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Old 06-08-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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That sounds like a real tearjerker, but the fact is, those illegals move into towns and legal residents move out. The illegals didn't build that town, they just took it over. Now that they're gone, the real residents might move back in. If they don't, it's the town's own fault because they allowed the illegals there in the first place.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I have no sympathy for Postville. They relied on illegals to keep their economy going now that they're gone they are only reaping what they sowed.

Are you trying to tell me every small town in America will die without illegals? If your logic is true then the only places you'll find people in Virginia are either Richmond, Hampton Roads, or Northern Virginia.
Using that scenario, Arkansas would become a waste land if ICE raided "TYSON'S" or "Wall Mart". Little Rock. Bentonville & Ft. Smith (among countless others) would all be ghost towns.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:55 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Illegal aliens cannot get welfare or medical benefits can you please get that thru your heads. Now the town has become a southdown town. No hispanics legal or illegal.
Best thing I've heard all day!

BTW, illegals in California get lots of benefits... especially those who "slip" over the border and drop another child.

That little town has gotten what it deserves for breaking the law. No sympathy whatsoever from us.

To Karma
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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Best thing I've heard all day!

BTW, illegals in California get lots of benefits... especially those who "slip" over the border and drop another child.

That little town has gotten what it deserves for breaking the law. No sympathy whatsoever from us.

To Karma

To Karma indeed, I couldn't agree more
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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thats the problem define appropriate for the employer, after all he does have to make a profit. Some people just want everything for nothing.
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Postville Iowa --- isn't this the town where the kosher packing house was located?
If so then what exactly is that town missing besides warm bodies? The plant only paid the illegals a whopping $5 an hour, and I assure you that even in Iowa that doesn't go far.
Appropriate is NOT $5/hr

And yes some people do want something for nothing, those people are called ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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This is the town of Postville, Iowa where the largest immigration raid in US history took place. One year later, locals reevaluate. There are no businesses, some went bankrupt and many are moving out. Is this how you want your town to look? If there are no businesses, there are no jobs, no way to survive.

How an immigration raid changed a town | csmonitor.com

FYI-I am not advocating for more illegal immigrants to enter this country. I am simply looking for the best solution to those that are already here and can help keep our economy going as well as keeping their families together as long as they are not violent criminals.
If I lived in a town that was mostly Illegals, then ya, that is exactly what I would want it to look like.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Illegal aliens cannot get welfare or medical benefits can you please get that thru your heads. Now the town has become a southdown town. No hispanics legal or illegal.
When you step on a nail where do you go, the Post Office? The ER is a FREE medical benefit for Illegals.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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This is the town of Postville, Iowa where the largest immigration raid in US history took place. One year later, locals reevaluate. There are no businesses, some went bankrupt and many are moving out. Is this how you want your town to look? If there are no businesses, there are no jobs, no way to survive.

How an immigration raid changed a town | csmonitor.com

FYI-I am not advocating for more illegal immigrants to enter this country. I am simply looking for the best solution to those that are already here and can help keep our economy going as well as keeping their families together as long as they are not violent criminals.
What happened in this town is a textbook method that should be followed in towns and cities all over the country. Plants should be raided, hotels and motels raided and construction sites raided. However I swing the other way on the question of amnesty. I favour it for immigrants that sneaked in but have lived here, worked and not caused any trouble with the law. But only if it followed up by STRONG laws and actions like this against employers who hire anybody not in the country LEGALLY.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:54 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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What happened in this town is a textbook method that should be followed in towns and cities all over the country. Plants should be raided, hotels and motels raided and construction sites raided. However I swing the other way on the question of amnesty. I favour it for immigrants that sneaked in but have lived here, worked and not caused any trouble with the law. But only if it followed up by STRONG laws and actions like this against employers who hire anybody not in the country LEGALLY.
Many feel that way that have already rounded 3rd and are headed for home related to this amnesty mess. Illegals are illegal, there isn't a slightly less illegal Illegal just because of a time stamp. They are still either working under the table or using a stolen SS#.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Helena, Montana
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What happened in this town is a textbook method that should be followed in towns and cities all over the country. Plants should be raided, hotels and motels raided and construction sites raided. However I swing the other way on the question of amnesty. I favour it for immigrants that sneaked in but have lived here, worked and not caused any trouble with the law. But only if it followed up by STRONG laws and actions like this against employers who hire anybody not in the country LEGALLY.
Exactly. Amnesty is an endless cycle if illegals are still allowed to enter the country and if employers still hire them. Also, if the illegals become "legal", then the will not be able to afford to work for $5 hour, likewise employers will not want to have to pay benefits, workers comp, nor will they want to no longer have the "power" over their employees, i.e., if you complain I'll have you deported. Thus, a new batch of illegals will come.
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