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Old 01-27-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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About 150 activists gathered Tuesday in front of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters to deliver a "State of the Union" address that protested what they consider a lack of progress on immigration reform.

Holding signs and loudspeakers at a noon rally, the group of community organizers, advocates and faith leaders chanted "Si, se puede" ("Yes, we can") before about 20 of them joined hands across 12th Street SW near Maryland Avenue, blocking traffic. They sat on the road and waited for police to bring out their handcuffs.

Citing President Obama's promises to pursue immigration reform in the first year of his administration, he said: "We were very excited, because the great majority of the Latino community said: 'Finally, we have a president who looks like us, and he's going to fight for us.' . . .

"We want to let him know that if there's no reforms, he's not going to be reelected. The Latino community and the immigrant community are not going to believe him."

Hugo Rodas, 40, a Gainesboro resident from Guatemala, said he has had trouble finding construction work because he has no papers. "I'm here to ask for work," he said. "I want a better life."
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Why should this illegal feel entitled to a job while we have 14-18 million unemployed citizens? Yes, unemployed and underemployed citizens also want a “better life.”
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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Why should this illegal feel entitled to a job while we have 14-18 million unemployed citizens? Yes, unemployed and underemployed citizens also want a “better life.”

because half of out 14-18 Million Unemployed citizens dont want to take the low paying job. and are lazy! and probably dont have a HS diploma or equivalent.
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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because half of out 14-18 Million Unemployed citizens dont want to take the low paying job. and are lazy! and probably dont have a HS diploma or equivalent.
Is this simply your opinion of the lazy uneducated U.S. citizens, or do you have proof you would care to share?
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Pa
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because half of out 14-18 Million Unemployed citizens dont want to take the low paying job. and are lazy! and probably dont have a HS diploma or equivalent.
Of course you have a few links to back up your post. Because otherwise some of us will have to conclude that it is a flame post aimed at trolling and causing trouble.
So please show us your links where Americans polled said they did not want these jobs because they are lazy and have no H.S diploma.
Pretty sure that you have no links. Feel free to post a retraction.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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Why should this illegal feel entitled to a job while we have 14-18 million unemployed citizens? Yes, unemployed and underemployed citizens also want a “better life.”
"Citing President Obama's promises to pursue immigration reform in the first year of his administration, he said: "We were very excited, because the great majority of the Latino community said: 'Finally, we have a president who looks like us, and he's going to fight for us.' . . .


A black president who is half white by the way that looks like Latinos? Did I miss something here?
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:51 PM
 
Location: ...at a 3AM epiphany
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Usually those so called undereducated Americans took low paying jobs because that was what they could get and it worked for them, or used to anyway when they were there to take.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:51 PM
 
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because half of out 14-18 Million Unemployed citizens dont want to take the low paying job. and are lazy! and probably dont have a HS diploma or equivalent.
So we have no less educated or blue collar workers in our country? Most of the jobs that the illegals have taken didn't use to be so low paying. Illegals have depressed the wages for these blue collar jobs. Oh, so they are just lazy, hey? Who do you think did those jobs before the arrival of millions of illegal aliens?
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:13 PM
 
Location: ...at a 3AM epiphany
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So we have no less educated or blue collar workers in our country? Most of the jobs that the illegals have taken didn't use to be so low paying. Illegals have depressed the wages for these blue collar jobs. Oh, so they are just lazy, hey? Who do you think did those jobs before the arrival of millions of illegal aliens?


GREAT points!
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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because half of out 14-18 Million Unemployed citizens dont want to take the low paying job. and are lazy! and probably dont have a HS diploma or equivalent.
Try again.

Once those loser ingrates here illegally are thrown out of the USA with 10 year bans on 'em----------then the greedy employers will be forced to pay a few more dollars for Americans/green card holders. As it is: those 'jobs that Americans won't do' are looking pretty damn good these days.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:27 PM
 
Location: southern california
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20 million illegals know something we have forgotten, how to band together and make demands on employers and government.
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