Political poker in immigration debate

Political poker in immigration debate

There are 2 comments on the KRDO-TV Colorado Springs story from Feb 18, 2013, titled Political poker in immigration debate. In it, KRDO-TV Colorado Springs reports that:

Whether a political ploy or bona fide proposal, a leaked version of President Barack Obama's draft immigration plan raised Republican hackles while bringing some additional focus to the debate.

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Lowell, MA

#1 Feb 18, 2013
i support immigration plan , please offer them becoming the legal resident ... thanks !!!

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#3 Feb 19, 2013
kte wrote:
i support immigration plan , please offer them becoming the legal resident ... thanks !!!
August 2007 Manuel De Jesus Gonzalez-Geronimo, a Guatemalan illegal alien,
surrendered a day after killing two construction workers and seriously
injuring two others in a hit-and-run accident in Montgomery County,
Maryland. He told police he ran because he "was scared and didn't have a
license."(Washington Post, August 15, 2007)

August 2007 Alejandro Bautista, who admitted to entering the United States
illegally from Mexico, was sentenced to 6 year in prison for criminal sexual
assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse against two teenage
brothers.(Chicago Tribune, August 14, 2007)

August 2007 Jose Carranza, a Peruvian illegal alien, was charged with the
execution-style shooting of four teenagers, three of whom were killed.
Carranza had been indicted twice earlier in the year for sexual assault on a
child and for a bar fight. He was free on bond, and immigration authorities
had not been contacted in his case. Another suspect in the shootings,
Rodolfo Godinez, reportedly obtained legal U.S. residence in 2001 despite a
lengthy arrest record.(AP news in Washington Times, August 14, 2007)

August 2007 Alejandro Rivera Gamboa and Gilberto Arellano Gamboa, Mexican
illegal immigrants, were charged with killing a teenage girl from Texas
visiting in Oregon. Rivera Gamboa, who was in possession of an Oregon state
ID, card had been arrested four times in Oregon since 2000 for drunken
driving. Immigration authorities said they had never been contacted by
Oregon authorities.(Associated Press Texas news, August 10, 2007)

August 2007 Rocca Mejia Cinto, a 19-year old Mexican illegal immigrant was
apprehended in Pennsylvania after fleeing from New York City where he is
accused of "a senseless act of violence" in the unprovoked stabbing death of
a 44-year old father of two. Authorities speculated that Mejia Cinto's
action was provoked by his involvement in gang warfare.(Standard Speaker
[Pa.], August 9, 2007)

July 2007 Nilssen Torres Paredes, an Ecuadorian illegal immigrant, pleaded
guilty in New York to manslaughter for the drunken driving accident that
killed two people when he struck a car while speeding and driving the wrong
way. He had illegally reentered the United States after being deported in
1997 after a conviction on weapons charges.(Newsday, July 31, 2007)

July 2007 David Raigoza Franco, a 34-year-old illegal immigrant, was charged
with criminally negligent homicide and drunk driving for an accident that
killed his 8-year old daughter. He was using false identification, but was
identified through his fingerprints to have a criminal record and
outstanding warrants for arrest including for probation violation.( KTVB.com
7/24/07 and KRTV News, 7/25/07)

July 2007 Gilberto Cruz, an illegal alien, was convicted of first-degree
murder for the shotgun slaying of his former girlfriend in Colorado. He
commented at his trial (as translated),"If I knew how to use the shotgun,
she wouldn't have died in the street, she would have been dead in the

July 2007 A 24-year old Mexican man was arrested in Arizona for entering the
country illegally. He had been convicted in 2006 of child molestation in
Florida and deported earlier this year.
July 2007 Marcelo Mota, a Brazilian illegal immigrant, was arrested in New
Jersey on charges of serial rape and sexual assault in cases in the Boston
and New York City areas dating back to at least 2003 to which he has
confessed. He arrived in 2001 on a visitor's visa and stayed illegally.(The
Boston Globe, July 17, 2007)

July 2007 Jose Valenzuela, a Mexican, was arrested in Ohio for having
returned following his deportation for having been convicted in 1998 of
"gross sexual imposition involving a juvenile girl."(The Dayton Daily News,
July 11, 2007)

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