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Border Children: 'They Don't Speak English, But They Understand Hate'

There are 87 comments on the Truthdig story from Jul 16, 2014, titled Border Children: 'They Don't Speak English, But They Understand Hate'. In it, Truthdig reports that:

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas put a prominent, public face on the immigration crisis this week when he was detained by the U.S. Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas.

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“The End Of America Coming Soon”

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#54 Jul 19, 2014
They don't speak English, but they understand hate? Good, that means they've got the message loud and clear! We don't want them here, nor can we afford to foot the bill to take care of them. We're on overload as it is having to take care of the hordes of illegals already here. Load them up and haul them back from whence they came!

“The End Of America Coming Soon”

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#55 Jul 19, 2014
40for60 wrote:
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Riddle me this Lawrence
There are Millions of kids worldwide who may very well die if they don't escape 'certain death' by sneaking into the US.
You should be all for bringing in kids from every corner of this globe, not just central America.
Do you hate Somali kids?
How about Ukraine?
You stand on a soap box full of excrement.
There are also millions of American kids living in extreme poverty and starving everyday. Do you hate American kids? Do you think it's fair to deny our own children any chance of a decent quality of life in order to help children from other countries? Would you leave your own children at home hungry and go next door and feed your neighbor's children? That's basically what we're doing. Nobody wants to see children suffer, but at some point common sense has to be a part of this debate. We've already imported more poverty than we can sustain. In the end, what good have we accomplished if our own suffer and we don't have resources to take care of anyone anymore? What happens when we become a third world cesspool, the same as from whence these people came? Who will help us then? Where will we run to survive?

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#56 Jul 19, 2014
TRansom wrote:
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This has nothing to do with race or bigotry. If these same people entered our country legally we would welcome them with open arms so you can take your "blaming racist bigotry" crap and shove it. This is about the laws we have and the purpose of our immigration process. We need to know who is coming here and make sure that they are not a danger to our country and her citizens. Bringing in diseases from third world countries puts every American at risk. Now maybe you don't give a crap about your fellow Americans but most of us do care. Maybe we should remove the anti America traitors and make room for people who will respect and honor this country and her future.
First of all, stick it where the sun don't shine.

That said, our immigration process is broken. It can take 30 years to be considered after applying. Risking one's life to cross the border illegally is not one's option of choice.

Second, it amazes me how people like you are suddenly so concerned about "the law". I would bet that if the undocumented immigrants came from, say, Sweden, you wouldn't be so "law" abiding.

In short, you are full of crapola.

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#57 Jul 19, 2014
40for60 wrote:
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Riddle me this Lawrence
There are Millions of kids worldwide who may very well die if they don't escape 'certain death' by sneaking into the US.
You should be all for bringing in kids from every corner of this globe, not just central America.
Do you hate Somali kids?
How about Ukraine?
You stand on a soap box full of excrement.
Normally I wouldn't be replying to a post as asinine as yours, but for the idle eavesdropper:

Ideally I would want to save them all, but since that is not possible, I would save as many as I could. To make room for them, I would get rid of people like you.

“Facts”

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#58 Jul 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Normally I wouldn't be replying to a post as asinine as yours, but for the idle eavesdropper:

Ideally I would want to save them all, but since that is not possible, I would save as many as I could. To make room for them, I would get rid of people like you.
As long as you are willing to spend your money and not mine save all you want

But do you have any idea how many needy children are USA citizens???

“Facts”

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#59 Jul 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>First of all, stick it where the sun don't shine.

That said, our immigration process is broken. It can take 30 years to be considered after applying. Risking one's life to cross the border illegally is not one's option of choice.

Second, it amazes me how people like you are suddenly so concerned about "the law". I would bet that if the undocumented immigrants came from, say, Sweden, you wouldn't be so "law" abiding.

In short, you are full of crapola.
That time frame only applies to those that enter the USA illegally

I supply LEGAL workers to the USA and it averages around 8 weeks for the permit to enter the USA

I can get a J1 visa in three weeks or less. The J1 is only good for a year and thousand go north each year as a Au pair
They can then apply for a different visa

Now if you want to come here and work that will take a year

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#60 Jul 19, 2014
Fed Up in North Carolina wrote:
<quoted text>There are also millions of American kids living in extreme poverty and starving everyday. Do you hate American kids? Do you think it's fair to deny our own children any chance of a decent quality of life in order to help children from other countries? Would you leave your own children at home hungry and go next door and feed your neighbor's children? That's basically what we're doing. Nobody wants to see children suffer, but at some point common sense has to be a part of this debate. We've already imported more poverty than we can sustain. In the end, what good have we accomplished if our own suffer and we don't have resources to take care of anyone anymore? What happens when we become a third world cesspool, the same as from whence these people came? Who will help us then? Where will we run to survive?
If we had not one American child in need then I would listen to these liberals for a minute
Now I won't hear a second of what they say

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#62 Jul 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>First of all, stick it where the sun don't shine.
That said, our immigration process is broken. It can take 30 years to be considered after applying. Risking one's life to cross the border illegally is not one's option of choice.
Second, it amazes me how people like you are suddenly so concerned about "the law". I would bet that if the undocumented immigrants came from, say, Sweden, you wouldn't be so "law" abiding.
In short, you are full of crapola.
Sorry burst your bubble but I don't care where a person is from, if they enter this country illegally my feelings would still be the same. As citizens we have to obey the laws and when we don't we are punished for breaking the law. We have immigration laws for a reason and they have to be enforced and our immigration system serves a purpose.and it has to be used if we want to know who is entering our country. Not using it is irresponsible.
I do agree that it does take to long for someone to be able to enter legally, but we can not begin to change our immigration system until we control illegal immigration and secure our borders. We allow more people to come to this country legally more than any other country and it is not fair when we allow those who ignored and broke our laws by entering illegally to stay when people who have done all that was asked of them and respected the laws and the process are waiting in their country for permission to enter legally.
It isnt racist to be against people who come here illegally but it is racist to allow those who are in countries closer to our borders to enter illegally all because their country is next to a country who shares our borders.

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#63 Jul 19, 2014
Here Is One wrote:
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As long as you are willing to spend your money and not mine save all you want
But do you have any idea how many needy children are USA citizens???
Oh, suddenly you care about the poor in our country? There must be a word beyond hypocrisy, but it escapes me at the moment.

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#64 Jul 19, 2014
Here Is One wrote:
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That time frame only applies to those that enter the USA illegally
I supply LEGAL workers to the USA and it averages around 8 weeks for the permit to enter the USA
I can get a J1 visa in three weeks or less. The J1 is only good for a year and thousand go north each year as a Au pair
They can then apply for a different visa
Now if you want to come here and work that will take a year
Tell me why so many Mexican immigrants try to cross over illegally, risking their lives in doing so, when the legal process is so readily available to them.

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#65 Jul 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, suddenly you care about the poor in our country? There must be a word beyond hypocrisy, but it escapes me at the moment.
The word for someone that is beyond hypocrisy is Evil; not that it necessarily applies.

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#67 Jul 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, suddenly you care about the poor in our country? There must be a word beyond hypocrisy, but it escapes me at the moment.
The problem is that you don't want to pay for it...
You want to help these kids but you want to force me to pay for it???

By the time this is done the amount of money we spent would have paid years of collage for every high school grad in the country......

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#68 Jul 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Tell me why so many Mexican immigrants try to cross over illegally, risking their lives in doing so, when the legal process is so readily available to them.
Sure

The J1 visa is for a Au Pair....Check out a agency and see how little they get paid compared to welfare....
Others have a skill that landed them a job... They have a job already....Many answer craigslist job adds and get the company to give them a written job offer

But the big reasons why so many sneak in is that many have been booted from Mexico for reasons from they needed to reduce the number of people in a jail or they are from South America. Mexico allows them a short time to pass thru or risk being deported back. And when they get to the USA they make more on welfare and assistance then they would make working all day every day......
TedsLiver

Oakland, CA

#69 Jul 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
If there were some way to deport all the racist bigots in America, think of all the millions more immigrants we could welcome.
. Home about you open your home and donate your money?

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#70 Jul 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Tell me why so many Mexican immigrants try to cross over illegally, risking their lives in doing so, when the legal process is so readily available to them.
Many from Mexico enter illegally because they have either been deported before, have criminal records, have ties to drug cartels, or they think that our laws do not apply to them or just dont care. The majority work for cash while their baby who was born is the US collects cash aide, food stamps, WIC, government housing and the illegal parents do not have to report the income that they are earning at their job, since they are being paid cash or using a stolen or fake SS#, so they make lots of money while the tax payers pay for their living expenses, food, rent and medical bills. There are many who own land in Mexico and are building beautiful homes on that land with money that they earned while living here illegally. When illegal alien parents have an US born child on welfare any property that they own in Mexico does not have to be reported to the welfare department. They laugh at the idiots who feel sorry for them.
ronnie

Salt Lake City, UT

#71 Jul 19, 2014
TRansom wrote:
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Many from Mexico enter illegally because they have either been deported before, have criminal records, have ties to drug cartels, or they think that our laws do not apply to them or just dont care. The majority work for cash while their baby who was born is the US collects cash aide, food stamps, WIC, government housing and the illegal parents do not have to report the income that they are earning at their job, since they are being paid cash or using a stolen or fake SS#, so they make lots of money while the tax payers pay for their living expenses, food, rent and medical bills. There are many who own land in Mexico and are building beautiful homes on that land with money that they earned while living here illegally. When illegal alien parents have an US born child on welfare any property that they own in Mexico does not have to be reported to the welfare department. They laugh at the idiots who feel sorry for them.
EXACTLY. BRAVO...YOU HAVE IT 10000% correct.
theidiotsareunit ed

Mercer Island, WA

#72 Jul 19, 2014
TRansom wrote:
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Many from Mexico enter illegally because they have either been deported before, have criminal records, have ties to drug cartels, or they think that our laws do not apply to them or just dont care. The majority work for cash while their baby who was born is the US collects cash aide, food stamps, WIC, government housing and the illegal parents do not have to report the income that they are earning at their job, since they are being paid cash or using a stolen or fake SS#, so they make lots of money while the tax payers pay for their living expenses, food, rent and medical bills. There are many who own land in Mexico and are building beautiful homes on that land with money that they earned while living here illegally. When illegal alien parents have an US born child on welfare any property that they own in Mexico does not have to be reported to the welfare department. They laugh at the idiots who feel sorry for them.
I never thought of it that way before but you have it right. I've been in contact with them and yes they could care less sympathy compassion or non at all they only care for their next survival move.

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#73 Jul 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Tell me why so many Mexican immigrants try to cross over illegally, risking their lives in doing so, when the legal process is so readily available to them.
Here is a nice train load of criminals that were heading your way

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/me...

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#74 Jul 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, suddenly you care about the poor in our country? There must be a word beyond hypocrisy, but it escapes me at the moment.
Here are some more for you..........LOL

http://www.commdiginews.com/communities-digit...

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#75 Jul 19, 2014
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>Here is a nice train load of criminals that were heading your way

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/me...
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