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Old 10-07-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Thousands of Latino children are being taken out of schools in Alabama. Families are seeking refuge in other states like Tennessee. This comes in the wake of Alabama’s new immigration law. The law states public schools can check the legal status of children and their parents, but will Tennessee follow suit?

"It's a sad day for the state of Alabama, for our country really because it's a step back," says Latino Memphis Director Maurico Calvo.

Alabama Immigrants Moving To The Mid-South|Memphis Breaking News, Weather & Sports | WPTY-TV | ABC24, abc24.com


How the hell is this a step back for our country and a sad day for Alabama?
When undocumented "guests" hang around too long it gets to be a drag and a huge expense.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: the Outer Limits
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I expected this, along with everyone else....they are going to bring this country down. More respect given to illegals than true Americans. It makes me sad and mad.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Alabama
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MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Thousands of Latino children are being taken out of schools in Alabama. Families are seeking refuge in other states like Tennessee. This comes in the wake of Alabama’s new immigration law. The law states public schools can check the legal status of children and their parents, but will Tennessee follow suit?

"It's a sad day for the state of Alabama, for our country really because it's a step back," says Latino Memphis Director Maurico Calvo.

Alabama Immigrants Moving To The Mid-South|Memphis Breaking News, Weather & Sports | WPTY-TV | ABC24, abc24.com


How the hell is this a step back for our country and a sad day for Alabama?
As someone who lives here, I can say that is true. All the hispanic people are leaving, I predicted that they would go into Tennessee or the carolinas. If you are not supposed to be here then go back to mexico I don't think we are "stepping"back just getting rid of the problem since the majority of the country doesn't want to.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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What's a truly sad day for Alabama is that the Obama administration will likely step in as they did with Arizona to stop them. After all...it is election time, and there are millions of latino votes in play...and NOBODY panders for votes like the a-hole occupying the white house at the present time.

And today they filed in court to block the Alabama law....just as I thought they would.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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As someone who lives here, I can say that is true. All the hispanic people are leaving, I predicted that they would go into Tennessee or the carolinas. If you are not supposed to be here then go back to mexico I don't think we are "stepping"back just getting rid of the problem since the majority of the country doesn't want to.
Obama just filed to block the Alabama law...just as they did with the Arizona law. Unfortunately...Alabama will not be able to enact their law. It doesn't jive with Obama's plan to get enough votes to keep the democrats in charge for the next 50 years.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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Obama just filed to block the Alabama law...just as they did with the Arizona law. Unfortunately...Alabama will not be able to enact their law. It doesn't jive with Obama's plan to get enough votes to keep the democrats in charge for the next 50 years.
I dont understand this country, a big weight would be off of our shoulders if we finally got rid of people who are not supposed to even be here. I am certainly not a fan of mr. president.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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...If you are not supposed to be here then go back to mexico...
...Or rather wherever "you" came from...
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Near Chicago
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It just goes to show that each state is a semi-nation in itself.

State-hopping= Deportation-free
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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...Or rather wherever "you" came from...
Yes, heaven forbid that we mention Mexico specifically even though the majority of illegal aliens that are here are from Mexico.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Using the term immigrant to describe illegals is like using the term modest home to describe a run down shack. Yes a run down shack can be described as a modest dwelling but it is it an accurate description? Not at all. Then why would we use such a term to describe the shack? To mislead of course. Sort of like saying a handymans special. Needs some work.
When people hear the term immigrant they would assume here legally.
So when the pro-side uses the term immigrant they wish to convey the message that illegals are of the same caliber and quality of legal immigrants. The desire is to blur the lines. We have seen those post on here that argue that illegals are immigrants. Yes they are in the most strict of definitions. But are they the same? On one hand you have the legal immigrant. This person applied to enter legally, respected our laws and waited until they were granted permission to enter.
The illegal often never even attempted to apply to enter, ignored our laws and rights as a nation to determine who may enter and imposed themselves upon us.
It can be argued that most illegals are not evil serial rapists or drug mules. The fact remains that they are here illegally and have done nothing and I stress nothing to show that they deserve the privilege of being allowed to stay. Quite the contrary, after entering illegally they go on to commit a number of more crimes. Fraud, tax evasion,driving without a license etc.
The pro-side would argue that some how this is our own fault. That we don't give the illegal any options. This defence is laughable because of 1 important fact. We as a nation have the right to determine who we feel is acceptable as an immigrant. This is recognized by international law. Another fact the pro-side will dismiss is the fact that we allow more imigration than all others.
Then come the sad stories. Man forced to leave his family when deported.
The fact he left 1 family to come here is less than relevant to the sob story. The fact that he lived here using fraud and commiting other crimes is not important. He is a victim. Sort of like when a man robs a bank because they declined his loan application.
Exactly! I get so sick of that BS commentary by Lawrence O’Donnell -- “With immigration, you can only fear the future if you don’t know our past. If we close the door, it changes the definition of who we are.”

Of course he pretends the issue is immigration, rather than illegal immigration. But, they continue to air his garbage, knowing there are still gullible sheeple who actually don’t know the difference, and are oblivious to the fact that we are still THE MOST welcoming country in the world.

Lawrence, you have it wrong. In reality, if we DON’T close the door to ILLEGAL immigration, it will change the definition of who we are.
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