Alabama's Immigration Law

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Alabama's Immigration Law
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Thu, 09-29-2011 - 6:45pm

 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 12:41am
Well, from what I read tonight, new illegal students won't be allowed to enroll in school.

Aren't Mexico's problems fueled by an under-educated population and poverty, which are directly linked?

What will the US look like in 25 years if all states refused to educate the millions of children here, who btw, won't be going back to Mexico, which I think some people think will happen.

Any thoughts?

 

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 10:00am
The Supreme Court has already ruled on this issue (all children, regardless of immigration status must be educated), so I don't know what this judge thinks she is doing.
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Registered: 05-03-2011
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 10:02am
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 10:11am
Thanks for the link.

Have an opinion of Texas Dream Act? I think it is the ONE thing Perry got right while governor.

 

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 10:16am
I agree. I have no problem at all with the Texas Dream Act. The children of illegal aliens have done nothing wrong and they deserve to have a system in place to obtain a legal status.

Instead of bitching and moaning about illegal aliens and making laws against them, what needs to happen is for the EMPLOYERS who hire illegal aliens to suffer serious consequences for breaking the law. The employers need to have staggeringly high fines and jail time for the owners. If just that one thing was done, a large part of the illegal alien problem would go away because if there are no jobs, period, the people would have to leave the country.
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Registered: 08-30-2002
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 10:59am

I agree that the employers should be nailed, big time. I don't understand why someone is not focusing on making a way for employers to get these people here legally. I know In Mo and Georgia, they are already having a hard time getting enough workers to harvest crops. I just read in my landscape contracting magazine, that the contractors in Az,



iVillage Member
Registered: 02-05-2011
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 11:20am
At the rate we have been going, in 25 years the average Mexican will be more knowledgeable than the average American. Our public schools are failing, and long before anything done in Alabama.

The Obama solution is to gut our federal education standards "to improve" our education system. ROFL.
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Registered: 02-05-2011
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 11:55am
A copy of the courts decision is here - http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/112746memopnentered.pdf

It appears many of your concerns have been thought about by the Obama administration, and carefully reviewed by the court.

Ultimately the Supreme Court will likely take a look.
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Registered: 11-13-2009
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 12:07pm
I don't have a firm opinion on nailing employers to the wall.

Being from an multi-generational agriculture family, we have hired illegals ever since I can remember. I may hire one or two to repair my home.

I've had 2 contractors out, and one coming tomorrow. Two told me they want the big job, but they don't want to do the really hard job that has to be done first. The third left and won't return my phone calls. All white men, with all white helpers.

The longer it takes, the more damage is being done. So until I find someone to do it, I'm stuck.

Hottllipps, I also have placed ads looking for help around here in the past. Two ads, to be exact. Zero calls. So I "borrowed" a neighbor's illegal hand because I desperately needed help.

My family could not, I mean COULD NOT, find a white or black man to do some of the nasty things that illegals are willing to do. For example, starting from the top of a triple decker cattle trailer and shoveling crap. By the time they get to the bottom deck, they could be standing mid-thigh in it. It is one nasty job.

So I'm divided on the issue of how to handle employers.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 12:09pm
I'm not sure illegals would leave the US for lack of jobs. There isn't alot of job opportunity in Mexico, either. And it's so dangerous. I'd take my chances here rather than take my kids back to Mexico.

 

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