people overseas waiting to enter the US.bottom line is: follow the rule of law and get behind the waiting line.
The sick part is that you don't even spell properly yet you're trying to keep out educated immigrants. You make is so clear that you're nothing more than an uneducated individual who fears educated people.

Americans don't want dummies like you, we want smart people so that means you need to self depot.
America for Life

Los Angeles, CA

#4 May 29, 2011
Bonnie_Blue wrote:
If these illegals get a good eduaction on our dime they should go back where they came from and fix their own conutry!
Why don't you get an education so you can fix your own country.
MIGRA

United States

#5 May 29, 2011
America for Life wrote:
<quoted text>
The sick part is that you don't even spell properly yet you're trying to keep out educated immigrants. You make is so clear that you're nothing more than an uneducated individual who fears educated people.
Americans don't want dummies like you, we want smart people so that means you need to self depot.
yeah,right !!!!!!

it does not matter how i write,what matters is what i think, and what the majority of people thinks
Down and Out

New York, NY

#6 May 29, 2011
American for Life - It does not require much of an education to fix this nation, all it really takes is the vote of the citizenry to remove the bleeding hearts that lend aid and abetment to the illegal alien from elected office.
We have enough educated idiots in our nation in elected office, what we ultimately require is more folks with the resolve to kick these educated idiots out of elected office and to the curb through the vote in order to halt the aid and abetment.
MIGRA

United States

#7 May 29, 2011
America for Life wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you get an education so you can fix your own country.
educated people like Rene Sachez,America for life,and some legislators are bringing this coutry down to the tube.
by the way Mr America for life you should change your pseudo to Mexico for life. HAHAHAHA!

“Liberalism = Communism”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#8 May 29, 2011
America for Life wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you get an education so you can fix your own country.
I have an education you moron.LMAO
Mona

Seattle, WA

#9 May 29, 2011
The only problem here is that they want to have the borders more open and given more "rights" whenever they show up.

The only reason for "immigration reform" is to make it easier for people to become citizens. WEllll, freedom isn't free! Sorry, any country worth its salt does not make it easy for you to get here. Just because you want to come does not mean that you are entitled to be here.

As a matter of fact, since it takes so long to become an American citizen and you have so much paperwork, why don't you spend that time doing something about the government in your home country...that way we know you are not looking for the easy way out?

“The End Of America Coming Soon”

Since: Dec 07

Welfare State

#10 May 29, 2011
"Laws are very punitive," says Ignatius.

Imagine that! Isn't that why we have laws in the first place?

These people just don't believe in the rule of law...period. That's the whole problem.

They think we should do away with our laws so they won't have to be punished when they decide to break them.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#11 May 29, 2011
Has this lady looked at the unemployment rate in the US? Where are all these new people going to work? The population is over 300,000,000. When is the government going to get serious about this, when it becomes 600,000,000, 900,000,000?

All of those jobs that left, ain't coming back. More people and less jobs, this ain't going to work.
annie

Naperville, IL

#12 Jun 2, 2011
MIGRA wrote:
<quoted text>
yeah,right !!!!!!
it does not matter how i write,what matters is what i think, and what the majority of people thinks
The majority pf people think illegals should get the hell out of the US
annie

Naperville, IL

#13 Jun 2, 2011
How about the humanity of the citizens of the US to work to make life better for their families without constantly having taxes raised to support illegals. Why does everyone think the US owes every poeasant in the world? Fight for your rights in your own country as you can be assured we are in the US
annie

Naperville, IL

#14 Jun 2, 2011
don't illegals and their supporters realize the world economy is in the crapper and educated citizens of the USA aren't finding jobs either? Fix the corruption in your owwn country and don"t bring your illiteracy, drug gangs, drunk drivers, 3rd workd diseases and lack of respect here. DOn't need it, don;t want it.

Where did you ever get the idea that going to school on the taxpayer's money would earn you citizenship. Welfare doesn;t earn you anything

Since: Feb 11

Chicago, IL

#15 Jun 6, 2011
Who cares about her story??? We have millions of americans who are college educated , spent thousands of dollars for degrees and still can't find work, this story is sick I don't have an once of pity for her or her cousins back at home. She sounds like a real trooper now she can go back to mexico and use her education there, we owe her and her family nothing she's lucky she even had a chance to migrate here. See this is the prime example of what happens when we let them in america needs stricter rules you come here legal or illegaly you pay for everything we don't even want to hear your voice not along see you, tip toe if you have too, it's becoming to much with all the demands, sob stories, pity on me's, violence they create and the unamerican attitudes piss on them, I don't care!!!
joel kovel fan

Bradenton, FL

#16 Oct 25, 2011
Bonnie_Blue wrote:
If these illegals get a good eduaction on our dime they should go back where they came from and fix their own conutry!
......... Michael Oren , Emperor Bibi , Avigdor Lieberman and multitudes of Izraelis rip off our colleges , like the other double standards the subsidize zio- war mongirs .......... When the zio - brownshirts are in the USA , they raise money to undermine US government ........ Congress has sold out the USA because the CHOSEN are the master race and get free tuition .......... they have bribed the psuedo-christian pastors who advocate Rapture and Endless Wars ........ the cost of zyonism is unstainable and largely covert .

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