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Old 06-28-2010, 01:58 AM
 
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Default Illegal immigrants moving from AZ to Pennsylvania

Undocumented couple leave SB 1070 behind

 
Old 06-28-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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I remember reading a couple years ago that the Mercer County barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police has the highest record of busting both illegal aliens and drug smugglers in the entire State (since I-80 enters PA in Mercer Co from the West/Ohio).
 
Old 06-28-2010, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Pennsylvania has historically welcomed all kinds of people, Christian, Jewish, Quaker, Amish, Catholic, Protestant, poor and rich, young and old, long time citizens and new immigrants, western Europeans and eastern Europeans, Chinese and many others. The Quaker tradition still holds in this state. Quakers have spoken out for immigrant/undocumented/illegal alien rights. Quakers helped runaway slaves during the Civil War. I remember growing in western PA hearing an ad for a Pittsburgh TV station that went something like: "People is a whole world of people." Then it goes on to list some of the people that came to Pittsburgh "Bulgarian, Romanian, Greek, Czech, Polish, Welsh...", etc.

We can descend into the typical arguments of "send them back home", "don't use our tax dollars", "go back where you came from". I wanted to remind people why Pennsyvania is different than many other states in how we have historically welcomed strangers. I'm aware of some of the hostility towards illegal AND legal immigrants in Pennsylvania over the last few years. The people who would attack and even kill Latinos do not speak for me!

I'm proud to be a Pennsylvanian. I'm proud of our history of tolerance. If those people are willing to work hard, then I say let them come.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 10:16 AM
 
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Pennsylvania has historically welcomed all kinds of people, Christian, Jewish, Quaker, Amish, Catholic, Protestant, poor and rich, young and old, long time citizens and new immigrants, western Europeans and eastern Europeans, Chinese and many others. The Quaker tradition still holds in this state. Quakers have spoken out for immigrant/undocumented/illegal alien rights. Quakers helped runaway slaves during the Civil War. I remember growing in western PA hearing an ad for a Pittsburgh TV station that went something like: "People is a whole world of people." Then it goes on to list some of the people that came to Pittsburgh "Bulgarian, Romanian, Greek, Czech, Polish, Welsh...", etc.

We can descend into the typical arguments of "send them back home", "don't use our tax dollars", "go back where you came from". I wanted to remind people why Pennsyvania is different than many other states in how we have historically welcomed strangers. I'm aware of some of the hostility towards illegal AND legal immigrants in Pennsylvania over the last few years. The people who would attack and even kill Latinos do not speak for me!

I'm proud to be a Pennsylvanian. I'm proud of our history of tolerance. If those people are willing to work hard, then I say let them come.
I will be proud of PA when we send their ILLEGAL butts back to Mexico.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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Pennsylvania has historically welcomed all kinds of people, Christian, Jewish, Quaker, Amish, Catholic, Protestant, poor and rich, young and old, long time citizens and new immigrants, western Europeans and eastern Europeans, Chinese and many others. The Quaker tradition still holds in this state. Quakers have spoken out for immigrant/undocumented/illegal alien rights. Quakers helped runaway slaves during the Civil War. I remember growing in western PA hearing an ad for a Pittsburgh TV station that went something like: "People is a whole world of people." Then it goes on to list some of the people that came to Pittsburgh "Bulgarian, Romanian, Greek, Czech, Polish, Welsh...", etc.

We can descend into the typical arguments of "send them back home", "don't use our tax dollars", "go back where you came from". I wanted to remind people why Pennsyvania is different than many other states in how we have historically welcomed strangers. I'm aware of some of the hostility towards illegal AND legal immigrants in Pennsylvania over the last few years. The people who would attack and even kill Latinos do not speak for me!

I'm proud to be a Pennsylvanian. I'm proud of our history of tolerance. If those people are willing to work hard, then I say let them come.
We may be welcoming, but this is still a largely white state.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 02:11 PM
 
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http://www.fairus.org/site/DocServer...pdf?docID=3041

THE COSTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION TO Pennsylvanians
 
Old 06-28-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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Pennsylvania has historically welcomed all kinds of people,.
That's great if they are here legally and if not then they need to scoot on back home. Don't care where they came from, Ole England, Turkey, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, China or from Mars. If they are not here legally, then it's a mute argument.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 05:28 PM
 
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There's a lot of good comments which has been left and there doesn't seem to be too many race baiters or bleeding hearts either.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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The voters in Pa will fix this situation at the next election. The illegals will then head back to Mexico.
 
Old 07-01-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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I say welcome everyone, who is willing to come into this country legally. If they pay their taxes and respect our country I say welcome brother. If not GET OUT!
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