I am an undocumented immigrant at Sta...

I am an undocumented immigrant at Stanford University

There are 580 comments on the Guardian Unlimited story from May 17, 2013, titled I am an undocumented immigrant at Stanford University. In it, Guardian Unlimited reports that:

Without immigration reform I will be left jobless and exposed after I graduate. This isn't just a political issue to me Immigrants arrive at the border city of Nuevo Laredo after a nine hour trip from Monterrey, Mexico in this May 5, 2006 file photo.

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luke

Southington, CT

#44 May 19, 2013
tomin cali wrote:
so he thinks he should be allowed to work here? he is just another problem for those who are in the same class to compete against in the job market.
we need no more people here,if anyone would listen to guys like this its seems he is the only one in the classes he takes and not one citizen.
what is he one in a million who made it this far being an illegal alien? the rest are all gang members
Just graduated from a university with a Bachelor's of Science. Have been here for 12 years, 11 of those undocumented. How about that.
Dee Dee Dee

Coopersburg, PA

#45 May 19, 2013
Chavo del eight wrote:
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Funny how the blame is usually towards illegals and not towards the American businesses that hire them. E-verify is a joke since the majority of businesses don't do it.
If mandatory e-verify had not been repeatedly blocked by pro-illegal groups businesses would have use it. It is the illegal alien supporters that block e-verify and any attempt to create or change laws to make it easier to target employers. Right now it is almost impossible to prove that an employer knew that an employee was illegal and even when they do get caught the most they receive is a small fine. It is not those who oppose illegal immigration that are preventing enforcement it is those politicians, employers and reconquista groups that promote and profit from illegal immigration who are blocking enforcement against employers.
Funny how many of the employers are immigrants who are here legally and are profiting from exploiting their illegal "brothers".

“a smile for my friends”

Since: Jul 07

rochester, n. y.

#46 May 19, 2013
MsWolf wrote:
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Look before you keep talking lots of crap, let me inform you I'm a U.S citizen. I'm not on unemployment not getting any welfare. If people are in welfare is not because undocumented people took their jobs it's because lots of Americans think they should get pay higher just because they are legal... So SHUT UP!
No you shut the f*ck up! Its our god damned country. Face the freaking fact that ILLEGAL ALIENS have no right to be. They have no right to STEAL even a toilet cleaning job from ANY American. And they dont even have the right to breath our AMERICAN air. The only right they have is the right too slink back acrossed whatever boader they jumped over to get here on thier way out!!! Wake up and face the fact that we dont want em here. Period. We are done with thier boader jumping thieving *sses!

Since: May 13

Running Springs, CA

#47 May 19, 2013
georgeply77 wrote:
<quoted text>No you shut the f*ck up! Its our god damned country. Face the freaking fact that ILLEGAL ALIENS have no right to be. They have no right to STEAL even a toilet cleaning job from ANY American. And they dont even have the right to breath our AMERICAN air. The only right they have is the right too slink back acrossed whatever boader they jumped over to get here on thier way out!!! Wake up and face the fact that we dont want em here. Period. We are done with thier boader jumping thieving *sses!
Hahaha... Ok, I will shut up because its pointless to fight back stupid people. Have a good day and keep breathing your American air. IGNORANT!
Constitutionalis t

Fulton, MS

#48 May 19, 2013
This criminal has violated the trust of the citizens of the US by entering the US illegally and performing fraud by identity theft by student loans. Once a criminal, always a criminal.

The only legal recourse is arrest and deportation without any degree due to it's criminal activity.
April Flower

Wilmette, IL

#49 May 19, 2013
MsWolf wrote:
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Look before you keep talking lots of crap, let me inform you I'm a U.S citizen. I'm not on unemployment not getting any welfare. If people are in welfare is not because undocumented people took their jobs it's because lots of Americans think they should get pay higher just because they are legal... So SHUT UP!
The manner in which you express yourself and your attitude is what makes others not want you here.
ronnie

Pleasant Grove, UT

#51 May 19, 2013
MsWolf wrote:
The government needs to make the best out of the worst, illegal immigration will not stop, it's better to find a way to take advantage of that... If they had a way to became somewhat legal, they would be able to help with the economy, let me remind you all that the biggest percentage of people in welfare, unemployment and other social services aren't undocumented people... By making them somewhat legal the government can track them and also make them pay taxes. You all need to stop hating others and make the best out of your lives. The happiest people in the world are in countries that are more tolerant.
Are you that naive? This group of 20-30 million illegals will continue to hide out. Not very many will bother to disrupt their hidden agenda's to become legit... DACA for dreamer's turned out to be so low in number's it surprised the Obama administration. They do not, want to be American like so many other races that have come before.They do not assimilate nor do they want too. They want to follow the teaching's of Mechca.. Don't fall prey to the lies this administration is pushing down our throats.It would be nice to know who is here, but they won't apply for citizenship. With anchor babies and welfare, they just take what they want to, and don't want to be found, not pay one penny to this Government.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#52 May 19, 2013
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
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No matter where the money came from there is one less American citizen who received a college education because this illegal did.
Then maybe that American citizen should have worked a little harder.

C'mon, folks, if you were born here get beat out by a poor Mexican kid, you just didn't work hard enough. You had all the advantages over him and he still beat you.

This kid is good enough to not only get into a top school, but from the sounds of it, he's excelling at Stanford. That's the kind of intelligent, hard working kid I'd love to have working for me. I wish more American kids had that kind of drive.
freebird

Long Beach, CA

#53 May 19, 2013
libertarian4321 wrote:
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Then maybe that American citizen should have worked a little harder.
C'mon, folks, if you were born here get beat out by a poor Mexican kid, you just didn't work hard enough. You had all the advantages over him and he still beat you.
This kid is good enough to not only get into a top school, but from the sounds of it, he's excelling at Stanford. That's the kind of intelligent, hard working kid I'd love to have working for me. I wish more American kids had that kind of drive.
F U!!!

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#54 May 19, 2013
freebird wrote:
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F U!!!
Which part upset you, the part where I said that any American kid, with money, English speaking parents, and all the advantages of citizenship, who can't beat out some poor Mexican immigrant kid, doesn't deserve the scholarship money, or the part where I said I'd love to have that intelligent, driven Mexican kid working for me?

In any event, if you have a problem with Stanford and Stanford alums funding his scholarship, take it up with them. Though I suspect you won't get very far. Schools like that want the best and brightest, the most driven, regardless of where they were born.
spud

Wilkes Barre, PA

#55 May 19, 2013
libertarian4321 wrote:
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Then maybe that American citizen should have worked a little harder.
C'mon, folks, if you were born here get beat out by a poor Mexican kid, you just didn't work hard enough. You had all the advantages over him and he still beat you.
This kid is good enough to not only get into a top school, but from the sounds of it, he's excelling at Stanford. That's the kind of intelligent, hard working kid I'd love to have working for me. I wish more American kids had that kind of drive.
It's not about being good at what you do, it's about cost to people like you. Cheap labor that doesn't complain when you screw them out of a couple hours a week is what you're all about. Letting the federal government, the taxpayer, pick up all their benefits is what you are about. You are the problem. If you can't teach American kids to excel at any job then you have some pssss poor supervision.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#56 May 19, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>It's not about being good at what you do, it's about cost to people like you. Cheap labor that doesn't complain when you screw them out of a couple hours a week is what you're all about. Letting the federal government, the taxpayer, pick up all their benefits is what you are about. You are the problem. If you can't teach American kids to excel at any job then you have some pssss poor supervision.
Cheap labor?

Hell, this kid is going to be a Stanford engineering grad. He ain't going to work cheap.

Sure, I could hire some less intelligent, less motivated, less educated American kid to do the job, then have to hover over him to make sure he was doing it right. But I have better things to do than babysit some kid who'd rather be playing Xbox than working.

This Mexican kid is clearly intelligent, driven, and a go-getter- not some spoiled, entitled kid who sloughed his way through college. He's the kind of person that every company wants to hire, regardless of where he was born.

Hell, if this guy is as sharp as he sounds, I'd hire him, drop him 10 feet across the border, and let him telecommute (just to avoid the hassles of hiring him here in the USA).

Since: May 13

Running Springs, CA

#57 May 19, 2013
April Flower wrote:
<quoted text>The manner in which you express yourself and your attitude is what makes others not want you here.
It upsets me how people like to blame others for their failures ...
spud

Wilkes Barre, PA

#58 May 19, 2013
libertarian4321 wrote:
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Cheap labor?
Hell, this kid is going to be a Stanford engineering grad. He ain't going to work cheap.
Sure, I could hire some less intelligent, less motivated, less educated American kid to do the job, then have to hover over him to make sure he was doing it right. But I have better things to do than babysit some kid who'd rather be playing Xbox than working.
This Mexican kid is clearly intelligent, driven, and a go-getter- not some spoiled, entitled kid who sloughed his way through college. He's the kind of person that every company wants to hire, regardless of where he was born.
Hell, if this guy is as sharp as he sounds, I'd hire him, drop him 10 feet across the border, and let him telecommute (just to avoid the hassles of hiring him here in the USA).
Maybe you should look at the post I replied to again. You were saying that American kids who get beat out by some poor Mexican kid need to work harder. You seem predisposed to hire an illegal over an American. This attitude will kill this country. We need to kick these kids buts until they get the idea that hard work pays. If we just abandon every kid who is a mediocre student and has a bad attitude in favor of a cheap illegal alien, we will be creating a dependent underclass that will eventually destroy this country.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#59 May 19, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you should look at the post I replied to again. You were saying that American kids who get beat out by some poor Mexican kid need to work harder. You seem predisposed to hire an illegal over an American. This attitude will kill this country. We need to kick these kids buts until they get the idea that hard work pays. If we just abandon every kid who is a mediocre student and has a bad attitude in favor of a cheap illegal alien, we will be creating a dependent underclass that will eventually destroy this country.
If the kid is a slug at 22 or 23, it's probably too late to change him. Maybe it can be done, but I don't want to be the one to do it. If that kid is a slug, but has an engineering degree, I doubt he's going to starve- someone will hire him, I just don't want to be the one. He'd probably do great in a government job.

I'm just saying that I want to hire the best I can find. If that means hiring a kid who was born in Mexico (and raised here), then I'll hire him if I can.
April Flower

Wilmette, IL

#60 May 19, 2013
MsWolf wrote:
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It upsets me how people like to blame others for their failures ...
(unfortunately)We will encounter such people throughout our lives, but we must learn to just move on(as hard as it may seem at times).
I personally, blame the Government for confiscating people hard earned money for the anger/hate and blame( what society has become).
spud

Wilkes Barre, PA

#61 May 19, 2013
libertarian4321 wrote:
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If the kid is a slug at 22 or 23, it's probably too late to change him. Maybe it can be done, but I don't want to be the one to do it. If that kid is a slug, but has an engineering degree, I doubt he's going to starve- someone will hire him, I just don't want to be the one. He'd probably do great in a government job.
I'm just saying that I want to hire the best I can find. If that means hiring a kid who was born in Mexico (and raised here), then I'll hire him if I can.
So if he's a highly educated, motivated illegal alien, would you hire him instead of an American who would require some training?
April Flower

Wilmette, IL

#62 May 19, 2013
MsWolf wrote:
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It upsets me how people like to blame others for their failures ...
Also you have to understand what the Government has become(too big)/is doing to the American people(Taxation without Representation).
The Government is suppose to be looking out for the American people first and foremost,for we are the one's paying their salaries.
Ga Girl 56

Roswell, GA

#63 May 19, 2013
My message to him is "I don't want to hear about it". I've frigging had enough of your booing and hooing. Shut the "frig" up or do I need to make myself any clearer?

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#64 May 19, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>So if he's a highly educated, motivated illegal alien, would you hire him instead of an American who would require some training?
Yup, because I'm in business to make money, and any time I have to spend baby sitting the American kid is money lost.

I give a lot of money to charity, but I'm not a charity.

Big companies may have the patience and budget to baby sit these kids until they "find themselves"- as a small businessman, I don't. I'll take the kid who is ready to work over the kid who needs baby sitting every time.

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