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Old 09-21-2008, 12:44 PM
 
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Men and women shuffled into the Imperial Nightclub in Laurel for a meeting of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance on Thursday afternoon.

As the meeting was brought to order, stories were told one by one - many with common themes.

Fear. Stress. Isolation.

These are some of the most common emotions being felt by the families of detainees after the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid Aug. 25 on Howard Industries.

The incident rocked Laurel and Jones County and uprooted the foundation of the families of the 595 suspected illegal workers detained in the raid.

"Latinos are family-oriented," said one woman who asked that her name not be published. "We live together with our families. Without our husbands and loved ones here, it is bad."

Sixth-grader Virginia Reynoso sat with her mother, Martha, near the back of the room, holding a baby on her lap. Martha was baby-sitting for a friend who was at work, Virginia said.

"They took my dad to Jena," she said referring to the LaSalle Detention Facility in Louisiana where 432 detainees are being held while awaiting deportation hearings.

"If we don't get his check, we won't be able to pay our rent. My mom doesn't work because she's sick."

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"We feel sad, but one thing that keeps us all going is that you [organization workers] are here to help us all," said one woman through a translator. "You stimulate us and pump us up. We don't feel so alone and afraid when we're together."
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They expect us to feel sympathy because they are out of a few dollars, yet they have no sympathy for the taxpayers they drain to the tune of billions. Why don't they go home? I'm sure they each have a few million more family members, probably all living under the same tin roof.

We need to get these delusional, arrogant, selfish losers out of this country . . yesterday.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Dysfunctional loser variety of 'Hispanic' culture here. Methinks these Mexicans have been studying at the University of PW Trash and Ignorant Fools.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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They knew the risk. They also have an alternative. Bye!
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Pa
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How will they pay the rent? How will they get money to buy food, gas, pay electric bills? I ask the same question. How will all the legal citizens who have been forced out of work by illegals get by, how will they survive. The shoe is on the other foot now. Sorry my compassion as always is for the american victims of illegal immigrants.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:20 PM
 
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They knew coming into this country illegally that deportation was part of the gamble. I cannot understand how these feelings of entitlement were allowed to grow, and just why the media thinks we as a nation are suppossed to feel badly for these people. Wth?! What am I missing?
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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If they're looking for "Sympathy", it's in the dictionary between "Sh*t and Syphilis"
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:18 PM
 
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If they're looking for "Sympathy", it's in the dictionary between "Sh*t and Syphilis"
That was funny and also a great suggestion, especially if they are looking for sympathy from Americans. You would think they'd realize by now that we are fresh out.
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