Immigrant teen's death touches off a charged debate

Dec 4, 2011 Full story: Los Angeles Times 8

The night after Thanksgiving, 18-year-old Joaquin Luna Jr. helped his diabetic mother to bed at their home among the Rio Grande Valley orange groves, and whispered beneath the decorative ceilings he had designed in drafting class that he loved her and needed her forgiveness.

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Since: Nov 11

Seattle, WA

#1 Dec 4, 2011
Well,thats one way to lower the number of criminals(illegals),let them commit suicide.No to the dream (Nightmare act)act,no amnesty.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#2 Dec 4, 2011
save the cost of deportation.

Since: Nov 11

Seattle, WA

#3 Dec 4, 2011
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
save the cost of deportation.
Yep,and he could have used his education in his own nation,applied for a visa,and came back,legally.He chose,and chose wrong.Next time maybe the illegals will go home and do it right.
magadala

Seattle, WA

#4 Dec 5, 2011
They have really tried hard to get some traction out of this kids death. Sorry, dreamers, you will have to go back to your old mantra, "...this is the only country that we know"

Do illegal aliens ever read the comment section of these articles?
an american1

Tallahassee, FL

#5 Dec 5, 2011
Waaa dumbazz bumped himself. To bad no illegal is following him.! AA
annie

Naperville, IL

#6 Dec 6, 2011
16 on the ACT was the reason he couldn't be a civil engineer. It eliminates you from the top 75% of colleges. If he skated through Honors classes, they were dumbed down at his school. I want to be skinny, rich, young and beautiful. It's not gonna happen but I'm not gonna off myself. The kid had emotional problems. If they were because of his illegal status blame the family. There was an amnesty in '96. How come he was still illegal?

IT's more than time that the illegals took responsibility for their actions and stopped blaming every one else for expecting our laws to be honored.
Stop the Madness

Waterbury, CT

#7 Dec 6, 2011
What a bunch of liberal bleeding-heart baloney. Teens (unfortunately) kill themselves every day. Should we set them up with plastic surgery clinics, rehabs in every school? Meet and greets? Now we must legalize illegals because one boy had a problem??????
annie

Naperville, IL

#8 Dec 6, 2011
A 16 on the ACT puts you at the 21st percentile. That means for every 100 taking the test 79% will finish ahead of you. Someone fed this kid an unrealistic sense of entitlement BS. Your Hispanic, you deserve it. Probably cracked undere famly pressure to be one of the best and brightest.
Family should be hekld accountable for child abuse.

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