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A “Day Without Immigrants” Gets Its Just Desserts February 19, 2017

Posted by geoff in News.

Been holed up sick the past few days, so the recent “Day Without Immigrants” stunt had zero impact on my life. Wouldn’t have noticed that it happened if the reports of workers being fired hadn’t started trickling in. They bit the hands that fed them to make their political statement, and were surprised when those hands weren’t grateful.

So, to all the illegal immigrants who believe that they have the right to force the United States to change its policies to benefit illegals, and to all the legal immigrants who believe that United States immigration policy should be modified to benefit them and their countrymen, and not the interests of the United States, I say:


1. Jimbro - February 19, 2017

With regard to the Day Without (Illegal) Immigrants, any statement along the lines of “You’ll be made to care” is far less anxiety provoking now then if Hillary Clinton was in office.

2. Mr. Matamoros - February 19, 2017

I approve this message.

3. Mark in NJ - February 19, 2017

So easy to draw the line when you don’t know any of the actual people involved.

In my town, there’s a community of ethnic Chinese who fled here from Indonesia decades ago and stayed “illegally” – when the “rules” were different – escaping horrendous violence and persecution. All these years, they’ve worked, paid taxes, raised families. For example, one of these guys, I’ll call him Harry, has spent the last several years organizing groups of people to rebuild low-income housing after hurricane Sandy.

They’re as good “Americans” (better in most cases, I’d say) as any who are calling for indiscriminate deportation.

OK, forget such outworn notions as compassion. Is it really in the Common Good to indiscriminately deport parents and leave children to…whatever?

What are Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer going to end up paying in the long run for that?

4. lauraw - February 19, 2017

Have they been arrested, Mark?

5. geoff - February 19, 2017

So easy to draw the line when you don’t know any of the actual people involved.

So easy to succumb to the temptation to base national policy on anecdotes from your hometown.

Anybody can be a “good American.” The point is that America gets to decide who will be that “good American.” When rampant illegal immigration occurs, the power of the US to determine its citizenry is undermined.

And when those illegal immigrants try to compromise the sovereignty of the country by insisting that the United States cater to their needs, I get a little upset.

Is it really in the Common Good to indiscriminately deport parents and leave children to…whatever?

Everyone always assumes that children would be separated from their parents. Why do they always assume that?

6. Mr. Matamoros - February 19, 2017

Do you have the Sadz from your Feelz, Mark? I guarantee you that the Mexican government swiftly deports any illegals from their jurisdiction with no consideration or compassion for the children.

7. geoff - February 19, 2017

Mexico’s Immigration Law:

If you immigrate to Mexico, Article 32 states you must speak Spanish and must be a professional who is useful to the Mexican society. There are no bilingual programs in the school and no pressing 2 for English. All business must be conducted in Spanish. Investors are welcome; but must pay higher than minimum wage and your land purchases are restricted. Article 34 states that foreigners must have the necessary funds to support themselves and their dependents. There are no welfare programs, food stamps, government housing or entitlements.

Article 87 states foreigners must be “physically and mentally healthy.” Articles 73, 85, 86, 87 state foreigners must be on a national population registry, cooperating with federal local, and municipal police. Article 116 states foreigners using fake documents face a fine and imprisonment. Immigrants must show birth certificate to show citizenship. Articles 117-121 state foreigners who fail to obey laws will be fined, deported, and felons imprisoned. No one is allowed to enter the country with a criminal record. There is no due process of deportation. There is no 14th Amendment. Law enforcement officers are required to enforce Mexico’s immigration laws at all times. Articles 123-126 make illegal immigration a felony. Articles 127 state any Mexican who marries a foreigner with the sole objective of helping the foreigner is subject to five years in prison.

8. digitalbrownshirt - February 20, 2017

I’m the son of an immigrant and I have a daughter in law that’s an immigrant. Both of them did it or are currently doing it legally. It’s a pain in the ass, it costs a lot of money and it’s the right way of doing it.

Fuck those people that aren’t willing to stand in line, pay the fees and wait their turns. They’ve had decades to make it right, but they never got around to it. Sounds like they don’t care about following our country’s laws, although they do enjoy our country’s benefits.

9. Sobek - February 21, 2017

1. If you fail to show up to work, after you are warned that failure to show will result in your termination, and you are then terminated, you have no one to blame but yourself. You can’t complain about Free Speech. You can’t blame Trump. Compassion has nothing to do with it.

2. That said, I do believe in compassion. That’s why we have asylum laws. They should be followed, so that bad actors can’t take advantage of our compassion.

3. If the parents get deported and they don’t take their minor children with them, then holy crap. Okay, maybe not. If the parents figure, “the kids will have a better life here, and they have aunts and uncles here to raise them,” then I can at least see the reasoning. That said, it was the decision of the parents to break the law, rather than the US government, which is to blame.

4. I can honestly say, if I were not a citizen, and I thought I could get my kids a better life by sneaking across the border, I might do just that. But I would understand that I was assuming that risk. The US government would owe me nothing in that situation.

5. How horrible, then, that the US government has basically broadcast to the poor, the huddled masses, that they should come here in violation of our own laws, giving them a false hope that they could do so with impunity. I blame an out of control executive for creating the crisis for political gain. Where is the compassion in that?

6. None of the Washington elites who created the situation will ever have to personally deal with the fallout from unrestricted, illegal immigration, because they love in gated communities and send their kids to private schools. It was Katy Steinle’s misfortune not to rate a Secret Service detail, but our Senators and former presidents aren’t in such a spot.

10. lauraw - February 21, 2017

*fist bump*

Nothing to add.

Well said, Sobek.

11. geoff - February 22, 2017

On the other hand, as much as I advocate controlling immigration to benefit the country and its citizenry, some of our natives are quite the embarrassment:

An unruly passenger has been thrown off a flight awaiting departure after he asked a fellow passenger of ‘Middle Eastern appearance’ whether he was carrying a bomb in his bag.

12. Jimbro - February 23, 2017

To be fair, with the recent TSA breech at JFK*, he may well have had a bomb. I’m just not sure why he’d keep it out in the open in a bag on his lap…


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