Immigration Debate - Santa Barbara, CA

Discuss the national Immigration debate in Santa Barbara, CA.

Do you support Arizona's immigration law?

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J

Santa Barbara, CA

#1 Jun 3, 2010
It gives overreaching power to police which is likely to result in civil liberty violations of citizens and noncitizens alike.
Dave

Phuket, Thailand

#2 Jun 6, 2010
Mexican animals have ruined our country! Get those barbarians out now!
debra

Goleta, CA

#3 Jun 6, 2010
Im tired of illegal immigrants getting our tax money
Johnny Sands

AOL

#4 Jul 2, 2010
I can't even WORK with those people,(they are the enemy)and they've taken EVERY job available! The government OWES me for the REST of my life! And I'm going to HOLD them to it!
Truth

Santa Barbara, CA

#5 Jul 6, 2010
You have to look at them and jobs the clearly.Most illegal immigrants work in the fields and that is just about the only thing that they get away with doing.I don't see a couple of million of Americans marching down to the fields and saying to fire all of the illegals so that they can have work there.I just see people blaming them for "stealing jobs in agriculture that other Americans aren't willing to do so people have got to stop blaming them blindly.
illegals go home

Goleta, CA

#6 Jul 6, 2010
Its time to stop them from ruining our country. They have bankrupted all of our services and taken jobs and benefits away from the American People.They have made Hospitals close. They have brought crime, gangs and thugs to our towns. Look up your city on line and read the crime blotter in your area. The jails are packed full of illegals.There huge families robbed our children from a good education. The illegals children brag about being pregnant at 14, and how they will get thousand of dollars from our government because of the kids they have. They say "we don't have to go to school, its a waste of time".I love to watch them with there food stamps at the grocery store. Of coarse they claim to be poor but they are talking on a cell phone and driving a stolen car. They believe the one that has the most gold chains around there neck and has the most kids is successful.Ha ! It so sad to see what they have done to our great country.
John Fitzpatrick

Santa Barbara, CA

#7 Jul 7, 2010
I can't believe what our country has become.I agree with you guys 100% that all of the people in the country here illegally need to leave but the citizens of this country just make me sad and lose hope.Everything that this country now stands for isn't anywhere near what it was founded to be or even what we Americans believe and hope it to be.We have become to caught up in nationalism to only look at things from our own view and then we believe that we are number 1.This country is the one that I love and call home but it is getting worse by the day because of us Americans not some illegals.These illegals are stimulating the economy no matter what people say.90% of the money earned by these illegals stays here and gets used on American soil.We can't blame these people and become stereotypical because that just hightens the sense of nationalism which is the true enemy here.Hell if people were stereotypical to white people rather than just minorities I would just be a drunk lazy Irish punk.Com e on people seriously,honestly this country is not the freeist,nor the richest,nor the happiest, nor even God's country.I want to see this country be number 1 with all of my heart and soul but people these days are to caught up in the media and being stereotypical and jumping aboard the band wagon and getting caught my nationalism.True Americans won't just blame everything on others and turn into real hardworkers,they wouldn't hate they would welcome,they wouldn't have the picture of the US painted for them to pick at rather they would paint one from themselves without being biased.I just see people complaining rather than doing something positive for this country."Oh this is God's country" and "Oh we are the greatest but illegals are ruining this place". This is not God's country, if anything the Israel would be the lord's land.We were founded by a few visionaries who specifically pointed out hundreds of times that if this country were to flourish than it would have to stay away from religion and away from foreign relations and away from government parties.My favorite quote of a founding father on religion is from Ben Franklin he said "Lighthouses are far more useful than Churches".And to this man above me, you make me sick, even where I live in Santa Maria I never see anything like that.You are just stereotypical and you are filled with propaganda.I could say that you are probably demented and were abused from that comment if I was to be stereotyping sir so stop adding to the problem and try to become a true american.
we have had enough

Goleta, CA

#8 Jul 8, 2010
The illegals here in Santa Barbara Have brought gangs and crimes to our beautiful town. They have made our town unsafe to walk at night. I have had friends mugged, robbed,had there cars stolen. They love to spray paint over everywhere, with there gross and rude comments. Of course they never have to clean up or pay for it. This costs us Santa Barbara residents Money. They litter and ruin our lovely town with there gangs.
Since illegal mexicans arrived here our crime has gone way up. Its not safe here any more.They have taken American jobs. There trash can be seen over all our town. There have kids only so they can get government money and programs free. I wonder why all the programs are bankrupted? I wonder why our town and state are in such financial ruins. Please vote to remove them from the city and state. We have already suffered and paid the price. Tell all the Santa Barbara residents that can't find jobs and have to leave this area and be removed from friends and family just because the illegals came.I hope more people will stand up for our city and state. Make them go home.
Vet

Jonesboro, GA

#9 Jul 8, 2010
we have had enough wrote:
The illegals here in Santa Barbara Have brought gangs and crimes to our beautiful town. They have made our town unsafe to walk at night. I have had friends mugged, robbed,had there cars stolen. They love to spray paint over everywhere, with there gross and rude comments. Of course they never have to clean up or pay for it. This costs us Santa Barbara residents Money. They litter and ruin our lovely town with there gangs.
Since illegal mexicans arrived here our crime has gone way up. Its not safe here any more.They have taken American jobs. There trash can be seen over all our town. There have kids only so they can get government money and programs free. I wonder why all the programs are bankrupted? I wonder why our town and state are in such financial ruins. Please vote to remove them from the city and state. We have already suffered and paid the price. Tell all the Santa Barbara residents that can't find jobs and have to leave this area and be removed from friends and family just because the illegals came.I hope more people will stand up for our city and state. Make them go home.
ARREST and DEPORT these CRIMINAL . We owe them only 2 things , ARREST and DEPORTATION .
Mexicans go Home

Goleta, CA

#10 Jul 8, 2010
Our country and we the Americans can no longer support them. They get everything for free. They have no morals and they don't want to become American citizens that we can be sure of. See all the damage the Illegals Mexicans have done. There many children steal our kids having good educations. They brag about being pregnant at 14. what kind of role models do they set for our children. They dress like street scrum. They say they don't need any education that "they will just have kids and live by stealing and selling drugs". What great role models are they.. There parent are no better. They steal what ever they can take. Look how many are in our jails.Look at our articles in the paper each day There are so many pieces about the mexican's and illegals here. See what they have done.. Stand up and fight for our county before there are more killings an gangs and drugs.
Mexicans go Home

Goleta, CA

#11 Jul 8, 2010
Dave wrote:
Mexican animals have ruined our country! Get those barbarians out now!
The Mexicans Illegals here send there money back to Mexico. Why don't we tax them for that.. Tax them for all the free food & child care they get. Make them pay for all the trash cleanup and graffiti on wall the fences, walls and all the damage they do to our schools.
They have no morals and they feel no guilt for anything they do wrong. That includes killing someone, beating up someone or raping a child. They are just Animals. They brag about stealing and what they have done to others. They have brought nothing but troubles and problems for the USA. Just look at our system. Look at all the crime in our town here. Look at crime stopper for our city on line, see what they bring to our city. Animals go home.
illegals mexicans get out

Goleta, CA

#12 Jul 8, 2010
Truth wrote:
You have to look at them and jobs the clearly.Most illegal immigrants work in the fields and that is just about the only thing that they get away with doing.I don't see a couple of million of Americans marching down to the fields and saying to fire all of the illegals so that they can have work there.I just see people blaming them for "stealing jobs in agriculture that other Americans aren't willing to do so people have got to stop blaming them blindly.
Are you Blind! I guess you don't read or watch the news and you can't see.I think you must have your eyes closed. They have taken our jobs Look at all the stores Kmart,Vons,Bank Of America,Rite aid Cvs . They aren't working in the fields much! They have taken American jobs.. I don't think people believe anymore there out in the fields.
Look all around you and see what awful things the Latinos Mexicans illegals have done to our city and state. Look at what your people have brought here just to Santa Barbara.. Gangs, Crime, anchor babies.
Bankrupted our system, trashed our town, stolen our cars.
drugs everywhere.Its not even safe to walk down to a store and get an ice cream .Since 2 of my friend were beat up by a bunch of mexican kids, Just for fun. Yah there working in the fields.. Go to the social services we pay for and see all of the screaming kids with there mothers getting free services. Be sure to look at what they are driving, Really do you believe there in the fields. Probably burying a body or drugs. Your really unconscious...
sick of them illegals

Goleta, CA

#13 Jul 8, 2010
Truth wrote:
You have to look at them and jobs the clearly.Most illegal immigrants work in the fields and that is just about the only thing that they get away with doing.I don't see a couple of million of Americans marching down to the fields and saying to fire all of the illegals so that they can have work there.I just see people blaming them for "stealing jobs in agriculture that other Americans aren't willing to do so people have got to stop blaming them blindly.
You must be Blind!! I guess you don't drive around town and shop at all.Check out Bank of America, Vons grocery store,Cvs, Rite aid, The list is endless. Look at the local News Paper. The stabbings here, The held up banks, How about the kidnapped girl in La Cumbre Plaza at 4 in the afternoon.Go on Milpas street at night or in the day . It full of Illegals.Look at the stories on line or crime stopper website for our town.Go to the local high school and hear what the Mexicans illegals kids are doing . They tell the teachers off at San Marcus , make crude comments, dress like street trash, brag about being 14 and pregnant for the 2 or 3 time. The Say"That they don't need any education because there parents didn't and they get everything free".A group broke into the school last week.How about the cases in the papers about the trials that's been going on for months. Wake up and look around your own town.

Since: Jul 10

Goleta, CA

#14 Jul 8, 2010
J wrote:
It gives overreaching power to police which is likely to result in civil liberty violations of citizens and noncitizens alike.
Yet, does the Arizona law give any more "overreaching power to police" than is already in federal law? Or are you suggesting "likely consequences" of this Arizona law going into effect?

Since: Jul 10

Goleta, CA

#15 Jul 8, 2010
Truth wrote:
You have to look at them and jobs the clearly.Most illegal immigrants work in the fields and that is just about the only thing that they get away with doing.I don't see a couple of million of Americans marching down to the fields and saying to fire all of the illegals so that they can have work there.I just see people blaming them for "stealing jobs in agriculture that other Americans aren't willing to do so people have got to stop blaming them blindly.
The vast, VAST MAJORITY of ILLEGAL Immigrants do NOT work in the fields (agriculture). It is true that most USA citizens do not work in the fields; and many field/agricultural workers in the USA are Latin American illegal immigrants (and legal, too).
The vast majority (85-90%)of illegal immigrants work elsewhere (i.e. NOT in the fields), and--in general--tend to be VERY hard-working (for the most part)--and work for lower wages and are paid under the table or under false pretenses. Skilled craft-union USA citizens have been laid off "en masse".
The illegals have taken USA jobs in all kinds of sectors!
KRIS

Santa Barbara, CA

#16 Sep 6, 2012
ABSOLUTELY...I AM A REGISTERED NURSE AND CANNOT FIND A JOB IN SANTA BARBARA BECAUSE I DON'T SPEAK SPANISH..CANT WORK AT THE JAILS OR COUNTY OFFICES BECAUSE MOST ILLEGALS DONT SPEAK ENGLISH BECAUSE WE CATER TO THEIR LANGUAGE, WHY SHOULD THEY.
WE ARE GOING TO SINK SOON WITH THE AMOUNT WE PAY IN MEDICAL, FOODSTAMPS, HOUSING, FREE SCHOOL LUNCHES FOR ALL THE ILLEGALS WHO CAME TO GIVE BIRTH AND THEN REAP THE BENEFITS OF OUR COUNTRIES OWN STUPIDITY!! I LOST MY JOB A MONTH AGO AND HAD TO GO ON UNEMPLOYMENT AND APPLIED FOR FOOD STAMPS AND WAS DENIED DUE TO TOO MUCH INCOME (1200 CHILD SUPPORT AND 1800 UNEMPLOYMENT) HOWEVER MY RENT IS 1725....AND YET ONE THAT IS ON WELFARE, MEDICAL, AND SECTION 8 CAN RECEIVE FOOD STAMPS...BUT SHOULDN'T SECTION 8 BE CONSIDERED INCOME SINCE I PAY MY OWN RENT WITH THE CHILD SUPPORT AND THEIRS IS PAID BY HE GOVERNMENT....WE NEED TO START SPEAKING OUT..LOUD!!!
lea ann

Drummond, MT

#17 Sep 6, 2012
debra wrote:
Im tired of illegal immigrants getting our tax money
I agree they are taking all our tax dollars and not paying it.
GUESSWHO

Seattle, WA

#19 Sep 6, 2012
KRIS-AND JUST WHAT MAKES ANY OF YOU AMERICAN THINK FOR ONE MINUTE MEXICO REALLY GIVES TWO TACOS ABOUT YOU? OR AMERICA? IN ALL YOU DIVINE INTELLECT?
THE LEFT WING LIBERAL MEDIA HAS ALREADY ENABLED MEXICOS CORRUPT TO THE FEDERAL LEVEL POLITICS RUN UP IN THE SOUTHWEST WITH THOSE FAVORITES"IMMIGRATION REFORM" "RACIAL PROFILING" BLAH BLAH THE WHOLE POINT IS TO SABOTAGE AMERICAS IMMIGRAITON SYSTEM SO THEY CAN BUM RUSH IT
AND ALL YOU BLEEDING HEART TOOLBAGS ARE BEING TOLD AMERICA IS THE CORRUPT ONE AND AMERICA NEED TO DO REFORM ITS IMMIGRAITON SYSTEM TO CATER TO MEXICO?
GUESSWHO

Seattle, WA

#20 Sep 6, 2012
KRIS AND LEA ANN-THINK OF IT THIS WAY KEEPING IT SIMPLE
AMERICA IS LIKE TWO DUDES FIGHTING OVER A CHICK
THAT CHICK(MEXICA) WATCHES ENJOYS WITH PRIDEFUL GLEE SNUBS HER NOSE AND STRUTS PAST ON HER ACCESSORIZED "TROJAN" BURRO AND NOONE EVEN THINKS TWICE!
AND THIS IS WHY AFTER THE MEXICANS GET PAID TO OUTPOPULATE THOSE WONDERFUL "SANCTUARY CITY/STATES YOUR PAYING THEM TO TAKE THEY WILL KICK YOU IN THE NUTS AND JUST LIKE THE FIRST HALF OF YOUR STATE HAS ALREADY TRASHED MINE YOU WILL STUMBLE OFF IN YOU DRUNKEN 30 YEAR HANGOVER TO HIDE OUT SOMEWHERE ELSE WHILE EVERYONE ELSE FOOTS THE BILL FOR THE BIGGEST MISTAKE IN AMERICAN HISTORY GREAT INVESTEMENT YOUR SOO LIKE SMART LIKE
GUESSWHO

Seattle, WA

#21 Sep 6, 2012
HENRY JEANS-WELL GAWLEE LIKE WHATS GOING ON ?
AT LEAST HALF YORU POLICE FORCE,PRISONERS,GUARDS,SECURIT Y STAFF,TEACHERS LOW LEVEL POLITICIANS BORDER PATROL ON EITHER SIDE AS WELL AS THE STATUS QUO OF YOUR POPULATION ARE MEXICAN ?
AND WHAT DID YOU THINK WAS GONNA HAPPEN?
YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE "WELCOMING GUESTS"? YOU HAVE BEEN THE GUEST FOR THE PAST 40 YEARS AND DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT
LIKE SOME TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE-UGH CLUELESS CALIFORNIANS

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