U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Celebrating Memorial Day!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-01-2010, 05:15 PM
 
Location: People's Republic of California
285 posts, read 446,771 times
Reputation: 233

Advertisements

Are they going to be called racist too for wanting to keep Israel a Jewish state?

Obama will probably insist they send their criminals here.



Israel to expel hundreds of migrant workers' kids - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100801/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_migrant_workers - broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-01-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge
20,894 posts, read 22,686,717 times
Reputation: 8636
Quote:
Under the decision, children of migrants whose parents entered Israel legally may remain if they are enrolled in school, speak Hebrew and have been here longer than five years.
Quote:
The Jerusalem Post said about 400 out of 1,200 children will be deported, the rest will be given permanent residency permits. The issue had been under discussion for a year.
Children studying in Israeli schools during the 2009-2010 academic year, residing in Israel for at least five consecutive years and speak Hebrew will not be deported.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting said: “On the one hand, this problem is a humanitarian problem. We all feel and understand the hearts of children.............
So how is this racist, most other countries throw them into prisons.


But stories like the following never make it into the mainstream:

Quote:
SYDNEY - Member of Parliament Kevin Andrews Thursday called for a national debate on whether Muslim immigration to Australia should be curbed.

Andrews, immigration minister in the conservative government defeated two years ago, said Muslims were the first migrant group not to assimilate and to congregate in certain suburbs of big cities.
“To have a concentration of one ethnic or one particular group that remains in an enclave for a long period of time is not good,” Andrews told local radio. “You should be able to talk about it… it’s ridiculous if you can’t talk about any subject.”
Andrews was commenting on a column in The Australian newspaper arguing that large numbers of Muslim migrants posed a security risk because some would be drawn to terrorism.
Andrews’ call for debate was immediately stomped on by Greens leader Bob Brown.
“We are seeing a far-right, pretty disgusting point of view,” he said.
The 350,000 Muslims in Australia represent less than 2 percent of the population but the proportion is rising through immigration and through their higher birth rate.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2010, 08:01 PM
 
14,790 posts, read 13,484,970 times
Reputation: 20482
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeilVA View Post
So how is this racist, most other countries throw them into prisons.


But stories like the following never make it into the mainstream:
yes, Australia has been branded racist publicly for their processing of the illegal immigrants that come here.

It might not make the news in US, but it does in other parts of the world.

We have our own illegal immigration issues.

We have detention centres. Where each illegal is processed individually. This is okay if they're processed quickly. Leaving them in prison like conditions is unacceptable.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2010, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Pa
20,310 posts, read 18,887,954 times
Reputation: 6517
Although I tend do disagree with many things Israel does one can not disagree with this approach. Its one that we should study and then reapply.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-02-2010, 03:37 AM
 
2,243 posts, read 3,449,574 times
Reputation: 2118
Quote:
Originally Posted by funkykatt View Post
Are they going to be called racist too for wanting to keep Israel a Jewish state?
Nobody can ever call Israel "racist" for fear of themselves being called an anti-semite. Oliver Stone can explain why.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-02-2010, 07:22 AM
 
Location: #
9,605 posts, read 14,278,411 times
Reputation: 6260
Quote:
Originally Posted by Visit a Library View Post
Nobody can ever call Israel "racist" for fear of themselves being called an anti-semite. Oliver Stone can explain why.
When you call yourselves "The chosen people", don't be surprised when other groups feel otherwise.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-02-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
5,409 posts, read 11,072,228 times
Reputation: 2244
this israel situation is tricky.

i dont agree with them. these are not kids of illegals. i read the LA times article and it said that these were israeli born children of legal immigrants. why would they NOT allow for citizenship of these kids?

if it was the children of illegals, i could see why they wouldnt confer citizenship. but it is for those staying within the law.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-02-2010, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
6,611 posts, read 10,950,538 times
Reputation: 3083
If you read the article then you would have read the part that said over HALF of the migrant workers, may have entered legallly but have overstayed their visas - that makes them illegals.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2010, 11:10 AM
 
3,493 posts, read 2,386,453 times
Reputation: 2345
Quote:
Originally Posted by crbcrbrgv View Post
When you call yourselves "The chosen people", don't be surprised when other groups feel otherwise.
The term simply refers to the idea of being chosen to receive the Torah.
"Other groups" should learn something about Judaism before making inaccurate making pronouncements about it.

Thank you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top