Skip to comments.Poll: Do you trust your elected leaders to make the right decision on immigration issues?
Posted on 12/24/2003 11:46:17 AM PST by MickeysHangover
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Is he still our "guy" when he legalizes millions of illegals?
I think it is a much deeper issue than votes.. The elitists are running this country.. not the people..they have managed to take over the leadership in both parties.. If you read the article in the Washington Post you will see, we cannot win.. mirror images nacilbupeR/Democrat..
My opinion .. NO one can be trusted.. why do you think this story ran today? Christmas Eve..
I think you were looking at the results incorrectly.
Do you trust your elected leaders to make the right decision on immigration issues?
Psssttt...You'e in a re-education camp.
It's not votes. The hispanic vote in the USA used to be Republican when it was composed mostly of ex-Cubans and some people who'd been living in the SW USA for many generations ---- many who never were immigrants, descended from Spaniards and native Americans, or who left Mexico at the time of the Revolution. The hispanic vote is quickly becoming more and more democrat as indigent people move into the USA who are totally or mostly reliant on welfare programs and government handouts.
There doesn't have to be a "harsh" crackdown. The border patrol is pathetically understaffed right now. Simply increasing the number of patrollers to the equivalent number of American soldiers currently patrolling Bosnia's borders would sharply reduce the number of illegals who cross over - and probably catch a number of terrorists as well - without having to be harsh about it at all.
In fact, the present understaffed situation increases the risk of violent incidents which would give fodder for the liberals against the administration.
Its interesting you should raise the Employer Issue. [From todays freebie-issue of the San Leandro Times, typing errors would be mine.]
SLHS Staff, Students Rally Around Aide
INS orders teacher and her family back to Mexico
Supporters for a San Leandro High School teachers aide got their wish during a rally on her behalf last Wednesday. The event was held to spur local officials into requesting a 30-day extension for Blanca Segura, who received notice on Dec. 2 that she, her husband and son had one month to voluntarily return to their native Mexico.
About halfway through the rally, English Language Development (ELD) coordinator Dan Martin announced that a 30-day extension had in fact been granted earlier in the day by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Today we found out Blanca was given 30 days, said Martin. Were going to work very hard to make sure she has 30 years more.
News people from channels 2, 4, 14 (Spanish language) and other local media surrounded Segura as she made her entrance to the cafeteria. Some 250 people gathered inside, including dozens of students holding large signs.
Associate principal Amy Furtado welcomed the students, parents, faculty and staff to the after-school rally.
We are gathered here to show support for one of our family members, Blanca Segura. Were showing the media how much she is loved by this staff and the school, said Furtado. She is the model citizen.
The rally became an impromptu civics lesson when Herb Castillo from the International Institute of the East Bay took the microphone.
I know many Blanca Seguras, said Castillo. There are eight million of them who were drawn to this country to work. This country wants our labor, it needs our labor, yet it continues to arrest our people who are being given 30 days at best to leave. These eight million who are here illegally have very few options available to them.
Castillo told the students that California sent a message to Congress when it passed Proposition 187, which limited immigrant access to government services. He said that since Sept. 11, 2001, concerns for security have put immigrant rights on hold.
All of you have to learn about immigration laws, he advised. Vote, and ask your parents to vote. You have to fight for Blanca and for the immigrant community.
Segura, wearing sunglasses, waved to the crowd. Martin presented her with a check for over $800 to help with legal costs. The money had been raised through contributions by students, staff, and faculty at the school.
Shes an amazing woman and an amazing co-worker. I dont think a lot of these ELD kids can survive without her. She puts her heart into her job, says fellow teachers aide Maria Carvalho.
Senior Juana Juarez, a female wrestler who was at the rally with her team members, said Segura had helped her with college admissions paperwork and obtaining financial aid.
Shes been there for a lot of Latinos who want to go to college. She also helps with English translation in the office or in class, said Juarez.
Segura and her family have been in the U.S. for 14 years. She and her husband Roberto have a son, Jonathan, who is a straight-A student at San Leandro High. Jonathan was born in Mexico and is also scheduled for deportation. The Seguras also have two daughters who are students at John Muir Middle School. Jessica and Elizabeth were both born here and are therefore U.S. citizens.
The family has been trying unsuccessfully since 1996 to become legal residents. They applied for political asylum that year but were denied because they had arrived illegally. Since then they have been through a series of appeals and denials culminating in the Dec. 2 notice and Dec. 18 reprieve.
Martin urged the crowd to continue educating themselves about immigration issues, and to not let the momentum of support drop off during the upcoming winter break. He asked students to write their elected officials requesting legislation to grant the Seguras permanent residency. He also requested donations to help defray the familys inevitable legal expenses.
Take time out of your life to help other people, said Martin. We are going to make a difference. You already have made a difference. Thats why Blanca got the 30 days. Dont let this drop because were all going to be off for two weeks.
Community donations to the Seguras legal defense fund are also welcome. Contributions may be sent to the Blanca Segura Family, c/o the School Bank, San Leandro High School, 2200 Bancroft Ave., CA 94577
Checks should be made out to SLHS, and the school bank will then pass the money on to Blanca Segura, says Martin.
I hate to spam up a perfectly good thread, but I thought this article was interesting from several angles. First, weve got a school district thats hiring illegals to work (and this isnt cash-only, under-the-table stuff either). Second, we have teachers at that school raising a fuss to protect that illegal. Third, theyre soliciting contributions for that person (and it isnt mentioned in the article, but this is the same HS that has had quite a few problems related to accounting for money).
Oh well, Im tired.
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