American Dream fades for New York imm...

American Dream fades for New York immigrants

There are 2962 comments on the rawstory.com story from Oct 22, 2008, titled American Dream fades for New York immigrants. In it, rawstory.com reports that:

The immigrants gathered at dawn to chase the American Dream, but as fast as the sun soared over New York, so the dream slid from their grasp.

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“Home In Georgia Now”

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Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#1 Oct 22, 2008
QUOTE: "We are ignorant," said one of the men, Oscar, 29.

DING, DING, DING!! Attention K-Mart shoppers we have a winner in aisle 2.
Karen

United States

#2 Oct 22, 2008
John.....you're on a roll again today! TY

I'm laughing at your comment so hard I can hardly type!

“Home In Georgia Now”

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Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#3 Oct 22, 2008
Karen wrote:
John.....you're on a roll again today! TY
I'm laughing at your comment so hard I can hardly type!
Glad I could bring some laughter in your day Karen. Considering the BS we are going through in this country.
Lou Voren

Reseda, CA

#4 Oct 22, 2008
Are these "poor Unfortunates" really LEGAL IMMIGRANTS or, in reality, ILLEGAL ALIEN boarder jumpers?

If they are illegal aliens, they have a "pipe dream" and no right to be here, let alone take part in the American dream.
Chylloh

Clarksville, TN

#5 Oct 22, 2008
Do not weep. Their women will rake in the welfare benefits to pay for their living expenses.

They want to make money working to send back to their country to bring more here. This is what they are upset about.
Chylloh

Clarksville, TN

#6 Oct 22, 2008
Today, in New York city, a policeman was shot and killed by an illegal alien.

A latin illegal alien try to board the subway without paying when police try to take him in, he shot and killed one policeman, wounded another and a third policeman shot 4 times and killed the illegal alien (I think they killed him).

This is the city where the ex-gov. wanted to give them more rights except he was stopped in his tracks by his own doing.

I am sure this will fade more dreams for the illegal aliens, New York police stand by their own in this sort of tragedy.

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Since: Jun 08

Woodbridge, VA

#7 Oct 22, 2008
Wasn't the illegal who shot the cop also using a stolen fare card?

BTW have any of you seen this (probably) illegals bail from car crash.

Level 3

Since: Jun 08

Woodbridge, VA

#8 Oct 22, 2008
by probably I mean you have probably seen it.

Wonder what happened to the people in the car they nailed...

“Green card?”

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Since: Jan 08

Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

#9 Oct 22, 2008
Biker Mom wrote:
Wasn't the illegal who shot the cop also using a stolen fare card?
BTW have any of you seen this (probably) illegals bail from car crash.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ctrLrhrXB1MXX
They caught 21 of the 28, everyone is ok.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Pando

Bullhead City, AZ

#10 Oct 22, 2008
Lou Voren wrote:
Are these "poor Unfortunates" really LEGAL IMMIGRANTS or, in reality, ILLEGAL ALIEN boarder jumpers?
If they are illegal aliens, they have a "pipe dream" and no right to be here, let alone take part in the American dream.
Legal immigrants do not have to pay traffickers to sneak them into U.S..

Nor do they have to stand on a corner and wait for someone to drive by and offer them work.

The article is about CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN SQUATTERS.
Chylloh

Clarksville, TN

#11 Oct 22, 2008
Biker Mom wrote:
Wasn't the illegal who shot the cop also using a stolen fare card?
BTW have any of you seen this (probably) illegals bail from car crash.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ctrLrhrXB1MXX
I haven't heard anything about the stolen card, my guess is probably.

First time I have seen this video, how do they pack so many in there? Just think, this is a daily occurence.

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#12 Oct 22, 2008
Does this mean there are going to be less Mexican immigrants also?
PSL

Boca Raton, FL

#13 Oct 23, 2008
Dreams have faded even for Americans.
Deport their arses!

“Ignorance is Oblivion”

Since: Oct 08

New York, NY

#14 Oct 23, 2008
"New York... is as dependent on immigrants as it is on Wall Street...
'Construction will turn down. Things around the financial community will turn down -- restaurants, laundries, delicatessens, even things like doing your nails,' said demographer Andrew Beveridge...

Yeah, let's just keep hating on hard-working people desperate to provide their families with better opportunities in life, keeping them out, all so the world's laziest and most ignorant people-- Americans-- can continue their delusions that the sky is not falling in on them. And if you don't live in NY, your ignorance most clearly shows. Idiots.

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#15 Oct 23, 2008
Dasyra wrote:
"New York... is as dependent on immigrants as it is on Wall Street...
'Construction will turn down. Things around the financial community will turn down -- restaurants, laundries, delicatessens, even things like doing your nails,' said demographer Andrew Beveridge...
Yeah, let's just keep hating on hard-working people desperate to provide their families with better opportunities in life, keeping them out, all so the world's laziest and most ignorant people-- Americans-- can continue their delusions that the sky is not falling in on them. And if you don't live in NY, your ignorance most clearly shows. Idiots.
Nobody hates hard working people.
Everyone is sick of the illegal invaders though.

“Ignorance is Oblivion”

Since: Oct 08

New York, NY

#16 Oct 23, 2008
Indyeast wrote:
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Nobody hates hard working people.
Everyone is sick of the illegal invaders though.
your people were the first illegal INVADERS of this country. check your history.

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PSL

Boca Raton, FL

#17 Oct 23, 2008
Dasyra wrote:
"New York... is as dependent on immigrants as it is on Wall Street...
'Construction will turn down. Things around the financial community will turn down -- restaurants, laundries, delicatessens, even things like doing your nails,' said demographer Andrew Beveridge...
Yeah, let's just keep hating on hard-working people desperate to provide their families with better opportunities in life, keeping them out, all so the world's laziest and most ignorant people-- Americans-- can continue their delusions that the sky is not falling in on them. And if you don't live in NY, your ignorance most clearly shows. Idiots.
CriminalS CAN be hard workers but must be punished for their crimes. You can't pick
and choose who is responsible for their actions
because of color, race, religion etc.
And until the laws changes these people are commiting crimes everyday they stay here illegally without reporting to the Government.
DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS AND ANCHOR BABIES!!
Make no exception because these people are brown or black.
Pando

Bullhead City, AZ

#18 Oct 23, 2008
Dasyra wrote:
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your people were the first illegal INVADERS of this country. check your history.
Oh please, don't start beating that drum again.

If you are Indian it was YOUR people who were the first invaders of this land.

Check YOUR history.

At the time the first white men came there were no laws against migration, legal or otherwise.

The white men did not come here to steal jobs (there weren't any).

They didn't come here to steal medical care (there wasn't any).

They didn't come here to steal public education (there wasn't any).

They didn't come here to steal food (everyone grew their own).

Now this nation does have laws and we have the right to enforce them.

“Ignorance is Oblivion”

Since: Oct 08

New York, NY

#19 Oct 23, 2008
PSL wrote:
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CriminalS CAN be hard workers but must be punished for their crimes. You can't pick
and choose who is responsible for their actions
because of color, race, religion etc.
And until the laws changes these people are commiting crimes everyday they stay here illegally without reporting to the Government.
DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS AND ANCHOR BABIES!!
Make no exception because these people are brown or black.
what crimes are we referring to here, exactly? murder? rape? robbery? Such things should definitely be dealt with accordingly. But should a person be punished for chasing the American dream, of wanting to feed their families, and wanting to give their kids a fighting chance? Should they be punished for holding up our fragile economy, for doing all the grunt work Americans no longer have the appetite for? Are the majority of these "brown and black" migrant workers 'criminals?' To what degree? You tell me.
Cheyenne Z

Canyon Country, CA

#20 Oct 23, 2008
Dasyra wrote:
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your people were the first illegal INVADERS of this country. check your history.
What do you mean by "your people"?
My ancestors were on this land when the first Hispanics got here from EUROPE.
And there sure as hell were no Mexican tribes living north of the Rio Grande.

If you are implying that Hispanics are "native" to this continent, then you need to check YOUR history:
http://www.unrv.com/provinces/hispania-map.ph...

No Hispanic is "indigenous" to any inch of US land, and no Mexican Indian is either.

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