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Old 08-02-2008, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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Get out your hankies -- apparently, it's America's fault that children were upset when their illegal alien work thief parents were arrested.

The Children of Iowa ICE Raids - NAM

Sonia Melendrez, 28, the mother of Jairo and Aldo, expects to be deported to Guatemala once she goes to court, and is trying to figure out how to send her kids back home ahead of her. "My boys will have to leave behind their dream [they had started a band]," she says. "That's what fills me with the most regret."

The story of Grupo Sin Fronteras [the boys' band] is one example among many of young lives that unraveled in the aftermath of the Postville raid, in which scores of armed agents, with helicopter backup, arrested nearly 400 undocumented workers at the local Agriprocessors meatpacking plant.

 
Old 08-02-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Get out your hankies -- apparently, it's America's fault that children were upset when their illegal alien work thief parents were arrested.

The Children of Iowa ICE Raids - NAM

Sonia Melendrez, 28, the mother of Jairo and Aldo, expects to be deported to Guatemala once she goes to court, and is trying to figure out how to send her kids back home ahead of her. "My boys will have to leave behind their dream [they had started a band]," she says. "That's what fills me with the most regret."

The story of Grupo Sin Fronteras [the boys' band] is one example among many of young lives that unraveled in the aftermath of the Postville raid, in which scores of armed agents, with helicopter backup, arrested nearly 400 undocumented workers at the local Agriprocessors meatpacking plant.
Uh, what is she saying? That she regrets now that she came here illegally? Yeah, well she was not regretting it until she got caught, evidently.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Get out your hankies -- apparently, it's America's fault that children were upset when their illegal alien work thief parents were arrested.

The Children of Iowa ICE Raids - NAM

Sonia Melendrez, 28, the mother of Jairo and Aldo, expects to be deported to Guatemala once she goes to court, and is trying to figure out how to send her kids back home ahead of her. "My boys will have to leave behind their dream [they had started a band]," she says. "That's what fills me with the most regret."

The story of Grupo Sin Fronteras [the boys' band] is one example among many of young lives that unraveled in the aftermath of the Postville raid, in which scores of armed agents, with helicopter backup, arrested nearly 400 undocumented workers at the local Agriprocessors meatpacking plant.
The parents should have either practiced abstinence or at least effective birth control (sterilization works). Harsh to say but; we (the USA) owe those lawbreakers nothing more than 3 hots and a cot--------behind barbed wire.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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OMG, the HUMANITY!!! (sob, sob) Another blatant attempt to generate sympathy for criminals. Where's the sympathy for the American workers these scabs replaced? Meat processors were paying $18 an hour plus benefits before the illegal invasion, and they were paying it to legal workers of ALL ethnicities.

The only thing I can say is that American citizens and legal immigrants had better wake up to this crap before we're ALL working for minimum wage!
 
Old 08-02-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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In tiny Postville, the world has turned upside down for hundreds of children and teenagers who once led relatively normal lives attending church and school, speaking two languages, playing sports.

The change came suddenly, in the course of a single day.
Fortunately, they're bilingual and will fit in nicely in their homeland. Children of U.S. citizens arrested for crimes have their worlds turned upside down on a daily basis. That's the unfortunate reality of being the child of a criminal.

There should be enough tissue in this box for all of us to share. Boo Hoo!
 
Old 08-02-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Anonymous Political Junky View Post
Get out your hankies -- apparently, it's America's fault that children were upset when their illegal alien work thief parents were arrested.

The Children of Iowa ICE Raids - NAM

Sonia Melendrez, 28, the mother of Jairo and Aldo, expects to be deported to Guatemala once she goes to court, and is trying to figure out how to send her kids back home ahead of her. "My boys will have to leave behind their dream [they had started a band]," she says. "That's what fills me with the most regret."

The story of Grupo Sin Fronteras [the boys' band] is one example among many of young lives that unraveled in the aftermath of the Postville raid, in which scores of armed agents, with helicopter backup, arrested nearly 400 undocumented workers at the local Agriprocessors meatpacking plant.
What? They can't start a band in Guatemala? I can think of few things that cross borders more freely than music. Their band (Grupo Sin Fronteras) clearly has a hispanic flavor. Meeting and working with Guatemalan musicians may help them further develop their talents.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 11:18 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Fortunately, they're bilingual and will fit in nicely in their homeland. Children of U.S. citizens arrested for crimes have their worlds turned upside down on a daily basis. That's the unfortunate reality of being the child of a criminal.

There should be enough tissue in this box for all of us to share. Boo Hoo!
Pass the kleenex so I can blow my nose.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Get out your hankies -- apparently, it's America's fault that children were upset when their illegal alien work thief parents were arrested.

The Children of Iowa ICE Raids - NAM

Sonia Melendrez, 28, the mother of Jairo and Aldo, expects to be deported to Guatemala once she goes to court, and is trying to figure out how to send her kids back home ahead of her. "My boys will have to leave behind their dream [they had started a band]," she says. "That's what fills me with the most regret."

The story of Grupo Sin Fronteras [the boys' band] is one example among many of young lives that unraveled in the aftermath of the Postville raid, in which scores of armed agents, with helicopter backup, arrested nearly 400 undocumented workers at the local Agriprocessors meatpacking plant.
I feel sorry for the children but they never should have been brought here to begin with. I am for amnesty and perhaps they can apply for it later on but this sneaking in has got to stop.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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What? They can't start a band in Guatemala? I can think of few things that cross borders more freely than music. Their band (Grupo Sin Fronteras) clearly has a hispanic flavor. Meeting and working with Guatemalan musicians may help them further develop their talents.
Good point. Well, the whole thing is - the mother put them in a position that now she is having to answer for. She is just upset b/c she knows her kids are gonna be pissed at her for not following the rules. Or maybe they will all just play the victim card and blame the rest of us who are here legally . . .
 
Old 08-02-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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we will reunite the children with the parents. anyone got a catapult?
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