DREAM Act not in suicide notes

DREAM Act not in suicide notes

There are 31 comments on the www.mysanantonio.com story from Dec 3, 2011, titled DREAM Act not in suicide notes. In it, www.mysanantonio.com reports that:

The recent suicide of an illegal immigrant fanned the flames of a controversial measure to legalize certain students who were sneaked into the country as children, prompting, among other things, a Friday morning ceremony in Los Angeles and a proclamation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

But in the 11 pages of suicide notes that Hidalgo County investigators released to the family of Joaquin Luna on Friday, there's not a single mention of immigration or of the failed federal Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, as was mistakenly reported by various news outlets.

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“It matters but not very much”

Since: Oct 07

Houston, TX

#22 Dec 3, 2011
The responsibility for the kid's illegal status lies solely with his parents. Period. They should be ashamed. It was THEIR responsibility to guide their son onto a lawful path that would have gotten him an education in his own country.

If he failed entrance exams, or didn't qualify for major universities, that was on him. It happens every day to citizens, as well. If his illegal status hampered him, his parents should have helped him return to his country and apply to the USA legally as a student. They should't have been here raking in personal profit at his expense, in the first place.

As for the DREAM Act progressives, using the suicide of a troubled, depressed teenager is despicable. How low will they stoop? They already conspire against our sovereign laws and our lawful society with their thinly-veiled amnesty for foreign criminals.

Maybe they would like to use the murder of four little kids in Texas to further their cause?

Bay City killer shot 2 of his kids in head

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/artic...

Perhaps the scum that did this wouldn't have if he'd been enrolled in as a Hispanic studies major in some obscure community college, eh? Bull. Murdering one's children to get even with a nooky source is a cultural propensity, apparently, if the increasing frequency of such crimes in Texas among illegals is any indication.

In a similar vein, kids like the young man in the article have been known to take headers off of college dorms for flunking midterm exams. It happens - without illegal status being in the mix of problems. They set their own standards and suicide when they can't live up to them. That is a personal choice that has nothing to do with being illegal.
Money Hungry

De Soto, KS

#23 Dec 3, 2011
I wouldn't put it past his parents to have seen big dollar bills in their future. Too bad that won't happen!

“It matters but not very much”

Since: Oct 07

Houston, TX

#24 Dec 3, 2011
The article says: "Another brother told investigators that Luna recently failed the written portion of a civil engineering test he felt was crucial for his plans. Treviño believes it was that test that threw him into despair.

Mendoza on Friday said that even if the letters didn't mention immigration, he was sure it was part of the pressure that led his brother to the act. He said the big colleges, like Michigan, Rice, and Baylor, wanted papers and his Social Security number."

I don't know about Michigan, but Rice and Baylor are private universities that have the right to admit who they want to admit. Rice has one of the most diverse student communities around. Many, if not most, of their incoming American freshmen are National Merit Scholars. Foreign students from abroad are from the top 1% of their classes. Rice doesn't need to draw marginal students who are illegal. Neither does Baylor. If the young man failed a civil engineering test, he wouldn't have cut it at Rice or Baylor, anyway. Private universities want to admit students who will be successful. His lack of language skills probably would have prohibited his acceptance by those institutions, in any case.

Again, the blame for the kid's illegal status falls squarely on his parents, who selfishly didn't consider their child when they snuck into the USA uninvited. No one else owes children like that a living just because their parents are self-centered and irresponsible.
Mthmk

Dawsonville, GA

#25 Dec 3, 2011
Sexy Troll wrote:
<quoted text>
You'll also find a dead white guy with a bullet in his head at the bottom of Falcon Lake, Texas.
WHITE Man Killed by Mexican Pirates on Texas Lake
http://abcnews.go.com/US/mexican-pirates-shot...
The difference is Mexican hoodlums killing defenseless people--thugs!!!! Then you have a Mexican who kills himself and the pro illegal (strange to promote lawlessness) want to blame someone for his death. Think about who brought him here knowing it was against the law. The original wrong is where it started.
Adam Troy

United States

#26 Dec 3, 2011
The media only release information given for the family. Maybe it was irresponsible not to wait to confirm the information with the investigators. Now who knows if the family just got trapped in the emotion of the moment, or they try to use the situation on their favor or in favor of the dream act cause (shame of them if that was the case). In any case, the death of a young man who didn't decide on his own to come to this country illegally is a really unfortunate situation.
Topper

Saint Louis, MO

#27 Dec 4, 2011
to the top again

Since: Jul 10

Calexico, CA

#28 Dec 4, 2011
What really bothers me is that there's somebody out there attempting to exploit this poor young man's decision to commit suicide and try to politicize it with failure of the DREAM Act and immigration issues,” Treviño said.

People how stoopid are we these politicians use our childrens deaths for their political gains. Democrats don't want to pass the Dream Act all they want is to keep us down to keep you voting for them. Ask them if Republicans are the onces that are stopping the Dream Act. Then why didn't they pass it a 1 and 1/2 ago when not a single Republican could have stopped it from passing. They don't want you legallized they are afraid they will lose your vote for their political gain. Think look at history. If they wanted The Dream Act they could have passed it.

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#29 Dec 4, 2011
And his parents continue to insist they believe it was the failure of the DREAM Act. Gee, why don't they blame themselves -- they brought him here illegally! Of course, why would they want to take responsibility for what they did? Better to blame someone else -- typical illegal alien mentality.
ima

El Paso, TX

#30 Dec 4, 2011
Rebel wrote:
And his parents continue to insist they believe it was the failure of the DREAM Act. Gee, why don't they blame themselves -- they brought him here illegally! Of course, why would they want to take responsibility for what they did? Better to blame someone else -- typical illegal alien mentality.
The parents are still here? haven't been deported, yet? authorities should start the deporting procedures, ASAP.

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#31 Dec 4, 2011
ima wrote:
<quoted text> The parents are still here? haven't been deported, yet? authorities should start the deporting procedures, ASAP.
Tell me about it! What a bunch of crap. The government needs to start taking care of its citizens rather than the illegal alien law breakers.

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#32 Dec 4, 2011
It's like news reports on rapidly rising sea level caused by global warming or discrediting a Republican candidate with vague, unspecified charges of sexual impropriety.

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