Immigration Raid Cripples Ga. Town

Immigration Raid Cripples Ga. Town

There are 81 comments on the The Associated Press story from Sep 15, 2006, titled Immigration Raid Cripples Ga. Town . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

Trailer parks lie abandoned. The poultry plant is scrambling to replace more than half its workforce.

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taxpayer

Tulsa, OK

#1 Sep 15, 2006
how about the great idea of making the welfare receipents work and stop living off of the tax payers. There are plenty of workers available if you would go to the welfare office.
Plus, if the immigrants are such great people then why don't they obey the laws and apply for citizenship, learn the language and PAY TAXES!!!! Plus, the employers are in violation of the law because they are not paying taxes on these workers. But, you can bet when they need health care or want to have their babies or educate their children, the legal, honest, hard-working tax payers foot the bill.
They are welcome if they want to become an American but not if they are wanting to make a little Mexico in every American state.
pAT

Reidsville, NC

#2 Sep 15, 2006
I AGREE WITH TAXPAYER. I TOO AM TIRED OF PAYING FOR ILLEGALS. THEY HAVE PUT SEVERAL HOSPITALS IN A BANKRUPT STATE.
I CAN SEE THAT THE PEOPLE OF STILLWELL ARE UPSET BECAUSE UNLIKE MOST OF US, THEY ARE MAKING MONEY OFF ILLEGALS. ILLEGALS ARE ILLEGALS AND THAT'S ALL YOU CAN MAKE OF IT. THE CHICKEN PLANT IS BREAKING THE LAW BY NOT PAYING TAXES AND SOCIAL SECURITY ON THESE PEOPLE, WHICH BY THE WAY HURTS ALL AMERICANS INCLUDING THE PEOPLE OF STILLWELL.
YES, IT IS SAD FOR PEOPLE TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES, BUT THEY DID NOT HAVE A PROBLEM LEAVING THEIR BIRTH HOMES. WE ARE OVER RUN WITH THEM AND IN ANOTHER COUPLE OF YEARS IT WILL BE MEXICO. WHAT DID THEY FIGHT AT THE ALAMO FOR?
COME HERE THE RIGHT WAY, LEARN ENGLISH AND PAY TAXES.
Texan

AOL

#3 Sep 15, 2006
Trailor parks (ghetto) are empty GOOD!!! Illegals gone good!! I live in Irving Texas where illegal immigrants are a huge portion of the ghettos. ICE please come raid here and clean out our ghettos and schools so citizens and our kids can actually be the majority again. Literally when I go outside everwhere I look are illegals how do I know THEY CAN'T SPEAK ENGLISH throw coronas and tecate bottleS of beer all over the city blasting mexican music at all ours store signs in spanish. WHY SHOULD THEY LEARN ENGLISH OR ADAPT TO OUR SOCIETY THEY ARE THE MAJORITY. Almost any time my sisters walk outside trucks packed full of "good ol' hard working immigrants' try to lure my sisters and there friends in the trucks with beer and money I know sick huh; and I live on the good side of town.
TEXAS STRANGER

Killeen, TX

#4 Sep 15, 2006
It is kind of funny. You get much complaining when it has an effect on one's pocket (TRAILER PARK OWNER, BAYY SITTER, CHICKEN FACTORY OWNER). OH WELL. It's about time that this country hand a major sweep on all that are not here leagally. Here in Texas, my taxes have gone up for the past 5 years. To hell with them all. If they can not do it right and those doing the hiring then they all should pay. Send them home and fine the HE.... out of those doing the hiring.
diamondp_MI

Hamilton, Canada

#5 Sep 15, 2006
I agree. Gone is good. ICE is doing a fantastic job. People don't get it that ILLEGAL is ILLEGAL... I don't care how long they lived here. I see illegal aliens taking jobs from people who are here legally and need them. I see them bringing down the healthcare system, I see them coming here and living off the resources other legal immigrants need. They bring us their disease, their crime, they use fake SSN #'s to get what they want.
And for those people who say we are all immigrants;
The immigrants of yesterday were totally different from the illegal aliens of today. Today they want to be true to their foreign country while living off the resources of the USA. It isn't like yesterday when the immigrants from Ellis Island, etc., came here. They pledged their allegiance to the USA. They made it strong. Today the illegal aliens are weakening the USA. Today they want to fly their country's flag in the USA, not alongside the US flag but in place of it. The immigrants of yesterday appreciated what the USA offered and proudly flew the American flag. Today they want what we have and they want it for free.
I am a USA tax payer and I am sick of paying for illegal aliens. So gone is good!
Archer

Livonia, MI

#6 Sep 15, 2006
I couldn't agree with TAXPAYER and the rest of you more! The Illegals are ILLEAGAL!!! They live several families to an apartment (or trailer), they don't pay real estate (and other) taxes, so the schools are overburdened and don't get the money they need so OUR children suffer too. Like one of you said, hospitals close..same reason as schools. They don't want to become Americans, like the Europeans DID that came here. The Europeans learned the language, worked HARD, improved their lifestyle, had ambition!

If you want to come to this country, do it the right way, the legal way. No cuts in line!! No more amnesty, workers plan, etc., that's BS!! And once you're here, become an American. Melt into the big RED, WHITE and BLUE pot. AND improve the way you live, pick up after yourselves, respect the community and your neighbors. Get auto insurance, learn how to drive (not drunk though)....etc., etc.
diamondp_MI

Hamilton, Canada

#8 Sep 15, 2006
Hey Texan,

There are hotlines to ICE to report illegal aliens. They will come and clean up if you let them know.

http://www.ice.gov/index.htm

I tried to give you all the info, but this site won't allow the posting of phone numbers and address information. But use the web site. Hope this helps.
Mismary

Redmond, WA

#9 Sep 15, 2006
GOOD FOR GEORGIA! No sympathy for the Illegals or the Slave Laborers OR those that profit from Illegal Aliens.
Mismary

Redmond, WA

#10 Sep 15, 2006
To RUSS BYNUM, the Article's author: Shame the hell on you. You are grandstanding sympathy for the Invaders and the poor "crippled" Grocery store and Crider's Inc.

I have nothing but pure disdain for the Slave Traders who suck the lifeblood of ANY human for profit. My disdain extends to all those who "profit" from illegal activity. That includes BABYSITTERS.

What about Georgians being suffocated by the Illegal flood of Invaders?
Do you need any more proof that Illegal aliens drive American wages down?
taxpayer Indiana

Evansville, IN

#11 Sep 15, 2006
We are all equal in God's eyes but illegal's need to clean up the corruption in their own country rather than exploiting the corruption and greed in ours. Our social service system was overwhelmed long before they started this full scale invasion. We have welfare recipients and high school dropouts, and even non-violent prisoners to do these jobs.

I don't feel any sympathy at all for the poultry business or the folks selling cigarettes, beer to these illegals either. They should be deported too for betraying their own country. Our national heroes didn't fight and die for the open border mentality of crooked politicians and cheapskate corporate traitors who want to give our country away to foreigners to save a buck or two. It is about time ICE did something. What took so darn long?
Mismary

Redmond, WA

#12 Sep 16, 2006
You're right, Taxpayer. Let Mexico FIX Mexico. How many hospitals need to go bankrupt or how many new prisons need to be build before America will say:

"The LIFEBOAT is FULL!" ?
DDB

Logan, IA

#15 Sep 16, 2006
We are trying to tell the world what they should be doing and we cannot even control are own borders. Then we are told there is no way to stop or remove the ones already here. We are told they are doing jobs we will not do. If the pay is right someone here we do it. Just make the pay right.
millimah

AOL

#16 Sep 16, 2006
Someone ought to tell that Mayor that rounding up people who are here illegally in no way resembles what the Nazi's did to Jews. Sounds like she's just pissed she and her family can no longer profit off the slave labor.
diamondp_MI

Hamilton, Canada

#17 Sep 16, 2006
To millimah

You are so right. Profiting off of slave labor is it in a nutshell.
This town needs to come back to reality and learn a valuable lesson. The American people will only tolerate so much until we make our voices heard. Up the wage, get legal, good, law abiding, english speaking people and enrich your towns and cities and quit using and promoting criminal activity. These people are supposed to be representing America, and they can be voted out of office as easily as they were voted in. As citizens of these towns and cities across America, we should not vote anyone into office that wants anything other than secured borders and "NO" amnesty/guest worker programs. The change will enforce our credibility with other countries who laugh at us now for all our lapses in the immigration and other laws.
I have always wondered why these people want to be here. They need to take their fight to their own country to end the corruption there and become self sustainable. This has got to end now.
God Speed
Billy

AOL

#18 Sep 16, 2006
How dare the mayor compare the ICE agents to the Nazis. She must have really been hurt in the pocketbook to make such a statement
Spocks Brain

Renton, WA

#19 Sep 16, 2006
I am not sorry these business owners can't make a living off of ILLEAGAL persons who belong back where they were born. Fix their own country - Get Out Of Mine! Living off of slave labor isn't much for a local business owner to brag about.
BDR Atwater CA

AOL

#20 Sep 16, 2006
The greed of the Mayor, the trailer park owner and others there is what it is all about. They got hit in the pocket where it hurts. To compare arresting illegal aliens, who broke the law, to the Nazi's arresting Jew's who were citizens of the country for simply being of that faith is a huge leap and pretty stupid. As for the trash trailer park owner,
using an upside down "Old Glory" which is only used to indicate distress and need emergency assistance, not for purposes of filling your pocket.
That is typical of all the illegals in the mass marches this year, demanding their rights in the U.S. while waving a Mexican flag.
Cash_Crasher NY

AOL

#21 Sep 16, 2006
The need of the US Citizen to survive on the established support systems takes precedent over those people who fill their pockets with the cash
from the Illegal Immigrant cashflow. When will the politicians see that "Enough is Enough"!!!
If more states had the GRAPES that Georgia had, the issue could be surmounted in a matter of months.
Go ahead and crush the hearts of the bleeding liberals. Our Country and it's CITIZENS deserve better than to be sucked dry by non-paying participants.
Brian

AOL

#22 Sep 16, 2006
I agree. Get rid of all of them. We are the USA we can survive without illegals. I'm tired of liberal losers telling me that the USA is nothing with out them and that they are the real USA. GEt them out now before the public has to rid them. Does Raid make a stronger cockroach spray cause these cockraoches are huge.
Brian

AOL

#23 Sep 16, 2006
And Stillmore isn't crippled. It's a nice place to move to now.

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