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Old 12-03-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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WASHINGTON Rodolfo Macias, a Mexican who has lived in the United States illegally for 20 years, is used to taking on challenges the latest is a hunger strike in front of the White House urging President Barack Obama to deliver the immigration reform that he promised before the end of the year.

Defying the cold on the fifth day of his hunger strike, Macias, who has a deportation order for Dec. 7, asked undocumented aliens to demand the longed-for reform together with family members who are already U.S. citizens.

We the undocumented ... are not criminals but are workers who mostly left our native lands to find a better life, he told Efe.

From here, in front of the White House, Im going to begin organizing the first undocumented immigrants who are interested, to get ready administratively and have our papers ready for them to legalize us, he said.
Latin American Herald Tribune - Migrant Facing Deportation Mounts Hunger Strike at White House
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Cuff him and stuff him..............need I say more? Insolent loser.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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"“We the undocumented ... are not criminals but are workers who mostly left our native lands to find a better life,” he told Efe."

Au contraire. Every illegal alien who is working, or has worked in this country has committed a crime. Among the crimes that illegal aliens have committed by working here are ID theft, document fraud, Social Security fraud, employment "I-9 Form" fraud, income tax evasion, and conspiracy to violate immigration laws.
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I will be near the White House tomorrow. I think Ill check on him to make sure hes ok.
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Some Beach... Somewhere...
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I never understood the 'threat' of a hunger strike. In garnering attention, it just seems like showing stupidity rather than proving one's cause. If he wants to starve himself, let him. I don't see how it'll be on anyone's shoulders other than his own. It reminds me of the scene in Blazing Saddles where Cleavon Little takes himself hostage at gunpoint.

OTOH, it should make it even easier to ICE to pick him up.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I will be near the White House tomorrow. I think Ill check on him to make sure hes ok.
Wearing an 'ICE' hat I hope
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Old 12-04-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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They should just deport him and let his home country deal with this stupidity!
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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I will be near the White House tomorrow. I think Ill check on him to make sure hes ok.
Bring along your Hibachi and start grilling a nice steak right next to him.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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Cuff him to the fence until Monday and then ship him home cold and hungry.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: San Diego, Ca
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"We the undocumented ... are not criminals but are workers who mostly left our native lands to find a better life, he told Efe."

Au contraire. Every illegal alien who is working, or has worked in this country has committed a crime. Among the crimes that illegal aliens have committed by working here are ID theft, document fraud, Social Security fraud, employment "I-9 Form" fraud, income tax evasion, and conspiracy to violate immigration laws.

So true.
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