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

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Thread: Deportation Question.

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    Re: Deportation Question.

    I think that this is an example of something that many people can support in the abstract - deporting illegal immigrants regardless of how long they have been here or what their family situation is here, but few people could do it if was all on them as it would be far too messy and in the end they have to sleep at night.

    If it was entirely my decision, looking some kids in the eye as I tear their family apart is simply not something I could live with myself having done and I would suspect that many people that vote yes in this poll could not actually do it themselves either.
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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Change the crime to fraud, say assuming someone else's identity, would you let them slide because they have nice children?
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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?
    The kids go with them.

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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Change the crime to fraud, say assuming someone else's identity, would you let them slide because they have nice children?
    I don't think most people see it as fraud though. Fraud involves cheating others. Most people would not commit fraud regardless of where they are from. However, a lot of people would illegally immigrate to another country if their situation was desperate enough and they saw opportunity there.
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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?
    Nope. I couldn't vote for somebody to do it either, and I don't.

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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    The kids go with them.
    Not necessarily as their country of origin has to agree to take the kids. Mexico might would but that doesn't mean that every country someone might illegally come here from would.
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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I think that this is an example of something that many people can support in the abstract - deporting illegal immigrants regardless of how long they have been here or what their family situation is here, but few people could do it if was all on them as it would be far too messy and in the end they have to sleep at night.

    If it was entirely my decision, looking some kids in the eye as I tear their family apart is simply not something I could live with myself having done and I would suspect that many people that vote yes in this poll could not actually do it themselves either.
    Except you're NOT tearing them apart. The MINOR children would go to CPS custody and then be deported with the parents whose shoulders this falls squarely upon.

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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Not necessarily as their country of origin has to agree to take the kids. Mexico might would but that doesn't mean that every country someone might illegally come here from would.
    That's entirely untrue. Show a case where that has ever happened.

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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Nope. I couldn't vote for somebody to do it either, and I don't.
    I don't think you have to worry about that because we have yet to have a president that would do it when push came to shove on the issue.
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    Re: Deportation Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    That's entirely untrue. Show a case where that has ever happened.
    I know for a fact that China won't.
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