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Old 08-16-2008, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Immigration Is Snaring U.S. Citizens In Its Raids - washingtonpost.com
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:28 AM
 
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A large number of those "citizens" are on paper only. They are Mexican in every way but their mothers made it over the border in time to give birth. Or they have some falsified birth certificate from some midwife that claims citizenship for them.

The reason some "citizens" might get deported is they act and dress like they're from Mexico, they cannot speak a word of English, they don't know the county or city in which they claimed to have been born.
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:08 AM
 
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A sad human-interest story, and will bother anyone with any human compassion. No decent person wants to see others suffer..but is any of this really surprising? Illegal immigrants (love them or hate them) are, technically, lawbreakers. As such they've put themselves, by their own choice and their own actions, in a position of being subject to possible arrest, detention, or even deportation. People know this 'going in' when they choose to become illegal residents in a foreign country.

Illegal immigration as it's discussed today, is about 90% about 'emotions'. They're 'nice' people, 'good' people, 'hardworking' people, etc etc. But at the end of the day, being an illegal is no different from any other non-violent crime....it puts you at risk of arrest. As with ANY petty crime, you may get by with it for a while, but when the numbers get out of control, there may come a 'crackdown'. And when the crackdown comes, innocent people are affected by what happens to the 'guilty' among them....that's how life works.

When 'Mom, Dad' or big brother' get in trouble with the law, the 'kiddies' are affected as well. It's sad, but that's how life works. If you don't want your kids, or your spouse, or your parents, or your room-mates seeing you arrested and hauled off by the cops, probably you should avoid breaking the law. And if you want to make absolutely certain you YOURSELF don't get mistaken for a lawbreaker, maybe you should make sure there are no lawbreakers residing in your household.

Sorry if this sounds heartless...and I know family ties mean a lot. But illegal immigration is a crime, and crime has consequences...and sometimes those consequences affect family and loved ones, as well as the 'guilty'. ALL crimes have this feature.
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: S.Florida
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I hope Mancha and any citizen caught in these Nazi style raids sue for billions with help of ACLU and other great groups.

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Old 08-16-2008, 09:24 AM
 
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I hope Mnacha and any citizen caught in these Nazi style raids sue for billions with help of ACLU and other great groups.
Sure....why not?
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Sure....why not?
Oh I agree.
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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Oh I agree.
After all, this would probably be one of the SANER lawsuits the ACLU has tackled in recent years...right?
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:06 AM
 
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Sure....why not?

Thank you for agreeing with this
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:09 AM
 
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A large number of those "citizens" are on paper only. They are Mexican in every way but their mothers made it over the border in time to give birth. Or they have some falsified birth certificate from some midwife that claims citizenship for them.

The reason some "citizens" might get deported is they act and dress like they're from Mexico, they cannot speak a word of English, they don't know the county or city in which they claimed to have been born.
Whatever, they are american citizens as much as you are. You are so full of it.
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:12 AM
 
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Sure....why not?

How many of them are "dual" citizens --- they are also citizens of Mexico and shouldn't cry that much about a visit to their other country, the country they love most, whose culture they belong to?

I highly doubt any of these people deported are culturally American, speak any English. For a large number, USA citizenship is only to access welfare programs or higher wages and means nothing more than that.
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