Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dora the 'illegal immigrant' phenomena

Good luck to parents trying to explain this one. The cherubic-faced Latina cartoon character has been swallowed up by the immigration debate.

Doctored photos of Dora jumping the border fence, pulled over by Arizona police, in jail, and many others scenarios have been spreading like wildfire across the Internet. I got several emails last week and now media outlets across the United States and in Europe have picked up on the phenomena.

The Observer posted the above cartoon by Steve Breen in its editorial pages Wednesday. Click here to see more of Breen’s work.

Several Facebook pages have been created. The Huffington Post even created a fake story about Dora’s capture.
"The young girl from south of the border, dressed in her brightly colored fiesta clothes, was rounded up in a raid of an Hispanic neighborhood preparing for Cinco de Mayo festivities, her famous talking backpack confiscated and examined by the FBI. Within it was found a mysterious map which provided evidence of some possible illegal activity coded "Search for the Lost Treasure." Dora carried no documents such as a green card, or even a passport, so it was clear that she had smuggled herself over the border, taking with her the dangerously cheerful Cousin Diego, Boots the possibly rabid talking money, and the mysterious talking backpack and map, which the Sheriff described as "sophisticated electronic devices designed to outwit our border police."

Probably the most circulated picture is of a black-eyed Dora with a bloody nose. It’s been one of the most emailed photos on Yahoo.com for the past three days.
Time Magazine reported the picture first started appearing on anti-illegal immigration websites, but it now is being used more by opponents of the Arizona’s new immigration law that requires police to check the immigration status of those suspected to be in the country illegally.
The cartoon was created last year by Debbie Groben of Sarasota, Fla., for a contest on the fake news site FreakingNews.com.

Groben told the Associated Press that she was trying to do “something funny, something irreverent.” Groben opposes the Arizona law.
Experts have picked apart the phenomena, studying the overwhelming response for clues to better understand our cultural psyche of the balance between race, ethnicity and the law.

"Dora is kind of like a blank screen onto which people can project their thoughts and feelings about Latinos," said Erynn Masi de Casanova, a sociology professor at the University of Cincinnati, told the Associated Press. "They feel like they can say negative things because she's only a cartoon character."

"She's always been ambiguously constructed," Angharad Valdivia, who teaches media studies at the University of Illinois and has explored the issue, told the AP. "In the U.S. the way we understand race is about putting people in categories and we're uncomfortable with people we can't put into categories."

Yet, it’s not all Dora. Other cartoon characters, via the late night comics, have also been taking advantage of the media hype.

On Twitter, Conan Brien posted this comment Sunday. “Pac-Man’s 30th birthday was marred by the sudden deportation of the Super Mario Bros. What were those fools doing in Arizona?”

68 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Dora were as fast as Speedy Gonzalez she'd have escaped the authorities.

darkferi said...

OMG... these are hilarious! Yeah, I've always found the Dora cartoon to be yet-another-way for PBS to get American kids to learn Spanish so that they can speak to the illegals in their classes. My 12 year old daughter, who lives in Tucson, has told me that her teachers tell the kids to speak Spanish to the non-English speakers. How does this make sense??? Isn't this the typical twisted PC approach that so dominates our culture today (thanks to the Far Left that hates our country)? Why is it that Hispanics can't learn English???

Signs in Spanish, public education classes taught in Spanish... all this does is propagate the stereotype that Hispanics have less intellectual capacity than English-speakers.
Let's see some TV shows with Hispanic kids teaching their 'compadres' how to speak English... particularly if they're intent on continuing the invasion of the U.S.

Anonymous said...

too bad the grocery store groper didn't have time to get his filthy paws on dora.

Ghoul said...

Lets all make fun of a very serious subject. Its been less than a month since the AZ rancher was killed by an illegal alien, 2 weeks since an AZ cop was shot by an illegal alien.

Close the border now, dry up the funding for the Mexican Drug Cartels.

Martes said...

As an illegal immigrant francico I find this vary rude and dont think this should be in my local paper.

Sincerely Martes

Anonymous said...

Apparently Franco Ordoñez is paid to basically piggy back on the work of others.. hmmm.. sound familiar?

Let's address some basic truths here. The depiction of a Dora, with a black eye, and bleeding from the mouth would be factual, were Dora to have entered Mexico illegally through it's southern border. Though Mr. Ordoñez and his open borders fellow travelers aren't seeming to be troubled by that reality. Perhaps because culturally, exploitation and oppression are acceptable norms of Latin American Hispanic society, and Mr. Ordoñez supports the imposition of that status quo here in the US?

In Mexico, President Calderon's corrupt, on the take police and army routinely beat and abuse illegals, they also routinely rape and molest female illegals, including little girls. Pedophilia is winked at by Mexican society and culture, and there have been far too many examples of that culture at work in the excuses made by illegal alien pedophiles caught in the US after repeatedly molesting little children, and even their supporters in the illegal alien lobby.. who will attack those who speak out against such criminals as xenophobes.. sorry, but that kind of change is something any decent human being would reject.

darkferi said...

Ghoul, you bring up very good points.

I find it very troubling that the Federal Government, which is charged with protecting our borders, has decided to 'flip the bird' to the Arizona legislature and the American citizens it represents.

Given the 'might' of our U.S. military, one would think that it wouldn't be hard to mobilize troops along our border to protect from this invasion of illegals.

I have to seriously wonder who it is that is pulling the strings in this administration. And what their motivations really are. We currently have 12 million (at least) illegal aliens in this country. When they breed, our laws give their off-spring automatic citizenship.

An article in Creative Loafing last week stated that Charlotte now has a white minority, if you count the number of illegals here. It seems to me that the demographics of our country are being deliberately and permanently altered... and I'm not OK with that.

Anonymous said...

Hey Franco, when are you gonna write something! Oh yeah you work for the Disturber, I meen Observer. Franco is just a pupet.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you should give her a gun and illustrate her shooting ranchers, ICE and police??? Or, smuggling drugs, or smuggling people or tattoo MS13 on her forehead...

Anonymous said...

I think Dora looks good with a black eye. Maybe she should of tried the legal way to get in the country.

Anonymous said...

Dora is annoying so these photos do not evoke sympathy. Besides, many latino children in the US are US citizens because of the outdated 14th amendment (anchor baby). Repeal the anchor baby law, fulfill the promise to the American people to patrol and CONTROL the borders, impose sanctions on the Mexican gov't for not partnering with us on the drug and arms war, and repeal CAFTA...THEN we can discuss immigration reform.

skep said...

Dora's on PBS? NICK Jr, I thought...

Anonymous said...

TODAY IN PHOENIX AZ. SHERIFF JOE
WARNED AMERICANS TO AVOID TRAVELING TO ROCKY POINT, MEXICO.
REPORTS OF TOURIST BEING STOPPED AT UNAUTHORIZED CHECKPOINTS JUST
A FEW MILES ON THE MEXICAN SIDE.
THE MEN ARE DESCRIBED AS WEARING UNIFORMS AND ARE ARMED. IF YOUR STOPPED, YOUR BEING TOLD TO COMPLY WITH THE ARMED MEN AND NOT TO RESIST. TELL THEM IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN IN THE VEHICLE. REPORTS ARE THAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SHOT AT, AND KILLED!

dar456 said...

As an illegal immigrant francico I find this vary rude and dont think this should be in my local paper.

Sincerely Martes

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hey martes, this is my local paper not yours. your local paper is being handwritten in guanajuato right now

Anonymous said...

Illegals need to go! Freeloaders. There are means available to become American citizens. There are opportunities and America needs to enforce their own laws and heighten awareness that illegal immigrants tax our systems in a time our infrastructures are being challenged greatly.

Juan said...

I is also an illegal alien Juan. no this is my paper also. I work just as hard as you to be an american.

Juan

Viva la MEXICO Martes

Anonymous said...

THE WARNING ABOUT TRAVELING TO MEXICO WAS ON CHANNEL3 IN PHOENIX.
THEY SAY THE MEN GAURDING THE
CHECKPOINTS ARE MEMBERS OF THE DRUG CARTEL, SECURING THEIR DRUG ROUTES. IF YOU DARE TO GO TO MEXICO ON HIGHWAY 8 FROM AZ. YOU'D BETTER HAVE YOUR PAPERS.

Anonymous said...

viva la mexico while youre in mexico

viva la france while youre in france

and dont tread on me while youre in the usa!

WAnglais1 said...

"Dora" airs on Nickelodeon, not PBS. I can't believe people would use a children's cartoon character in a debate like this. It's not funny.

I have a nephew who teaches elementary school in one of the heaviest Hispanic populations of the country--Dalton, GA. They do not speak Spanish to the children. They speak English only. Sure, when the parents come for conferences the kids have to translate, but the school system does not tell anyone to speak anything but English to the children.

Anonymous said...

Don't blame Dora, she's just a baby anchor.

Juan said...

no to make threat with me. Mexicans carry big stixs and strong. You would have to find me first but no can ask for papers!!!

Viva la mexico
Juan

Anonymous said...

Setup processing centers at some of the major border crossing sites.
Don't allow illegals into the US until they pass some basic tests. Things like speaking English, have a job, and others. Deport all illegal aliens. If they are a parent of a child in the US and they are the primary care giver then the child goes as well. It is either all or nothing.

Anonymous said...

Juan I'm coming for you. I do admit it will be hard to find you since you all drive trucks with ladders on the side. However, when I find you i'll give you the real american hazing you deserved. I drive you to ICE.

John Williams

Anonymous said...

Can I ask my maid for her documentation? It's got me wondering

Hilton

Anonymous said...

Franco, get over yourself...

Ray said...

How'd the illegals get let in the comments section here? We seriously need to set up a wall as high as the Great Wall of China between US and Mexico. It will force them to go to Antarctica. Illegal means illegal and that means they are criminals! They do not care about law or authorities, because that is what they learned in their own countries. They come here and are all like, "Quee??? I have rights! I have every right to be here." And all we're asking is to show us the papers. If we let this slide, we might as well let all other criminals slide. Thieves? Why not just give them a get out of jail free card. Pedophiles? Let's allow them to use our computers at public libraries to download kiddie pics and as long as they don't hurt anyone, it's ok. They are doing what is illegal too. So why just stop at illegal aliens?

Anonymous said...

@ Juan
You're saying "Viva Mexico"??? And yet you want to stay in this country and live off of our tax payer dollars for free? This is what I don't understand. If you are so proud of Mexico and love it so much why are you here? If you want to be an American so much, why are you in allegiance to the failed country that made you decide to sneak across el Rio Grande?

Gilberto at South Park Library said...

Ray I to am illegal alien of NC for 15 years. I am using a public library computer to right this comment. I have the right to come to NC and work and have a family if I want. No racist will stop me from pursuing my happyness.

Gilberto

Anonymous said...

Ugh that is my local branch too. I dont know if I can knowingly let my kids go there anymore.

Anonymous said...

hey gilberto, get out of the library and get a job while you still can. 15 years can go faster then you think

Anonymous said...

If Dora is illegal we should kick her out. And her stupid monkey too. And that thieving fox Swiper. I heard Swiper is a member of MS-13. As for Dora, she is clearly a Mexican drug cartel mule. She has a Map and a Backpack for exploring, yea for ways around the Border Patrol. Also she talks to these inanimate objects so she is clearly on drugs as well. Diego is the head of the cartel. Save our kids, deport Dora and her gang.

Gilberto at South Park Library said...

As an american I can sit at public library for as long as I feel. How can you say I dont help USA when I buy mcdonalds or wendys or taco bell. That is me paying my share to america.

gilberto

dar456 said...

gilberto, you are not an american. you can eat big macs all you want but that still doesnt mean youre not here illegaly.

Gilberto at South Park Library said...

i understand now. i have been here 15 years as a criminal. i am so ashamed now. i must go home to my country and educate myself on how to become a better mexican now that i realize the burden i have placed on the american people.

Anonymous said...

We are not illegals. We are immigrants and have brought our flag and our country with us. We do your work and do it better. Our babies are here.

Please stay in ballantine and keep your mouths closed. We are here and there is nothing you can do about it.

Anonymous said...

^ thats what the illegals in arizona thought too. thats also what they are saying in SC. youre digging your own grave amigo!

Anonymous said...

You white teabagger republicans will not be able to keep threatening us for long. Go back to your soccer games and hate some more.

We will continue to take your jobs because you are too lazy and hateful to get out of your shopping malls to lift a finger.

Anonymous said...

hey, just cause you screwed up mexico doesnt give you the right to tear our country down. theres a place that all of you can go, its called canada

Anonymous said...

You mexicans all think americans are so lazy. The stereotype is the lazy mexican. Also as a country mexico is fatter than america. I just think it's absurd to say we are too lazy. Too lazy look at our living standards compared to Mexico. Our cities compared to your favaleas. The only thing you're taking over is the head brick layer on my new pond I'm installing at my house.

Anonymous said...

You racist republicans will never be able to stop us for transferring our flag here. You are fat and lazy, yes. We are the workers. We have our babies here and you still threaten us.

You are sick.

dancewithelena said...

Anonymous....why are hiding behind that word??? Ignorant people like you, don't know how to appreciate the country you have...and don't know how to appreciate what other cultures bring to this country!!! Do you really think if people from Mexico or any other country, i.e., India, Japan, etc...would have the ability to have "DREAMS" the way we do here, they would leave their country??? Of course NOT!!! Unfortunately for them, they don't have that ability and that's what this COUNTRY is known for...make your dreams come true...study and work hard!!! Oh!! you don't know what working hard is, I'm sure you've been given everything...you don't know what it is to pick tomatoes or have to take a bath with a buck of water, do you?? You aren't so brave...you hide behind the word ANONYMOUS!!

Anonymous said...

I'm far left and I love our country, no more or no less than the far right. Remember, we are ALL immigrants (unless you're Native American)... so insert glass houses cliche. And if learning a foreign language is so terrible for our country, why do nearly all top universities require it? The mind is like a parachute: it only works when it's open.

Peace.
B

Anonymous said...

Mexico's illegal immigrant laws are much worse than the USA's:

Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals. - The Washington Times.


Why is it so wrong for the USA to crack down on the same issues in the more lienant fashion (that is used)? Is a matter of public safety, when undocumented people are in our country. There are legal channels to become a citizen. Try them and you may not feel like a target.

jeff said...

first off,
Coming to america illegally is wrong, period! i do not get to leave America without proper documentation to go anywhere in the world,period!!! IT IS ILLEGAL TO GO TO ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WITHOUT THAT COUNTRIES PERMISSION! second,i have been a chef in Charlotte for 13 years. Its crap when an anonymous on here says Mexicans do better jobs. PLEASE, unfortunately most Americans are willing to sacrifice quality for saving a buck, period! Trust me, i dont know how many times i worked with lower experienced hispanic workers so my boss could save a buck on payroll, which was usually under the table to the worker anyways. soo sad!

Anonymous said...

ALL YOU PEOPLE MAKE ME SICK
MEXICANS THIS AMERICANS THAT

dar456 said...

ive worked with dozens of hispanics during the last 15 years. a few were citizens, the majority were not. some were great, some were awful. saying they do a better job is crap. saying they do the work that most educated americans dont have to do is more accurate. when an illegal immigrant comes to america, gets a job and claims 12 dependents and takes home more then i do after taxes theres a problem. now juan, gilberto, and all the others how is that legal and what gives you the right?

Anonymous said...

I am the proud grandchild of three illegal immigrants. Three of my four grandparents came to the USA illegally. One from Western Europe, to find work where there was none back home, then met someone in the US and got married. Two from Eastern Europe; they came here to escape persecution ie my great grandfather, a Christian pacifist, was being forced to join the military and kill people he never met. He gave up his family business to escape.

If people don't sell drugs, drive drunk, rob people, molest kids etc, then let them stay if they are working and paying taxes. Let them have taxes taken out of their paychecks in the US.

Anonymous said...

Here is a news flash: People have been making fun of all cartoon characters from the time they were created. Should have seen how bad we trashed Batman and Robin, but it was somehow kind of funny. ALMOST LIKE A CARTOON IS MEANT TO BE!
You are really grasping at straws aren't you?

"Find SOMETHING to prove Americans are being meeeeeeeeeeean to illegals ".

Ray said...

@ Gilberto

LOL... You think I am a racist??? I'm hispanic too bro. Que pasa. Puertorriqueño aqui, pero sabes que tu necesitas hacer las cosas como son compai', no contra la ley. (translated: I'm Puertorican but you know you need to do things right and obey the law.) Just because I am hispanic does not mean I am for illegals.

Anonymous said...

Millions of Americans out of work in records numbers in decades and Millions of Illegal's working in record numbers in America doing jobs for American corporations - is there really any debating this or grounds for a discussion?

The discussion should be the influence of Corporate PAC funds so DC will sell us all out for the Corporations to make us all slave labor.

Or, the discussion should be that we are exploiting all Illegal's as slave labor?

Not rocket science just PAC funds..

Anonymous said...

Hey Franco, the Washington Post just announced that Obama is sending 1200 National Guardsmen to the border. You might want to check it out for your next 'article'. I think that we really need four times that number, but it's a start. Hopefully ICE will start doing its job again... they were refusing to accept illegals apprehended in Arizona.

Anonymous said...

I personally think this is disgusting. This is a cartoon character. Totally low character of the observer.

Chris - Libertarian said...

LET ME SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT.

IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR.

IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.

IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.

IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED.

IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.

IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.

IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT.

IF YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET

• A JOB,
• A DRIVERS LICENSE,
• SOCIAL SECURITY CARD,
• WELFARE,
• FOOD STAMPS,
• CREDIT CARDS,
• SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE,
• FREE EDUCATION,
• FREE HEALTH CARE,
• A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON
• BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE
• THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY’S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON’T GET ENOUGH RESPECT
• AND, IN MANY INSTANCES, YOU CAN VOTE.


I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I HAD A FIRM GRASP ON THE SITUATION
PLEASE KEEP THIS GOING ....FORWARD TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY

IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

^ i think that pretty much sums it up.

hey what do you call liberals in iraq? you call them hilary

Anonymous said...

We do not call someone a xenophobe because you speak out against the criminals, its because you combine the issues of immigration and crime. If someone rapes or kills someone, I personally do not care if they were a an alien (illegal or otherwise) or a citizen. As for teaching our kids spanish a "liberal agenda", ok if improving our schools and making our children more inteligent is the liberal agenda, I'll take it. Children that learn one or more languages find it much easier to learn addiitolnal languages as adults. It seems common sense to me, it would be easier to learn a language if you have someone fluent to conversate with? I wish I had been taught spanish as a child.

Anonymous said...

MORE WARNINGS ON CHANNEL 3 TO BE
CAREFUL IF YOU DECIDE TO TAKE A CHANCE AND DRIVE TO ROCKY POINT,
HIGHWAY 8 HAS "UNAUTHORIZED"
CHECKPOINTS, THE MEN ARE IN UNIFORM AND ARE ARMED. THEY ASK
TO SEE YOUR PAPERS.WE ARE BEING TOLD TO COMPLY WITH THERE DEMANDS.
CHANNEL 3 STATED THAT THE ARMED MEN
WORK FOR THE DRUG CARTELS. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO CLAIM TO HAVE BEEN SHOT AT. SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO WAS ON T.V. AND WARNED PEOPLE NOT TO TRAVEL TO MEXICO, ITS NOT SAFE!

Anonymous said...

Well, it's a start.

We're finally sending the National Guard to the border.

Hope they send more...

About 20,000 should get the job done.

Anonymous said...

If the economy keeps it up, they will all leave of their own accord as we've shipped all of our jobs down there. They'll have a better chance at getting a job back home.

Too funny, my word verification is "chite". Get it? No joke it really is. As in, "I'm tired of this "chite", being told that I am illegal".

darkferi said...

re: Teaching Spanish to our kids.

I have NO problem with kids learning a second language in school. Quite the contrary, I think it's always a good thing. My issue, however, is that Spanish is pretty much the ONLY language that is being taught. It's a rare school that teaches the Romance languages or French or Italian... languages that have been part of the foundations of Western Civilization.

As Ivana Trump once said: "Why would you bother learning Spanish? Do you want to learn how to speak to the help?"

The larger issue here isn't one of xenophobia, it's one of seeing that American laws are ***enforced***. Reagan gave millions of illegal Mexicans a free pass back in the 80s, promising that that would be the end to the illegal problem. This despite warnings that it would just set a bad precedent and encourage millions more illegals to come to the U.S.

It is total b.s. that Federal Government has turned a blind eye to the problem of illegal immigration through each administration since Reagans. It is unconscionable that U.S. taxpayers are expected, on a State level, to pay for all of the 'amenities' illegal aliens are able to take advantage of in this country. I've read reports that the cost to NC taxpayers ALONE is upwards of a billion dollars per fiscal year. WE are subsidizing illegal activity, while at the same time watching our schools and libraries be closed due to lack of money in the budget.

Something is seriously wrong in this country, and it's time we started electing people to put it right. But that kind of change starts with an informed citizen.

Do you want a shock? Do the numbers related to population growth. 12 Million illegal aliens alone are enough to dramatically change our population demographics. There is a conspiracy afoot to change the population of the United States into one that looks like Mexico. My family has fought and died for this country, as have others. I think I should have a say in the kind of country I leave to my grandkids.

ThaQueenCity said...

We have ALL had to pay for the sins of our fathers and mothers... and so it goes per the Good Book.

Do I feel bad for Dora yes, but her parents should NOT have put her in that position! Nor should they have assumed having her would keep THEM in a country illegally!

Sorry Dora, life is not fair and this I know from own parents mistakes. God bless and I hope your parents do right by YOU and GET LEGAL!

That would be their happy ending!

Anonymous said...

It's so funny to see people posting comments in reference to illegal aliens, when in fact they are simply RACIST. One more time, and be HONEST!, what if Latinos would look like Germans? I'm sure they will be welcomed hands down....Don't be hypocrites in utilizing illegal immigration when you mean racist immigration. Latinos are welcomed and no matter what you say, they are here to stay.

Charlotte Latina said...

I am a Latina. I am also a natural born citizen of parents who entered this country in th proper manner. I find the Dora images both sick and funny.

I have reservations regarding the fair implementation of the AZ law but I also understand the reasons behind it. The borders are porous. Both countries have failed their respective populations. We can't control our border and they can't build their economy enough to keep their people from leaving. It's a mess all around. It doesn't help the situation when racist comments are thrown in the pot. Unfortunately, the majority of the comments are just that, racist.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the American value of appreciating heroism, gumption and persistence?

There are people in this country who proudly talk about their grandparents having come here with mere pennies to their name, without papers, unable to speak a lick of English, and yet they take deep pride that their ancestors persisted despite.

Why don't we laud the Latinos and others who come here illegally, knowing they face arrest, kidnapping, death in a cruel desert or at sea - and they do it in pursuit of the quintessential American dream. They dream of being free and safe, or being able not to suck off the teat but escaping utter poverty and providing for their children.

If my kids were starving, and I knew there was opportunity for them just over an arbitrary man-man border, you better believe I'd risk death for them.

There's something sinful in the way we treat undocumenteds here. They come here seeking a better life - life's essentials really - and we call them names and attempt to blame them for all of our social wrongs.

Who Would Jesus Deport? I'm pretty certain it wouldn't be the undocumented immigrants.

Anonymous said...

Shame on all of you! As a American who can trace back 250+ years, French and English, most all your posts are uneducated and thoughtless.

This is a very tough issue, sorry folks but, THOUSANDS of illegals are killed each year attempting to cross the border. Either by the coyotes who, drug lords, elements, or border patrol. Many children who are brought into the country for a better life and die when they are separated typically by the coyotes who cut them loose to avoid getting caught. They die from the cold and harshly by the heat.

They suffer greatly to come for a "better" life which usually includes distance from their families for years.

Read " The Death of Josseline" true story. I am not a bleeding heart liberal, but a Christian women who cares for all Human beings.

Oh and for the record, Italians at the first of the century could not speak fluent english for almost 2 generations, average. I appreciate a good bit of what the Italians have brought to the table, Chianti, spagetti, lasagna,art, Opera, etc.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It's so funny to see people posting comments in reference to illegal aliens, when in fact they are simply RACIST. One more time, and be HONEST!, what if Latinos would look like Germans? I'm sure they will be welcomed hands down....Don't be hypocrites in utilizing illegal immigration when you mean racist immigration. Latinos are welcomed and no matter what you say, they are here to stay.



It is so sad to see people who do not agree with something pull the "racist" card out. The fact is illegal is illegal whether you are red, green, yellow,or purple. As far as Latinos being welcomed...sure you are welcomed, as long as you are legal, can speak English and can contribute to society. If not, then don't let the door hit you on the way out!

Entree said...

"Anonymous said...

It's so funny to see people posting comments in reference to illegal aliens, when in fact they are simply RACIST. One more time, and be HONEST!, what if Latinos would look like Germans? I'm sure they will be welcomed hands down....Don't be hypocrites in utilizing illegal immigration when you mean racist immigration. Latinos are welcomed and no matter what you say, they are here to stay.
May 25, 2010 6:41 PM "

_____

Germans aren't sneaking over the border in the middle of the night turning
Phoenix AZ into the kidnap capitol of the United States, and consuming our tax dollars for "health care", housing...etc....



All of you supporting illegal immigration should be ashamed.....what in the world is an illegal entitled too but directions back over the border in broad daylight.

Politicians looking for votes are the real villains, illegals are just like the oil spill...gamesmanship fodder.

Douglas said...

what part of the word ILLEGAL do people have a hard time understanding.

I have a great idea, treat anyone here illegally the same as ANY OTHER COUNTRY would treat someone there illegally.

Anonymous said...

RE: Ray to Gilberto

LOL... You think I am a racist??? I'm hispanic too bro. Que pasa. Puertorriqueño aqui

Hey Ray, let me tell you something. Your parents or grandparents were in the same predicament that Gilberto was. They came to the US to find a better life for their children.
I'm Puerto Rican too and I KNOW that we just got lucky when the US declared us a commonwealth. If they wouldn't have done that... Our families would be in the same situation. Shame on you for not supporting fellow Hispanics that just want what your ancestors were lucky to be given. Our ancestors came here from PR to give you and me a better life. Why can't others have that same opportunity. What makes you better? You eat rice and beans just like them. You speak Spanish, just like them. Your parents struggled with English..just like them.
People, unless your Native American... shut up... This was not your land. You stole it, claimed it yours, gave the gift of disease to its inhabitants and now that you're in.... close the gate. We don't want to share this land that we stole. We will tell you this is the land of Opportunity..and then slam the door in your face.

~WV