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Old 09-21-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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And I am with macmeal, camping! and the others here: if we had even up to 200K illegals and they as a group 'flew under the radar'; that would be one thing--------but, 7-12 million of those lawbreakers (plus their US born Anchor Babies) is not acceptable.

Any way one wishes to slice it: the anger/hate is growing against illegal immigrants and; sad to say, many American Hispanics in particular are aiding and abetting their illegal friends/relatives------------which casts aspersions on all 'Latino' looking people.
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:54 PM
 
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what is an I & N Act?
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Pa
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And I am with macmeal, camping! and the others here: if we had even up to 200K illegals and they as a group 'flew under the radar'; that would be one thing--------but, 7-12 million of those lawbreakers (plus their US born Anchor Babies) is not acceptable.

Any way one wishes to slice it: the anger/hate is growing against illegal immigrants and; sad to say, many American Hispanics in particular are aiding and abetting their illegal friends/relatives------------which casts aspersions on all 'Latino' looking people.
Just as it would no matter what the criminal situation was.
Example. Your neighbors have questionable friends. It seems like they party with members of the Warlock Motorcycle gang. It seems that since they moved in things seem to be getting stolen , vandalized and now drugs are being sold on the cornor of a back alley. Now your neighbors have not done these evil deeds. But their friends have.Add to that they make excuses for them. Most folks would become quite irratated with the neighbors.
In the case of illegals. No not all are drug selling, murdering rapists. But 100% of them are in fact criminals who low ball wages hurting way too many americans. Its natural that many will grow to distrust those who support, facilitate and make excuses for the criminals.
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:43 PM
 
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My husband and I are both trained to work in the healthcare field. He is still working, I am retired. Trust me, we both have very legitimate grounds for being angry about the abuse of the US healthcare system by illegal aliens.
I don't doubt you. Here are links to two articles on the subject from the 10/29/08 Los Angeles Times.

[SIZE=2][SIZE=2]http://www.latimes.com/news/local/immigration/la-me-dialysis29-2008oct29,0,2740041.story[/SIZE][/SIZE]

[SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=2][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=2][SIZE=2]http://www.latimes.com/news/local/immigration/la-me-galvez30-2008oct30,0,6837717.story[/SIZE][/SIZE]

The first story is about illegal immigrants getting kidney dialysis in California at no cost to themselves. Two of them actually say that they couldn't afford this treatment in their native countries.

The second is about one family's fight to avoid deportation. They have a U.S. citizen daughter who is severely disabled, and she wouldn't be eligible for healthcare in her parents' native country.

One of my sore spots on immigration is treating illegal aliens as state residents for purposes of in-state college tuition rates. I'm a U.S. citizen by birth, and my family moved to California from another state during my college years. My parents paid nonresident tuition for me until we'd lived there for a year. When I mentioned that to an immigration lawyer, he couldn't directly answer my challenge.
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