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On a recent afternoon, 15-year-old Marlon Parras stood on a stage in front of 3,000 people and talked about the hardships he and his 13-year-old sister, Emiely, have faced since their parents were deported to ...

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wgberger

San Francisco, CA

#1 Mar 5, 2009
How shameless to link the nobility of the civil rights movement to the disgraceful trespass by illegal aliens.
Everything you need to know about immigration and what to do about it humorously told.



(Roy Beck and NumbersUSA are the "gumaball" heroes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
supportingu

Daly City, CA

#2 Mar 5, 2009
what the hell America is! shame is not on the people but it is on the law.
Simsbury_Grrl

Pleasanton, CA

#3 Mar 6, 2009
I agree that it is very sad when families are broken up when the parents who are here illegally are deported. I think that one way to fix this issue would be to eliminate the law which conveys citizenship on anyone who is born on American soil whether their parents are citizens or not.
Monkey Shines

Warren, NJ

#4 Mar 6, 2009
But Latino leaders are hoping that concern and empathy for broken families will galvanize the Latino community and draw the support of other Americans.

If the law was obeyed there would be no problem. No sympathy here. America has enough problems with their own. Bye Bye,,,,,see ya. Go home.
downeaster

Ashburn, VA

#5 Mar 6, 2009
why didn't the deportees take their children with them?

i don't want to pay to raise their offspring.

i didn't make them or bring them here

get them gone
Laslo

Enfield, CT

#6 Mar 6, 2009
This problem is easily solved. When illegals are deported they should take their children back with them. No one is forcing the kids to stay here and be separated from their parents. Solution two, as noted above, is to get rid of the "anchor baby" law.
pragmatist

West Hartford, CT

#7 Mar 6, 2009
These teens should be thankful that US law gives citizenship to anyone born on US soil, even if their mother illegally crawled over the border ten seconds before giving birth. The best solution to this problem is passing a law that any minor with no parent legally in the country is to be deported with the parent, and is free to return once they reach the age of 18.
Monkey Shines

New York, NY

#8 Mar 6, 2009
If they were so familiy orientated, they would bring their kids back. They just know they will get a free ride. Go home illegals. America has had enough.
Brutus

Groton, CT

#9 Mar 6, 2009
Its the same old tired illegal alien sob-sister stories paraded by failing liberal rags to gin up suport for a group of parasites and criminals. Get out. Take your kids with you. Reform and rebuild your third world hellholes. We will not pay for invaders who seek to fundamentally alter our culture.
DAD77

Bellflower, CA

#10 Mar 6, 2009
Latinos have taken their cause to churches. The churches should encourage Latinos to do the right thing.

Romans 13:1 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.
DAD77

Bellflower, CA

#11 Mar 6, 2009
Apostle Paul wrote in Philemon about sending a slave back his master. There are many difficult choices that have to be taken. The right choice isn't necessary painless, but leads to spiritual growth.
Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.
Un-PC

Chicago, IL

#12 Mar 6, 2009
Lawless Luis Gutierrez promoting the anti-law stance. There's a shocker.

The so called parents are breaking up the families, no body else. Their refusal to obey the laws is no different than a prisoner who gets separated from their family. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.

And who the hell are the idiots who continue to vote for this piece of garbage?
Zoe Melendez

Woodbridge, CT

#13 Mar 6, 2009
I'd like to go to Guatemala someday. I hear is a very nice country. Hopefully if I get enough on my tax refund, I'll book a trip. Wish me luck! Thanks
PDC

Middletown, OH

#14 Mar 6, 2009
You people should be ashamed of yourself. I pray to God that people like you are forgiven. What a shame. And you call yourself Americans. That is not the American I know. I know you’re angry for some reason but don't blame every illegal immigrant for your misery.
Rational

Andover, CT

#15 Mar 6, 2009
Simsbury_Grrl wrote:
I agree that it is very sad when families are broken up when the parents who are here illegally are deported. I think that one way to fix this issue would be to eliminate the law which conveys citizenship on anyone who is born on American soil whether their parents are citizens or not.
I agree as well! Children should not be separated from their parents. Therefore, the children should go WITH their parents! "Anchor Baby" laws are an abomination of reason, logic, economic feasability and responsibility, and common sense. Yes, and as another poster offered, if that group of people are as family-oriented as they love to claim to be, why don't they take their children with them? Perhaps because their children are regarded as means of increased welfare money to them! Why else would they have 8, 10, or more while still dependant on welfare and subsidies and living at the poverty level. I know, I know, the libs will say, "It's their culture." Well, let them have their culture IN THE COUNTRY OF THEIR CULTURE! Don't inflict it upon the rest of us, and DON'T burden the rest of us with paying for their livelihood!
DAD77

Bellflower, CA

#16 Mar 6, 2009
People migrating to the US are usually doing so for economic gain. That is, they want to make more money, have more things, better secular education opportunities; thus it is more of a worldly view for their move. Yes, they want their children to have what they did not.

Coming to the US illegally, seems to draw the people who distrust the government the most and view government as inherently corrupt. It starts by breaking the law coming here or not returning after the visa expires. Then to work, many get forged papers. Then to get a house or apartment, the deception is repeated. I hear so often, "That's just the way it is done..."

How is this spiritually beneficial to the children? Are the immigrants who live in fear of the authority better off spiritually?

Why is the church propagating this rebellion against authority?
Delaware Bob

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Mar 6, 2009
Well, I have a question here. Doesn't Georgia have an Illegal Immigration Law? Why are you still having problems with the ILLEGAL ALIENS? Are you enforcing your law? Maybe you need a stronger law?

" ...empathy for broken families..."

These families have no one to blame but theirself. This is just another problem with this illegal immigration. When a parent is deported, the child (children) should go with them! What kind of a parent would leave their child behind?

Now I can't say the ILLEGAL ALIENS are completely to blame for the shape of our economy, but they are a BIG part of the problem. The ILLEGAL ALIENS send BILLIONS upon BILLIONS out of this Country every year, money we will NEVER see again. Does this help our economy?

How about the BILLIONS the American taxpayers fork out for the ANCHOR BABIES, the schooling of them, the medical care and the list goes on, and on, and on.

How about the MILLIONS upon MILLIONS paid to jail ILLEGAL ALIENS for the crimes, then the cost to deport them. Does this help our economy?

Then you have these activist groups, the Catholic Church and the ACLU that want AMNESTY for these ILLEGAL ALIENS. It would be absolute suicide for this Country if AMNESTY were granted to the 20 million or so ILLEGAL ALIENS. We have more and more people out of work everyday and they want to add another 20 million to this Country? I say, "NO"!

If AMNESTY were ever granted to these 20 million ILLEGAL ALIENS, you can bet big money that 3 years from now, there would be ANOTHER 3-5 million ILLEGAL ALIENS demonstrating on our soil for AMNESTY.

An end MUST come to this illegal immigration. The perfect tool we have so far is E-Verify. It MUST be used by ALL businesses and Government Social Services. EVERY employee must be checked! If they are illegal, they are to be dismissed!

I believe it is time for all 50 States to pass a State law, like Arizona, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina and a few others. It is time for these ILLEGAL ALIENS to go back to their home Country and get out of this Country. The problems they are causing will not go away until the ILLEGAL ALIENS are out of this Country. I think that is plain to see.

GEORGIA, if your law isn't working, MAKE IT WORK!
BajaRat

United States

#18 Mar 6, 2009
This is called shameless baby waving, another despicable tactic used by open-borders slimeballs (particularly Mexicans) to garner sympathy for squatters. What loathsome miscreants these race-hustling savages are.

Illegal aliens are criminals and parasites, one and all. Their very presence here and practically everything they do on U. S. soil is illegal. They need to be ferreted out, rounded up like cattle, punished for their numerous crimes, then booted back to whence they snuck in from with such extreme prejudice that they will never, ever think of violating our sovereignty again. Enough is enough.
BajaRat

United States

#19 Mar 6, 2009
PDC wrote:
You people should be ashamed of yourself. I pray to God that people like you are forgiven. What a shame. And you call yourself Americans. That is not the American I know. I know you’re angry for some reason but don't blame every illegal immigrant for your misery.
Who the hell are you to whine about American citizens who simply as that existing laws be enforced? Frickin' moron.
john

Overland Park, KS

#20 Mar 6, 2009
supportingu wrote:
what the hell America is! shame is not on the people but it is on the law.
I guess their parents are self centered jerks that never thought ICE would grab them. The children of illegals should be declared illegals and deported also their mommy and daddy.

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