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Old 11-01-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Pa
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My sister is an RN in Georgia. She talks about the strain illegals place upon the emergency room staff. The lack of payment etc. They are not allowed to question an Illegals ID. They have to have spanish speaking staff on hand at all times. What a screwed up system. All to pander to the hispanic lobby.
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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My sister is an RN in Georgia. She talks about the strain illegals place upon the emergency room staff. The lack of payment etc. They are not allowed to question an Illegals ID. They have to have spanish speaking staff on hand at all times. What a screwed up system. All to pander to the hispanic lobby.
Pander is not the word i would use. Lets just say there might be a little bit of a stench on their lips.
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Pander is not the word i would use. Lets just say there might be a little bit of a stench on their lips.
Well I do try to be moderate but yes you are absolutely correct. LOL
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Who's assimulating to who?

Just how many states is it going to take to be financially strained and over populated before the POTUS and our government will notice that there IS an illegal immigration problem??....... The way I see it, when and if they ever take notice..it will be too damn late.
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Old 11-02-2008, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Who's assimulating to who?

Just how many states is it going to take to be financially strained and over populated before the POTUS and our government will notice that there IS an illegal immigration problem??....... The way I see it, when and if they ever take notice..it will be too damn late.
It's actually quite obvious. Both parties are fighting for their future foothold of voters - former illegals-turned-legal through amnesty. Neither major party wants to crack down on illegal immigration for fear of losing 20+ million votes. They're too short-sighted to see the amount of support they'd get from 275+ million LEGAL citizens if they did crack down on illegal immigration, even though 75% of the country wants strict enforcement of immigration laws.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:04 AM
 
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as mccain had pointed out, previously the people who supported stricter enforcement of anti-immigration laws were people who lost elections. i don't know if other factors were in play at the time, but certainly now things have changed and americans are starting to see the economic repercussions of illegal immigration to our standard of living. (frankly, the economy has not even started its massive decline and probably won't until after christmas since we are a consumer driven economy at this point in time). by the time every person sees the problem, the damage will have been done. why do you think that the border states are the ones complaining the most? it is because they are on the frontline of this spreading economic problem. wait until the mexican cantarell oil fields stop producing!
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Here is an idea for the shamnesty bunch. How about it reads like this, you must be self supporting here in the US for 2 years before the shamnesty sets in? That way we can separate the workers from the free lunch bunch.
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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My sister is an RN in Georgia. She talks about the strain illegals place upon the emergency room staff. The lack of payment etc. They are not allowed to question an Illegals ID. They have to have spanish speaking staff on hand at all times. What a screwed up system. All to pander to the hispanic lobby.
I know a nurse up in Michigan, they get many Mexican patients but she has never yet seen one with medical insurance. Lack of insurance, lack of ability to pay certainly doesn't stop them from having many children, they just figure the taxpayers will have to support them.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:05 AM
 
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. . . [The Democrat and Republican parties are] too short-sighted to see the amount of support they'd get from 275+ million LEGAL citizens if they did crack down on illegal immigration, even though 75% of the country wants strict enforcement of immigration laws.
When the Zogby poll of U.S. likely voters (10/16/08-10/19/08) asked, "When addressing the issue of illegal immigration, should there be more or less emphasis placed on law enforcement, or should it remain about the same as it is now?" only 57% wanted more enforcement. The poll was conducted in partnership with the anti-illegal-immigration foundation, Judicial Watch. ( Judicial Watch/Zogby Poll: Majority of Likely Voters - Including Hispanics - Want More Enforcement to Fight Illegal Immigration | Judicial Watch )

Some other "more enforcement" poll results to consider:

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"A [2006] Zogby Poll commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) found that 45 percent of Americans polled would support a federal ban on cigarettes within the next five to ten years. Surprisingly, the strongest support for making cigarettes illegal is among 18 to 29-year-olds, with 57 percent in favor of criminalizing cigarette smokers."
( New Drug Policy Alliance/Zogby Poll Finds 45 Percent Support Making Cigarettes Illegal )

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"Nearly seven in ten (68%) [U.S. persons 16 and older] agree that people should not be allowed to drive if they have had any alcohol at all."
(Gallup, 1999 at DUI Library: Fatalities Accidents: Statistics - Gallup Poll on Drinking and Driving | DUI.com )

That's 45%, 57%, and 68% that want enforcement of laws that have not even been proposed in any legislative body in the U.S. The first third of "more enforcement" survey responses on any question of existing law are a given, so 57% of likely voters is far from a mandate.
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