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Old 08-27-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Perhaps this “fear” will convince others to pack their bags, and return to their countries of origin. They are being treated as "criminals" because that is precisely what they are.

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Those detained were from Brazil, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and Peru, said Barbara Gonzalez, an ICE spokeswoman.

"We have kids without dads and pregnant mothers who got their husbands taken away," said Velez's son, Robert, youth pastor at the church. "It was like a horror story. They got handled like they were criminals."

Under the law, a company found guilty of employing illegal immigrants could lose public contracts for three years and the right to do business in Mississippi for a year.

The law also makes it a felony for an illegal immigrant to accept a job in Mississippi. A message was left with the district attorney's office after hours seeking comment on whether he would use the law to bring state charges against Howard Industries or the workers.
The Associated Press: Fear grips immigrants after Miss. plant raid (broken link)
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:46 AM
 
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Well, the kids without a dad and the pregnant moms can always go with their husbands/fathers.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:48 AM
 
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Well, the kids without a dad and the pregnant moms can always go with their husbands/fathers.
I'm sure most of them don't know who the father/dad is anyway...
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I'm sure most of them don't know who the father/dad is anyway...
They also probably don't care. As long as they can produce an anchor......mission accomplished!
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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What's next, another tear-jerker headline "Fear Grips Gangster Drug Dealers after Drug Raid"?

Boo hoo.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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What's next, another tear-jerker headline "Fear Grips Gangster Drug Dealers after Drug Raid"?

Boo hoo.
That puts it all in perspective very well!! Yeah, I am crying, too.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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..........and, the hammer continues to fall-------claiming more lawbreakers.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:26 PM
 
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I am actually more angry at the employers. None of the money saved by employing cheaper labor is passed on to the consumers. The tax payers get the shaft to pay for services not covered by employers. All this is intentional and they get away with it. The employers could care less about the illegal labor they employ.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I am actually more angry at the employers. None of the money saved by employing cheaper labor is passed on to the consumers. The tax payers get the shaft to pay for services not covered by employers. All this is intentional and they get away with it. The employers could care less about the illegal labor they employ.
BINGO. And the employers should be the ones held responsible for the mess they have created. Put them out of business! Shut them down!

Everyone keeps saying - well that will mean goods will cost us more. So? If it does, it does. Maybe we all need to be more conservative w/ our consumerism. The truth is - the owners of these businesses are making more money b/c of their heinous business practices. So they make less money if they have to hire Americans. Do I care? Heck no. And do I care if it costs me $.50 more for a pound of bacon, chicken, beef? No. I do not. I will just eat less meat.
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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I'd rather pay more for my goods--in which I can pick and choose what I buy--than pay out the nose in taxes to pay for the welfare and health care that illegal aliens obtain from me.
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