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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Immigrant Round Up by INS in Mass Goes Wrong

You can come to this nation illegally and probably get a good job eventually. You can also come to this nation illegally and get a real crappy job. Either way you broke the law in doing so and eventually you could be caught. Given that fact you as an individual should be deported post haste. Millions of people from all over the world make the honest effort to gain accepted residence to the shores of America and it takes time. Breaking the laws of our nations immigration policy is taking the easy route and that is not acceptable to any American citizen. By some polls over 90% of the American people are against you.

What about the children born on American soil from illegal alien parents that are working in our nations businesses? They are in fact the children of illegal immigrants but they are also American citizen by birth right. The children have the full protection of our nation and the laws that we all take for granted. That fact can not be taken away from them at any point in time regardless of the laws broken by the parents. I want to be clear on the fact that those rights should never be taken from them either. It is what you would call the ultimate oxymoron of our nations immigration policy and broken system.

And yet the business owners that hire the illegal aliens with huge government contracts walk away free from persecution while hiring illegal aliens to perform the work. Immigration and business wanting cheap labor can not have it both ways. Speaking out of both sides of your face while ignoring your nations immigration problem as a business owner is just unacceptable.
So what happens to the children?

Judge: Don’t transport any more detainees

By Marie Szaniszlo
Saturday, March 10, 2007

A federal judge yesterday barred immigration officials from whisking out of state any more of the New Bedford sweatshop workers who were detained earlier this week after a controversial raid that has sparked outrage and captured nationwide attention.

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns ordered that any of the 361 alleged illegal immigrants working at Michael Bianco Inc. who have not yet been sent to detention centers elsewhere remain in Massachusetts.

“Our focus is on the children and those other vulnerable people who were affected by this,” said Gov. Deval Patrick. “It is a humanitarian crisis, and it is not over yet.”

Authorities allege the company’s owner, Francesco Insolia, allowed employees to work in sweatshop conditions while he made $91 million in U.S. military contracts, an allegation he denies.

Meanwhile, the roundup of mostly women from Central America has left behind scores of children, some of whom may not yet have been identified and placed in proper care, social service workers say.

State Social Services Commissioner Harry Spence and two teams of 18 social workers are scheduled to fly to Texas today to interview immigrants who were sent to detention centers near El Paso and Harlingen.

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had no idea of the impact of what they were doing,” said Ali Noorani of the Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. “I would characterize it as ICE trying to clean up the mess it created.”

Marc Raimondi, an ICE spokesman, had no comment.
- The Boston Herald

Governor Deval Patrick is showing guts and his personal convictions when he is facing a slam dunk from a Republican President that has done nothing about illegal immigration. Twelve million illegal immigrants are in our nation and the Federal Government decides to make Massachusetts a test case for its get tough policy?

Part of that policy from our God fearing and loving President that was the former Governor of Texas is to fly everyone off across the nation out of the state they were arrested in. There is a reason for that policy and it is called politics. Putting the fight in the most liberal state in the union ensures that the message of the GOP being tough on illegal immigration is a campaign advertisement that no amount of money the GOP could ever buy.

Only problem for W is that Governor Patrick has a damn good reason to make this mud slinging debate argument that will stick to the GOP for decades. It’s called children of illegal immigrants. While the President and his crafty crew of Neocons thought they had our Governor nailed to the cross there just happened to be some toddlers that the State has to pick up the tab for. They are legal citizens and Bush and the INS just made them all orphans. Who picks up that tab when Mom or Dad were paying the bills quietly? President Bush must have been power napping when this was talked about. Where some folks count sheep he was counting barrels of oil to fall asleep.

Don’t get me wrong, I do not condone illegal immigration. Do it right and you are welcome to be my neighbor. Do it wrong and Bush will orphan your kids eventually. No ifs or ands about it. Governor Deval Patrick is the only Governor fighting the separation of families and he is on the right side of this issue. He does not set the immigration policy for America but he sure as hell knows that it is past the point of repair. Voice your opinion and let it be heard but his nation needs an immigration policy that works effectively and if the President and the Congress does not set it then someone has to push them in the direction that makes common sense.

Governor Patrick 1, President Bush 0


States Rights 1 and Federal 0

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Blogger Lefty said...

It is a sad situation, with no perfect storybook ending.

If you come here illegally, the risk of getting caught and deported should be fully understood. If you have children while here they may benefit from being American citizens but the parents do not. So the only solutions I see would be to deport the children as well so they may stay with their parents. This does deny them their citizenship, they may return when they are old enough to do on their own, or if their family comes here legally. Parents could also place the child up for adoption or arrange for legal guardianship of the child so he or she may remain in the USA.

6:23 AM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

I see your point Lefty but wonder if the citezanship legality of the child would be questioned when and if they choose to return.

The system is broken and the only way to fix it is to scrap it and start from scratch.

It is a very common stereotype to always think of illegal aliens as Mexican or of South American origin. Many of these so called illegal aliens are also of european, asian and neighbors to our north birth.

Thanks for the post and thanks for linking on your site my friend.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Ruthiness said...

If they want the family to stay together they need to take the kids with them, birthright Americans or not. We need to REPEAL that birthright citizenship thing which is a misinterpretation of the 14th amendment which was meant for slaves not illegal aliens. This amendment has been abused by illegal aliens for too long and it needs to stop. Many other countries have stopped theirs - Hong Kong and Ireland and we can too if we want to survive as a nation. At this rate, we have no future because American taxpayers are bearing the cost of paying for the birth of illegal alien invader children as part and parcel OF that invasion. Stop it NOW!

11:21 PM  
Anonymous hmmm said...

OK, why is children of illegal aliens more special than children of Americans? When an American breaks the law and is put in jail, the authorities nor anyone else raises cain about it, no one seems to care what happens to our children. When adults do wrong, children always suffer. So why do some scream yellow zonkers when this happens to foreign law breakers?

Another thing, where is it written that an American child cannot be taken out of the USA with their parents? Why can't these children go to the parents country with them?

Some illegals came here leaving their children home, that's OK, but it's a major injustice if these same people go home and leave their children here? Come to think of it, illegals blame us for that to, telling us it's our fault they are seperated from their families because we won't allow instant chain migration. This is forked tongued stuff.

1:11 AM  
Blogger Papamoka said...


You make some good points my friend and I appreciate your opinion.

Given the case in New Bedford they handcuffed all the Moms and never asked about the kids left behind. Would you want to be the neighbor that is compasionate enough to take the children in that were left high and dry by INS?

The Feds botched this round up and that is all there is to it. Once more our state has to pick up the bill to support these kids for the duration because they do have the right to citizenship.

I loved your feedback! Awesome reply.

7:42 PM  

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