Salem College students tackle illegal...

Salem College students tackle illegal immigration

There are 3 comments on the www2.journalnow.com story from Oct 31, 2011, titled Salem College students tackle illegal immigration. In it, www2.journalnow.com reports that:

The students have their work cut out for them. Recent polls suggest that within the broader issue of illegal immigration, the DREAM Act and its underlying principles present some of the more complex aspects of the debate.

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Since: Apr 09

Norfolk, NE

#1 Oct 31, 2011
How disingenuous. Comparing DREAMers to Blacks in the 1960s is like comparing apples to bananas.

Blacks were genuinely aggrieved by our govt. Their civil rights had truly been violated.

DREAMers have been aggrieved by their own illegal-alien parents, NOT BY OUR GOVT. We did not force them to come here; their parents did. We did not force them to live in hiding; their parents did. So what civil rights have we violated? NONE.

Think about this: How would our Govt know they were violating their so-called civil rights if our Govt didn't even know they were here???? Does that even make sense?

The issue of legal residency is NOT A CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE. It is a POLICY ISSUE. Every sovereign country has the right, legally and morally, to set its own standards of who they approve for citizenship. No one has the "civil right" to become a citizen of another country just because they are illegally there.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#2 Oct 31, 2011
"To Keren Salim, a sophomore at Salem College, there is a similarity between young people relegated to what she sees as the second-class world of illegal immigration and black people relegated to the back of the bus during the era of segregationist Jim Crow laws.

"I might not be an undocumented immigrant, but I am an ally," Salim said. "If those students who fought for civil rights in the 1960s had decided to do nothing, then nothing would've happened."

This person goes to college? Trying to tie black people in with illegal aliens? There only one difference, black are US citizens where as illegal aliens are just that, illegal. They snuck into the country and live, work, go to school, drive and file taxes illegally. And you expect the US tax payers to fund their education?

Jim Crow laws were enacted against US citizens not illegal aliens.

“Press 2 for Deportation.”

Since: Apr 09

Norfolk, NE

#3 Oct 31, 2011
spytheweb wrote:
"To Keren Salim, a sophomore at Salem College, there is a similarity between young people relegated to what she sees as the second-class world of illegal immigration and black people relegated to the back of the bus during the era of segregationist Jim Crow laws.
"I might not be an undocumented immigrant, but I am an ally," Salim said. "If those students who fought for civil rights in the 1960s had decided to do nothing, then nothing would've happened."
This person goes to college? Trying to tie black people in with illegal aliens? There only one difference, black are US citizens where as illegal aliens are just that, illegal. They snuck into the country and live, work, go to school, drive and file taxes illegally. And you expect the US tax payers to fund their education?
Jim Crow laws were enacted against US citizens not illegal aliens.
Makes you worried about the next leaders of this country, doesn't it? <shudder> They can't even tell the difference between a legal and illegal, a citizen and a non-citizen.

I'll bet if Ms. Keren Salim were to vie for the same grants and scholarships with her illegal peers, she'll start singing a totally different tune.

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