I am responding to Mr. Naik’s Aug. 2 column “Let us celebrate the good deeds.” In it, he mistakenly states that “A country created and nurtured by immigrants is now standing against them.” In 2018, through September, 820,748 immigrants were granted lawful permanent resident status, according to Homeland Security statistics. If this is projected out for the year, roughly 1,094,330 immigrants will have been granted lawful permanent resident status in 2018. In 2016, the last year of President Obama’s administration, 1,183,505 were granted lawful permanent resident status. The Trump administration, is trying to deport those individuals, just like the Obama Administration did, who have been adjudicated to be ineligible for lawful permanent status. They have made their case or have failed to appear before an Immigration Court. The “crisis” has been created because there is a fundamental ignorance of the law by the public and the inappropriate hype that has been afforded this issue by the media and certain elected officials. We need to take a deep breath and think about this in more logical terms. Would you want uninvited guests to appear on your doorstep and ask for food, clothing, shelter, and permanent residency in your house — I think not.

Harry Carnes

New Market

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clearview

Build a wall, ****hole countries, send her back, ban all Muslims, cut legal immigration in half, eliminate chain migration (after Milana's parents got in) - anti-immigration? Not much

jagman

Polls: Hispanic Support for President Trump Reaches 50 Percent



https://www.theepochtimes.com/polls-hispanic-support-for-president-trump-reaches-50-percent_2870164.html

gary4books

RAM - [rolleyes]

threecents

New poll shows lack of support for Trump among most Latinos.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/new-poll-latinos-reject-trump-democrats-have-work-do-n1039361

jagman

You have unwittingly stepped in it again 3. What we have here are two competing left-wing oriented polls. The one I referenced was done by Marist/NPR, notably leftist in nature. They did not get the desired result but were honest enough to publish it. Your poll, when you peel back the onion, is financed by Priorities USA, America's premiere far-left hate organization. They, of course, got exactly the result they wanted.

So which one has more credibility? One that publishes something they did not want to see or the one that magically supports the desired result?



Furthermore, a curious person might wonder how these two polls could find such opposite results. My guess is Marist polled a lot of legal Hispanics, probably a lot of genuine native born Hispanics got in the mix as well. Everyone knows that community does not like the illegal invasion going on at the border. The Priorities poll likely contacted a bunch of illegals for their opinion. Of course, as you lefties always bleat, illegals can't vote. If you really believe that you'd worry that your poll is useless.

jagman

Wonder why the left is starting to resemble a cornered animal? They know what's coming. They have nothing but cartoon character candidates for president to choose from to run against a successful incumbent that has the support of regular, normal Americans. For some perspective on how that turns out, check out these two elections:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_United_States_presidential_election



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_United_States_presidential_election

public-redux

Of course Trump isn’t anti-immigrant. He promised millions of deportations but only 630 folk were detained. And most of those were let go! Donald JOHN Trump is pro-illegal immigrant. Just look at what he does, not what he says.

threecents

Like many other Republicans leaders in business and government, he knows that undocumented immigrants are good for business. That is why his businesses continue to hire them. (Don't look now, but we have a criminal in the White House. )[huh]

threecents

Ann Coulter says he should face legal charges for hiring undocumented workers. Can any Republican tell me she is wrong??

DickD

And still no employer locked up. WHY? Because Trump employs illegals? Because Trump just wants to make headlines, because Trump is sick.

rikkitikkitavvi

Patience grasshopper. I'm sure with all the $$$ they made off the illegal aliens back that they have excellent lawyers that will tie up the court system for years.

DickD

Harry, you are ignoring what Trump has and is doing. "Build the wall", which will accomplish nothing, locking up children, separating children from their parents, and yelling send them back to U.S. citizens. Maybe you find this acceptable, I don't.

rikkitikkitavvi

The wall will force the poor illegal aliens to walk longer and further. Ergo, putting their children in even more danger just to get to our "concentration camp"Look to which President started the lock up and separate the families.

mamlukman

The raids in Mississippi--hundreds arrested, hundreds are going to be deported.



Now what I want to know is why the owners and managers of these plants are still walking around free. It's against the law to hire someone who has no right to work in the US, isn't it? And yet they go free, and the poor workers get deported.



See US Code: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1324a



Why? Easy question: the Republican owners/managers are rich and profiting off the illegal workers, who are afraid to join unions, afraid to complain about working conditions, afraid to complain about anything. It's exploitation. It it happened in another country we would call it a human rights abuse. But in the US it's business as usual.

phydeaux994

mamlukman, the arrestees will get in the line waiting for a Deportation Hearing in front of a Federal Judge. The backlog for a Deportation Hearing is about 2 years....

“But the system is still falling behind because of the surge at the border. As of March, the average immigration case had been pending for 736 days, according to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) center, which compiles immigration court data.”...while they wait they are released back into the population.

hayduke2

mam- [thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

FCPS-Principal

I take issue with the headline. I don't think the concentration camps along the border are a particularly good sign that the baboon in the Oval Office likes immigrants. Those people are obeying immigration law. It is the ICE Nazis that aren't.

rikkitikkitavvi

Liberal spin = Fail to answer the question with an attempt to dig deeper into motivations of the person asking the question because you know it puts the Democrats in a bad light. Lux et veritas is bad for cockroaches too. Yep. That is a winning ticket. for a landslide defeat in 2020 for the left.

jerseygrl42

Harry, you said it well and the TRUTH surely hurts these lefties

Dwasserba

"We need to take a deep breath and think about this in more logical terms." I try, but I keep siding with the obvious humans.

rikkitikkitavvi

Obvious humans dwass? That is the best you have? You are and have been lacking with your hate Trump rhetoric. I think you are becoming a liability to the radical left party on this board. You need to be better with your insults. You Can Do It.

Samanthapowers

yes, blame everyone else except the person at the top that has surrounded himself with rapid nationalists. sorry, you're reading right off the fox script. try again.

Samanthapowers

*rabid*

jerseygrl42

how silly

jagman

The basic problem we have is that liberals don't understand the difference between legal immigration and illegal immigration.

Samanthapowers

lol. and con's don't understand the difference between a criminal and a non-criminal.

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DickD

A criminal, Donald Trump. A non criminal, Joe Biden!

jerseygrl42

they do understand , however they are trying to cultivate votes for the future and don't give a hang about the damage they are doing and the lefty media plays the same ugly tune

FCPS-Principal

You do not understand what is legal and what is illegal. Understand that, first.

jagman

You liberals are starting to sound quite pathetic. Not only have your hate-Trump comments gone stale but now you guys don't even make sense.

What's that sound? Oh, it's Trump winning in a landslide next year.


gary4books

Do I want uninvited guests? Probably not. But what about a person escaping a gun? I hope I would give them shelter. I would not shoot hem at my door. How about building a road? Not my line of work. But I do want the city to do so. Government can often do what we want done but with our money and not our work. Just tell your elected representatives what you want. And do NOT want.

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gary4books

An honest answer. Too many factors to be sure.

awteam2000

“There you go again”, Harry.

Next we’ll get the false claim started by Trump, trying to steer the blame towards Obama that he initiated the policy of separating children from their caregivers, even though fact checkers have consistently found that claim to be a bald face lie. 

When does Trump start taking responsibility for his own actions without having to be held up by Obama?

User1

Tell me, do you have doors in your house? Do you have locks on those doors? WHY? Just let anyone come in!!! That’s exactly what your asking for. And look up the “Flores decision” the courts decided that children CANNOT be kept in the same detention facilities as the adults...not Trump, or Obama. Although it was under Obummer that the “cages” started. Look it up!

awteam2000

So your defense of Trump’s separating children from their caregivers is the courts made him do it and Obama built the cages. Isn’t nice to have a President who takes responsibility for his decisions rather than always having to defend his actions by deflecting on others? Trump is not that guy. Hopefully we’ll get one in 2020.

rikkitikkitavvi

When did Obama EVER take responsibility for his decisions other then when he admitted that "I'm good at killing people"?

rikkitikkitavvi

Trump did this. Trump said that. Look what Trump tweeted. You people are too funny.

threecents

The policy under Obama allowed for those fleeing murder and rape to be considered for asylum. Trump changed that policy so only political refugees could be considered for asylum. This was not a law change, but a change in interpretation of law.

User1

Trump did not change anything. Political oppression, religion, gang violence are still grounds for asylum. Saying “I want to make more money” is not. And it is worthless congress that makes immigration policy. Look it up!

Thewheelone

Well now User, we have hundreds of individuals who were arrested and handcuffed in that chicken plant (later released) without probable cause with the exception that they were Latino and working in a place where ICE was looking for about a hundred or so other people. Maybe some of them were illegal, but The Constitution forbitds this; look it up!

threecents

User, you are wrong. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/us/politics/sessions-domestic-violence-asylum.html

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