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Old 04-12-2013, 07:23 AM
 
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This is a nice story about a small Iowa town that was failing. Main Street dead, storefronts boarded up and a rapidly declining population. But then the immigrants came. Now the town is thriving with dozens of new businesses, new residents and a revived school system. This is a story that could be told about any number of small towns and big city neighborhoods in America. And you want to deport these people?? I say keep the immigrants and deport about 30% of the Americans!
IMMIGRATION FOCUS: Ottumwa Leads National Trend | WHOTV.com
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:37 AM
 
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This is a nice story about a small Iowa town that was failing. Main Street dead, storefronts boarded up and a rapidly declining population. But then the immigrants came. Now the town is thriving with dozens of new businesses, new residents and a revived school system. This is a story that could be told about any number of small towns and big city neighborhoods in America. And you want to deport these people?? I say keep the immigrants and deport about 30% of the Americans!
IMMIGRATION FOCUS: Ottumwa Leads National Trend | WHOTV.com
"Immigrants"? LOL! Illegal aliens aren't "immigrants". Citizens can't be deported. What a hypocrite! You don't want those unlawfully in our country deported as our laws state but you advocate deporting citizens? This country isn't for you and I suggest you move to the nearest Latino country of your choice where laws mean nothing.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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If a person looks like a US Citizen, acts like a US citizen and lives like a US citizen then they are indistinguishable from a US Citizen and should have a way to become a legal US citizen.

My problem is people that are just trying to make a better life for their families and themselves are treated terribly and exploited by everyone. This is in contrast to the immigrants from Cuba that are welcomed with open arms given all sorts of special help. We even accepted a bunch of real criminals at one time. AFAIK we still are.

I am still considering immigration to be both a problem and a benefit. I have not come to any conclusions.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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This is a nice story about a small Iowa town that was failing. Main Street dead, storefronts boarded up and a rapidly declining population. But then the immigrants came. Now the town is thriving with dozens of new businesses, new residents and a revived school system. This is a story that could be told about any number of small towns and big city neighborhoods in America. And you want to deport these people?? I say keep the immigrants and deport about 30% of the Americans!
IMMIGRATION FOCUS: Ottumwa Leads National Trend | WHOTV.com
Sounds more like an invasion of people that don't belong here.

Yes Americans failed in Deporting them.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:56 AM
 
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If a person looks like a US Citizen, acts like a US citizen and lives like a US citizen then they are indistinguishable from a US Citizen and should have a way to become a legal US citizen.

My problem is people that are just trying to make a better life for their families and themselves are treated terribly and exploited by everyone. This is in contrast to the immigrants from Cuba that are welcomed with open arms given all sorts of special help. We even accepted a bunch of real criminals at one time. AFAIK we still are.

I am still considering immigration to be both a problem and a benefit. I have not come to any conclusions.
Your pretense is all false.

If a bank robber looks and acts like a regular person should they dismissed of the crime to be a regular law abiding person?
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:59 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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This is a nice story about a small Iowa town that was failing. Main Street dead, storefronts boarded up and a rapidly declining population. But then the immigrants came. Now the town is thriving with dozens of new businesses, new residents and a revived school system. This is a story that could be told about any number of small towns and big city neighborhoods in America. And you want to deport these people?? I say keep the immigrants and deport about 30% of the Americans!
IMMIGRATION FOCUS: Ottumwa Leads National Trend | WHOTV.com
So, we should embrace squatters now because they keep the house pretty? That's pretty much what is being said just on a different scale.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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Very few have a problem with immigration. The problem of course is those who want to do it illegally. There is not a single country in the world with open borders and there is a reason for that.

It's in a countries best interest to know who is coming here.

If those coming here legally want to try and make it a go somewhere that is struggling, that is great.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:04 AM
 
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well the story doesnt say a word about these people being illegal so I assume they are legal? As a conservative that opposes illegal immagration, and wants reform that blocks illegal entry and a process to deal with illegals that does not involve amnesty, this story makes me very very happy!

I like to see stories of immagrants being successful in America. That is one of the main things that has made America great.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Did immigrants build the meat packing plant that drew the immigrants to the town in the first place. I know this makes a nice story for the liberal media but saying they built up the area where Americans failed is a mistake.

Where America failed is creating a welfare state which makes working an option for millions of Americans.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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well the story doesnt say a word about these people being illegal so I assume they are legal? As a conservative that opposes illegal immagration, and wants reform that blocks illegal entry and a process to deal with illegals that does not involve amnesty, this story makes me very very happy!

I like to see stories of immagrants being successful in America. That is one of the main things that has made America great.
I wouldn't be so glee about that.

The media likes to spin immigrant to make them look legal. A few weeks ago AP wanted to abandon the word illegal.
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