Dozens more in Texas to join immigrat...

Dozens more in Texas to join immigration hunger strike

There are 18 comments on the Upshot story from Nov 22, 2010, titled Dozens more in Texas to join immigration hunger strike. In it, Upshot reports that:

About 40 more students are joining a hunger strike to urge Texas Republican Sen.

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AmberDru

Columbus, OH

#1 Nov 22, 2010
Say Hello to Bobby Sands.
AmberDru

Columbus, OH

#2 Nov 22, 2010
There is no upper limit to how many people may apply for the Dream Act. The 2.1 million is an estimate
from the Migration Policy Institute -- not a cap on the amnesty.

2.1 million is a lot of people and there will undoubtedly be fraud. There was massive fraud with the 1986 one time only, never again amnesty.

And once the 2.1 + million become citizens they can then sponsor their aunts, uncles, grandma and thier parents who caused the problem in the first place.

Kiss the environment goodbye.
American Eagle

Moreno Valley, CA

#3 Nov 22, 2010
Good, I hope they starve to death, then American taxpayers won't have to pay for their free education, housing, food, medical bills anymore.

“It matters but not very much”

Since: Oct 07

Houston, TX

#4 Nov 22, 2010
This is good news. Maybe now there will be food stamp funds for American citizens.
seabass

Ooltewah, TN

#5 Nov 22, 2010
American Eagle wrote:
Good, I hope they starve to death, then American taxpayers won't have to pay for their free education, housing, food, medical bills anymore.
I could not have said it better!
Roguer

Appleton, WI

#6 Nov 22, 2010
The fools are asking republican sen hutchison to vote to amnesty a bunch of illegal alien future demorat voters? The number of sob stories has greatly increased in the liberal lame stream media so you know a vote is coming. Don't worry they'll smuggle in bean buritos so the beaners won't starve.
sterco

Greycliff, MT

#8 Nov 22, 2010
I would like to walk by with a bag of Mezcan food so they could smell it!!!
sterco

Greycliff, MT

#9 Nov 22, 2010
I am sure some of the mexican girls could lose a little weight.

“Pet me or I'll bite you”

Since: Jul 07

Richardson, Texas

#10 Nov 23, 2010
Any of these kids protesting their own government policies in Mexico?

How are Mexico's policies concerning immigration from central America? People that share the same last names, the same Latino heritage?

I'm good with the Dream Act as long as we're deporting the lawbreaking parents that dove across the border just in time to squish out an anchor baby.

I'm sure we're talking about people that are looking forward to embracing American culture and becoming loyal to the USA.... yeah, right.
AmberDru

Columbus, OH

#11 Nov 23, 2010
Mexico offers free online college courses to it's citizens living illegally in the U.S. Private schools like Catholic Universities are free to offer illegal aliens a free ride- the taxpayers need not be involved. Why don't they?

http://chronicle.com/article/Mexico-Will-Offe...

August 8, 2010
Mexico Will Offer Online-Degree Programs to Citizens Living Abroad
By Marion Lloyd
Mexico City
The Mexican government will begin offering online college-degree programs this month to its citizens living abroad, many of whom are suffering the effects of stricter immigration controls in the United States.

The project is being run by Mexico's Public Education Secretariat, which opened its own virtual university in August 2009. Since then, 33,000 students have enrolled in 15 different undergraduate majors at the National Open and Distance University of Mexico, said Rodolfo Tuirán, the country's under secretary for higher education.

He said the decision to expand the online-degree opportunity to Mexicans living abroad is partly a response to the raft of anti-immigration laws recently passed in the United States. The legislation—the most punitive of which is Arizona's SB 1070, which criminalizes illegal immigration within that state—has made it more difficult for undocumented immigrants to attend college in the United States.

Mexicans account for more than half of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States, according to U.S. government estimates.

"Mexico has to look after its citizens abroad; it's only natural," said Mr. Tuirán, a sociologist who has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. "The goal is to improve their ability to compete, so that they have better conditions there or if they eventually return home."

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#12 Nov 23, 2010
The DREAM Act allows illegal "teens" to petition for their parents, leading eventually to their aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins:

The big argument for this amnesty is that it is for teenagers who are here illegally because their parents broke the law. Even with the new "less-than-30" age requirement, far more than teens can get this amnesty (and Sen. Durbin has included "humanitarian" and "family unity" exceptions to the age limit). Nonetheless, the argument is that the teenagers should not be punished for the crimes of their parents.

But as soon as DREAM amnesty citizens are over 21, they can bring in their parents who broke the law to get them into the country. The chief criminals will be rewarded after all.

And because of Chain Migration, the amnestied "teens" can see their aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents getting permanent U.S. residency as well.

- The DREAM Act does not Protect Americans from Terrorists and Criminals:

Illegal immigrants are not required to submit fingerprints or undergo background security checks at any point in the DREAM Act process. Therefore, DHS has no way of learning whether an alien seeking DREAM Act amnesty is a terrorist or criminal. This security failure is compounded by the confidentiality section of the DREAM Act, which is a relic from pre-9/11 days (it’s modeled on the fraud-prone 1986 amnesty). This section basically requires DHS to hide information about terrorist and criminal aliens from itself. If a DHS adjudicator at USCIS learns from a DREAM Act application that an alien poses terrori st or criminal concerns, the adjudicator is prohibited from alerting ICE enforcement officers at DHS, and in fact, if the adjudicator did volunteer such information to ICE, he could be fined $10,000. To cap it all, DHS is prohibited from removing from the United States all aliens, including criminals, terrorists, fraudsters, and other ineligible aliens while they have a DREAM Act application pending, even if that application is based upon fraud or the alien is ineligible.

- The DREAM Act Offers Citizenship to Illegal Aliens Who Lack Good Moral Character:

The DREAM Act does not require that aliens have a history of good moral character; it only requires that they have good moral character from the time that they apply. This means that criminal aliens, terrorists, and other aliens who lack good moral character before they apply get an amnesty for their pre-application period conduct, no matter how bad or extensive that conduct.

- The DREAM Act is Not Just for Young People:

Sponsors insist that the point of the DREAM Act is to provide legal status to “kids” and “young people.” However, the DREAM Act is not directed just at minors. Under the "new" DREAM Act, anyone 29 years old or younger, who illegally entered the United States before the age of 16 and has illegally remained here for 5 years or more will qualify for lawful permanent residence (and eventual citizenship) if they satisfy the easily-met criteria for DREAM Act amnesty. Illegal aliens who are 30-years-old or older can still be granted the DREAM amnesty through "humanitarian" or "family unity" waivers.

- The DREAM Act is a Big Amnesty:

It’s estimated there are some 2 million illegal immigrant children in the United States. They are only a portion of the millions of aliens who will likely qualify for the DREAM Act amnesty, because the DREAM Act does not place a cap on the number of people who qualify, provides exceptions to the newly-formed under-30 age limit, and applies retroactively to anyone who first entered before age 16. Furthermore, the recipients of the DREAM Act amnesty will be permitted to petition for their illegal parents and adult relatives once they become citizens.
LOL

Bradenton, FL

#13 Nov 23, 2010
Beer Pong is not as much fun on an empty stomach.....
Free is free

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Nov 23, 2010
Boo freakin hoo. Go back to your own country. You're not a persecuted minority, you're a bunch of illiterate cretins who walked through a small piece of desert in the middle of the night.
Common Cents

Orlando, FL

#15 Nov 23, 2010
AmberDru wrote:
There is no upper limit to how many people may apply for the Dream Act. The 2.1 million is an estimate
from the Migration Policy Institute -- not a cap on the amnesty.
2.1 million is a lot of people and there will undoubtedly be fraud. There was massive fraud with the 1986 one time only, never again amnesty.
And once the 2.1 + million become citizens they can then sponsor their aunts, uncles, grandma and thier parents who caused the problem in the first place.
Kiss the environment goodbye.
The "Dream Act" is just another way for them to circumvent the U.S. Immigration Laws like the U.S. State Department does with the "Political Asylum" refugess that it brings to our country to be "resettled."
The "Immigrant Rights" groups are using the more appealing "hardworking college students" rather than the street-corner day laborers to try and cahnge the image of the Illegals in another attempt to fool the American people:
http://www.tcunation.com/profiles/blogs/chang...
FreeTexan

San Antonio, TX

#16 Nov 25, 2010
"A group of students at Texas A&M will do a one-day fast in solidarity but will not continue the hunger strike after that, says Lucy Martinez, a UT San Antonio student leading the protest."

Wow. One day. Now there's a work ethic.

One pound of fat is 3600 calories and will last a day and a half. I've seen pics and many could last 150 days easily.

Take your well educated butts back to your country of origin and help them at home.
teddyroosevelt

Corinth, MS

#17 Nov 25, 2010
They are whining losers...maybe now they will lose some poundage, and end up a little healthier, so we won't be stuck with their inevitable future medical bills. Go ahead losers, starve...you'll be saving taxpayers a bundle.
sterco

Greycliff, MT

#18 Nov 26, 2010
george bush

San Antonio, TX

#19 Nov 26, 2010
and i wonder why i resent these people, im in debt sending my son to school, he has late fees from loans, just yesterday i told him just to put up with it for one more year till he graduates and hopefully get a real job to pay off these loans in time.

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