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Tenn. gov criticizes lawmaker for immigrant remark

There are 32 comments on the Topeka Capital-Journal story from Nov 12, 2010, titled Tenn. gov criticizes lawmaker for immigrant remark. In it, Topeka Capital-Journal reports that:

The governor of Tennessee says a Republican lawmaker used a poor choice of words when he likened pregnant illegal immigrants to rats multiplying.

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HeadCheese

Kansas City, MO

#1 Nov 12, 2010
Typical repub. All life is valued from conception to birth.

After birth, if you don't agree with their political philosophy "screw your life".

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#2 Nov 12, 2010
If they are not having children and raising them in the country that they are legally in, the they ARE like rats multiplying.

Since: Sep 08

Viva Madeira

#3 Nov 12, 2010
Todd can says that it was wrong to use the words that he did and try to whitewash his comment somewhat, but he meant what he said when he liken them to rats.
Tea Party Rules

United States

#4 Nov 12, 2010
I think thats a slap in the face to Rats.At least rats can raise their own babies.
morons united

Seattle, WA

#5 Nov 12, 2010
Thats exactly what a lot on this board were saying. They are worse than a rat or rabbits as it would'nt cost the taxpayers billions to support the rats while the illegals could be on welfare forever including their liters. Truth is truth.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#6 Nov 12, 2010
yeah...the rats are really pissed about this!
Electric Wizard

Woodbridge, VA

#7 Nov 12, 2010
Illegals are like rats to rats.
Lance Winslow

Orinda, CA

#8 Nov 12, 2010
This country is populated mostly by descendants of people who arrived in the wrong place at the wrong time and went on with their lives, in part, raising their families. Get over it.
Desert Rat

Silver Springs, NV

#9 Nov 12, 2010
Marichu wrote:
Todd can says that it was wrong to use the words that he did and try to whitewash his comment somewhat, but he meant what he said when he liken them to rats.
And why shouldn't he tell the truth about these parasites?
Electric Wizard

Woodbridge, VA

#10 Nov 12, 2010
Woe to the American whose kids must go to a school that is swamped by these illegal alien rat anchor babies.
They slow down the pace of instruction and will doom your child to a lifetime of mediocrity (at best).
Truth

Jackson, TN

#12 Nov 13, 2010
This man said NOTHING wrong; what he says applies to illegals and ghetto, welfare bums.
Robert

Bronx, NY

#13 Nov 13, 2010
Here is another matter that has not received much attention;



http://ebiblefellowship.com/may21/index.html

May God bless and have mercy on us.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#14 Nov 13, 2010
Lance Winslow wrote:
This country is populated mostly by descendants of people who arrived in the wrong place at the wrong time and went on with their lives, in part, raising their families. Get over it.
(CBS) It was 5 a.m. and CBS News national correspondent Byron Pitts is with
a woman who is nine months pregnant. She's rushed to a south Texas hospital
to undergo a C-section - a $4,700 medical procedure that won't cost her a
dime. She qualifies for emergency Medicaid.

She gave birth to a healthy, 8 1/2 pound baby boy - born in America. His
Mexican mother gave him an American name: Eliot.

Eliot is one of an estimated 300,000 children of illegal immigrants born in
the United States every year, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. They're
given instant citizenship because they are born on U.S. soil, which makes it
easier for their parents to become U.S. citizens.

That's because those babies can eventually sponsor their parents - when they
turn 21 years old.

As for Eliot's mother, no longer as fearful of deportation, she told CBS
News her name, Fabiola, and her story.

"So your son is an American citizen. What does that mean to you?" Pitts
asked.

"I am very glad that he was born. That's why I came here - so my children,
my husband and I could have a better life," she said through a translator.

Back in December, when she was six months pregnant, Fabiola, her husband and
their two daughters - ages 4 and 11 - crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico
into the U.S.

Once on the other side of the river they walked for two hours in search of a
better life and free medical care for their unborn child.

"Do many women in Mexico make the choice to have their children in the
United States?" Pitts asked.

"Yes," she said through a translator. "I know people who have done that.
Things are much better here in the U.S. because they help children so much
more."

It's a "better" life ... that American taxpayers help pay for.

Take healthcare for example -- an estimated $1.1 billion per year for
undocumented men, women and children, according to the Rand Corporation.

Joe Riley is the CEO of the McAllen Texas Medical Center near the
Texas-Mexico border. Forty percent of the children born there, nearly 2,400
last year, were the babies of illegal immigrants.

Riley has seen and heard it all.

"Mothers about to give birth that walk up to the hospital still wet from
swimming across the river in actual labor . dirty, wet, cold," he said.

But here to have a child?

"Here to have a child in the U.S.," he said.

McAllen is part of a large hospital system. Like all hospitals, it is
mandated by law to treat all emergency-room patients, not verify
citizenship.

"We have uncompensated care of over $200 million a year," Riley said.

"Of money that you'll never see again?" Pitts asked.

"Yes," he said.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said: "It is not fair to the taxpayers who have
to foot the bill."

Congress has all but given up on comprehensive immigration reform. But
lawmakers like Smith want to solve birth citizenship to illegal immigrants,
in part by challenging the 14th Amendment, which guarantees U.S. citizenship
to any child born in America.

"It seems fundamentally wrong that we ought to give the greatest honor of
their citizenship," Smith said. "His or her mother came across the border
illegally."

Many Americans who struggle to take care of their own families think it is
unfair that they should take care of a family and they are not U.S.
citizens.

"I don't understand the resentment," said. "I know that God will help them,
too."

That's what Fabiola's doing for young Eliot. Relying on her faith, her
family . and the U.S. government.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/04/07/eve...

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#15 Nov 13, 2010
Electric Wizard wrote:
Woe to the American whose kids must go to a school that is swamped by these illegal alien rat anchor babies.
They slow down the pace of instruction and will doom your child to a lifetime of mediocrity (at best).
Breaking the Piggy Bank: How Illegal Immigration is Sending Schools Into the
Red

http://www.mnforsustain.org/immg_costs_of_edu...

Illegal immigrants burden Portland-area schools

http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2...

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#16 Nov 13, 2010
Wal-Mart flies the Mexican flag in Memphis, TN!!!!!

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Close The Door Cleveland, Tennessee

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Illegal Immigration is Ruining Cleveland,Tennessee

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Since: Sep 08

Viva Madeira

#17 Nov 13, 2010
Desert Rat wrote:
<quoted text>
And why shouldn't he tell the truth about these parasites?
The truth according to whom?
Revolt

Bronx, NY

#19 Nov 13, 2010
How come in the great Uhmerikwa you can't call a spade a spade or a mexcrement a rat? Do you think we need to get a government that respects freedom of speech?
Christos

Branch, LA

#20 Nov 14, 2010
So why does the governor not leave America and go to Mexico? He can point fingers there at those who speak against Americans. BTW: who does the governor think is paying for those rats?
Desert Rat

Silver Springs, NV

#21 Nov 15, 2010
Marichu wrote:
<quoted text>
The truth according to whom?
A citizen who has been aware of the problem with these parasites for 40 years.
Christian

Jackson, TN

#22 Nov 15, 2010
Put machine guns & land mines on the border.

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