View Poll Results: Could you deport them personally or not?

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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Should we stop jailing people who commit identity fraud, rape, or (fill in any criminal violation you like that gets' jail time) due to the fact that doing so would restrict or remove parental access to children?

    Children who are American citizens can travel back with their parents until they reach the age of majority at which point they are American citizens and can come right back here.
    Illegal immigration is not a felony. No one goes to jail for being in the country illegally, not unless they've done something else too. Should we start jailing people for minor crimes now? We already have more prisoners per capita than anyone else.
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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    So because Latinos in poverty happen to have a convenient land route to illegally enter the country, they're doing and honorable thing and America should just accept them? Third world poverty doesn't only exist in Guatemala, etc. Is it America's responsibility to provide a comfortable life to all the world's children of poverty, or just the ones who can walk over the border?
    perhaps just for the ones who have already walked over the border with the full complicity of the US federal government, and who have established themselves here as de facto Americans with children who are natural born citizens.

    But, no, of course we can't absorb the whole third world.
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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    In poverty? When it takes thousands of dollars to coyote up? How far will that get them and their families in their host country? Maybe to a safe and more prosperous part of their host country, or to one of the other South American countries a hell of a lot closer than the US.
    Oh, yes, for sure, the great wealth of illegal immigrants is well known.
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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I don't feel guilty at all for being born here. However, I do empathize with those that were not so lucky. I guess that's the difference between us on this.
    You have mistaken my emotion. I have great compassion for those who struggle, no matter where they live.

    I have zero compassion for those who come here illegally, with no concern at all about the difficult situation they chose to put their families in, who demand I eat their choices and take care of them, and then scream about what might happen to their children they personally chose to put in a terrible situation.

    Perhaps that's the difference between us. I see reality, and you see something else.

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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    A man and his wife sneak across the border illegally from Mexico. After they live here for a couple of years they have a couple of kids. The kids are now age 9 and 13 and have lived here their whole lives. They don't speak much Spanish. They are enrolled in school and like all kids have friends and play sports and so on. The parents however have never obtained legal status despite the fact they have lived and worked here for 15 years.

    It's entirely up to you, could you personally walk into their home, arrest the parents in front of their kids, bring them up before an immigration hearing where you sit as judge, and then deport them back to Mexico?
    Depends... do they pay taxes and were they good contributing citizens? If so they do massive community service, pay fines and vote Republican. If not deport them that day with the kids and tell the kids that their parents are law breakers that just screwed up their lives...

    ...and your idea of a "couple of years" equalling 15 years differs from my take on what a couple of years means...
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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    The issues are related because the near impossibility of legally immigrating if you are poor encourages illegal immigration.
    So the poor of the world should have free access to America and those of means should wait in line?
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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    perhaps just for the ones who have already walked over the border with the full complicity of the US federal government, and who have established themselves here as de facto Americans with children who are natural born citizens.

    But, no, of course we can't absorb the whole third world.
    But any who happen to be lucky enough to find a way to sneak in, welcome to America?
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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    So the poor of the world should have free access to America and those of means should wait in line?
    How about a quick and fair process that doesn't require a lawyer, tens of thousands of dollars and years of waiting?

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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    How about a quick and fair process that doesn't require a lawyer, tens of thousands of dollars and years of waiting?
    Do you really have such little regard for the value of America as a country and the privilege/right of citizenship? I doubt your parents, their parents, and generations of parents before them fought to create and protect your country so it could so easily be overrun and given away.
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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Why would a country want poor people to come there and be a drain on society?...
    People from war-torn and extremely poor countries need the help and are willing to do the work and innovation that makes this country functional. Rich and highly skilled people (i.e. doctors) can live comfortably almost anywhere they want to go and don't usually need our help.

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