U.S. immigration U-turn has Hispanics seeing 'light at end of tunnel'

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txguy2112 wrote:

Boo Hoo, I am breaking the law but want everyone to feel sorry for me. I would vehemently oppose any “immigration reform” (which will be little more than rewarding these criminals for being able to thumb their noses at our laws) that does not make being here illegally or hiring them or sheltering them a serious crime. Amnesty for them only creates an incentive for others to swarm into this country.

Nov 14, 2012 7:02am EST  --  Report as abuse

Get ready for an onslaught of half-@**ed effort on the part of Repubs to do the absolute bare minimum to garner 40% of the Latino vote.
Let the disingenuous grudging reforms commence!!!

Nov 14, 2012 8:16am EST  --  Report as abuse
soulice wrote:

@ damnedgentlemen… wow, really?

“Light at the end of tunnel” ? There is light…a big bright light…its called “become a citizen through the current, legal process”

Nov 14, 2012 9:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
KDupre wrote:

There is a solution to this illegal alien’s sad little problem, he should apply for one of the unlimited numbers of work permits available to aliens and GET LEGAL! Then he could go to work every day without worry.

Nov 14, 2012 10:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
Rich_F wrote:

one time amnesty programs have been proven to achieve quite the opposite. it encourages even more people to come knowing that at some point another amnesty program will occur in the future. one time is never one time. first thing congress should do is secure the borders aka stop the bleeding. build giant fences made of 10 feet thick concrete. arm it with thousands of troops who can rotate in/out on a schedule. a country with $14 trillion in annual GDP should easily be able to secure the resources necessary to secure the borders. the problem is they won’t and the american people let these frauds in congress get away with this going on how long now? unreal. have americans really become this soft?

Nov 14, 2012 10:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
4theUSA wrote:

No amnesty, no forgiveness. You’re called illegals for a reason…you are in this country ILLEGALLY. If you want an ‘easy’ life in this country go back from whence you came and follow the rules. Then, and only then, will you be acceped here.

Nov 14, 2012 12:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MacMan wrote:

Right…. What a pandering, badly written “article.”

Maybe someone should do an interview with one of the people trying to immigrate into the US legally.

Then they can tell us about how they wait for years, pay thousands in attorney fees, as well as in administrative fees.

Then ask them how such legal applicants feel about the administrative fees they pay to the US government go to support illegal immigrants, who effectively jump the line and further delay the process for those who go about it legally.

This whole situation is absurd.

The Republicans did not lose because they do not support illegal immigration. They lost because the Republican party has moved away from being a mainstream party of fiscal conservatives, to a wacko party of single issue voters comprised of “moral” conservatives and religious freaks.

Nov 14, 2012 12:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
yubamary wrote:

What is it about breaking the law that you don’t understand.

Nov 14, 2012 12:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gee.la wrote:

Let the hard workers work hard; let businesses boom.

Nov 14, 2012 2:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Grouper wrote:

I am to feel sorry for Ricardo? Ricardo and his wife DELIBERATELY made a plan to violate our immigration laws 11 years ago starting with sending their kids over 1st. with false documents and then following. Ricardo I am sure felt no sympathy for my neighbor who is legal and UNEMPLOYED because Ricardo took his job. After 11 years here Ricardo still speaks no English, has not paid taxes and has stolen identities, education, school lunches, hospital bills for his family to live here illegally. And Ricardo is stressed out he may be caught and punished as an illegal. Sorry can’t feel for you there fella, you made the decision, no one threw you in a gunny sack and hauled you over the border. You did that on your own, you own it. I would like to know who has employed you in the construction business they need to be locked up. For wife Alicia I ask the same question. And Alicia isn’t it a contradiction to say you raise your kids to be honorable when you know you chose to ignore a law you did not like or felt did not pertain to you? With my last ounce of energy I will resist you and the 11 million others like you from benefiting from you deliberate criminal actions. If you don’t like being illegal, you know what to do. Apply for legal status. I would rather see this Country go down the drain that see it turned over to a bunch of racist criminals such as yourself.

Nov 14, 2012 2:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Grouper wrote:

Ricardo. Go home and apply. Bring money to support yourself. Stop stealing jobs, education and benefits earmarked for Citizens. Learn English.

Nov 14, 2012 2:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse

I can understand why they cross the border, walk across the desert, do whatever needs to be done to save themselves from the poverty and oppression in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, etc., etc. but, they are illegal and killing the economy in this country and especially in California. They do not deserve amnesty and should migrate legally. The Republicans are looking for votes just as the Democrats are by asking for amnesty. I think it is time for me to switch to another party or non at all.
I still sympathize with the illegal migrants and their problems but, they are doing it the wrong way.

Nov 18, 2012 9:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
mp334 wrote:

Something people should know: The US economy will only grow if there is an influx of immigrants. Without the growing immigrant population, the US economy will inevitably fall behind China’s. Also, more than 50% of the top Forbes 100 have been either 2nd generation or 1st generation immigrants to the United States. Sheldon Adelson, Sergey Brin of Google, George Soros of Quantum Fund, Steve Jobs to name a few. Do we really want to forgo this opportunity for growth?

Nov 18, 2012 9:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
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