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Old 05-15-2008, 08:41 AM
 
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Irish illegal immigrants want a special exemption, because of 'historic inequities'. Should they get it?

Immigrants Riled by Irish Push for Special Status - May 5, 2008 - The New York Sun
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:14 AM
 
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Of course not!

This does beg a bigger question, though......Why does the US have to accept any immigrant from anywhere? Is it in our constitution? Is it because we have a history of immigration? I believe that the answer is 'no', we do not have a higher obligation then any other country on this Earth to take in immigrants. I find it appalling that illegals of all ilk seem to think otherwise. Where did they get this entitled attitude from? The US owes them nothing. Regardless of country of origin.
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:30 AM
 
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NO! They should not get it. Let's ignore them.
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:44 AM
 
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No. Let's not set a precedent. There are hundreds of ethnic groups in this country. What will happen if they all want special treatment?
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:58 AM
 
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Irish illegal immigrants want a special exemption, because of 'historic inequities'. Should they get it?

Immigrants Riled by Irish Push for Special Status - May 5, 2008 - The New York Sun
Illegal is illegal. If we give the Irish illegals the break, next its the mexican illegals b/c of that Aztlan BS, and so on and so forth. No breaks regardless of race color creed or nationality.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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Absolutely not! No preferential treatment for ANY illegal aliens. The Irish are simply borrowing a page from La Raza and the Mexican government. Nice try, but no dice.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Irish illegal immigrants want a special exemption, because of 'historic inequities'. Should they get it?

Immigrants Riled by Irish Push for Special Status - May 5, 2008 - The New York Sun
Of course not; illegal is illegal.

And; too, Ireland today has a per capita income greater than the USA----------if $$$ was the main reason, an Irishman would be nuts to even consider living here.
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Rosarito Beach
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Now THERE's a group of English language challenged folks . . . .
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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No special treatment. I wonder if they think they should get special treatment just because the citizens of Mexico do....
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:36 PM
 
Location: California
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Just saying, this post has nothing to do with mexicans...
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