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Anybody Out There? [Apr. 22nd, 2011|01:38 am]

jltapia2005
Illegal immigrations is a topic that I am very passionate about, and I have a lot to share with the world, on this matter, but I don't want to waste my time if nobody is paying attention.  I believe what I have to say can help others, and bring understanding to those that need it.
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I'm sick of it. [Aug. 9th, 2010|01:08 pm]
pocketthesaurus
I'm sick of having things written two different ways.

I'm sick of not being able to understand the people around me.

I'm sick of their accents and their funny language.

The illegal immigrants have to go. I live in upstate New York and it is a goddamned pandemic up here. They cross the border seeking our private healthcare system, which is far better than their socialist system - and then they stay. They pass for locals because of their skin, at face value, so the cops never question them. But these Canadian immigrants are taking the jobs that high schoolers in my area traditionally have - a lot of them are waiters at local restaurants and gas station attendants. Some lucky ones get jobs as teachers. I can't even understand a lot of them when trying to order food at Chili's. I just don't get why so many Americans, especially in my area, tolerate them. I guess it's because they're polite? I dunno.
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bumper sticker design [May. 4th, 2010|12:06 am]
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There is nothing more offensive than the truth.
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Colorado spends at least $1,100,000,000 annually on illegals [Dec. 12th, 2008|02:32 pm]

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report prepared by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) finds that illegal immigration costs Colorado about $1.1 billion a year, or about $612 for every native-born household in the state. The report, The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Coloradans, looks at just three essential state provided services and programs: K-12 education, public health care, and incarceration from criminal illegal aliens.
According the report, illegal aliens in Colorado pay about $160 million in taxes, reducing the net costs to the state to $912 million annually. However, since most of the jobs currently held by illegal aliens would likely be filled by legal workers, at higher wages, the taxes paid by illegal aliens would have been collected anyway.
The release of The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Coloradans coincides with worsening fiscal news for the state. While the state spends more than $1 billion on services for illegal aliens, Colorado is faced with a $101 million budget shortfall for the current fiscal year.
-- Education. K-12 education for the estimated 84,000 children of
illegal aliens attending Colorado public schools costs
taxpayers $925 million. It costs the state an additional $68
million a year to provide for the special educational needs of
nonEnglish-speaking kids.
-- Health care. Uncompensated health care for illegal aliens costs
Colorado $78 million a year.
-- Incarceration. In addition to the human and economic costs of
crimes committed by criminal illegal aliens, incarcerating the
perpetrators carries a $38 million annual price tag.
"Even in the best of economic times, $1.1 billion would be an unnecessary and unjustifiable burden on Colorado taxpayers," said Dan Stein, president of FAIR. "With Colorado, like nearly every other state, forced to cut vital programs and services these costs are simply untenable."
In recent years, Colorado has taken limited steps to enforce laws against illegal immigration, including having two police units trained to identify and detain suspected illegal aliens. Gov. Bill Ritter has also appointed a special panel to examine other options for local immigration enforcement. "The costs of illegal immigration in Colorado are ten times greater than the current fiscal shortfall," noted Stein. "Given the stark realities faced by the state, it is critical that Colorado take the necessary steps to reduce the $1.1 billion burden associated with illegal immigration."
The full report, The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Coloradans, is available at www.fairus.org.
About FAIR
Founded in 1979, FAIR is the country's largest and oldest immigration reform group. With over 250,000 members nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests. FAIR believes that immigration reform must enhance national security, improve the economy, protect jobs, preserve our environment, and establish a rule of law that is recognized and enforced.
SOURCE FAIR


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http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20081211/pl_usnw/illegal_immigration_costs_colorado_nearly1_1_billion_annually_finds_newly_released_study_from_fair
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repair shop in miami [Aug. 15th, 2008|10:10 am]

cixel
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(no subject) [May. 29th, 2008|03:24 pm]

cixel
you guys think you have it bad in california with illegal immigration?

check this out, this is our situation here in south florida

Spanish Becoming Miami's Primary Language
http://www.nbc6.net/news/16422711/detail.html?dl=headlineclick
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Senate panel adds immigration measure to Iraq supplementa [May. 18th, 2008|12:36 am]

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Basically this amounts to senators trying to push an amnesty bill through under the radar. The really weaselly thing about it is that they attached it to a bill to fund troops.


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by Manu Raju
Posted: 05/15/08 04:06 PM [ET]
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday added to an Iraq spending bill a controversial provision to help pave the way for undocumented agriculture workers to win legal status, a move that may reopen the divisive immigration debate on the Senate floor.

The so-called Ag-Jobs amendment, sponsored by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Larry Craig (R-Idaho), would create a process that allows undocumented workers to continue to work on farms. Without the amendment, Feinstein warned that the U.S. would lose $5-9 billion to foreign competition, tens of thousands of farms would shut down and 80,000 workers would be transferred to Mexico. The bill would sunset in five years.

"Agriculture needs a consistent workforce," Feinstein said. "Without it, they can't plant, they can't prune, they can't pick and they can't pack.

"This is an emergency situation," she added.

The amendment was approved by a 17-12 vote with defections from both parties. Critics say the amendment amounts to amnesty for people who entered the country illegally. A broader comprehensive immigration overhaul, with a path for citizenship for the nation's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants, failed in a divisive Senate vote last year.

"No matter how one characterizes it, this enormous amendment still amounts to amnesty," said Chairman Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.). "I oppose amnesty. All these immigration issues should be addressed through the regular order."

The committee is moving Thursday to approve three separate measures: one to fund domestic priorities; another to provide $169 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; and a third to alter President Bush's war policy.

The Senate plans to take up the bills next week, and is likely to reject the war policy measure, but will likely approve the funding for the wars.

It is unclear whether Democrats have the votes to approve the domestic-spending provision since a number of Republicans want to add their priorities. The measure remains one of the few vehicles likely to get enacted before the election in November. The addition of a slew of amendments could doom its prospects in the Senate.


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(no subject) [May. 7th, 2008|10:25 pm]

alonein2worlds

I am someone who has to live the life of an "illegal immigrant".... it's difficult to say but there are times when I agree wholeheartedly with those who oppose it. I support a stronger border control... or any legislation that opposes illegal immigration. The life of an illegal immigrant is hard but the life of those innocent victims (the children of illegal immigrants) is even more difficult. Maybe we are spared a life of poverty but we are forced to live a life that is full of limitaitons and heartache. We are forced to see, are able to live to some extent the life of an American... live like an American... yet at the same time we are forced to acknowledge that we are "illegal immigrants" too.

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absolut boycott [Apr. 5th, 2008|09:21 pm]

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Oregon firefighters out of a job because they speak English [Mar. 28th, 2008|09:55 am]

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ALEM, Ore. - Some English-speaking firefighters are losing their jobs because of an Oregon state law that requires them to be bilingual.

The Department of Forestry enacted a law three years ago that requires them to be bilingual, but this year they're actually enforcing it.

2002 was such a devastating wildfire season, contractors were scrambling to find firefighters.

Hispanics often filled their needs on the fire lines.

Lawmakers take notice

Jim Walker of the Department of Forestry said "what we do know is 85 percent of the crew make-up is of Hispanic decent."

But many of the Hispanic fire fighters do not speak English. Walker says the language barrier is a concern.

Those concerns led the state to draft a new rule that all firefighting bosses speak English, and the languages of crew members who don't speak English.

Jaime Pickering, a squad boss overseeing 20 firefighters, says the rule means "job losses for Americans. The white people."

Because of the state's language requirement, Pickering can no longer work as a crew boss and supervise 20 firefighters, he can only manage a squad of four.

Pickering says that "if you have one Spanish guy on the crew, as an English crew boss, you can no longer be a crew boss, you have to step back to a squad boss, which is a demotion."

While the state made the rule change in 2003, it decided to strictly monitor the law this year as Hispanics continue to fill fire lines.

Jim Walker says "our main concern is that they are safe, and they are in a safe environment, and a lot of that deals with communication."

Manuel Franco is a Hispanic contractor for fire crews. He says he thinks the state's rule is necessary for worker safety.

"I think that's good, because that's for safety purpose," Franco says. "If there's a rock rolling down, everybody should understand that."

However, Manuel did say he felt the situation would improve if everyone spoke English. "We're living here. We should speak the language."

Jim Walker ponders the possibility that all fire crew members should be required to speak English, instead of having bilingual crew leaders.

"If it comes down to a safety issue, and it's determined that's the only way we can have people safely on an incident, then yes," Walker said.

Both Oregon state officials and those in the firefighting business say they do not think there are 'that many' illegal immigrant workers in the fire crews.

They say it is more a case of legal workers who do not speak English.

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"legal workers who do not speak english."

riiiight....
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