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Old 08-16-2008, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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POSTVILLE, Iowa (AP) -- A vague unease whispered through this tiny town in northeastern Iowa, where the rolling hills are a study in vivid colors - red barns, white clapboard houses, and vibrant green cornfields plowed with almost architectural precision.


The (Maryville, Tennessee) Daily Times (broken link)
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I have no sympathy for either Postville or the illegals...............
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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I have no sympathy for either Postville or the illegals...............

Now where is my violin?

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All speak of the same concerns, and the same confusion. They do not understand why some people disparage them as "illegals" or "criminals." They do not understand why federal officials are pressing criminal identity theft charges against many of the detained immigrants, who say they did not know they were buying stolen information.


ICE officials defend the raid, saying the workers arrested were violating immigration laws and committing identity theft.

"They are serious offenses and we will not apologize for enforcing the nation's laws. If 305 U.S. citizens had committed identity theft and misuse of Social Security numbers, would people expect us to look the other way?" said Tim Counts, an ICE spokesman. "Any disruption, whether to families or communities, should be put at the feet of those who violate the law."

Positions at the plant are gradually being filled by Somalis who are in the US legally as refugees, so I am not even sure what the point of this article is. These illegal aliens knew they were in the US in violation of our laws, some for many years. The game is up now and it is time for them to be returned to their home countries. I guess they just assumed they could live here forever.
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Let's play the violin!
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:11 PM
 
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POSTVILLE, Iowa (AP) -- A vague unease whispered through this tiny town in northeastern Iowa, where the rolling hills are a study in vivid colors - red barns, white clapboard houses, and vibrant green cornfields plowed with almost architectural precision.
It was a dark and stormy night . .

You can always tell when it's propaganda because you have to weed through the crap to get at the facts.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:33 AM
 
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I have no sympathy for either Postville or the illegals...............
You got that right-neither do I.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:50 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Good grief. What a ridiculous story. What a bunch of hooey. They came here illegally and now they are surprised they got caught. HELLO!!! Anyone out there. You are breaking the law by coming here! Anyone listening!

As for employers who give jobs to illegals, they ought to be shut down. And as for churches who give them safe harbor, let them support people who come here illegally. The churches are there to meet the needs of their parishioners. So if they want to pay for their housing, education, healthcare, etc. fine. Build a big ole safe harbor village under the church's roof and take care of the people they are sheltering. Or send them back home and take care of them there.

I am supposed to feel bad b/c people sneaked in and squatted and now are being sent back home?????
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Stories like this make me wanta puke!!!http://bestsmileys.com/puking/2.gif (broken link)
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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Now where is my violin?
Here, use mine.

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Old 08-17-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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That our own law enforcement has to defend itself against enforcing the law (at least in this article) says a lot about the direction this country has taken over the last few decades.

That they are finally doing something about it, and speaking up, indicates that direction is turning, and for the better.

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