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The faces of amnesty: Six immigrants' stories
news.yahoo.com ^ | Mon Feb 4, 2013 | Liz Goodwin

Posted on 02/04/2013 12:52:03 PM PST by posterchild

Ubaldo was 26 and working as a cashier in a Los Angeles gas station when he learned that his status as an illegal immigrant was about to change. He had turned on a Spanish radio station as an announcer was shouting the news: Ronald Reagan was expected to sign a new amnesty bill into law. It was 1986.

“I felt like I just won a million dollars or more,” he said.

Ubaldo is just one of the six immigrants Yahoo News has interviewed for our series on Americans who gained green cards under Reagan’s 1986 law that legalized 2.7 million illegal immigrants. The mass legalization was commonly referred to as “amnesty.” These U.S. residents and citizens--including an elementary-school teacher, a struggling out-of-work truck driver and a pastry chef—either had crossed the U.S. border illegally, overstayed visas, or were brought to America by their parents as children.

As Congress begins what’s sure to be a contentious debate over whether to legalize most of the nation’s unauthorized immigrants, many of the 2.7 million people legalized under conservative icon Reagan’s 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) may feel a sense of déjà vu.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty
Emotion and sobbing is everything in modern journalism.
1 posted on 02/04/2013 12:52:06 PM PST by posterchild
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To: posterchild

The story of Ubaldo brings tears to my eyes. That settles it. Open up the borders and give amnesty to every one who has a sob story. /s


2 posted on 02/04/2013 1:05:18 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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Boo frigging hoo......the common element among some of these examples, and the TENS of millions of other illegals here now are to “bring even more people here - relatives”.

We didn’t need them then, we don’t need them now, and we wouldn’t need them in the future. Hard cold truth, but that’s a fact.

These six are only here because Reagan believed Congress would act to close our border. More than one honest American Republican has been fooled by unprincipled Democrats.

There is not anything or anybody in this country, in heaven or elsewhere that will EVER change my mind on the pros and cons of illegals. Even if they are made citizens, the only thing they’ll accomplish is to soak up citizen resources and benefits and likely deprive true citizens in some way.


3 posted on 02/04/2013 1:07:41 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: posterchild; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ..
Tear-Jerk Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

4 posted on 02/04/2013 1:38:10 PM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: posterchild

That CommieTard Liz Goodwin always forgets the tens of thousands of illegal gang members, drunk drivers and welfare queens that grace our land.

Always a sniffer, though.


5 posted on 02/04/2013 2:32:36 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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“I felt like I just won a million dollars or more,” he said.

A fair assessment.

6 posted on 02/04/2013 6:56:35 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: HiJinx
Ah yes, the full court press.

Tis the season for Illegal Alien Sob Stories.

Now that they are the majority in California, will we Americans be afforded an affirmative action set aside as a hated minority?

It would be small compensation for losing our country and being forced by our own government to bow down to a foreign and hostile invasion force.

But don't worry, we won't even get that.

7 posted on 02/05/2013 5:21:54 AM PST by Regulator
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