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Old 07-15-2014, 08:29 PM
 
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Not illegals. These are green card migrant workers. The bus belongs to a local farm that brings them to Walmart for regular shopping trips.

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Video: migrant workers in school buses at NC Wal-Mart
Just got off the phone with a very nice & informative lady with Patterson Farms in China Grove,NC. It is verified the bus belongs to them, and on Sunday, did transport their workers to the Kannapolis Walmart for supplies. All workers are here through a federal government program ,H2A, where the farmer pays the federal government a fee and the workers are issued a temporary green card for the season. When harvest is over, the migrant workers (are supposed to) return to Mexico. This has been the farms practice for @ 20 years. So, these are Not illegal immigrants overflowing into NC from the border crisis.
I thought only US citizens could get food stamps. Tho at least legal aliens do put into the US economy and most of them are good people.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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I had to renew my drivers license. To prove who I was, I had to show a certified copy of my birth certificate, my S.S. card, and two pieces of mail from my electric and water company showing my address. All was scanned and in the States computer system. When I went to the airport, I had to show the photo ID drivers license at check in. Even though I am a senior citizen and was wearing a T-shirt and shorts, I had to empty my pockets, remove my sneakers, standing on a bacteria invested carpet, had a TSA goon actually wand my bare legs and arms before I could get on an airplane.
BUT you can come from a Central American country, cross our border illegally, have no ID, have who knows what disease, given a piece of paper saying you promise to appear at a hearing and they can get on a plane taking them anywhere in the U.S. and with an EBT card paid by taxpayers.
Yup!! everything is working just fine.

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Old 07-15-2014, 08:44 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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For a minute when I saw the header to this thread, I felt faint. But as long as they are here legally, I have no problem (yeah, even if they have EBT cards).

If I read one more time inferring that those of us who are against illegal aliens are "racists," and that these people "do the work Americans refuse to do," or my favorite, "they pick our crops," I will scream. Try to come up with more creative reasons; these old saws are passť. Plus, they have no basis in fact.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:51 PM
 
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I had to renew my drivers license. To prove who I was, I had to show a certified copy of my birth certificate and two pieces of mail from my electric and water company showing my address. When I went to the airport, I had to show the photo ID drivers license at check in. Even though I am a senior citizen and was wearing a T-shirt and shorts, I had to empty my pockets, remove my sneakers, standing on a bacteria invested carpet, had a TSA goon actually wand my bare legs and arms before I could get on an airplane.
BUT you can come from a Central American country, cross our border illegally, have no ID, have who knows what disease, given a piece of paper saying you promise to appear at a hearing and they can get on a plane taking them anywhere in the U.S. and with an EBT card paid by taxpayers.
Yup!! everything is working just fine.
I had to show picture ID to buy over the counter cold medicine.....I am not kidding....
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:00 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Not illegals. These are green card migrant workers. The bus belongs to a local farm that brings them to Walmart for regular shopping trips.

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Video: migrant workers in school buses at NC Wal-Mart
Just got off the phone with a very nice & informative lady with Patterson Farms in China Grove,NC. It is verified the bus belongs to them, and on Sunday, did transport their workers to the Kannapolis Walmart for supplies. All workers are here through a federal government program ,H2A, where the farmer pays the federal government a fee and the workers are issued a temporary green card for the season. When harvest is over, the migrant workers (are supposed to) return to Mexico. This has been the farms practice for @ 20 years. So, these are Not illegal immigrants overflowing into NC from the border crisis.
And this excellent government program that helps to get the crops picked WITHIN the legal system is the perfect argument for NOT needing illegals to pick the crops. We already have a system in place where workers come in temporarily and pick the crops. Maybe the ebt cards were their payment for their work. I don't know. But at least these workers are legally here and we don't need the illegals at all. No excuse for it.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:23 PM
 
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And this excellent government program that helps to get the crops picked WITHIN the legal system is the perfect argument for NOT needing illegals to pick the crops. We already have a system in place where workers come in temporarily and pick the crops. Maybe the ebt cards were their payment for their work. I don't know. But at least these workers are legally here and we don't need the illegals at all. No excuse for it.
Yes, you are correct. Every time a defender of illegal aliens uses the crop picking argument such as "who will pick our veggies, etc. without illegal aliens to do it" I point out that there are unlimited H-2A visas for legal, foreign ag workers.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:30 AM
 
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They did that after Katrina in New Orleans..just handed out pre-paid cards to people.
Katrina happened to our CITIZENS, not illegals. It was a natural disaster.
This is a disaster, but nothing natural about it. It is downright bizarre....

What is it with this Santa Claus mentality with illegals.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:39 AM
 
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I had to renew my drivers license. To prove who I was, I had to show a certified copy of my birth certificate, my S.S. card, and two pieces of mail from my electric and water company showing my address. All was scanned and in the States computer system. When I went to the airport, I had to show the photo ID drivers license at check in. Even though I am a senior citizen and was wearing a T-shirt and shorts, I had to empty my pockets, remove my sneakers, standing on a bacteria invested carpet, had a TSA goon actually wand my bare legs and arms before I could get on an airplane.

BUT you can come from a Central American country, cross our border illegally, have no ID, have who knows what disease, given a piece of paper saying you promise to appear at a hearing and they can get on a plane taking them anywhere in the U.S. and with an EBT card paid by taxpayers.
Yup!! everything is working just fine.
Yep. I was pulled to the side for a TSA grope search because supposedly the full body scanner indicated something suspicious in my left shoulder area. The thing is, I was wearing a spaghetti strap camisole (had removed my suit jacket as required) and anyone could actually SEE that I didn't have any contraband in that area.

But, yeah... you can come from a Central American country, cross our border illegally, have no ID, have who knows what disease, given a piece of paper saying you promise to appear at a hearing and they can get on a plane taking them anywhere in the U.S. and with an EBT card paid by taxpayers.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Richmond,VA
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Katrina happened to our CITIZENS, not illegals. It was a natural disaster.
This is a disaster, but nothing natural about it. It is downright bizarre....

What is it with this Santa Claus mentality with illegals.
A considerable amount of that $3.7 billion Dear Leader is askiing for would go toward buying free stuff for our new "little children".
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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I didn't get all the way through the video, did they show the ebt cards?
No, apparently the person recorded the activity out of the store and not in it. But the article below the video states she was standing behind them in the check out lane and saw how they were paying for everything.
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