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View Poll Results: Should we let them stay because they are from a living hell?
Yes, they are refugees! 2 1.82%
In most cases, yes... 6 5.45%
NO! There are kids living in hellish conditions all over the world 102 92.73%
I don't know 0 0%
Voters: 110. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-11-2014, 12:50 PM
 
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Here is a link and graph showing America is second from bottom in child poverty - just barely above Romania.
More than 22 percent of all American children live in poverty. I suspect with this new invasion of impoverished children, we'll surpass Romania shortly.

Geesh, we can't even take care of our own children.....

Map: How 35 countries compare on child poverty (the U.S. is ranked 34th) - The Washington Post
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Whoville....
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Is it our responsibility to take 500 million children from around the world who live in impoverished countries?

We can't be responsible for the world. It's harsh. It's heartbreaking. But we can't.
We can't take care of all the children in the world living in hellish conditions and we can't pick and choose which ones deserve help. We just don't have the resources. It has to be up to the countries they are born in to address the issues.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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Default It time they change their own country.

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Is it our responsibility to accept the kids who come to America illegally by themselves because it is a living hell in Central America? Gangs, murder, harassment, etc.
That's not our problem. We have pumped billions of dollars over the last 30 years , not to mention all of the out reach programs.

What really amazing they turn there prideful nose at America when it is perceived we are getting in their business.

Is up to the Adults in those countries make the change. Even if it cost them there own lives. How Much American Blood has ben spilt since 1776?
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:03 PM
 
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So, are we gonna start letting in all of the kids from the Philippines or Democratic Republic of Congo? Since statistically they do better academically in the US?
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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This is one of the reasons this country is going to pot. Potheads in Washington and state government. Send all illegals back until we can take care of our own! Vote all of the current people out of Washington NOW! This is the only way to save our country!
Illegals might give us cheap labor, but we can do the same with all the people on welfare! They should be doing the jobs that the illegals are doing!
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:08 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Unhappy sobering stats about the US rank in poverty in developing countries

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There is an election in the fall.

And 2016.

Today....make phone calls and write letters.
-thanks, Driller 1. I'm doing that already. Anything else besides a letter-writing campaign?

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Here is a link and graph showing America is second from bottom in child poverty - just barely above Romania.
More than 22 percent of all American children live in poverty. I suspect with this new invasion of impoverished children, we'll surpass Romania shortly.

Geesh, we can't even take care of our own children.....

Map: How 35 countries compare on child poverty (the U.S. is ranked 34th) - The Washington Post
Mountainrose, thank you for posting the source. The graph is mind-blowing. I never would have thought that the US ranked so low, with so many kids/people living in poverty.

Just another fact to give credence we can no longer take in the world's poor children, even as refugees fleeing from whatever evils are out there. As people keep on posting, we MUST take care of our own, first!!!

Here's a stat to ponder:
source: https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11...global-poverty
direct quotes:
" Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty, that's less than $1.25 a day. "

Also:
"In 1998, the UN estimated that it would take $40 billion annually to offer basic education, clean water and sanitation, reproductive health, and basic health and nutrition to every person in every developing country. That would be about $58 billion today."

Can we afford this? Absolutely NOT!!! Forget illegal immigration...we can't even take care of the world's poor children IN their own countries! H*ll, we can't even take care of our OWN!!!! When will our Gov't ever realize this, and stop their insane importing of the world's refugees??

-tired and disgusted....Dandiday
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Well, no state is exempt - now it's Wisconsin.

Milwaukee could shelter some border children - JSOnline

No demonstrations, yet, but the comments are telling.

We have a huge illegal Hispanic population in adjacent Waukesha County, as well as Milwaukee County - plus other far-flung parts of the state. Further, Milwaukee County has a VERY high rate of poverty (and minorities) - so 100 more in both categories should fit in well.
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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This is one of the reasons this country is going to pot. Potheads in Washington and state government. Send all illegals back until we can take care of our own! Vote all of the current people out of Washington NOW! This is the only way to save our country!
Illegals might give us cheap labor, but we can do the same with all the people on welfare! They should be doing the jobs that the illegals are doing!
Although I think those on welfare should be required to work most of the jobs that illegals are holding are jobs that non-lazy Americans held at one time but got undercut by this cheap, illegal labor. They need those jobs back.
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Here is a link and graph showing America is second from bottom in child poverty - just barely above Romania.
More than 22 percent of all American children live in poverty. I suspect with this new invasion of impoverished children, we'll surpass Romania shortly.

Geesh, we can't even take care of our own children.....

Map: How 35 countries compare on child poverty (the U.S. is ranked 34th) - The Washington Post
The Census Bureau showed who is on welfare (all program).

Illegal immigrants use the most (via their kids)
Then comes legal immigrants.
Then comes US citizens.

And our social welfare programs cost us over $1 trillion a year and is growing at 20% annually.
We are literally importing poverty from around the world and enrolling them in welfare programs.
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Texas has the 3 poorest counties in all of the US.
Those three counties are all along the border.

This is what is going to happen all over the US.

Hidalgo county and Cameron county are two such examples of what your future may look like with DHS/ICE shipping these poor people all over the US.

Hidalgo County, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cameron County, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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