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Old 10-25-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Illegal immigrants in Longview say they know they aren't always welcome. But they are here, and they say they aren't leaving.

Social services providers arranged for the News-Journal to interview a handful of undocumented workers in Longview. In exchange for candid comments about why they are here and other issues, the News-Journal agreed not to use their real names and conducted interviews away from their homes and jobs.

"I came here for the American dream, make a couple of money and go back to my country. But the problem, Mexico had a lot of violence. We were waiting just a while, but I choose to stay here."

Until they are legalized, he said, he and other illegal immigrants will continue to live outside of view of the U.S. government.

They might be invisible, but they are not going away.

"You've got a lot of ghosts," he said, "and it's like a cancer because it's growing and growing and growing."
'Ghosts' among us: Illegal immigrants in Longview say they're here to stay (http://www.news-journal.com/services/content/news/stories/2009/10/25/10252009_immigrants.html?cxtype=ynews_rss - broken link)

Does anyone else find it interesting that the reporter chose a “social services provider” to select illegals for interviews? Don’t we keep hearing that they don’t receive tax-funded benefits?
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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'Ghosts' among us: Illegal immigrants in Longview say they're here to stay (http://www.news-journal.com/services/content/news/stories/2009/10/25/10252009_immigrants.html?cxtype=ynews_rss - broken link)

Does anyone else find it interesting that the reporter chose a “social services provider” to select illegals for interviews? Don’t we keep hearing that they don’t receive tax-funded benefits?
It is high time for the USA to receive some 'chemotherapy' to eradicate the cancer (illegal aliens) very soon----------or at least, detain 'em in camps similar to Australia prior to being deported.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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We also are continually regaled with stories of all the great contributions to US society that they make. It seems to me that instead of being compared to ghosts, they should be compared to vampires.

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"You've got a lot of ghosts," he said, "and it's like a cancer because it's growing and growing and growing."

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More poverty, less education for illegal immigrants

- Adult unauthorized immigrants are more likely to be poorly educated. Among unauthorized immigrants ages 25 to 64, 47 percent have less than a high school education. By contrast, only 8 percent of U.S.-born residents ages 25 to 64 have not graduated from high school.

- Among unauthorized immigrants ages 18 to 24 who have graduated from high school, half (49 percent) are in college or have attended college. The comparable figure for U.S.-born residents is 71 percent.

- The 2007 median household income of unauthorized immigrants was $36,000, well below the $50,000 median household income for U.S.-born residents. In contrast to other immigrants, undocumented immigrants do not attain markedly higher incomes the longer they live in the United States.

- A third of the children of unauthorized immigrants and a fifth of adult unauthorized immigrants live in poverty. This is nearly double the poverty rate for children of U.S.-born parents (18 percent) or for U.S.-born adults (10 percent).

- More than half of adult unauthorized immigrants (59 percent) had no health insurance during all of 2007. Among their children, nearly half of those who are unauthorized immigrants (45 percent) were uninsured and 25 percent of those who were born in the U.S. were uninsured.

Source: "A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States," released April 2009 by the Pew Hispanic Center
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Interesting that instead of 'undocumented', the Pew Hispanic Center are using the word unauthorized--------which is a barely veiled way of saying illegal. It is as if the Pew folks are seeing the writing on the wall and are starting to throw the (mostly Hispanic) illegal aliens under the bus to save their own political skins.
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: The Wine Country, CA
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Time for someone to call "GHOSTBUSTERS"
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Land of Sunshine & Sh*t
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"I came here for the American dream, make a couple of money and go back to my country."
That right there is a big part of the problem of the illegals (OH NOES...AN ETHNIC SLUR!!!!! ), absolutely NO allegiance to America just a "take what I can get and then go back to my wonderful motherland" mentality. A motherland that they had to flee from because IT doesn't care about THEM.

Their arrogance will be their downfall.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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That right there is a big part of the problem of the illegals (OH NOES...AN ETHNIC SLUR!!!!! ), absolutely NO allegiance to America just a "take what I can get and then go back to my wonderful motherland" mentality. A motherland that they had to flee from because IT doesn't care about THEM.

Their arrogance will be their downfall.
The 'tipping point' for those insolent losers (most of whom are probably societal rejects in their own nations) was May 2006 duirng those illegal 'immigrants rights' marches.
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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They can say they are here to stay, until forcefully removed like a tick
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