One illegal immigrant's quest for the...

One illegal immigrant's quest for the American dream ends in an instant

There are 161 comments on the St. Petersburg Times story from Oct 2, 2013, titled One illegal immigrant's quest for the American dream ends in an instant. In it, St. Petersburg Times reports that:

Everardo Lemus, 20, meets his fate on July 29 north of Tampa. Lemus, from a poor area near Puebla, Mexico, had been doing farmwork in the United States for two years.

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bob

Phoenix, AZ

#26 Oct 6, 2013
zanoni wrote:
@bob, why are you answering for someone else? Can't that person answer for him/herself?
BTW, your replies are irrelevant to what I posted.
Go read the posts I left for you in another thread.
You have yet to post anything worth reading .
Mexican Terminator

Long Beach, CA

#28 Oct 6, 2013
Being mexican is a disadvantage from birth.

Look at the world. Don't you agree?
bob

Phoenix, AZ

#31 Oct 6, 2013
zanoni wrote:
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You have yet to post anything that shows you have a sliver of intelligence.
From your posts I can see that you simply propagate the same Klan propaganda from the past.
You and other people on this forum simply repeat the same disparaging remarks about illegals. Nothing new, you're all just a scratched record, repeating yourselves over and over again.
This show you people are not creative at all.
It is what it is . and they have not changed. Except now they want asylum, since nothing else has work and the race card is used up. Your right were not creative . We could mine the border , shoot them on site , build a wall, stamp illegal on their foreheads, Send our military into Mexico and further South, Boycott Mexico. Hows that????
bob

Phoenix, AZ

#32 Oct 6, 2013
zanoni wrote:
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If being born Mexican were such a disadvantage, why is "Mexican" your main focus? You're overly concerned with an insignificant people, why so? Your moniker reads "Mexican Teminator." Why is that, why are you overly concerned with someone you deem insignificant?
Maybe, because we're not as insignificant as you would want us to be, correct? Cowardly Terminator!
When I see one roach or mouse I don't worry so much. More then that I get concerned. Beware stupid people in numbers, they will be your undoing .
bob

Phoenix, AZ

#34 Oct 6, 2013
So where is this guys wife living in Mexico ?? Is that not land ??? and he could farm it ??

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#37 Oct 6, 2013
zanoni wrote:
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And you're so special. Confronted with poverty and hunger, you would never cross a border, right?
Hypocrite, if the situation was reversed, and Mexico had the booming economy, and the US didn't, and you were unemployed and going hungry, you wouldn't cross the border south? You piece of crap, you know you would.
You're condemning illegals for doing the exact same thing you would do in similar conditions. You're not a saint. You'd cross any border necessary to feed yourself. And you know you would. So shut up!
Mexico is not in the midst of a famine. The problem in Mexico has to do with the redistribution of wealth.
Oldglory

Coachella, CA

#38 Oct 6, 2013
zanoni wrote:
<quoted text>
You have yet to post anything that shows you have a sliver of intelligence.
From your posts I can see that you simply propagate the same Klan propaganda from the past.
You and other people on this forum simply repeat the same disparaging remarks about illegals. Nothing new, you're all just a scratched record, repeating yourselves over and over again.
This show you people are not creative at all.
Why shouldn't disparaging remarks be made about lawbreakers? You like lawbreakers? No need to be creative the truth speaks for itself. They are here illegally in our country and sucking up jobs and resources that they aren't entitled to and are negatively impacting our own citizens. Let's add felony ID theft to their endless crimes also, shall we? Not that you give a damn about anyone else but your ethnic group even those who are immigration lawbreakers. Typical ethnocentric, racist Mexican with a tribal mentality and with no respect for our immigration laws!
Oldglory

Coachella, CA

#39 Oct 6, 2013
OneRepublic wrote:
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Mexico is not in the midst of a famine. The problem in Mexico has to do with the redistribution of wealth.
You're absolutely correct! This BS that they are coming here because they are starving is just that... BS! They come here because our jobs pay better and because they can get government handouts especially with an anchor baby or two. They don't give a damn about the starving Americans who lost their jobs to them. Bunch loser cowards that are too lazy to fix their own damned country.
bob

Phoenix, AZ

#40 Oct 6, 2013
zanoni wrote:
<quoted text>
And you're so special. Confronted with poverty and hunger, you would never cross a border, right?
Hypocrite, if the situation was reversed, and Mexico had the booming economy, and the US didn't, and you were unemployed and going hungry, you wouldn't cross the border south? You piece of crap, you know you would.
You're condemning illegals for doing the exact same thing you would do in similar conditions. You're not a saint. You'd cross any border necessary to feed yourself. And you know you would. So shut up!
Nah!!!! Our government gives out welfare and I pay for it . I should collect sometime. America will never have that problem because we actually work. They come for the freebees. Perhaps they should not export so much food. How did the Aztecs live???
bob

Phoenix, AZ

#41 Oct 6, 2013
zanoni wrote:
<quoted text>
And you're so special. Confronted with poverty and hunger, you would never cross a border, right?
Hypocrite, if the situation was reversed, and Mexico had the booming economy, and the US didn't, and you were unemployed and going hungry, you wouldn't cross the border south? You piece of crap, you know you would.
You're condemning illegals for doing the exact same thing you would do in similar conditions. You're not a saint. You'd cross any border necessary to feed yourself. And you know you would. So shut up!
Never going to happen. And do you know why ?????
bob

Phoenix, AZ

#42 Oct 6, 2013
zanoni wrote:
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Don't talk about it. Get busy!!!!!
Put up or shut up!!!!
We have a coward in the White House. Change is coming .

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#43 Oct 6, 2013
After reading this very short biased article, I'm left with one question. If this man isn't financially ready for a wife and kids, why is he getting married?
If he was counting on working here for a while and sending money back home to start his life, that's pretty sad. He put the cart before the horse.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#44 Oct 6, 2013
Maybe some of these uber-liberals who have so much sympathy for him can start a fund at BanaMex and send money to help him start out life on the right foot? That would be the decent thing to do, after all, he only needs $6,000, chump change for these hard working Dems.
bob

Phoenix, AZ

#45 Oct 6, 2013
OneRepublic wrote:
After reading this very short biased article, I'm left with one question. If this man isn't financially ready for a wife and kids, why is he getting married?
If he was counting on working here for a while and sending money back home to start his life, that's pretty sad. He put the cart before the horse.
odds are she is pregnant . And he must. Your asking him to think ???? Big problem.
bob

Phoenix, AZ

#46 Oct 6, 2013
OneRepublic wrote:
Maybe some of these uber-liberals who have so much sympathy for him can start a fund at BanaMex and send money to help him start out life on the right foot? That would be the decent thing to do, after all, he only needs $6,000, chump change for these hard working Dems.
Are you kidding??? The idea comes from them . The money comes from someone else. Who votes Dem ??? Poor people ,illegals and people wanting a handout . They have no money. Working at welfare.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#47 Oct 6, 2013
bob wrote:
<quoted text>Are you kidding??? The idea comes from them . The money comes from someone else. Who votes Dem ??? Poor people ,illegals and people wanting a handout . They have no money. Working at welfare.
Don't forget most of Hollywood celebs vote Democratic, and are invited to the White House on a rotating basis. From there, they get on the public airwaves with proclamations masked as public service announcements.
ronnie

Salt Lake City, UT

#48 Oct 6, 2013
zanoni wrote:
<quoted text>
And you're so special. Confronted with poverty and hunger, you would never cross a border, right?
Hypocrite, if the situation was reversed, and Mexico had the booming economy, and the US didn't, and you were unemployed and going hungry, you wouldn't cross the border south? You piece of crap, you know you would.
You're condemning illegals for doing the exact same thing you would do in similar conditions. You're not a saint. You'd cross any border necessary to feed yourself. And you know you would. So shut up!
There are millions of Americans out of work especially black Americans that are starving and going without, don't they count in your book, or is it only illegals you care about? We owe nothing to interlopers from the South, Mexico is there only hope, as corrupt as the culture is now and always has been, it's entirely the obligations of their Government to improve their lives, not my God damn Tax dollar's.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#49 Oct 7, 2013
bob wrote:
<quoted text>yes, what kind of person leaves a bunch of dead illegals laying around ??? GROSS!!!!! At least put they in a hole. They stink.
who knows? one thing from what i see the opposition has no leg to stand on and bring no value.support for illegal aliens is a dead issue.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#50 Oct 7, 2013
OneRepublic wrote:
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Don't forget most of Hollywood celebs vote Democratic, and are invited to the White House on a rotating basis. From there, they get on the public airwaves with proclamations masked as public service announcements.
Most have to do the PSAs as a condition of their parole.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#55 Oct 7, 2013
zanoni wrote:
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Yes the government gives out Welfare and maybe you pay for it. Go look at the blacks, they're the majority on Welfare.
Illegals aren't entitled to any freebies, so why would they come here for them?
And why are you asking me how the Aztecs live. Did I ever say I was or am Aztec? If you've read my posts you'd know I've said I'm NOT Aztec nor descended from them.
They are not entitled that does not mean that they make every effort to steal them.

http://www.gao.gov/products/GGD-78-20

Medical assistance, unemployment insurance, and public education may be the programs most used by illegal aliens. Public assistance used by illegal aliens may place a greater financial burden on State and local governments than on the Federal Government. Access to public assistance programs by illegal aliens can be obtained through use of illicit documents, absence of statutory or regulatory denial, administrative error, or court order. The indirect burden placed on public assistance programs by illegal aliens (such as displacing citizens in jobs, causing them to seek public assistance, and aid to U.S. citizen children of illegal aliens) may be greater than that caused by direct participation in the programs.

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