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Old 06-22-2011, 11:02 AM
 
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My Life as an Illegal

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My mother wanted to give me a better life, so she sent me thousands of miles away to live with her parents in America
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I posted a thread about this story earlier. What is really galling is that the Washington Post kept him on the payroll 5 years after finding out he was an illegal. He even got an invite to the publisher's home for Thanksgiving.
 
Old 06-22-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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All I can say is WOW... at least he and his family didn't abuse the system by applying for social services...but what he did still wasn't right...he could have gone back to the Phillipines attended college there during his 10 year ban..then gotten the internships mentioned. He also could have become famous in the Phillipines for his journalism. You can exercise your passion wherever you are...the American Dream is only in America...which did he want more? I think he was selfish for drawing people in with his secrets and why weren't these people telling him to do the right thing?? I feel, since has acknowledged his status, he needs to do the right thing NOW...Who knows he may be paving the way for others living in the same kind of hiding to do the right thing also...I doubt it but you never know.
 
Old 06-22-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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What an inspiring story that crushes the stereotypical image of illegal immigrants as being self-centered dangerous unaspiring leaches who want nothing more than to have as many babies as possible and collect food stamps that is almost universally accepted as gosple in this forum.

Thank you for posting it. I hope every poster takes the time to read the full article.
 
Old 06-22-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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What an inspiring story that crushes the stereotypical image of illegal immigrants as being self-centered dangerous unaspiring leaches who want nothing more than to have as many babies as possible and collect food stamps that is almost universally accepted as gosple in this forum.

Thank you for posting it. I hope every poster takes the time to read the full article.

you will get one of this kind of story in 10000 cases.
 
Old 06-22-2011, 02:45 PM
 
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you will get one of this kind of story in 10000 cases.
.01% Really? Would you care to provide some evidence of this?
 
Old 06-22-2011, 02:55 PM
 
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Yeah, what happened to parental nurturing? I would never send my kids thousand of miles away to live with grandparents and to live a life of lies as an illegal alien. It is the parent's responsibility to care for and nurture their children. No so-called better life can ever replace that. If that mother couldn't care for her child in her own country then she shouldn't have given birth to them.
 
Old 06-22-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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Yeah, what happened to parental nurturing? I would never send my kids thousand of miles away to live with grandparents. It is the parent's responsibility to care for and nurture their children. No so-called better life can ever replace that. If that mother couldn't care for her child in her own country then she shouldn't have given birth to them.

Should someone throw up the indentured servants stuff again so you can see all the teens from Europe that were sent here back in the day? Interesting you would rather have your kid stay with you and suffer since you most likely wouldn't be able nurture him in your current situation. Then, leave him to live in the same crappy situation you never got out of. Parental nurturing at it's finest.
 
Old 06-22-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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Yeah, just another damned illegal not paying any taxes, going to schools, not assimilating in to the culture. He still insisted on speaking some Filipino. The nerve.
 
Old 06-22-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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Yeah, just another damned illegal not paying any taxes, going to schools, not assimilating in to the culture. He still insisted on speaking some Filipino. The nerve.
You don't understand, MrWookie. This guy wanted a job with WaPo, and WaPo wanted to give him a job EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE POTENTIALLY AMERICANS WHO COULD HAVE DONE THE JOB. Just thinking about this exchange of labor for money has me fuming.
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