Illegal Aliens are American People


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
14:38:35

Town Hall Comments

Since George Bush has been in office, everything has gone downhill, everything!!!! He is ruining, not running, our country. The only answer is to vote Democrat and get him out of there before all is lost. We live in Georgia, and there are millions of illegals here. They are all over the country in every state. WAKE UP and do something. Vote Democrat.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
14:39:58

Town Hall Comments

First of all, to the person who wrote regarding those who posted comments today: "we feel embarrassed that most of these people, who are Americans, are so illiterate and/or uneducated. The spelling, punctuation, and grammar are atrocious. This IS America and education is FREE. These people obviously spend more time complaining about what they "can't" get for FREE or what they think they are "entitled" to as Americans, while it is obvious that they "opted" NOT to take advantage of the wonderful "FREE" education available in our country." I applaud you! You are right on the nose! And after reading all the comments posted regarding illegal aliens, and that the "illegals" cannot even read or write English, etc., I say stuff it to you all. This young lady is oh so right! Half of you are dumb, stupid, and illiterate yourselves! Before you post a comment where the public will be reading it, !duh!, think first, get a dictionary and put it in front of you before you post your comment! You have a lot of nerve, bashing others when you yourselves don't know squat! And to you, Dusty Rhoades, God Bless you & the U.S. of A. It's because of you and all like you that my 27 yr old son is beginning his 7th yr in the Air Force! He has done 4 tours overseas, Italy, twice in Saudi, and his last in Qatar. And now he wants to sign up to go back to Iraq. Why? "Because they need me, Mom". My brother was in the Army for 32 years, retired, became an Army consultant as a civilian, and is now in Baghdad. He has 2 sons, one a Marine with a wife a Marine, and the other son an Army Specialist. They are stationed overseas also. Protecting us just as you did. So keep the faith Dusty, you are Blessed! Definitely get Bush and all his cronies out of office! The only way to do it is by your vote! Anyone who voted him in can bend over and have someone kick your butt! Vote him out! He has put us in places we should not be in. Our business is the USA and should stay that way! Someone made a comment about taking care of our own first. Yes! That's the way it should be but it's a shame it's not. But this is America and we are free to choose. So vote at your local level and vote at the national level. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! God Bless all and God Bless the United States of America! GH in DE


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
14:51:33

Town Hall Comments

I say AMEN to your page on illegals. thanks, Carolyn P


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
14:52:52

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I AGREE,,WHAT ARE THEY THINKING,,IT ISNT BAD ENOUGHT THINGS ARE ROUGH HERE,,THEY HAVE TO GO AND PULL A STUNT LIKE THIS,,,IV NEVER BEEN ONE TO CRITICIZE OUR PRESIDENT BUT COME ON,,,ILLEAGLE IS JUST WHAT THE WORD MEANS


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:04:08

Town Hall Comments

This is typical of Bush! Maybe he's wanting to send them to the moon to live. Wonder if we could convince him to go live up there?


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:04:10

Town Hall Comments

This is typical of Bush! Maybe he's wanting to send them to the moon to live. Wonder if we could convince him to go live up there?


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:05:58

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I am 72 and have no insurance and live on a fixed income,that income is taxed so I have file every year. They get everything medical care,plus heaps of stuff that I'm refused.Iwas born here and yet they have it better then I. NOT FAIR E.L. Hendrickson,KY.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:13:29

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Could not have been said better!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:15:21

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How very true thank you Sarah May


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:17:49

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I agree! They are taking over our country and demanding we take care of them. I am tired of supporting the poor and the illegals. I want my country back. I want people to speak English. I want my TV shows in English. I don't want to see movies of queers, gays, people with aids. The freedoms that made this country great is now being used to tear it down. These people should not have the right to change what we hold dear. Give the jobs back to the American people and pay them wages they can live on. Don't buy from or do business with companies moving their business to foreign lands. Stop the illegal entry and limit of the number of legal entries into our country.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:25:09

Town Hall Comments

Living here in the Mid-west as farmers, we do not fuly understand the problems with the immigrants. We do feel that they can come here to work, in season, but should then go back to their homeland. We do not feel that citizenship should be granted to them unless they go through proper channels. We do feel they should be told to learn English as we willnot be teaching in Spainish in the schools. If they want to come to our country they can learn our language. We have encountered some immigrants during travels in California, Colorado and other states. They seem to be good workers and I certainly can't say that for some of our younger Americans. There must be a way to resolve these problems without hanging ourselves out to dry. I heard a man on the T.V. just yesterday say, I for one am not going to go out there and pick berries or celery or get my hands dirty. I don't have a job so I will just live on unemployment and welfare. This was a white man. That's one of the reasons we have so many immigrants. Those jobs are here, and many many of our population won't do them. I can see both sides. Around here we have packing plants that are filled with Mexican people. Greenhouse that hire them. White American kids who could do those jobs but won't. How do you reconcile these two aspects.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:29:14

Town Hall Comments

This is a sad state of affairs. I read the comment from South Dakota...well I am from SD also and I feel the same way as they do. I don't know if this person knows that a factory here made the people working there take Spanish lessons....they had to learn Spanish....not the Mexicans learn English. Not only that but our tax $$$$ paid for these Spanish lessons. I really hate to be angry with the Government but they have taken this too far. It is almost like we are the second class citizens. I would say that we should do something, but the Government does not listen the the people anymore.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:31:20

Town Hall Comments

I would like to respond to the person who asked if we went to another country ,would we like to be treated like aliens? We definitely be treated like aliens!!!!!! WE would have to obey the laws of that country and we would have to go there legally!!! We would have to learn to speak the language,obey the customs, etc-- that is if we didn`t get killed first-- I think you get the idea!! Bush thinks more of his rich friends need cheaper labor. Chaney made the statement that all labor should work for mimimun wage. In truth they think we don`t deserve to make a decent living, we`re lower than pond scum to their eyes!!!!!!! Our goverment our country to be like the 3rd wourld countries, Two classes -- RICH and POOR


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:35:02

Town Hall Comments

I just want to add this to what I previously wrote. I am a strong Republican and probably that will not change. I don't think voting Democrat will help any. Bill Clinton gave citizenship to hundreds of illegals in California before the last election when they agreed to vote Democrat. Let's start using common sense. The problem for the border and those who cross it illegally will be with us no matter who is in the office. As to the war in Iraq I agree with it. My husband served in Korea and he has told me many times how much better it is to stop them over there and not to get the mess on our homeland. The incident in New York should have awakened you to that. The man from Iraq had to be stopped. We should realize that each American should do his part to better our country and it sounds from many of you that all you are after is having the government take care of you. I repeat what a Democrat, Jack Kennedy said, "Ask not what your country can to for you, Ask what you can do for your country." pe in iowa


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:41:04

Town Hall Comments

A lot more should be said about the illegals and even the ones coming in and taking the oath..they receive benefits without ever working, serving, and caring one thing about America. The working man in America, elderly, sick and truly those that need help along with the single parent cannot get. But let someone cross a border, swim the channel and there is a committee waiting to give them everything imagineable. They welcom them with extended arms and bank account of the government in hand. It is a slap in the face of the American people. Thanks for your page.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:41:55

Town Hall Comments

We work and pay the taxes that pay the elected officials saleries. Yet we get the short end of the stick. All our jobs are either going to illegal workers or go to china and mexico. How do they think we are going to buy anything or PAY TAXES if we are all out of work?


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:46:19

Town Hall Comments

It's a shame that a man or woman who is a citizen of this country has to work for years to qualify for SSC but someone who SNEAKS into our country can qualify for SSC in 18 months. When are we going to stop our goverment from giving so much away to underserving people when we have so many of our own who SSC dosen't pay them enough to buy food and medication? therefore they have to make a decision every day, "Do I eat today or do I buy my medication?" Let's take care of our own (FIRST) Amen?


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:47:28

Town Hall Comments

I totally agree with you - my parents had to go thru Ellis Island and also understand American language and become citizens before they could live and work here. Also, what about letting them (ANY illegals) have land and homes given to them - what about some Americans who went and supposedly bought land and built homes to live and retire in their country only to have them say the Americans had to leave and leave their homes and all belongings without any GOOD reason after so many years!!! Which a lot of us feel that it was unfair for them to do this to us. Many of us had fathers brothers uncles aunts who went to war to defend us and give us our freedom to work here legally... Let them earn it legally like our fore fathers... Hope that I've made some sense - but THank you for this input...God Bless OUR Country, Veterans and Military people...


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:48:01

Town Hall Comments

i SAY AMEN.. WHAT CAN WE DO,,,


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:48:17

Town Hall Comments

I reaaly agree with your comments. We have given them to much authority. We have let them without us saying anything. But still we may not have had the chance, since we know that Scret Societes control this world.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:55:26

Town Hall Comments

The best thing any American can do is Vote. If you don't then don't be surprised at what happens in the next few years in the Good Ole USA. You'll be working but won't be bringing any money home. It will all be going to support the illegals. You hold it all in your own hands. Vote. And be sure you know all about the person you are going to vote for.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
15:57:09

Town Hall Comments

This is so true and the same thing is going on here in California.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
16:06:41

Town Hall Comments

YOU ARE TELLING THE TRUTH JUST LIKE IT IS...... PLEASE DON'T BACK DOWN OR STOP....... MUF DECKARD


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
16:06:57

Town Hall Comments

I SAY AMEN TO THAT. LET'S TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN FIRST, CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME. TOO MANY PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY, AND OUR STANDARD OF LIVING IS GOING DOWN, AS SO MANY AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE OUT OF WORK AND HOMELESS. STATISTICS TELL IT ALL. COMPARE THE US POPULATION TO WHAT IT WAS JUST 20 YEARS AGO, IT'S STAGGERING. NO WONDER EVERYONE IS SO STRESSED OUT.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
16:17:39

Town Hall Comments

I AGREE WITH YOU WHOLEHEARTEDLY OUR GOVERNMENT IS NOT DOING ITS JOB THE RIGHT WAY. WHY SHOULD THE ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE MORE RIGHTS . LET THEM DO IT LEGALLY , AS THEY SHOULD!!!!!COME ON MR BUSH!!!!!DO IT RIGHT!!!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
16:19:18

Town Hall Comments

I do agree some what but feel even a larger problem where the large companies are moving out of our country to employ China's large population since almmost everything we could buy is made in China. Let keep the jobs HOME not over seas. Then even the immigrants could work and pay as we have to


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
16:23:43

Town Hall Comments

Employers should pay Social Security for illegal immigrants? Why can't we get congress to pay into Social Security instead of their 100 fully funded (by our tax money) retirement plan? They receive 100% of their wages upon retirement. What is wrong with this picture?!!! Wake up AMERICANS!!!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
16:29:13

Town Hall Comments

I do agree with most of the comments made here. President Bush has not helped America's people at all. He has really messed everything up in our country. Our own people are unemployed, some have completely lost jobs due to closed businesses,& our veterans get little help when they return from fighting in wars. The government refuses to pay their medical bills & for rehabilitation. Bush needs to be voted out, but people need to be studying the Democrat candidates very carefully. I am not happy with many things that I am reading about Howard Dean, either. Americans need to become better informed on the candidates before the vote. We really do need to GET RID OF GEORGE BUSH!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
16:31:56

Town Hall Comments

Yes, I agree to this. Why doesn't the Government do something about it? We Pray that President Bush will seek God's guidance in this matter and go for it. A Concerned American Citizen.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
16:42:33

Town Hall Comments

AMEN!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
16:55:21

Town Hall Comments

The more our President opens his mouth, the more I agree with the Dixie Chicks, I'm ashamed he calls Texas home. George W. wants us to have better educated students, but doesn't provide the funding, now we are going to have even more kids to educate, no way. I for one will take my 33 years in education and leave it to someone else. For you young folks out there, my prayers our for you because you are going to have to pay for all the mistakes our government is making during this administration.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
16:57:47

Town Hall Comments

African-Americans were not given a choice of being illegal or legal immigrants. However, they are very patriotic. They helped to build this country and did not receive minimum wage. They had to learn English because they were forbidden to speak in their native language; treated less than second-class citizens; and are profiled and red-lined against. They pay more than their fair share for services. Please it is time the people in the USA wake up and take care of their own. Stop sending/spending tax dollars on everyone else except the people you take the taxes from. True the USA is still the greatest country dispite its short comings. However, it is not time to wake up and smell the coffee, roses, etc. Please vote in the next election.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
16:58:15

Town Hall Comments

I fully agree with you about giving everything free to illegal aliens. But it seems odd that all of your comments are against our President. What are you doing ? maybe deleting some that doesn't agree with your conseption of how our government is being run! I'm sorry but your comments have not in anyway caused me to believe that a Democrat would do better; Thank you for letting me voice my opinion An 86 year old Independent


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:15:12

Town Hall Comments

Bush is a 4-letter word


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:16:50

Town Hall Comments

I agree that these people should not have the choice of staying here. They should all be deported back to where they came from along with the elected officals that have made the rules so lax, that we have to pay to get them out of this country.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:19:13

Town Hall Comments

Don't blame the illegals, you cant blame them seeking a better life, as some of you can remember, when Clinton was seeking reelection, He opened the flood gates and let them in our country, to get their votes, how short is your memory. but here is the real problem, the Democrats didn't want to do anything about closing our borders, because they needed the hispanic vote, now the republicans don't want to do anything because Bush needs the hispanic vote,this whole situation is a political foot ball about who get's the hispanic vote, also when Clinton signed the Nafta agreement that didn't help it any. Bottom line, don't blame the illegals Blame your politiciens, and if you want to see a change, vote them career politiciens out of office, who only think about their own pocket book, so don't complain unless you vote, or write your representitives and tell them how you feel.Out of the 12 months 3 months they work for you and 9 months they work to get reelected.Remember this illegal problem didn't start under the Bush administration, but Bush didn't help it any by giving them legal permit to work here,and also allowing them to bring their families over, he should have done more to close the borders.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:22:11

Town Hall Comments

Oh Yes I think President Bush has lost his mind on this one~~~ right here where I live~~ we have Mexies here by the hundreds~~ and they are taking over this town~~ my street~~ and for one I know alot of them don't have a job~~ so how are they living~~yep~~ by my tax dollars!!! I don't only mean the Mexies~~ it would be whom ever they were~~~ on my door steps!! And the time I had getting SS and they can walk right down there and get it~~ how many jobs have they had here in USA to get SS~~ how long have they paid into SS~~~OH YEA I think this idea stinks!!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:28:01

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PERSONALLY I THINK IT IS OUTRAGIOUS TO LET THEM COME IN TO OUR COUNTRY AND GET ALL THE THINGS THAT WE WHO ARE LEGALLY U.S.CITIZANS HAVE TO FIGHT FOR ..WE DONT GET FREE MEDICAL CARE.IN FACT MOST OF US CANT AFFORD HEALTH INSURANCE FOR OUR FAMILIES.WE GET A RAISE IN OUR SOCIAL SECURITY .ND MOST OF IT IS IMMEDITELY TAKEN TO PAY FOR MEDICARE..BUT THEY CAN COME NTO THE U.S.A. AND REAP ALL THE BENEFITS THAT A U.S.CITIZEN CANT AFFORD.(and this is fair) SEND THEM BACK AND GIVE THE AMERICANS BACK THEIR JOBS.. MARY


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:31:13

Town Hall Comments

Charity begins at Home. Where has Mr. Bush been..Mr. Bush take the golden spoon our of your mouth and see what it is like to loose your job after 28 yrs and approaching 65. We need to focus in our Lord because He see's all and He will take care of us. Thankyou for letting me express my self.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:36:49

Town Hall Comments

I totally agree with this. What are THEY THINKING??? I look for some day our GREAT COUNTRY will be just an adittion of MEXICO!!!I have a Mexican son-in-law but he came legal. I am not against them just do it legal!!!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:38:08

Town Hall Comments

i believe the illeagal aliens should have to be screened Before they come into the country, if they get in trouble, and most do, they should be sent back to their countrys. As far as the jobs go, people here are losing their jobs because employers find they can get the same work done for less money, so any excuse to fire someone will work. The plants are full of iilegals, and because of the low pay we can't Afford to work in a plant And single family homes, Ha! Ha! we can't put more than one family in one home but they can have as many as they want, therfore the reason they can work so cheap. The goverment gives them loans to buy our stores, our property and they get free goverment aid, and no paybacks either, its all free! So maybe we should all relocate and get things started there and see if anyone wants to go back home, i for one am ready for them to go.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:39:42

Town Hall Comments

Jan.10th 2004 Marie Ryck. I agree with all of this the sooner we get Buxh out of office the better the country will be. I have nothing against foreners, My Mom and Dad were on Dad joined our army as soon as he reach New Your, Mom did it right and as soon as she could she was a citezen of this country. but to let the illegal ones here in the country to stay work same aa our people and not pay a thing for 1 year. He has his head in the sewer.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:40:51

Town Hall Comments

AMEN! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:46:42

Town Hall Comments

After reading all the comments about Illegal Alien I agree with most of them about them entering the Country illegal. Most of all we should BOYCOTT ALL THINGS COMING FROM CHINA. As for our President the word of God says to pray for those who are in AUTHORITY over us that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior. I Timothy 2:1-3 God Bless sp, Ky. 1-10-2004


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:48:51

Town Hall Comments

Hi I must comment about this. I agree, The BUSH needs to go. I cannot believe what is happening to our country. Write to your state reps and senators and govenors etc. and keeep doing it until someone gets the message that WE are tired of it and there needs to be changes made. I do for sure they dont know what you feel unless you stand up and be heard!!! Vote Vote Vote and e-mail all until someone hears you.If we all do it we will be heard!!!!Everyone sends jokes etc. over the net lets send out protests and petitons and send them on to your people who were voted in. We the people........ LW Wisconsin


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:48:53

Town Hall Comments

Hi I must comment about this. I agree, The BUSH needs to go. I cannot believe what is happening to our country. Write to your state reps and senators and govenors etc. and keeep doing it until someone gets the message that WE are tired of it and there needs to be changes made. I do for sure they dont know what you feel unless you stand up and be heard!!! Vote Vote Vote and e-mail all until someone hears you.If we all do it we will be heard!!!!Everyone sends jokes etc. over the net lets send out protests and petitons and send them on to your people who were voted in. We the people........ LW Wisconsin


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:49:49

Town Hall Comments

I am not against people coming from other countries to work but I agree it has to be legally I believe some peole or companies hire them because they are cheaper to hire and they are taking the jobs that some of us really need. But why not instead of helping them try to figure out a way to figure out how to get your own people jobs. Bush seems to want to help everyone but us. It really makes me sick. why not provide education incentives to us for working lower wage, crap jobs for us who can't afford the education to excel the way we want.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:49:53

Town Hall Comments

We did not elect George Bush but we are stuck with him.I agree with the comments about ILLEGAL aliens. I thought that illegal meant that if you were caught you were punished. Why should we reward these people for sneaking into our country.They do not learn our language and have no respect for our rules and regulations. My husband worked for 36 years to support our family. When the kids were out of high school I worked for the next 15 years.We paid our taxes and never asked our family or the government to pay our bills.I resent people coming here to the United States,taking advantage of all we have to offer and then bad mouthing America and Americans. I bet we could not get away with this if we moved to a foreign country.First of all we would have to learn the language and support ourselves.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
17:59:35

Town Hall Comments

i certainly agree on this so called plan, too much government for illegal immigerents, what about us legal ones, what about our rights??????? we have to fight to get help in our state of texas////// for us seniors and low income people//// help our people then you can help others/////


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
18:03:19

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If Bush does this we will vote a 3rd party if we have to.And we have voted Republican since early `60`s. Folks, this is an attempt to water down our economy, and make us vulnerable to one world government. No borders etc. This is terrible.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
18:12:56

Town Hall Comments

I feel, send all illegals back to their own country. They come here, can't speak our language, and want a hand out. I could go on and on why I feel the way I do but it wouldn't matter anyway. I work hard for what I have. They come to our country, get homes bought for them, medical paid for, drive new cars, and etc. America needs to take care of their own people first.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
18:14:18

Town Hall Comments

I really look forward to your weekly page and comments. I read and re-read them several times before they are deleted. Also, I sent them to many of my friends. Thank you for your inspiration and humor.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
18:23:03

Town Hall Comments

My husband (Retired USAF) and I couldn't agree more!!!! We need a t-shirt that says "what part of illegal don't you understand!!!" Irv and Marie


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
18:40:53

Town Hall Comments

If these people want to be in the good ole USA then make them speak our language and not theirs! It is disgusting to try and talk to these people over the phone and they can't speak English! If they don't want to live with our rules they can return to own country!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
18:52:06

Town Hall Comments

I thought long & hard before posting this. First, I am pushing 70, female & white. This kinda makes me a triple minority these days. I like President Bush, I know where his heart is for the American people, but some things he is handling oh so wrong. Sure, election year is important. Please remember also that his brother (Gov.-Florida)is married to a beautiful Mexican woman & their son was very active in Bush's campaign. Extremely intelligent young man. Therefore, I have felt this was coming & it could very well be that he has saved this - until now. Secondly, I have a new neighbor, moved here from Mexico, receives SS, plus SSI, plus Medicaid, plus discounts on electric & phone, plus food stamps. I have worked all my life, have been medically unable to work for four years & live hand to mouth on SS plus Medicare & thank goodness for the Medicare (at least until this, too, is taken from us). By the way, my neighbor speaks perhaps four words of English. HOW did my neighbor qualify for all those things, fresh here from Mexico, when I, as a disabled American, working since I was 12 years old, cannot obtain the help my neighbor receives. I am grateful for the little I have, but cannot help being a bit uptight about what is going on in our country today. I would like to have America at least 50% the way it used to be. Thanks for reading. To Dusty: Hang in there, my friend. It will take our votes & our voices to make a difference.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
18:55:43

Town Hall Comments

WE NOT ONLY GET TAXED TO DEATH; WE ALSO FIGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY & VOTE FOR WO WE THINK WILL BE FAIR. WHAT A JOKE. OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE BEING SENT TO IRAQ & OTHER PLACES & ALLOWING IMMIGRANTS TO TAKE THEIR JOBS. LOW PAYING JOBS WITH NO BENEFITS WILL MAKE THIS COUNTRY GO BACKWARDS. MANY HAVE FOUGHT LONG & HARD TO MAKE US HAVE BETTER PAYING JOBS WITH BENEFITS. GUESS ADMINISTRATIN WANTS POOR & RICH. NO MIDDLE CLASS. WONDER IF THOSE RICH SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVES HAVE ANY CONSCIENCE ?? DON'T THINK SO WISH I WAS RICH ENOUGH TO CLEAN HOUSE & START NEW ADMINISTRATION WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO FOUGHT & PAID TAXES & CARED FOR THIS COUNTRY.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
18:59:41

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My name is Jill and I am a freshman at Butler University, my aunt sent me this page, and I cannot say that I have been more disgusted by any other site. Crossing the United States borders without a visa may be illegal in the United States, but suppose you were born in one of those countries which limited your civil liberties and freedoms. The best plan of action for you would not be to just continue living in such harsh conditions, but to escape these conditions and try to start a new life elsewhere. By limiting our borders to the people that will benefit the most from the freedom the United States provides, then we are in fact limiting ourselves, and we are limiting the opportunities that these "Illegal Aliens" bring to us from "foreign lands".


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
19:16:16

Town Hall Comments

The issues that Pres. Bush is proposing really only help these people for three years, they will then go under cover again, and will never return to starvation in Mexico or where ever. Plus, what about all the family members that they will bring with them??? this fact has been totally ignored by Bush.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
19:22:54

Town Hall Comments

I think it is outrageous that our elected officials do nothing to protect american people from illegal aliens coming in to our country taking our jobs , getting unlimited welfare and social security and this goes for everybody from the president and all of congress.....


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
19:32:10

Town Hall Comments

I AGREE WITH MOST OF THE THINGS PRES. BUSH HAS DONE IN HIS TERM OF OFFICE AND EVEN THO' MY ANCESTORS CAME FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY, ON THIS I DO NOT AGREE WITH. OUR BORDERS NEED TO BE MORE PROTECTED NOT OPENED WIDER.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
19:40:30

Town Hall Comments

I feel the American people are on the losing end. There are many people here in the states can't even speak english. Those people should not be allow to hold a job in the U.S. Also the remainding jobs here are at lowest wages the employer can get away with, because of knowing the can get away with it because of this kind of actions. It is tme America starts retaining the good jobs here in the U S, so people can live here and properly take care of their families in a proper way.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
19:41:16

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I do not want to support these people, however if I were them I would be doing the same thing, "Trying to better myself". To many Americans do not want to do the jobs these people do. Get them in the system and get what taxes we can. H. D. Hunger La Grange, Texas


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
19:46:26

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Why is everyone running George W. Bush down? He inherited a bad economy, an attack on our homeland, and all you liberals can do is gripe. Thank God Al Gore was not president. H D Hunger


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
19:50:18

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HELLO YOU THINK COLORADO HAS IT BAD? THINK OF THE OEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA THAT HAVE GIVEN THE IILEGALES THE STATE WITH OUT FIRING A SHOT. THIS BEGAN WITH OUR PRESEDENTS BEGINING WITH KENNEDY& EVERY PRESEDENT SINCE. I BELIVE WE SHOULD LET OUR GOVERMENT KNOW ABOUT THIS IN THE BALLOT BOX & VOTE EVERY ONE WHO BELIVES WE NEED THESE WORKERS OUT OF OFFICE. MARGIE & GEORGE


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
19:57:00

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AS THE OLD SAYING GOES, "THE RICH GET RICHER, AND THE POOR GET POORER, UNLESS YOU ARE ILLEGAL, THEN YOU'LL GET EVERYTHING.!!!!!!! OF COURSE SOME OF THEM WORK DOING THINGS WE AMERICANS WOULDN'T DREAM OF DOING. THEN THEY SAVE, SO THEY CAN DREAM THAT AMERICAN DREAM. WE AS AMERICANS COULD DO THE SAME THINGS. MOST OF OUR FAMILIES CAME TO THIS COUNTRY THE LEGAL WAY,AND WORKED HARD TO MAKE AN HONEST DOLLAR. CAN YOU TRUTHFULLY SAY YOU HAVE WORKED THAT HARD,AND FOR THAT MATTER COULD YOU?? MANY OF US WOULD GIVE UP BECAUSE THINGS WERE A LITTLE TOUGH. IF WE LIVED IN SOME OF THE COUNTRIES THESE PEOPLE COME FROM, WE WOULD APPRECIATE MORE OF WHAT WE HAVE....THE BEST WAY TO HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD IS TO VOTE. READ UP ON THE ISSUES AND MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT...SEE YOU A THE POLES.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
20:15:19

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I am not postive about this, but I have been told that imigrants do not have to pay income tax. My husband is disabled, gets SS Disability, and a small Carpenters Pension, and I mean "small". I work at a low paying job and get half of my ex-husbands pension, which he messed up when he quit his job within six months of 30 years. I get a small amount, $250.00 per month of this. Yet we were charged with $900.00 in income tax due last year. We of course have to make payments on this and the government is making a large amount of interest off of us. Someting is wrong with this picture. I worked in a furniture store several years ago. We had some beautiful paintings and art work in the store. Nothing made me madder than when I had to wait on oriental people who came into the store, spoke their own language, and laughed at some of the oriental pictures we had. It was so hard for me not to turn around and say to them, if you come to our country, take wages away from our natural citizens, pay no income tax, live better than I ever hoped to do, ---------------Than speak English. How rude they are. Years ago, when my children were small and we would go to California a visit their grandparents, they treated us to a trip to Disneyland. I was standing in line with two small children and one in a stroller getting ready to pay for Mickey Mouse hats and an Oriental man pushed me away from the counter, pushed my children away and pushed his handfull of money at the clerk. My kids were so shocked. Why did he do that Mom? How do you explain that to your small children, when you are trying so hard not to make them prejudiced? Again, a few years back when life was better for me, my ex-husband and I went to a Riverboat. He loved to gamble, I spent my twenty dollars and spent the rest of the time walking around and watching people. I stopped at a Black Jack Table and spent some time watching the people play. Several Oreiental men were at the table and kept their money in envelopes in thier suitcoat pockets. I was amazed at the amount of money they had on their persons, and how much they spent. Of course at that time we had a new Mitsubshi Plant in our area. I figured they all worked there. Something is worng with out county when we cannot feed, cloth or take care of our own people. Most of whose fathers, grandfathers, brothers, sisters, etc. went to war and fought for "OUR" Freedom. I think the most eye opening event that I saw this past year, because to tell you the truth I never paid much attention to what was going on, was the amount of money they spent to decorate the White House for Christmas. They could have fed hundreds of families for what they spent on what only a select few could see. This country is really screwed up. You can go on Public Aid if you don't do anything to better yourself. But God has to be there to help you if you do. You will get penalized by our Government if you try to better yourself. I you try to take some classes and take the lowest paying job you can find, SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!! We aren't going to help you anymore. I feel bad that the illegal immigrants that are coming into our country, and taking our wages, but paying no taxes feel that they have to do that. Shame on their own countries. I mean for crying out loud, go work for the Levi Company that has left our country, the country that made them. Go work for them. Get in contact with all of these American Born Companies that are deserting us and go work for the. Let the True Americans work in this nation that they have all supported or tried to for all their lives and their ancestors lives.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
20:32:14

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I am a registered Republican and voted for President Bush. I support President Bush in jut about everything he has done during his presidency; however, this is one issue I believe he is wrong, wrong, wrong. I do not know who is advising him to do this.............but he should not follow through . he will be making a huge mistake and it will backfire on him. It is obviously political to try to buy the Hispanic vote in this country...I am hispanic...........my family came to this country many years ago from Mexico in a legal manner..........became citizens, served in the armed forces, fought in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and now Iraq. I presently have a daughter in law who has legally applied for permanent residency and has gone through the entire INS legal system and is still waiting for her permanent residency. In the meantime, she follows the laws of this country.........she, as my entire family, have never broken the U. S. laws..............and we all definitely resent the fact that hundreds of thousands of U. S. law breakers..........illegally in this country...........are given a free ride. I don't care what jobs these people do, or what they make............they either go through the INS legal system and come here legally........or go back to their own country. That is the final point.............don't let Mexico's President Fox outsmart the U. S. in permitting hundreds of thousands of his nationals to enter this country illegally and take jobs of U. S. citizens, pay social security taxes, and then go back to Mexico to live off of the benefits, the U. S. will have to pay for!!....funds which will only benefit Mexico. This is wrong, wrong, wrong. I strongly urge President Bush to dropthis matter completely. He doesn't need this.......most hispanics are conservatives, and feel as I do............those that don't are free loaders looking for a free ride in an illegal manner.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
20:42:48

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I certainly agree with your page. Our taxes here in the "carpet capital of the world" have doubled in one year and solely because there are so many illegals being hired in the work force and the tax payers, which are the property owners, not the illegals, are paying for their women to have their babies here in our hospital and instantly become citizens and I, for one am fed up! I don't think just voting in a democrat will solve our problems, but we need congressmen and senators who will speak up for America. PLEASE do something before it is too late! From a small business owner in Cohutta, GA


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
20:50:17

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illeagle aliens,a travesty to say the least.we have a president,whos displaying his true liberal,pro big business liberalism.and i voted for the sap.homeland security,was a scam.deployed to erode the constitution of these united states.and when we the people,the patriots,call out for justice,the first thing they shove down our throats,is how where all immigrants.thow for most american heritage this is true,yet when this all started taking place 500 years ago,and since,this price was payed by the blood of our forefathers.the battle for independance,the spanish wars,the civil war,world war1,korean war,vietnam,now the middle east wars.some of these battles fought by veterans like myself,who put their lives on the line.so when bleeding heart liberals,illegal aliens,cry about us americans being from somewhere else,simply tell them,the price was payed with our forefathers blood,and some of our own.by the blood of the patriots of this country,our nation was born.close the borders,keep our jobs at home.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
20:59:49

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I am an american that has been out of work since 2000-- i worked at codys a perfune factory i was making over 700 an hour and some made more now 90 percent of those jobs hve been replaced with illegal alians (mexicans) that had came over the lines illegally-- the all work 4 min wages -- we r out of work----- another job at Hardees hambugar now employs 65 percent mexicans ans would not hire me but hired them instead--- talk about discrimination its hit the USA --and there are thousands of stories just like mine out there ---only in america


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
21:30:40

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My family and my husband's family came here as Polish, legal, Immigrants..They came here on visas, quickly learned the language and became citizens as soon as possible...They didnt ask this country to accept the way they lived in their original countries...They embraced the traditions, language and laws of this country. Everyone who wants to live here must do the same....HOw can our government officials, especially our president consider this change for illigal immigrants..Our own citizens cant find jobs, are loosing pensions and medical benefits and are getting an all time low interest rate on savings.....We must all write our officials and strongly asking them not to do this to our country, to us.... HATS OFF TO THE PERSON WHO SUBMITTED THIS PAGE, THE PEOPLES VOICE.....


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
21:37:10

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I AGREE WITH YOU 100%. This great nation of ours is being destoyed by companies sending jobs to other countries or bring in illegals to do work that our own countrymen need. Not everyone here is a colleg grad or computer whiz. We have plenty of plain average Americans who would love to have some of these jobs that are given to immegrates. VOTE BUSH OUT!!!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
21:48:23

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I have read a lot of comments on here and It seems to me that the old addage of "What can you do. It's the goverment" has gone by the wayside. I say make these people listen or leg it.Let them know they had better produce or start looking for another job. They are kept in office so long that their chair grows to their ass. The longer they stay in office the more they feel that they can't get booted out. Remember that money they are spending by the billions is YOUR money not their's. get on the net. phone. mail, newspaper, and tell these people that their job's are very short lived. Let them know that their job runs from one election to the next. They work for you. Not another goverment. Every other world goverment has a hand in what happens here. I don't like it at all. Someone said that Bush was a four letter word. Not nice. It can be useful and make some people happy when thay get a chance to use it. I hope that bush does not expect my vote again, bf....... Tx


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
22:03:38

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Do you have any idea how much fruit and veggies would cost if they were picked by Americans? Or the cost of mowing your yard, or a new roof, your nanny/maid??? Everytime they pay rent, buy food, clothing, or a car they are paying taxes.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
22:16:30

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Yes, those illegals who, enter our country should not be rewarded. Big bussiness should be penalized for hiring them. Ou presedent will do any thing for a vote. He is wrong. And I do not agree with him in this and many of his other so called programs for the poor the middle class and seniors.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
22:20:02

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George Bush and all his cronies are only watching out for the RICH!! There are many, many people out of work, and have been for over a year. Their unemployment has ended, but those statistics don't show up when they say the unemployment figures have improved!!!!! But just keep letting in all these immigrants and let them take our jobs. Nice way to go, huh? Besides, everything you see in the stores now is made in China, right? What happened to having things make in the good old USA?


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
22:27:06

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Amen to that! To legalize, without penalty, those who have come into this country illegally will only encourage others to do the same. To freely give the illegals the benefits that legal immigrants have worked for will certainly not encourage people to immigrate legally. Why do we have an immigration policy if we are going to legalize those who sneak in? This policy will completely gut our immigration laws. ml, Tucson, AZ


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
22:37:56

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As a son of two LEGAL IMMIGRANTS--- I DEPLORE THIS STUPIDITY!!!!!!! Chaplain Robert G. Balnicky WWII Disabled Veteran Balanne@Tampabay.rr.com


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
22:40:35

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Do you think these problems have just occurred since President Bush took office? Come on guys. Let's put some of the blame where it belongs. Let's take a look at what President Clinton did in his eight years in office. You think you can do a better job than President Bush. Then run for office and see how much you can improve our country. I think we have it pretty good here. I love the United States of America. All this bashing disgusts me. If you don't like it here, move overseas.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
22:52:01

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It's not just Bush! It's the Senate, the House of Representatives, the States and the people for not speaking up! It's called 'interia'?



Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
23:05:20

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Bush is just trying to be a good little Republican Party boy, make the rich richer with cheap labor in what ever jobs America has to offer after sending meaningful manufactureing jobs over seas for larger coporate profits. It's a chalenge to shop for MADE IN USA labels, China owns us, and the Corporations own Capital Hill. I served my country in VN, worked for 39yrs in an American automobile manufacturing plant and it may close this year. I buy American owned products with American earned money! My dad flew his flag proudly as I, he could't hide me, nor would I. When you see the red on our flag, a little was mine mostly my friends. We need another Franklin D Roosevelt to get this country back on track, but just last week Bush said he wants to replace FDR on the dime with Ronald Reagan. Don't put my flag on your Hondas and Toyotas, etc!


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
23:14:05

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I live in A Mexican community and have become very good friends with many illegals and I feel so sad for them . These people can`t make it in Mwxico because of large American companies that have moved there suchas Coca Cola,General Electric,Westing House Burger King ,McDonalds Ect.The list goeas on and on and these low life companies pay these poor people about 35 cents per hour and they go without much and are forced to Quit school after the sixth grade and take jobs to help and support their families. No wonder they wan`t to come here . The ones that I know are very hard workers and hold not only one job but two to take care of their families and out of the 60 plus families that I know are not on welfare and do not get free medical. The white american families in this same community are the ones on the welfare roll and not because mexican families have taken all of the jobs but because they are too darn lazy to hold one. What President Bush wants is insane but we sure do need to help these people and I am sure that some other method such as giving those that have come here and had children in this country American citisenship as their children already have it. If only all Americans would take one day per week and pray to our Father in Heaven to give us an ans.things would change. God Bless you all and lets ban together and do what is right for these warm wonderful people.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
23:34:13

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I have read many of your pages and Can`t believe what I am hearing from many of you. I am a 70 year old man that lives on a fixed incom but I don`t go hungry. Thjere are many times though that I can`t afford to buy all of my meds. But before I retire each and every night I thank God for what I have. I don`t agree with George W. But as an american I see the need to help these poor people.There must As Americans we can`t turn our backs and see these poor people misused any longer. Would you wan`t your children going to bed hungry? Not me .So comon gang stop complaining and lets figure out some things on our oun for once as we have a President that has gone insane just like his father did. Take care all and God Bless


Town Hall Meeting
10 Jan 2004
Time:
23:39:17

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I married a service man back in 1953 and had to have a medical clearance and, like all other brides coming to the U.S.A. also had a security check to make sure we didn't have a criminal record. We had Xray's and also our husbands had to prove that they could support us. My Nephew and his family wanted to come here unfortunately they were told it would be a ten year wait, he is a master electrician and now retired in the U.K. Does anyone else remember those days?? My husband retired from the Air Force and is enjoying retirement and the people he served with are still close friends.


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
00:11:17

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White mans law isn't for the legal anymore, but then they took my Peoples Countey away from us. My mom had to "LEARN ENGLISH, SPEAK ENGLISH before she could become an American. Are "they" to LAZY OR JUST TO STUPID TO LEARN ENGLISH?? What is happening is fortold of the last days. Sadly things are not going to get better. my birthstone is 3 nails set into a wooden cross ~~ A Gift We Share All Year ~~ Friendships and Inspirations river~~~~~


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
00:27:57

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I just can't believe what is happening to our country. I would vote for JESE VENTURA for preident before BUSH. At least when JESE shaves his head you don't see the "666". Is Bush the true "ANTICHRIST" ?? Look at all the idiots giving him advice, Rumsfeld, VP Cheney, Rice , etc..A pack of snakes! Bush would have been a better man if he was with me in Viet Nam, not hiddin by his father. May be he needs to serve as pointman in Iraq for the duration. May be Bush needs to invade Mexico to over throw the corupted government they have there, free the suppresed, feed the hungry, raise thier standard of living so they could be proud to stay in Mexico. Then they could buy American products after putting electric in their cardboard shacks. May be there would be a run to the southern boarder, by the suppresed, the hungry, the unemployed American!!! 


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
00:41:46

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If only our own American citizens were willing to work for some of the pitiful wages that some of those illegal immigrants make maybe there wouldn't be any jobs for the illegals and then there would be no need for them to try and better their own living standards, by coming into this country illegally. Yes, the pitiful wages that many pass up here in the states are often more than a family would make in some places in Mexico.... Why do they come here illegally? Because it takes almost 3 years for them to become citizens and there is so much red tape involved, it's easier for them to illegally cross the border,,,,, But I question why you, who put this web page together are so shortsighted about the plight of the Mexicans who clean our hotels and motels, perform garbage pickup duties, pick our fruit, and vegetables,,,,,, are you upset because they are illegal? or because they are Mexican? or both? Would you continue to stay at the Motels, if you knew they were being cleaned by illegal Mexicans, or would you continue to buy the fruits and vegetables? I think you would,,,,, so pull the log from your own eye, before trying to pull the splinter from others,,,,,, I would like to thank you though for allowing comments,,,,,,, that's what makes our country great,,, our right to speak out,,,, just as you've spoken your feelings, now you know mine,,,,,,


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
03:13:19

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Amen! This is well stated. I feel that illegal immigrants using all our resources are one reason California is in so much trouble. Our whole country is going to be in the same dire straights if we let this situation grow. JLB - Iowa


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
03:19:31

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I totally agree with deporting illegal aliens, NOT making them citizens! But what are WE to do about it (in addition to contacting our Congress reps)? Its like already a "done deal". The new book coming out by the President's past Treasury Secretary sheds clear light on the lack of debate and "nay sayers" within the Cabinet. In my opinion, the worst fault EVER. And yet, due to many reasons, this Administration is headed into the elections for a landslide victory! (Right, same as in Iraq!) Go figure...


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
03:37:36

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Remote user, retired in the Philippines. I totally agree with the article. My wife was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the US and obtained her US citizenship LEGALLY! I just don't get it, why should legal immigrants and US natives have to bend over backwards to give all these ILLEGAL foreigners everything they want? By far the largest percentage of them come from Mexico as wetbacks. Come on President Bush, wake up! Please don't put political expediency over US sovereignty. One reason my wife and I chose to retire here is to get away from all the damned illegal immigrants in California.


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
05:19:24

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I HAD THOUGHT THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS DOING A PRETTY GOOD JOB UNTIL THIS LATEST FIASCO. THE IDEA OF HAVING BORDER PATROL AND IMMIGRATION WAS TO STOP ILLEGIALS FROM COMING IN. IF YOU COMMIT A CRIME YOU ARE JAILED. UP UNTIL THIS THING FROM THE PRESIDENT BEING AN ILLEGIAL WAS A CRIME. YOU DIDN'T GET SENT TO JAIL JUST BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM. I LIVE IN MICHIGAN AND THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORIES THAT ARE SENDING THEIR JOBS OUT OF THE COUNTRY. I, FOR ONE, HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE IN THOSE COUNTRIES ARE ABLE TO BUY THE PRODUCTS THAT THEY MAKE. IT IS TIME THAT WE TOOK OUR OWN STAND AND SAID THAT IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT HERE DON'T SELL IT HERE. THE OWNERS OF THESE FACTORIES SAID THAT THEY CAN'T BE COMPETITIVE IF THEY CAN'T MOVE. AND THE FACTORIES THAT STAY COMPETITIVE ARE HIRING ILLEGIAL ALIENS AND PAYING THEM LESS. WHEN ARE THE SENATE AND CONGRESS AS WELL AS THE PRESIDENT GOING TO WAKE UP?WHEN WE VOTE THE WHOLE BUNCH OUT OF OFFICE? HOW MANY MORE TERRORISTS ARE GOING TO BE GIVEN JOBS THAT THEY CAN USE AGAINST US? ILLEGIALS STARTED COMING IN ASMIGRANT WORKERS AND END UP TAKING AS MANY OF THE JOBS AS THEY CAN. YOU CAN BET IF YOU WENT TO THEIR COUNTRY AND TRIED TO WORK WITHOUT THE GOVERNMENT SANCTION YOU WOULD BE DEPORTED.


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
05:40:58

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ISN'T ILLEGIAL ALIEN JUST ANOTHE FORM OF SLAVERY? WASN'T THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES ABOUT SLAVERY? DO WE NEED ANOTHER SUCH WAR TO BE WAGED? COME ON, MR. PRESIDENT, SENATE AND CONGRESS. USE YOUR HEADS FOR SOMETHING BESIDES A HATRACK. IF THESE PEOPLE ARE ILLEGIAL SEND THEM BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY!I AM SORRY THAT YOU CAN'T MAKE IT THERE BUT YOU MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO MAKE IT HERE! AND IF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PROTECTING US CAN'T--- VOTE THEM OUT!


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
06:05:40

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Two things to think about: First, we will always have illegal immigrants just like we will always have poor people. Second, the illegal immigrants are not taking away the "good" jobs (i.e., high-paying jobs or ones with benefits); many of the illegal immigrants are doing (and are willing to do) jobs that most Americans would consider to odious or menial and beneath them. America's economic troubles have many causes other than illegal immigrants. KTH, Nashville, TN


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
06:12:23

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I think that President Bush has lost his mind. There is no "Homeland Security" if he is willing to allow illegal imagrants "amnesty" and put them to work in OUR jobs for lower wages than we would make. I am a union member and I know that if it were not for the unions we would be making no more than minimum wage right now. I feel that is completely against our well being as Americans to allow these illegals ANY benifits from our government. We allow them to collect welfare and food stamps at our expense. President Bush also wants to allow these same illegal imigrants to attend college at in state student tuition rates with us footing the entire bill. That again is hogwash. When you go to any store and pick an item p from the shelf, what is the first language you see on the package? It sure isn't English, it is Spanish. If these people want to come into OUR country and take OUR jobs, they should first learn to speak OUR language. I spent three years stationed in Germany. I learned to speak a little German through a program the Army called, "Head Start". That program taught you basic language and local customs in order that you could go out on the local economy and be able to communicate with the people of the HOST nation. I can tell you this, it was much easier when I made the attempt to speak their language. They bent over backward to do anything they could for us. I am sure that if I had not at least attempted their language, they would not have any desire to help me at all. If the imigrants are legal and are making an attemt to speak OUR language and are willing to work, that is one thing, but if they are illegal and refuse to attempt our language, SEND THEM RIGHT BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM. Yes, it was Arab people that destroyed the World Trade Center and attacked the Pentegon. Who is to say that these illegas from Mexico have not been trained by terrorist factions as well. Just something to think about.


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
06:14:01

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I agree 100% Bob Egan North Carolina


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
06:18:23

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Simple, they wasn't thinking, as usual.


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
06:38:56

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I believe that the President should be protecting our country from illegal immigrants instead of inviting them to stay. They are here ILLEGALLY and should be deported. It is hard enough for us as American citizens to pay our monthly bills and support those already on the welfare system and, we do not need to invite millions of people who are not even citizens to take jobs that we could have and use services that were set up to help citizens.


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
06:41:20

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January 11,2004 Illegal Aliens are American People too. I agree with your comments. My husband and I are in our mid 50's, we have no health coverage,(and haven't had any for the past 2 1/2 years) because although both of us are working we can't afford it. My 22 year old has been living with us for the last 1 1/2 because he has been unemployed and not able to find a job.(not on unemployment either). I think it's a daggum shame that the immigrants (although very hard working people) are getting all the benefits of our country, not paying taxes, getting medical care,and opening businesses all over our country and not having to pay any taxes. And only God knows what else they receive from the United States. Why would they ever want to go home? On the news the other day one was interviewed and asked the sane question. You know what his answer was. A radio station personnel a while back was joking around and asked the other person in the booth "What is the capitol of Mexico?" The guy answered "North Carolina". It's a terrible shame when our country cares more about taking care of illegle immigrants than it does their own seniors, children, handicapped, unemployed and american citizens. DW Hickory,NC


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:10:14

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If they want work so bad send them to Iraq to rebuild their country and save our country some money by paying them the minimum wage!


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:13:54

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I totally agree with this person.It's about time somebody spoke up...now if only there were a way to get this to the people that NEED to see this.The bastards need to go back to wherever or whatever they came from & leave our jobs & resources to the hard working Americans & the families that EARNED them! God Bless America!


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:21:05

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Rather than all the backlash of your feelings on computer on this site. tell it to the president, to your congressmen, to your state and local officials. You can pettition them and be persistent. it does pay off. We as Americans have to let our voices be heard I agree letting in the aliens without learning our laws,our ways is wrong. We the people can make the differences if we try hard enough. we are just as guilty for not doing something about it!


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:41:26

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Jeeze haven't you been listening it's that "illegal" word they don't understand! But you know if we get about 1000 lawyers on the case I think we can come up with a good definition? I think it's a country in france myself? Well, better luck in 2008. If they haven't blown us all to hell by then.


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:42:48

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This is happening in Britain as well as America.


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:56:11

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Mr Bush wants these illegal aliens just so he will get the votes he needs. he is nothing but a warmonger...I haven't met one person yet that would vote for him...he has ruined our country, made all the other countries mad with us, started wars to get our young men and women killed when it should not have happened. He only needed an excuse, like 9/11..Then he's ready to blame it on those countries he wants to go to war with. WHY do the men and women of the Congress and Senate not do something to stop this mad man. He declared the war over so he could get hot on the election trail to raise his millions.... WAKE up America! Your way of life is at stake here...Do not put him back in office......S.B. Fla.


Town Hall Meeting
11 Jan 2004
Time:
08:31:05

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I have written before but wanted to add a couple of things. First, our grandchildren, where will they be living when we are gone? On the MOON or Mars? If you are interested in some truths about G.W. go to the "Anti George W. Bush site." The Bushes were all involved with the failings of the Saving's and Loan scandals. One brother made millions from it in Texas..I'm happy not to live near him in Texas as it must stink! He's nothing but a big pile of "cowpie." Thank you!


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11 Jan 2004
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I Thelma romigh beleive this should be published in papers,books&posted in plain view so everyone can see it. not everyone has a computer or know how to use one.not a turer word spoken I back you up 100% lets get it around E-Mail addressgreta@access995.com


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11 Jan 2004
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09:26:52

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Why should we trust a incrompitent like George Bush, we need a tree for president not a bush.


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11 Jan 2004
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09:56:25

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I am an American living out of the country. I have made sure that I will have an absentee ballot in plenty of time to vote Bush out of office! I am so fed up with our government doing everything for everyone but Americans! We have little children in America who are sick and cannot get help because they have no insurance. But children in other countries have illnesses, or defrmities, and we bring them to America FREE OF CHARGE, and take care of them, also FREE OF CHARGE. Illegals should be found and deported, not given the opportunity to work and take away jobs that belong to Americans. But Americans also need to realize that they too may have to start at the bottom, or take a lower paying job than they may be used to. After all, less money is better that NO money! I was livid when I saw on the news that Bush wants to let illegals work. I agree that eVeryone deserves a chance for a better life. But take care of the Americans in America FIRST!!! Thank you. NSL in St. Lucia


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11 Jan 2004
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09:59:21

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I agree whole heartly. Up here in Erie, PA all our factories are shutting down. We have to pay City taxes, school taxes, house taxes, state taxes and Federal taxes. What do the illegial aliens pay?? NOTHING! In fact we hand them things on a silver platter. We give them welfare (that we can not even get, because there is no money), we give them food stamps (that I can not even get) They don't even have to find a job. They sit on their porches all summer long causing problems. Heck we can't even have them arrested for crimes (they say that we are picking on them and claim immunity). I say pay for your citizenship like we have to with taxes or get the heck out and ship them back.


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11 Jan 2004
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I agree with the person writing this truth,and hope that our law makers will wake up before it is too late. E could find our country full of tarest.I have heard so meny times{if we would only pay our elected people more we would get better people in office.I do not beleive this has nor ever will work. thank you L.E.Gregory


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11 Jan 2004
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10:11:48

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I agree with most remarks,but,what makes every one think,the Bush has a Brain,I think he has proven just the opposite, such wild ideas doesn't make a good president,but,we don't have a mirror to see what most people think,they tell you what they are going to do, then do the opposite.that needs to change.when your told one thing, then they do another,time to hold them to their promises. thank you.Jude


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11 Jan 2004
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10:39:37

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You are half right. They should immigrate and be legal, but some has to wait years that they don't have, and if it would not be for the immigrants whom Americans explote with the low wages, where would we be without them, yes, they do take jobs from the Americans, but Americans are not willing to pay the misserable wages that the immigrants get plus the HARD WORK that they made them do. Just try on 100 degree weather pick up oranges for few dollars, they are willing to work, they don't want any thing free, believe. These are my comments, thank you.


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11 Jan 2004
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10:42:32

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I wish that people could look at the larger picture of what is happening in our country, rather than pick and choose individual arguments, like the Bush-bashing that is going on in this column. The immigration issue definitely has two sides, and I have seen them both living here in the rural, farming South. There are many, many jobs that would not be filled except for the migrant workers. There are plenty of local people here out of work, but they do not want to work in the fields and do the manual labor required for these jobs. The farmers have no option but to hire the immmigrants. The problem is, however, that some of these workers are here illegally, and there needs to be some method of tracking them. It is just a fact of life that they are here, and will always be here. Please look, however, at the larger picture. President Bush is a God-fearing, Christian man. Of course, that sets him up for all kinds of arrows to be thrown at him from all sides. To get a better focus of what is really going on in our world, and in our country, I would suggest that you read John Eldredge's book, "Waking the Dead." It will open your eyes to the reality of how Satan and his converts are working daily to tear down the smalll remainder of the Christian morals that are left in our country. There is a war going on, and it is taking place every day right here in the U.S.A.


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11 Jan 2004
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10:52:53

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I tthink you are so right ,what is wrong with the people who believes this president,,the rich get richer and we get poorer let's only hope things will change by next year.............


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11 Jan 2004
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11:02:45

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I am a product of immigration, my great-great grand parents came to this country from Ireland in the late 1890’s. The way they came here was through the legal methods imposed by the U.S. government at the time. Many people already here did not like my Irish forefather and mother. We were treated very unfairly, but they knew they were in this country legally and were going to make it their duty to integrate into the American society and earned their citizenships. The problems I see with this new wave of immigrants, no matter where they are from (Asia, Europe or South of the border) is that they have no respect for our laws and the proper way of doing things. They enter our country illegally, they take jobs they were not giving permission to take and they use services, such as schooling, medical and social benefits (welfare) that were set-up for the use of citizens and legal immigrants. Where do we go to correct these problems? President Bush seems to be on the wrong side of this issue, so we have only the elected officials in Congress to address our concerns. I have already e-mailed my Senators and my Congressman along with others and voiced my opinions on this subject. I would ask all that are disturbed about illegal immigrations to do the same, whether you are Independent, Democrat or Republican (as I am). This matter should trouble everyone who sees our immigration laws being trampled on and disregarded. Stephen, Colorado Springs, CO


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11 Jan 2004
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11:11:45

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One more thing to my previous comment, the illegals, do pay taxes and not everyone has free things given to them, find out first a little more about them before you start making those comments. Put yourself in their places and by the way, YOU ALL ARE FOREIGNERS, ALL YOUR GREAT GRANDPARENTS CAME FROM SOMEWHERE, THE ONLY AMERICANS WERE THE INDIANS JUST BECAUSE YOU WERE BORN HERE AND YOUR GREAT GRANDPARENTS TOOK EVERYTHING FROM THE INDIANS DOES NOT MAKE YOU TRUE AMERICANS.


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11 Jan 2004
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11:21:28

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We have spent time and money protecting the borders of many other countries and cannot protect our own. Allowing our laws to be ignored and then rewarding the lawbreakers is no more than treason.


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11 Jan 2004
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11:35:04

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In reference to the person that turned this into a race issue,get an education!Slavery was abolished how long ago?GET OVER IT!This page is about illegal aliens in OUR country.If you don't like it...get the hell out!If you want to speak in a more native tongue & not the wonderful English language that you were blessed with...go somewhere else!I hear ebonics is being taught even in rural areas.With that being said...maybe illegal immigrants aren't the only problem this country has.I'm 29 years old,I haven't done a damn thing wrong to anyone & I'm so sick of hearing how it's still our fault somehow.Face it...you just want compensated for a problem that's not yours & never has been!Get off your lazy *** & get a real job! I have 2 beautiful kids that I teach to talk right...I wish the rest of this country would do the same.Take your ebonics & go get an education.With an illegal alien on each shoulder!


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11 Jan 2004
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11:39:04

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Great comments on the Illegal aliens that are flood- ing our country. I too, feel that at some point some- thing will have to be done to stem the tide. We don't Only have the Mexicans coming with 10 0r twelve of their kids,but we have the South Americans,Bosians, Cubans,Asians and many more types sucking our economy dry. I visited a cemetey in Port Authur, Texas and noticed the section where the Vietnamese bury their dead and I was surprised to see the millions of dollars worth of thick slabs of polished granite stone with columns of names engraved upon them. There were pictures attached on many stones. I wonder how these people could afford such splended grave sites. is the government still subsidizeing these people?


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11 Jan 2004
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11:40:13

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By the way...I've never even used the N word...so there!


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11 Jan 2004
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11:52:08

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I certainly agree that drastic steps should be taken to control this problem. I think open-season should be established each year to thin out this rapidly growing problem.


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11 Jan 2004
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11:52:50

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A previous message from a college girl was typical of the stupidity being taught in our schools. She said the illegals were escaping from a bad government. Well, silly girl, we had the same thing in this country long ago. The people in our country fought for freedom, worked hard, and brought about a nation that is now under attack by lawbreakers. If the illegals want a better country, they should stay home and work to get one, not become lawbreakers here. Are they too lazy? Too stupid? Are they more interested in getting free benefits than working to make a better country for their children in a land (Mexico) with many, many natural resources? And, when you get out of college you will be looking for a job. Just where will you find one? (Good suggestion -- buy a ticket to China.) For those who feel we need them to do the work our own people won't do: If we cut out the welfare they receive for sitting at home watching the soaps, they might be willing to work for their food. Didn't St. Paul say that those who don't work shouldn't eat? We can bring in Mexican workers on buses to work the fields. Why can't we bring the welfare recipients to the fields on buses?


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11 Jan 2004
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12:09:32

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I have to agree that illegal aliens should be deported and the borders closed to all but legal immigration, but I dissagree with most of your solutions. This problem has been growing for many years and no one - not one of our previous Presidents have done anything to stop it. They never even addressed the problem. Now we have a President who recognises that there is a problem and is trying to do something about it. He is the first and you give him no credit. What Democrat have you heard make any statement concerning the illegals? Other than amnesty. Is that what you want? Let's give him a chance to follow up on his plan and see if he can do better than the previous Presidents, at least he is facing the problem. It takes a lot of cooperation from congress to really get anything done, and after they refine and add more detailed solutions to what Bush has proposed we may be surprised. I don't like what the news has reported about the Bush package but until it is refined and changed in Congress we will not know if it is good or bad. So far Bush has done everthing he promised and just possibly he will deliver on this promise also. h.e. in Houston


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11 Jan 2004
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12:13:13

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Great comments on the Illegal aliens that are flood- ing our country. I too, feel that at some point some- thing will have to be done to stem the tide. We don't Only have the Mexicans coming with 10 0r twelve of their kids,but we have the South Americans,Bosians, Cubans,Asians and many more types sucking our economy dry. I visited a cemetery in Port Authur, Texas and noticed the section where the Vietnamese bury their dead and I was surprised to see the millions of dollars worth of thick slabs of polished granite stone with columns of names engraved upon them. There were pictures attached on many stones. I wonder how these people could afford such splended grave sites. Is the government still subsidizing these people? Does any body remember,that back in the early eighties when there was an effort to tackle the illegal alein problem on the Mexican border that Catholic Nuns and priests were helping them to come accross and then hiding them. Maybe there is some kind of collusion here that keeps the problem ongoing


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11 Jan 2004
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12:28:54

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I'm against what Bush is saying about letting illegal immagrants take advantage of us. I know from first hand experience the problems with illegals. I married an Englishman and then divorced him before he got his green card. However he stayed in this country illegally for over a year. I even reported him to INS and gave them the address and phone number where he was. Their response to me was He is low priority and he didn't commit a felony while in this country. Then I reminded them that the terrorists that blew up the World Trade Center weren't felons either. And then the government issued these men green cards six months after they were dead. I was floored by this. What is our government coming to if they let these people in. The government isn't even helping their own people. There is so much that needs to be done here and they aren't doing it. Mary Jo Peer


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11 Jan 2004
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12:30:56

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Previousely, I have stated that President Bush is on the wrong side of this issue because he should have told the American people that he was going to close the borders and go after not only the illegal aliens in this country, but those who have violated our immigration laws by hiring them. No, he simply told the American public he does not plan to uphold our current laws on immigration. And like many liberal judges, he plans to make new laws to suit his own agenda in winning more Hispanic voters. If my wife and I wanted a liberal Democrat in the White House who advocate and support open borders policies, we would have let Al Gore win the election in November of 2000. I believe we must vocalize our oppossion to this problem with our elected officials to counter any proposal from this President. Nothing less than upholding our current immigration laws should be demanded by our Congress. Stephen, Colorado Springs, CO.


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11 Jan 2004
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12:56:59

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Great page and oh so true. America needs to take care of their own before they reach out to other countries. It's a crime to see the poverty in our cities and so many of our workers unemployed because of business going to other countries for cheap labor. I would like to see our congressmen and others in government try to live on and support a family on minimum wage. Maybe it's time to take away the perks that our political leaders enjoy and see how quickly they would change their minds about the needs of the people for medical benefits, retirement benefits, etc. I sincerely hope that Bush gets defeated in the coming election. BL. New Mexico


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11 Jan 2004
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13:39:03

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I live in southwest Colorado. This area is loaded wwith illegals. My neighbors are illegal. They have been here for close to 15 years. Their relatives are here. A nd the influx continues unabated. Now we will legalize them all so they really can collect the benefits that we pay taxes for. Once they are here they do not GO BACK as is evidenced by the amount of illegals here in the country sucking up tax dollars that we as citizens pay and pay and pay. If they were all gone tomorow there would be very little unemloyment and a lot less welfare and medical costs.


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11 Jan 2004
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13:39:30

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God, Love the writer of this article. If I were a young man I would not join the Armed Forces to defend a worthless bunch of assholes in office again. sign me X Vet.


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11 Jan 2004
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13:48:23

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I agree this imagration stuff should be halted or controlled. Since Sept 11 we should have learned something.


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11 Jan 2004
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13:51:35

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Americans should have first pick at any job like they do in Grand Cayman, if you are not of Cayman status do no apply the newspaper ad says.


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11 Jan 2004
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14:10:30

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Illegal is illegal. A work program that would give qualified immigrants the priviledge of working in the United States legally for a specified time, with proper documentation and supervision with ordinary compensation would be advantagish to both the United States and the legal workers. Someone please formulate a petition to get this prooly thought out proposal stopped. D M Hayes, Alabama, U S A.


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11 Jan 2004
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14:18:56

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I agree. Come to this country through legal channels. These people want a better life, and I can understand that.....but they need to do it the right way, otherwise they are also taken advantage of as well. We have such a wonderful country, but how long will it last if we continue to give away our resourses and money? Also, being from a small town, I have seen many who are too lazy to get a job, and complain all the time, how they don't get enough, the work it too hard, and that they can live off of the government...and they do! I am also fed up with that type of person, and the government helped create them by letting them get by with getting a check through the mail with no obligations or contributions to society.. This too is time for a change!


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11 Jan 2004
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14:49:43

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This is a sad thing that is happening. I don't know the solution but I don't think Bush has made a wise decision - I hope these comments will be sent to our government agencies. I have read most of the comments and agree with most all. If they want to come here legally and work - work at it. Try to live like most of the people that reside here legally - quit trashing our roads and country sides like across the border - quit throwing out your dirty diapers in parking lots - SPEAK ENGLISH or go home and jabber.


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11 Jan 2004
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14:52:27

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We need to get the republicans out of office before he passes a law to have everyone over 60 put to sleep. He has ruined medicare and everything he has touched. As for illegal aliens, they are stealing our country blind. I personally stood in line at the post office on two differnt occasions and watched mexicans buy money orders for thousands of dollars to send back to mexico. They also contribute to a lot of the crime in our small town. If they are going to live here, it should be a law, they have to speak english at all times and pay taxes like all us senior citizens have to.


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11 Jan 2004
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15:15:30

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I made my comment without first reading other all the other comments. I must say I was totally taken off guard with the hatred that poured out of so many. First, the hatred for those who want to improve their lives, and secondly toward our President. First, I want to say that ONE man is not in control of this government. I think that President Bush was handed a big basket of worms from the past, and he ahs had to deal with it. I do not believe that he is NOT just for the rich...and I believe that he is trying to do his best for this country. As usual, our liberal media has a way of twisting everything around to turn the people against anyone who is trying to be upright and honest, no matter what the cost. They have done a good job on our President and many other good men. We have so many ment in office who do not have this country's best interest at heart.....and we need to find out how they vote and get rid of them. Too many people vote for the Party.....not the person. How many who have complained looked into who they voted for and knew what they stood for? Have you looked into their voting record since they have been in office? Have you ever called or written anyone in office to tell them what bills you wanted them to vote for or against? Did you pray and seek God's guidence before you went into the voting booth? Do you pray on a daily basis for those in leadership. The Word of God tells us to do just that, and if we aren't, then it is no wonder that we have some of the problems that we do! Yet, we are so quick to judge and hate. Shame on us! I wouldn't want to be a citizen of any other country that the good old USA in spite of some of our problems. But let's not condemn ONE man, or even those we voted into office. Let's look at ourselves as citizen's and ask how responsible we have been. Have we been careful to elect men who know that they need to depend on God for wisdom and to do what is right in His sight. No, I don't thing so. It is the decay from the citizens themselves that has reached into the leadership that we have on a whole. Not all those elected are ungodly.....just out numbered. Good citizens have sat back and let things decline without doing anything. Let's look at ourselves first..... If you want to improve this country and the leadership, then pray, seek God, and have high morals. Stand up for what is right, speak out for what is just, and help others along the way. Never forget compassion. We too need to do things the right way, just like those who want to be a part of this great country. May we humble ourselves and pray, and turn from our wicked ways(which includes neglect) and THEN God will hear from heaven and heal our land. His Word, His promise.


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11 Jan 2004
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15:18:49

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I agree and vote Democrat.They come to our country and are buying cars, houses, and their have their own businesses. It took me almost 50 years before I could afford a home. Read the paper and see how much crimes committed. Look and see how they trash the area where you live. People are afraid to walk at night.They get their prescriptions free and are walking around with digital camers. Our senior citizens are starving because they use thier social security checks for prescriptions. BUSH should wake up. CAK Pennsylvania


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11 Jan 2004
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15:19:16

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Does anyone remember how we became Americans in the first place? We came here and took it from its inhabitants. Think about it.


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11 Jan 2004
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15:46:50

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This just seems like another way to attack President Bush.


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11 Jan 2004
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16:14:10

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good one.


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11 Jan 2004
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16:16:18

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I have just spent the last 30 minutes reading the beautiful, patriotic, bigoted, inflammatory, half-worthless comments from the majority of you. Some have had insightful comments, but by far the majority of you want to simply complain by buying into the half-truth rhetoric that has been passed around our country for the past couple of decades. But how many of you can actually state that you have been beaten out of a job that you have applied for by an illegal immigrant? Just what is the “job specialization” of an illegal immigrant and how many of you also claim to have that same specialization? I would venture to say that many of you don’t just oppose illegal immigration, but legal immigration as well on the basis that it has “sucked jobs” from hard-working natural-born citizens such as yourselves. The majority of the jobs that illegals are performing are jobs that our “citizens” won’t perform. We say that illegals are stealing jobs…but is it stealing if no one else will do it? We say that illegals are ruining our beautiful country by, as one person wrote, littering our countryside with dirty diapers. I would contend that we have plenty of “natural borns” right here in the good old USA doing there part to “ruin our country” by littering, stealing, killing etc. As a matter of fact, I would guess that there are more drags on society in our country that are legal than illegal. In fact, keep count of the negative stories on the nightly news…How many involve natural born citizens and how many involve illegal immigrants? Most illegals cannot afford the beautiful house with the well-manicured lawn. But since when is that the standard of being a good citizen? It is true that we would all like to eliminate illegal immigration. That is such an easy thing to state. It is like asking, “Would you like to win the lottery?” Who wouldn’t answer in the affirmative? But let’s do it because it is the right thing to do. We shouldn’t lower ourselves to inflammatory, half-true stories to justify our position. The real question is, what is driving illegal immigration and what can each of us do to eliminate that factor. Are you rewarding companies that hire illegals by buying their products on the basis that they are cheaper? Most of us are…either knowingly or unknowingly. Let’s crack down on the “upstanding” natural borns running these companies when we find that they are hiring these people on the basis that they can exploit their situation and pay them next to nothing. Let’s dramatically overhaul our own system which rewards people more for not working than “lowering” themselves to taking a minimum wage, hard labor job. I am not a big Bush supporter by any stretch, but maybe it is a step in the right direction by giving these people some rights so that they aren’t as willing to be exploited. Bottom line is that our system as a whole is conducive to illegal immigration. Much of that system is the responsibility of each one of us…not just the government. Until we all are willing to step up and take responsibility for what is driving illegal immigration, we are doomed to fight this situation for years to come.


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11 Jan 2004
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16:40:35

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Oh for God's sake you people, what the hell would have happened if Clinton was our president when 9/11 occured. We all would have been screwed. Leave the man alone!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now there was a real loser.


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11 Jan 2004
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16:54:29

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Lets go after the companies who hire these people. If they are held and Made to pay things may change.


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11 Jan 2004
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17:00:44

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Allowing too many immegrants into this country is too much. We chould limit those coming in By the time we get to retinre there will be no oney in the revenue for us. I wantd to retire early at the age of 55 but the govenoment increased the age to 65 I think it is a chame we work all our lives to save for retirement then by the time we retire ther is nomoney there. Especially when they want to have babies why is it that every time a foreignor has a baby they go automatically on WELFARE and have all the babies they want we as american work very hard has to support their pleasure. It should be limited to one pregnancy. If their choose to have more they should pay for it they had the please of making the baby...


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11 Jan 2004
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17:05:40

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Americans won't have to worry about immigrants taking our jobs here. Bush is very busy sending all our jobs to other countries. Soon we'll have to go there to work. What is he thinking?


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11 Jan 2004
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17:10:44

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Previously, I wrote about my forefathers from Ireland who came here legally in the 1890’s. Legally is the word here that all should note. I also stated earlier, that President Bush is wrong on this issue of illegal immigration. A formal petition where everyone signs it does not effect our Senators and Congressmen and women more than the people e-mailing them directly with their own opinions on this subject. I would also comment that being hateful toward immigration into our country is dismissed by most politicians. What needs to be said to them is that we are a “nation of laws” and that we seek their help in defining those laws and having them enforced. Before, I asserted that whether you are a Independent, Democrat or Republican and have trouble with this proposal by the President, you need to voice your concerns directly to your elected officials. You must also insist that they do not change current immigration laws to placate to special interest groups to receive voting favors to be re-elected. These current laws just need to be enforced and if our elected officials don’t seem up to the challenge, then they should take notice that they could be replaced by strong willed individuals who will listened to their countrymen (and women). Stephen, Colorado Springs, CO.


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11 Jan 2004
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17:16:05

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When arested and found to be here illeagely, why are they not then deported ?


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11 Jan 2004
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17:43:10

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You can tell by most of the comments that most Americans are not happy about this latest fiasco by G. Bush and his neocons. However, I feel helpless in trying to do anything about it. I'm glad that you have allowed us to vent our frustrations. How about taking all those comments and e-mailing them to the White House? Make sure you are registered to vote in the next election.


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11 Jan 2004
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17:45:20

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I have supported Pres. Bush on most everything that he has done, EXCEPT this one. He is the leader of our country, and expected to enforce the laws of our land. Illegal means not legal. If these people wanted to become assests to our country, they would do it legally. I work for a Sheriff's Office in Montana. Your taxes are supporting the people in our jails, to sleep until noon, watch TV all day, three square meals, pay for their lawyers, and medical, and dental care. When they beat their spouses, or children, you pay for that medical care, as well. The money, that the father's don't pay for child support, comes out of your taxes, to care for these childre. Most of the crime committed now days is drug related. The cildren in these homes, are who I feel sorry for. This kind of lifestyle has a rippling affect. The cildren that are raised in these homes, think this is normal, and will raise their children that way. They will be these kinds of parents later, and raise more children that will end up in our jails. Seems like we have enough people to take care of, without bringing even more into our country to care for, and support. Pleae pray for the children, and reach out to one, if you know of a family like this. You just may make a difference to a child.