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Are Mass Deportations a Good Method to Address Illegal Immigration?

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  • +23 +66 -43 Dale Warren Aug. 16, 2012
    "Imprisonment would be unfeasible. deportation is the only sensible response to someone who is here illegally. Its not an issue of race. "amnesty" is a term meant for someone seeking asylum from victimization."
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  • +9 +61 -52 Lora May. 22, 2012
    "I am sorry these people feel they have all the rights of American Citizens and Legal Residents, when they violated our laws by crossing into this country without authorization of our government and took up residence and jobs. Every nation in the world regulates what immigrants can enter, and stay in their country, and our's is no different! As for the children of these undocumented aliens, who are wrongfully given American Citizenship, when their citizenship should rightfully be to the country their parents are citizens of, when the parents are deported, the children should go with them, because they are the responsibility of their parents, not American Taxpayers.

    Our country established Immigration Quotas for a reason, and that reason was to prevent too many from coming into the country at one time, and upsetting the natural balance of our population. Those seeking American Citizenship are required to be of good moral character, and be able to speak, read and write English, which as we all see, is not the case of those entering illegally"
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    • +1 +1 0 haydn Dec. 2, 2016
      "children born in america are citizens whether there parents are citizens are not. do you not know what citizenship is"
    • 0 0 0 Gene J. Feb. 14, 2017
      "Some of the most illiterate people in America are not immigrants. They are caucasians who were born here and who decide to live by the racist morals that they are brought up to believe are right. Morals based off of fear and greed. Immigrants are why America is where it is today. Although we aren't perfect, we are also by no means built on native soil, and the racism that built this country is clearly tearing it apart because people like you don't take the time to meet these people, actually label them as human beings, and try to understand their story. There are reasons these people are here that we could never understand in our life time because of the privlages we have been blessed with. These people deserve to have a chance at those same privileges because guaranteed, they will value them more than any born and raised american ever would because they have seen the other side. Accepting these people is what breeds compassion and life without compassion is cold and not worth all the privilage in the world."
    • 0 0 0 don't worry about it Jan. 25, 2017
      "the reason they take up jobs is because your lazy butt doesn't want to work at Mc Donands"
    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Dec. 4, 2016
      "they dont take away jobs , they do the jobs that people like you dont want to do"
  • +8 +29 -21 Donald Klasing Oct. 18, 2013
    "Picking the "low hanging fruit" will go a long way toward identifying and deporting illegals currently in this country. Many illegals end up in the courts for traffic violations or healthcare systems for their "free" healthcare. They do not have social security numbers. Promptly arresting and deporting these illegals with the cost covered by reduction in foreign aid to the country of orgin appears realistic. We must respect the laws of foreign countries . . . it's time our laws be respected too . . . which appears beyond the comprehension of those we elect to serve our interests."
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  • +7 +93 -86 Stephen McErleane Jun. 23, 2011
    "They are breaking the law."
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    • +3 +6 -3 Dan Feb. 7, 2013
      "actually Mr. Vega, we are feeding them with welfare which we pay for..."
    • +2 +6 -4 anthony Dec. 6, 2012
      "lizzy you just said it "as a teenager" and now you probably moved up right? because you don't want that job shoveling poop. they are willing to take anything and wont complain. i highly doubt you would like to still have that job right?"
    • 0 +1 -1 Phan Apr. 28, 2015
      "11/10 worst, yet best comment."
    • 0 +6 -6 Lizzy Aug. 21, 2012
      "Yes Karent, they are breaking the law. They have created a plethora of problems both legally and economically in the U.S. and they need to be deported. Oh and by the way, please cut the crap about how they are doing Americans such a huge favor. I grew up working on a farm and did many odd jobs as a teenager. I got up early and worked long days often for free. So drop the entitled act as if nobody works hard except the illegal alien."
    • -1 0 -1 Liz May. 4, 2014
      "Karent, they are breaking the law and getting benefits from the gov't as a reward for doing so? I'm going to another country for free healthcare and food stamps. What about the people who pay taxes and can't get anything? They're paying for these stupid criminals."
    • -2 +6 -8 Karent Vega Apr. 12, 2012
      "they are breaking the law ?? by coming to a country that is not theirs and still working their dam ass for those who are "Americans" because im sure you wouldn't wake up at 3 every day to go work in a fields that feed you all so give them a break because they are doing your ass a favor and taking jobs that you wouldn't take"
  • +5 +32 -27 Terrie Jul. 18, 2014
    "I am all for deportation of someone who enters my country illegally and breaks the law of the USA. IF these children that were sent here illegally are to stay...our government needs to have laws in place that outlines their right to stay and reasons that they will be deported....immediately....no gang affiliations, no drugs, learn to speak English, respect the customs and laws of the USA, stay in school and learn to support yourself, no children before marriage. NO lying, cheating or stealing. When you are married and have children, be able to support them. Learn to give and help others lawfully and stop being a taker. Life isn't easy, but you'll get out of life what you give. Other simple statements to live by.....do unto others, respect yourself, respect others, don't expect anyone to take care of you except yourself. Be a patriot and support the new country you've come to. Learn to love it and become an American. If you can do all of this, then we can help you to stay and be a part of our great nation and be a contributor to its success."
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    • +3 +4 -1 Victoria Mar. 13, 2015
      "Are you a republican? It sure sounds like it! I am too but I disagree. Just because some people have children before marriage doesn't make it wrong. Should that woman have to abort the child. What some people don't speak English, does it make them an immigrant? Why is it so wrong for someone to cross the border? We a lot more problems we should be dealing with before illegal immigrants. Just to name a few Isis war terrorism. Deporting people for trying escape from something that could be evil, that's making our 'free country' to something else and if this goes on we'll see what happens. I say no to deport human beings."
    • +1 +1 0 haydn Dec. 2, 2016
      "you can't tell people when they can have children or what language to speak. you're acting as if there aren't plenty of american-born citizens having babies at 16"
    • +1 +1 0 Andy Jan. 6, 2016
      "Although I agree that undocumented immigrants have done something ILLEGAL, I don't think we should disrespect their human rights. You can't tell people when to have their kids and what language to speak."
    • +1 +1 0 Larry Stylinson Apr. 28, 2015
      "I don't see the reason to have these grudges against illegal immigrants if Americans do these things everyday."
  • +5 +29 -24 jake Dec. 6, 2013
    "yes, because it is unfair to Americans to have to pay for them. they need to beef up the border because the aliens that cross it get legalized so that encourages other aliens to try it. it defeats the purpose of having a border. they need to deport all the aliens and that will send a strong message not to come into America illegally"
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    • 0 0 0 Naomi Mar. 6, 2017
      "First of all Americans don't pay for them. Immigrants help the economy, contributing to the reason California has the 6th biggest economy in the WORLD. Your rhetoric is also incredibly racist. Calling somebody an "alien" is derogatory and you should consider finding a more respectable word. No wall or law is going to keep them out."
  • +5 +55 -50 Barbara Lofquist Aug. 31, 2011
    "Every option should be available to remove all illegal immigrants. Start with putting our military on the border, protect the legal residents that live near it also. E-verify should be required of every employer: current and future hires, no appeals for illegals, clarify the "anchor baby" mistake. Until we have full employment, allow more highly educated and "vetted" immigrants into the country we are lowering our standards to an unacceptable level. We have created a huge underclass of invisible people, until it is time to collect welfare, section 8 or have more babies on the taxpayers dime."
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    • 0 +6 -6 George JR Nov. 16, 2011
      "first of all, why in the world would be put our military in the border? We are not dealing with criminals, terrorist, Nazis here. I am sure that the military has more important things to worry about. If anything this is a diplomatic issue. Second, illegal immigrants are not obstructing US citizens from jobs, they work two different sectors in the economy! Most Illegal Immigrants work the service sector, primarily the agricultural sector and labor sector. I dont see Americans don't work those fields because most of us, given our opportunities are able to work better paid jobs. Moreover, we are losing jobs, yes, but not due to Illegal immigration, but to other countries overseas as companies move to other countries like India and China where labor is much cheaper. lastly, as illegal immigrants, they cannot receive welfare or any other type of social benefit, this is a complete misunderstanding. To qualify for welfare, a social security number is needed, which they don't have. As for the babies they have, they are going to be US citizens, so that should not be a problem, they will pay taxes and help our economy grow."
  • +4 +10 -6 Isobella E. Beck Apr. 28, 2016
    "Illegal Immigration... think about that? ITS ILLEGAL. Its still a crime people."
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  • +4 +11 -7 jack Mar. 1, 2016
    "People shouldn't have the rights or responsibilities of a tax paying American if they aren't one, illegal aliens get the rights but not the responsibilities, the fact that they come here and destroy the economy during their stay, and on the way out through the expense of deportion, and actually complain about it! they should be happy they are allowed to leave without paying off their debt to society."
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    • 0 0 0 Naomi Mar. 6, 2017
      "Do you even understand what you're saying? You should consider reading real statistics about the effects that immigrants have in America."
  • +4 +20 -16 preston Jan. 6, 2015
    "deportation is a good solution to illegal immigration because they are coming here illegally. if american citizens do something that is illegal the get punished in some way. it should be the same wherever you come from."
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  • +4 +46 -42 Mark Aug. 3, 2011
    "What is being done to deport the criminals that come here to steal the American dream from those who were born here? This will never stop until we pass laws and enforce them against the people who hire them; such as heavy fines and/or suspending or pulling licenses of employers who profit by using them. If they can't get job's here, they have no reason to stay. Just think how our economy could benefit by millions of jobs that are now held by them, going to tax paying Americans who don't send the money out of the country. If we spend half the money that we spend trying to make life here easy for them on making it harder for them, this problem would be solved. The day they get here illegally they show no respect for our laws so why do we welcome them with open arms, pay for their health care put their kids in the welfare system. I think in the long run it will be a lot cheaper to send them home. If we need cheap labor that badly, give them a temporary visa make the people who hire them pay for it. If they run or violate any rules never allow them to return."
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  • +3 +14 -11 Tanner Mitchell Feb. 25, 2016
    "America was founded by immigrants. Now we have a constitution that applies to U.S. citizens only! Meaning that illegal immigrants have no rights here. Just because immigrants came here back then does not mean it is still legal. Get citizenship or face the consequences. As for the children, it is the same thing as saying that bank robbers should be given a pardon because they were stealing for their families. The kids do not provide amnesty. When Illegal immigrants have kids and get deported, the foster care provided for those kids is funded by TANF, which is funded by U.S. healthcare. U.S. healthcare is funded by the federal budget which is money taken right out of taxpayers' wallets."
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  • +3 +35 -32 Francis Dec. 10, 2012
    "These people have no right to be in the country to begin with. They come over to OUR country, take OUR jobs and then have children as an excuse to stay. It makes me sick to think that I live in the same country with people that are ok with this sort of activity. I am very suprised that this sort of issue requires such controversy. I have no problem with immigrants coming to this country, legally. Let me say that again, LEGALLY. These people need to be deported and they can have the exact same opportunity to come to this country just like every other LEGAL immigrant does."
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    • 0 0 0 Naomi Mar. 6, 2017
      "An illegal undocumented immigrant is taking your job? How low are your qualifications that an undocumented person is able to do that? And what about the disgusting lie then that they're just coming here as drug dealers? Did they steal your job as a drug dealer? These killers and rapists are taking your job? How unskilled are you that they can do that?"
  • +2 +13 -11 K.B. Oct. 7, 2015
    "When there is illegal immigration in America, deportation is a good solution because you dont know if it is a terrorist attack, or someone coming to kill someone, or someone just visiting. this puts many people in danger, so deporting someone back will protect America from all of this. Even though some think that you are ripping families apart, people have consequences to their actions."
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  • +2 +24 -22 Dan Feb. 7, 2013
    "we cant ignore that they broke the law. we can not become corrupt, we need enforce our laws. here in America we love immigrants, not illegal immigrants. illegal immigrants live off of welfare, which citizens pay for from our taxes. so the legal citizens here are paying for the illegal immigrants to live here that don't have jobs, ruin our economy and have made it almost impossible for many people who want to come here and be legal immigrants the good and lawful way. why should we reward the criminals and punish American citizens and anyone else who wants to come here legally?"
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  • +1 +27 -26 Megan Feb. 5, 2013
    "The key word to this whole situation is "illegal". Of course we should deport them. I realize that it is unrealistic to rope them all up at once and ship them off, but if the local and state law enforcement got involved, we could arrest a couple illegal aliens a day in every city. That will quickly add up. Obviously I believe we should send the children with their families instead of breaking them up. Having kids in America just so they can be citizens is cheating the system. If you want a family in America or any of the benefits provided for being American, then become a citizen. Don't put the burden on a country they claim to love and don't put the burden on their families. It's strange to think that the first thing they do in a country they supposedly want so badly to be in and respect is break a national law."
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  • 0 0 0 legall citizen Jun. 7, 2017
    "YES ,mass deportation is a good method to put end to this mess! They have to be deported as soon as possible."
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  • 0 +19 -19 Elizabeth Moon Apr. 14, 2013
    "I think so. If we just let people in, or worse, let them go free after being arrested, and they are illegals, we are just upping the potential for terrorism. Also, these people do not pay all the taxes normal Americans do, and this is stealing from the American people as a whole. And, as we have known since we were all VERY small, stealing is against the law. If they want to live here, they need to follow the laws. Come to America and apply for citizenship legally if you want to stay."
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  • 0 +25 -25 sean Dec. 7, 2012
    "you cant possibly say illegals are doing the right thing. if they came here doing the "wrong thing " . what does common sense means? they are building their own empire here in the U.S. . . . NO ID-NO ENTRY. or should we just keep changing the laws until every single issues becomes normal so the next generation can STOP fighting for what is wrong and what is right. . so if they have Rights. . what about the next?"
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    • +1 +1 0 Beth May. 4, 2014
      "I agree...it's like a bank robber doing the right thing."
  • 0 +42 -42 mary sammons Oct. 10, 2011
    "Yes, I think so, this is the land of opportunity, but not the land of opportunity for those who break our laws. Perhaps we should re-examine our immigration laws, for I quite agree that the majority of immigrants make good citizens
    and pose no threat. I am not prejudice, my great-grandsons father was born in Mexico and is now a United
    States citizen. The door is open for those who wish to obey the laws like citizens of the United States are required to do so willingly."
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  • -1 +1 -2 Abraham Castillo Mar. 27, 2017
    "DEPORT THEM ALL!!!!!"
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  • -1 +46 -47 A. Pfeifer Apr. 12, 2012
    "It's a necessary PART of the solution. There is currently no way to monitor visitors, which is de facto condonement of not leaving. Those here illegally should be rigorously deported BEFORE they procreate or get comfortable, mitigating valid concerns about splitting up families. The problem is not with deportation, it’s with not deporting them soon enough. Obviously, exceptions should be made for amnesty cases. Also, we need border enforcement, & visa policies tightening the reigns on our Arab “allies” who, as 9/11 clearly showed, have no trouble entering legally. We need a strong labor visa program & enforcement that makes hiring illegals a financial liability. Finally, a labor movement that demands living wages for citizens & a populace that eschews getting something for nothing as being the standard-of-living-killer that it is would go a long way toward decreasing demand. As long as there is demand for their work, & as long as we provide services to them that should be reserved for citizens, we will continue to have a sub-class of poverty-stricken separatists who strain our resources. Being here without permission is a criminal act."
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    • 0 0 0 thinker Mar. 4, 2014
      "I agree with you, however, most immigrants are just dumped a mile away from the border, back in Mexico. All they have to do is walk back across. It could even embolden them instead of dissuading them."
  • -2 +13 -15 Janet Nov. 10, 2013
    "Yes, but the last administration that had the will to deport was Eisenhower and he deported more than 1 million under a program called "Operation Wetback". The best way to deport the illegals would be self deportation, which would require enforcing every existing immigration law we have on the books. Big business makes huge "campaign contributions" to Democrat and Republican politicians to prevent enforcement of our immigration laws."
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  • -2 +27 -29 Mike in AZ Jan. 27, 2013
    "Deportation for criminal illegal aliens essential. Border enforcement must increased to preclude their return. Holding accountable the source Country Government is where the true problem lies. Having done illegal alien repatriation under an Immigration and Customs Enforcement contract, I can speak to this subject with some knowledge. Having personally repatriated illegal aliens to 17 different countries all over the world I have discovered the following:
    Most illegal aliens are afforded little or no civil rights or support by their home government.
    They are uneducated, live in poverty and seek a better life for them and family members.
    They will do anything and everything to better their lives, up to and including, breaking the law to get here, Canada, etc.
    Our government needs to cease all federal aid to countries who do not respect their own people and provide for them. The U.S. is not and should not be the savior of all persons in all places. We cannot afford it and it is unrealistic to think this can be done. In the 1960's & 1970's there really was no problem for the average American to find a job. Look at the employment conditions now for young Americans. Ban illegals and criminals, not firearms."
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    • +1 +1 0 Ken Magnuson Jun. 25, 2014
      "Amen brother."
  • -2 +20 -22 kyle Dec. 7, 2012
    "Yes, because illegal aliens take our jobs! No wonder we're in debt..."
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    • +2 +2 0 Anonymous May. 4, 2014
      "Well, the white people (most of them, as there are lazy white ones), are the ones running businesses, providing your health care, and doing all the other jobs. If they are well educated, why should they take a crappy looking jobs? We can't get any benefits anyway, since we're giving it to you guys. So you do the crap jobs to get free health insurance that WE pay for."
    • +1 +3 -2 Ese Grape Picker Nov. 14, 2013
      "Hey Compa Kyle, illegal aliens take your jobs?? i dont see white people working their butts off in the fields earning nothing."
    • +1 +4 -3 Annie Apr. 18, 2013
      "No, they don't. they take the jobs Americans don't want."
    • +1 +3 -2 Matt K. Apr. 10, 2013
      "They actually don't do much to the national debt. Since they do pay payroll taxes and sales taxes. They put money back into the economy."
  • -2 +37 -39 joel brown Jun. 27, 2012
    "they have ruined there own country, with drugs and killings. why should they come here and do the same to ours?why should we have this physcology of always lending a helping hand? we our own country has enough to worry about. the hispanic community has infultraited our school, health, social security administration, which has had a strong impact on the tax payers. we have our own to worry about, it is time for some tuff and drastic measures . general patton said, war is hell. i strongly say!! lets quite playing patty cake, take the gloves off and get rid of the dead weight as we say in the construction business. america nee4ds to start growing some balls. i am 54 years old i i can say beyond any reasonable doubt america was totally different 30 years ago. lets talk about the crime increase that has been going on ,due to the influx of the gangs that came from mexico to here. all the major cities have had a large increase in crime activity, now we have another burden ,not only on our tax payers, of which i have been one for 36 years, but mostly has had a impact on our judicial system. so where does it all end?? what would you do if you were president?? america should take care of america, so get rid of all the mexicans. take care of"
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    • +1 +5 -4 Jenna Apr. 30, 2013
      "It's not only Mexicans who come here try to fit in their shoes it's not easy! Not all Immigrants are criminals some actually come for a better future so don't you dare say us Mexicans ruined your lives!!"
  • -2 +75 -77 john Oct. 6, 2011
    "yes because, when illegal immagrants come to america not regestierd, americans have to pay there taxes and they get free benifets. One soulotions is to when they regiester for a job they have to be regesterd as a U.S citizen."
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  • -2 +69 -71 David Aug. 3, 2011
    "While watching the 5 P.M. News today, I can no longer hold back on my disgust toward those in our Government that believe 'Illegal Immigrants,' have the same rights as American citizens. By definition they are here 'illegally,' NOT citizens, and deserve no more than deportation. They do not deserve FREE; education, legal assistance, housing, medical and hospitalization, or any of the social services that keep them here. It is this type of 'do good' mentality by those in power that is helping to bankrupt our country. Parasites can live on the host only so long, before killing it. The budget crises we are in can be remedied in a large part by sending the illegals back to where they came from... All have an opinion about this situation... We have Federal Laws concerning immigration, someone needs to grow a backbone and enforce them. I will be the first to volunteer."
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    • +2 +8 -6 Anne Ford Dec. 1, 2011
      "Of all the comments, YOU DISGUST ME. What if you were in their shoes. All of you close minded people need to get a life and stop watching the racist biast fox news! Because I am pritty sure that is what you are watching. I may be under 18 but I don't let my parents make my opinions. I have friends that are immigrants and their parents contribute to this "so-called" American dream. We actually invite immigrants! Have you not heard of the "Mother of out casts"? This says "Bring me your sick, bring me your poor" and so on. If you don't understan these people want a better life, you are a sick person. Why did YOUR family come to America?! It was for a better life. and in this day and age people still need better lives. Im sure you are one of those people that watch the news at dinner, see a tragidy, say "Thats aweful", in monoton, and keep eating dinner obliviously. You are a sick cold hearted person, and im sorry kids like me, younger or older, as I am only in MIDDLE SCHOOL AND READING THIS, have to read desgusting comments like this. I have a backbone to respond to your Pro."
    • +2 +6 -4 dd Oct. 11, 2011
      "u are forgetting humanrights no matter what whether we are killers or illigals or american citizens we have the same rights... no matter what :/"
    • +1 +1 0 Beth May. 4, 2014
      "Anne, then you can keep paying for their benefits. I am working and can barely afford health care and housing, and I am supposed to pay for them? No way! We can't even give our elderly Soc Sec and a decent pension because of them!"
    • -1 +5 -6 Sandy Feb. 29, 2012
      "Really?? Are you willing to pick all the fruit and vegetables in the field? You willing to work in all the beef plants? Are you willing to clean houses and then maybe not even get paid? Really? I doubt it! You want to see a country that goes bankrupt then do send all these people back. Where did your ancestors come from? Were they the ones that came to this country and killed the indians and took their land and robbed them of their country? Do not talk about being an american a a true american are the American Indians not your or I!!"
    • -1 +4 -5 VVhite Kirby Jan. 9, 2012
      "To Anne, give me one reason why illegals should be granted amnesty, who broke OUR immigration laws and are called ILLEGAL immigrants. Honestloy, I don't care as long as they pay taxes, which they clearly don't, and don't invade us, which they have."
    • -3 +5 -8 emmanuel Oct. 4, 2011
      "so you agree with having family seperated? how can you say that illegal immigrants dont deserve free education. will you be wiilling to work in the hot sun? will you be willing to work for low wages? its people like you that the usa is being talked about bad."
  • -3 +1 -4 Chris Feb. 18, 2017
    "Spending less of our tax dollars on those that do not contribute nor cared enough to receive proper documentation is a no-brainer."
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  • -3 +1 -4 Gabe Dec. 13, 2016
    "I believe that illegal immigrants should be deported back, mean there is only over 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S."
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  • -3 +10 -13 Cheaters won't win Jan. 26, 2016
    "Whenever illegal immigrants step across the border, it costs taxpayers a lot of money to provide these law-breakers with benefits. The immigrants take away jobs and residences, a reward they receive by cheating the immigration system. Think of all of the homeless people who are legal citizens of who could use a job or a place to call home, and then picture someone coming in without permission from the government and taking those possibilities away from them. Illegal immigrants do more harm than good. Although some are hard-working, they did not earn the right to be here. The legal immigrants are those who belong here, yet the bad reputation of illegals causes prejudice toward those who did not break the law to get in. This is really sad to hear because legal immigrants go through a long process to get in. Illegal immigrants did not wait in line to become a citizen, they entered and took up the spots of the legal immigrants. They should not be rewarded for their law-breaking, and instead should be deported and then come back if they are willing to enter the country legally. It's great if they want to enter and contribute to our country positively, but in order to do this they must enter legally."
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  • -3 +7 -10 Leo Gosson Nov. 20, 2014
    "To be clear, I am a Naturalized Citizen.There are no simple answers to huge problems. However, try this. Flood media with the following message: Attention "All" Illegal Aliens. You have broken the law. You have one year to leave the U.S. Anyone caught inside the U.S. following this One Year Provision will be sentenced to 10 Years in Prison and deported following that. Provide transportation back to their country or origin. It would be a hell of a lot cheaper than continuing to finance their existence in this country."
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  • -3 +49 -52 Kevin Aug. 3, 2011
    "I think if we start deporting the newest immigrants working backwards we will be able to get true Americans back to work faster and reduce the strain on the government assistance."
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  • -4 +12 -16 Jeffrey Apr. 2, 2014
    "i believe that mass deportation is a good solution"
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  • -7 +28 -35 Ashley May. 16, 2012
    "This whole Stopping people from immigrating is crap, they come over here and are willing to take the jobs we dont like doing! so making them go back and suffer is horrible, they have done nothing wrong to our country besides help it! so forcing them away and keeping them away is just the worse thing i have ever heard, think about it, if we couldnt immigrate how would our relatives, or any of who we hangout with come here, And think how would we get food?, they wouldnt be able too becasue you have decided to shut them out of any of our lives"
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    • +1 +2 -1 Torres Apr. 10, 2013
      "I agree but they shouldn't be able to receive any benefits whatsoever"
  • -9 +19 -28 kole knickmeier Mar. 26, 2012
    "I agree with Kayla Ford thumbs up if its true"
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  • -11 +22 -33 billy Mar. 12, 2012
    "yes but it needs to be worse than going backto mexico they need to go to jail when they get back"
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    • +3 +4 -1 Gracie Apr. 7, 2012
      "You've done 2 things - You've stereotyped illegal immigrants; not all of them are Mexican. ANd how would they go to jail in Mexico, if the people they wronged were the Americans? The Americans don't want illegal aliens in their jails and I'm sure the Mexicans don't either."
    • +2 +2 0 Reina May. 4, 2014
      "Annie, they should be treated as criminals. What does the word ILLEGAL mean? If that was the case, let rapists, druggies, burglars and killers out of prison. They all broke the law as well. A bank robber could want better for his family, so he robs a bank and gets arrested. So he is in the wrong, but illegals are in the right? And in a sense, you're ROBBING the system of benefits: food stamps, welfare, health care. We have to pay for them? I work in a food stamp office and most of them don't speak English, they force my kids to learn another language to graduate, and that's ok? Hell no. Send them home!"
    • 0 0 0 Isobella E. Beck Apr. 28, 2016
      "While I agree, do not be so racist. Not all illegal immigrates are Mexican."
    • -1 +1 -2 Em Nov. 27, 2012
      "I for one am wrong for saying this but I hope one day you have to go through something like what illegal immigrants go through, because its obious you dont know how hard it is.. you think they come illegally for fun??!! No they do it to better their live and yes in the mix there maybe a couple of stupid people that make the rest of us look bad but hey in this country and every country theres people like that, that make a bad name for the rest of race, so dont go pointing fingers at anyone and tell me that illgals should go to prison after being deported so they learn there lesson when you dont know the half of it!"
    • -1 +2 -3 Karent Vega Apr. 12, 2012
      "i never heard of someone having to go to jail because they worked to better their life that doesn't make sense to me at all. what will they tell them ?? we are putting them in jail for working in the fields that feed everyone including the ungrateful Americans. how selfish could you be they are doing you a favor by taking those hard labors that bring food to your groceries and you want to punish them for that?"
    • -3 +1 -4 Annie Apr. 18, 2013
      "Why should they be treated as criminals? Since when was trying to support your family illegal? That's the reason they come to America, to support their families. Wouldn't you do the same thing for your own family? They just want a better life, a life they deserve. They shouldm't be faced with any punishment, nor face time in jail."
  • -12 +8 -20 Sue brown Apr. 28, 2013
    "If a woman marries illegally for a green card and never lives with that person, then entraps a man who is a u. S. citizen by having a child, can she take that child with her if she is deported or can the father get custody and keep the child in the United States."
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  • -14 +41 -55 Jim Bob Dec. 11, 2011
    "YES!! if you would like to come to america do it the legal way or else get out! I don't pay my taxes so some mexican can come steal jobs and mooch"
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    • +2 +6 -4 Karent Vega Apr. 12, 2012
      "fist of all not all illegal immigrants are " Mexican" and exactly what jobs are they steeling from you ?? because if you haven't noticed immigrants take the jobs that you all don't want so yeah... they take a job that you will never take instead of complaining i would shut up and thank them"
    • +1 +5 -4 edi Feb. 1, 2012
      "then do your job better and you wont have to worry about anything!"
    • 0 +1 -1 sehidi Apr. 22, 2013
      "do you have any idea how hard it is to get a visa ? it's not just mexicans coming here undocumented, it's every other race out there too. This are working people who pay taxes, work and pay bills. the people mooching off of you are the bums at home who don't want to get a job because they are to comfortable letting the government provide for them."
    • 0 +4 -4 sara a. Oct. 10, 2012
      "you do not dare take the name mexican in vain!!!"
    • 0 +2 -2 Ashlee May. 18, 2012
      "Right here Jim, You are greedy, they are no different, i can understand why your toward it but be more reasonable,Immigrants aren't toys, they have feeling and are seeking a life too, you may have a wonderful life but think about how they live their lives, not sunny side up their, just be lucky that you even have internet to even get your evil feelings out."
    • 0 +3 -3 Brenda Apr. 18, 2012
      "why are you hating on Mexicans? They aren't the only immigrants! hahaha! Don't forget Jim Bob other than Native Americans we are all immigrants, maybe not you directly but your ancestors. And Mexicans aren't coming in to 'steal' your jobs, go ahead and try working in the hot fields making less than minimum wage. They are taking jobs that some of us would NEVER do! And mooch? On what? If you educate your self a little you'll find out that illegal immigrants can not receive any type of public assistance, even legal immigrants can't receive any thing until they've been here at least five years, and even then it is not guaranteed that they'll get anything."
  • -17 +28 -45 dolly d. flowers Jan. 22, 2012
    "illeagle people living in u.s.a. should be captured,put in a out door tent jail to be detained untill he or she successfully completes labor duties at a set wage to pay back the gov. and tax payers the costs of bounty,medical,and deportation.no one gets a free ride home."
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    • 0 +2 -2 casey Mar. 15, 2012
      "i love that idea lol"
  • -25 +26 -51 Steve Feb. 15, 2012
    "I say Yes! Mass deportation is the solution. The jobs crisis is relevant to the illegal immigration issue. We need politicians with guts who can stand up and address the problem and make a plan to deport these illegal aliens, or politically spoken, (undocumented citizens). They come here. They steal identities, steal jobs (the employer is as guilty as the illegal), we pay their taxes. Quite frankly, we're babysitters for these individuals. Mass deportation is the only solution. Do it now and build a 500 foot wall along the southern border, along with armed guards every 100 feet along the stretch!"
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    • 0 0 0 Fred Oct. 14, 2016
      "It is so incredibly laughable that you believe that deportation is the solution to the jobs crisis. These illegal emigrants are getting the jobs because they work harder. Because we are a country of lazy unintelligent people does not mean that we should force the hard working emigrants to leave because we can't work hard enough. Competition is what makes people better, work harder, strive to be better. If we remove the competition we will not progress."

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  • +53 +156 -103 Alexander N. Turley Sep. 14, 2011
    "This Country was founded by IMMIGRANTS all of those white people that signed the Declaration of Independence came from another country just saying"
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    • +8 +11 -3 Marlon Dean Nov. 10, 2011
      "If people want to come to our country legaly as immagrants, thats fine. there are plenty of ways to do that. If we were to get rid of the 12 million (roughly) non tax paying illegal immagrants, then we would have more room for the legal ones, and could then make it eiser for them to come to America."
    • +5 +5 0 dale Aug. 16, 2012
      "The difference is that the U.S. is NOW a recognized sovereign nation with established legal immigration statutes. Back then.. The land now known as the U.S. was wilderness. The "indian" debate is bunk by the way. Tribes were often at war with each other over territory."
    • +3 +6 -3 Lizzy Aug. 21, 2012
      "Less than 10 of all of those white people who signed the Declaration of Independence came from another country. If you want to toss around racist statements, you should back up your comments with fact. Just sayin.'"
    • +2 +4 -2 Kathy May. 23, 2012
      "Lora, this country was not founded by LEGAL IMMIGRANTS. The French, German, Spaniards, etc were not LEGAL. They came into "the New World" and stole the resources and land of the Native Americans. Americans invaded the U.S. and killed thousands of the natives. So therefore, your claim is incorrect because the founders of this country did immigrate here to get what they can from the "new worlds" economy."
    • 0 0 0 Kenny R. Mar. 15, 2017
      "I agree with you Alexander like what my mom said awhile ago "This country was founded on slaves and immigrants"."
    • 0 +1 -1 M.A. Smith Aug. 30, 2014
      "Very true but they paid the price for freedom to worship according to their faith. There was no welfare, free medical care or food stamps in the colonies, it was brutal. I have any idea! If you want the American way of life, copy it in your own country. Start your own revolution and end all the corruption that is stealing the money from its citizens and crossing into our country. Tea Party ring a bell??"
    • 0 +5 -5 Anne Ford Dec. 2, 2011
      "I agree. The people who say that immagrants are desgusting are disrespecting all of America and themselves. These people need to actually understand that. Plus with America's "Mother of outcasts" we basically invite them so really they have just as much of a right here as we do."
    • 0 +6 -6 Nick Oct. 22, 2011
      "It was founded by proud immigrants who came from all over the world in search fro a better life. They cam with values to work hard and earn everything that they call their own. Today's Immigrants are parasitical leaches just sucking the life out of this once proud country. They take advantage of our services exploit our system and expect rights as an ILLEGAL, it makes me sick."
    • -1 0 -1 Zeidi Jun. 17, 2015
      "True!!!"
    • -2 +5 -7 Lora May. 22, 2012
      "This country was founded by LEGAL IMMIGRANTS, not people who stole into this country for what they can get from our economy."
    • -3 +2 -5 Tony Muro Feb. 6, 2013
      "yeah those white people payed taxes..."
    • -3 +2 -5 casey Mar. 15, 2012
      "when the first settlers moved here there wasnt laws saying they couldnt."
  • +46 +134 -88 Kayla Ford Dec. 1, 2011
    "Deportation of illegal immigration is the worst way to handle this situation. Think of all the children born in America and they are automaticaly citizens, but if the parents don't have citizen ships they get deported without their children. This creates a new problem of a rising numbers of orphans or foster children."
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    • +7 +7 0 Dale Warren Aug. 16, 2012
      "Parents who have "anchor babies" aren't eligible for deportation. It's a good sentiment, just misplaced. the real solution is to throw out the provision that grants citizenship to an infant automatically. The U.S. is one of the only countries on earth who has this policy by the way. The policy encourages exploitation of children."
    • +3 +9 -6 Evan Dec. 5, 2012
      "They come here just to have kids so they have a chance at staying... The children should be deported too, they are ultimately the product of immoral parents who had them just to stay in OUR country... When the parents start paying taxes we can talk...."
    • +3 +9 -6 Lora May. 22, 2012
      "These children should NOT automatically be American Citizens, because their parents are not in the country legally, and therefore, not under the jurisdiction of the United States Government. When the parents are deported, their children should go with them, not become wards of the state and a burden on taxpayers. These children, cost the American taxpayers enough in health, education and welfare costs, and they are the responsibilities of their parents."
    • 0 +3 -3 Torres Apr. 10, 2013
      "With all due respect I think the children should have no rights as their parents they should be considered illegal aliens"
    • -3 +6 -9 Dee smith Oct. 11, 2012
      "The kids should be deported with them! I am sick of the sob stories "I want my mommy, the mean people took her away." Well, go with her - we don't want you here stealing our tax dollars."
    • -5 +6 -11 Jenny urias Nov. 14, 2012
      "i hate racist people, i just wish you were illegal, so you could see what we go threw"
  • +18 +52 -34 Vinz Mar. 22, 2013
    "Deportation is never a good solution, because it has to be paid for it, in most cases the tax payer has to do so. Imagine 12 Million immigrants have to be deported costing $ 1000-5000 each, in total 12-60 Billion US Dollar. Right now it would be much better to use the money to create jobs. From my point of view there should be a handling fee for illegal immigrants to receive a legal status by taking e.g.exams. So instead of letting the tax payer pay for deportation, it would make more sense to let immigrants pay to get a legal resident status e.g. $ 1000 per year or well in total 12 Billion per year. Once they have a legal status they cannot work any longer below minimum wage which would mean an end for wage dumping. Competition in the labor market would then bring back jobs to native US citizens and if several immigrants then do not find any longer jobs, they would go back to their home country on their own. But as long they have an illegal status they will be hired illegally destroying millions of American jobs."
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  • +15 +78 -63 Georgina Dec. 12, 2011
    ""Deportation would split a lot of families apart. There are a lot of kids who were born in the United States, but their parents are illegal immigrants. So the parents would get deported, but what happens to the kids who are US citizens? Also imagine the illegal immigrants that have lived in America for years and now they are being forced to live somewhere else and totally start over. It is really hard to start over in a country when you have been living in the United States the whole time.""
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    • -2 +6 -8 !!! Nov. 2, 2012
      "Who cares!?! They are illegal families!!!"
    • -5 +1 -6 James Jun. 7, 2013
      "The children of illegals should be deported with their parents. They can move back to America when they're eighteen. Problem solved."
  • +8 +61 -53 alley Jan. 31, 2012
    "no beause it hurts them and seperates them from families!!"
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    • +4 +7 -3 Lora May. 22, 2012
      "They should have thought about that before they broke our laws! Besides, I believe their offspring should go with them, because they are responsible for their children's welfare, not the taxpayers of this country."
    • +3 +6 -3 dale Aug. 16, 2012
      "I'm sorry, but by that logic, every bank robber should be released from prison. After all, he was just trying to better his life. Is it wrong to punish him because it hurts and separates families?"
    • +2 +5 -3 mark sontag Oct. 26, 2012
      "they left their families when they left mexico. so re-unite them with their families"
    • -1 +1 -2 Liz May. 4, 2014
      "Who told them to leave their families? Let them stay in their home country."
  • +6 +41 -35 Nancy Jun. 18, 2012
    "This country is not yours to claim. Look in the text books and see where your ancestors came from. They had to travel across the ocean just to get here. And when they did get here they murdered lots of people and stole land that was not rightfully theirs. As to the "illegal aliens" they are from this land so is it not rightfully theirs? This country was built on illegal immigrants. So dont judge someone just because they have the same dreams your ancestors had back then."
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    • 0 0 0 M.A Smith Aug. 30, 2014
      "I wonder why you speak Spanish? I think getting there from Spain required a boat too. Do it the right way, legally."
    • 0 0 0 Ken Magnuson Jun. 25, 2014
      "This country IS mine to claim. Just because the land was taken from my ancestors by force, does not mean my other ancestors had no right to live here. What my ancestors did has no affect on my right to live here."Aliens," legal and illegal, are not from this land, so it is NOT rightfully theirs. I do not judge people on their dreams. I judge them only by their actions."
    • -2 +1 -3 joe Oct. 23, 2012
      "well the thing is many come for the benefits of being lazy, not to work hard and improve the united states."
  • +5 +22 -17 The angry cow Feb. 24, 2015
    "It is unfair to deport people who have lived in this country and done nothing wrong for more than 5 years."
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  • +4 +51 -47 Teresa Gomez Mar. 19, 2012
    "When big issues arise its always easier to blame it on someone. In this case its the immigrants. My family has experienced this with my stepfather. As the pro argue that the immigrants are taking the "American jobs", the immigrants are doing the jobs that Americans dont want to do. The most famous argument is that the immigrants recieve free benifits while the Americans pay taxes, but in order to recieve those types of benifits such as welfare and medical you need to be a citizen with a social security. And what I found suprising in the case of my stepfather is that he to as an "illegal" immigrant paid taxes. He was a good enough citizen to pay for those who recieve welfare because they do not want to work in the fields or clean peoples homes like an immigrant but not good enough to live here and forced out leaving a family of 8 behind. Currently my stepfather is serving 6 months in Arizona for trying to pass the "border". The border that is made to separate the exact same dirt on both sides do to a stereotypical idea of a hispanic man. This is sapose to be the land of the free, but now I see it as the land of disbelief."
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    • 0 0 0 Zeidi Urbina Jun. 17, 2015
      "True!!!"
    • 0 +1 -1 M.A. Smith Aug. 30, 2014
      "Freedom comes with a cost, perhaps you missed that part. We fought for our freedom and way of life. Fight for your freedom too and way of life ! I know its easier to walk across the border and complain to American's about how hard things are here but come on!! You know that we don't let people go hungry or without medical care. That is who we are and there are many of us who feel we are being taken advantage of. Do it the right way if you want to come here or better yet, start your own revolution!!!"
    • 0 0 0 Ken Magnuson Jun. 25, 2014
      "Many people like to say that illegals only take the jobs that Americans don't want. This is not true. They take jobs that Americans want at wages that Americans will not accept. Illegals have to be willing to work for less than legal workers. That is the only way that they will be able to find work."
    • -1 +1 -2 dale warren Aug. 16, 2012
      "I'm sorry that your stepfather is in jail, but he's there because he broke the law. He wasn't paying taxes out of respect or citizenship. Those taxes are taken automatically. And if not paid in April, he'd go to jail. My stepmother is illegal. She and the people I've met like her have a pronounced lack of respect for our law and way of life. I used to be a staunch "leave them alone" person. I had my eyes opened through experience"
    • -1 +2 -3 ACP Apr. 12, 2012
      "No, you need to be a person with a social security CARD, something many manage either to obtain or do without, and which you can buy here on the streets. And that defense is as common (and incorrect) as the pro-folks who claim illegals are taking "our" jobs. It's not true on either side. For the record, I've worked as both a maid & food service worker. It's not that we don't want to do that type of work, it's that we're unwilling & unable to work for third-world wages that become the industry norm when there are illegals who are willing to accept them. For them, this standard of living is higher. For us, it's lower. This drasticaly lowers the wages for everyone. I live in Texas. There are places here where you cannot get a job if you don't speak Spanish. Now you tell me how that's fair. Your stepfather chose to start his family here illegally, but I'm still sorry he couldn't do it the right way & that you've had to suffer. "Land of the free" does not refer to his "right" to break the law, or even to BE here. That's not what that means.Your stepfather chose to come here illegally and raise a family. Being free to make choices doesn't mean there aren't consequences. The responsibility for you and your family rests squarely on him."
  • +3 +6 -3 Amy Dec. 4, 2016
    "deportation is a very bad idea, families will be split up . imagine being a kid and knowing that you have to be split from your family, or be taken to a whole other county, at the end of the day immigrants are going the work that american citizens don't want to do so you cant say deportation is a good idea because they are taking away jobs."
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  • +2 +4 -2 brox Nov. 4, 2016
    "Personally I think that from this the US will earn tons more money and will benefit from this as the money that is earned from these people will help OUR country. My opinion, don't get mad at me."
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  • +2 +8 -6 morcole Mar. 30, 2016
    "youre taking people away from their families that are in the states. little kids that were born here but their parents are illegal immigrants will be alone if their parents get deported"
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  • +2 +10 -8 anonymous Feb. 11, 2016
    "no, how are so called Americans suppose to deport someone when this is not even their own country! The white man came over hear an "illegal Alien" themselves, and killed the Native Americans over here! This is not their land, but yet they can kick everybody who comes over here just like they did and now they have to leave, y don't they leave, the first people who came over here illegally"
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  • +2 +20 -18 Liz May. 4, 2014
    "No way--send them all back. They're getting benefits in this country that they're not getting in their own, at our own expense! So if they're trying to make a better life for their country, I guess a bank robber is making his life better by getting money too, huh? Just open the prisons while you're at it. Let us provide for our citizens before these criminals."
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  • +1 +8 -7 fdsfadf Apr. 7, 2016
    "if we deport them, it could cause trouble in mexico from the masses of people flowing from the border could cause trouble and collapses spreading from the north."
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    • 0 0 0 No Namw Feb. 1, 2017
      "so we will just let our country overflow and get too overpopulated and become like China where we must wear masks outside our homes because it is so polluted, also we will end up only having one baby each so the we will have to end up with problems with that. Lets think about the future and what your saying."
  • +1 +18 -17 victoria Mar. 13, 2015
    "No in the constitution it has a right for freedom. Our country was founded by immigrants why can't they be here any longer."
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  • +1 +30 -29 American in America Nov. 29, 2012
    "Whats the point thre are already millions of them here deporting a dozen or so woold not evn make a dent in their numbers. A better solution must be found."
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    • +1 +1 0 The Truth Feb. 1, 2016
      "^
      I have a message to you and the three likers of this post. This is called giving up. It's going to be hard to get rid of them because we have done nothing about it for many years, but we cannot just accept defeat and spend money on these law-breakers. Also, having a wall across the border would discourage them, and stricter laws would too. We can't accept defeat, this is not how American should feel. We need to take control and send them back at their own cost, because we had to pay for THEIR costs."
  • 0 +15 -15 Robert James Jan. 30, 2015
    "These people will self deport if they have no work. Enforce e verify. Let the people who were giving them work tell them no."
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  • -1 +10 -11 Ashley c. ???? Nov. 23, 2015
    "No!! Because do you know what it might mean, it means that if kids were born in America and the parents weren't there would be separation between family's, Mexicans and other immigrants try to be something but that only reason is so they can have money, food and other things too there is something we like to call "the dream" and that dream is for other people to have things for our family but if you dont understand then dont you even talk."
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  • -1 +11 -12 Unknown Nov. 23, 2015
    "No because America was discovered by Columbus and he was from the Spanish so why would you get to a point where the Spanish and anyone else shouldn't be allowed in the USA, do you know how it is to be poor and stuff because you dont have anything in Mexico but here in America you can do what you've dreamed and have a better and new life."
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  • -1 +11 -12 AnneMarie Olson Oct. 4, 2015
    "Deportation seem to be a very harsh measure to jump to. It would tear families apart, give the U.S. even more enemies, and to make it actually happen would require a lot of money we don't have. Stricter laws would bee easier on everyone and everything. Just put yourself in the immigrants shoes and then see how deportation will completely ruin this country"
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  • -2 +2 -4 kevin c Feb. 20, 2017
    "i think who ever don't agree with the immigrants is a dummy"
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  • -3 +1 -4 Alexander Feb. 28, 2017
    "Perhaps if the naturalization process was easier, more people would go through with it. But there are so many people that are trying to escape terrible situations that cannot wait to go through the process.
    And what about the families that would be torn apart? Is it okay to force a child's parents out of the country and leave the child? Or make the child go as well and lose all of the opportunity they would have had? It is unfair to the child.
    "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" These are the words written at the base of the Statue of Liberty. These are the words that Americans are supposed to pride themselves on. Who are we if we refuse to live up to the very words that helped us struggle through had times? Imagine what could be accomplished by the people that are not allowed to come to the land of the free? Imagine what they could do if they were allowed to work for the opportunity that so many other people are just handed? The cure for cancer or the next Mozart could be groveling in the dirt, never to be discovered because we refused refuge to them."
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  • -3 +1 -4 no its not good Feb. 21, 2017
    "no its not good"
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  • -3 +1 -4 johnny Feb. 21, 2017
    "i think this is racist. also i think its bad cause we Mexicans had built a lot of buildings and a lot of houses."
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  • -6 +7 -13 kya Sep. 9, 2015
    "for school I got to find reasons why they should not be here but I don't see a problem they don't cause much problems. Anyway weren't we immigrants at one point in history?"
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  • -6 +18 -24 Dominic Dec. 16, 2012
    "I think they should make the "Dream Act" a law stating that kids and teenagers who came illegally under the age of 16 could get social security and legal papers to give opportunity to the kids of our future."
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  • -6 +18 -24 Karla Sedan Sep. 19, 2012
    "No' it isn't. Deporting people back to their country would only mean that they would come back again. You need to secure the border to stop the rest of the immigrants from coming to the country and try to make the people here citizens. Don't forget, that "white people" weren't born here either. The only true citizens of the U.S are the Native Americans. And they were kicked out wrongly.
    All the children who's parents are immigrants wouldn't be treated well either. People need to open their minds and not just look at the negative."
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  • -7 +22 -29 sehidi Apr. 22, 2013
    "first of all us "alians" as you like to call us for some unreasonable reason we pay taxes, we have jobs, we arnt lazy bums like a big percentage of the "american". you will always see an "american" asking for money on the corner of a street, but never any other race. we are the working class and this country needs us because accept it or not we run it."
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    • 0 0 0 Mike Hera Feb. 17, 2014
      ":( There is no need to be rude

      I do not believe immigrants should be deported
      There are beneficial reasons and opinions that illegal aliens (Which is another word for immigrant -_-) should not be deported :-)

      They typically attend jobs that various Americans do not want to do, such as agricultural work <_<
      Basically, immigrants will be needed in the future :D At this moment they are viewed negative, but when you look towards the future, you will see they are beneficial CX"
    • -1 +1 -2 Beth May. 4, 2014
      "Sehidi, I see people asking me for money on the train and they're a mariachi band. There are people of all races asking for money. Why? Because of people like you taking everything, and we're freaking broke! We can't provide for our own citizens, yet you come with your damn hand out! Why can't you get that in your country? Not all of you have jobs, either. I see you at the Soc Sec office wanting SSI. Not wanting to learn the language is not a disability."
  • -7 +36 -43 Trevor Feb. 1, 2012
    "No way! this seperates children from parents, friends from freinds, and people from their homes. we need a better solution to this problem."
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  • -7 +21 -28 Henry Dec. 12, 2011
    "I think that deportation could be a somewhat effective solution to illegal immigration, but I don't think that it is a good solution. I don't think it is a good solution because it tears apart families and doesn't completely solve illegal immigration. I think that it should be easier to obtain a Visa or Green Card. I also think however, that there should be a cap on how many people can get one each year. Otherwise we would face a serious overpopulation issue."
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  • -7 +42 -49 Marcus Dec. 6, 2011
    "Not ONLY were we founded upon by immigrants, there's no way to deport all illegal aliens. Sooner or later, they'll get back in here and we'll be dealing with the same problem. So why not cut the chatter about deporting and separating families and instead we worry about find a real way to keep the rest out. The government knows the benefits of having illegals here far outweigh the cons. So what is the real problem here? That they came here looking for a new life, these people don't even want to be citizens, they just want a Visa so they can supply a better life for their children. If you lived a poor, uneducated life, would you not do the same to come here and give your children and opportunity to live a better life?"
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    • 0 +1 -1 casey Mar. 15, 2012
      "so u want them to come here and steal food off your childrens plate?"
    • -2 +1 -3 acp Apr. 12, 2012
      "So, basically, they should come here and put you on a reservation, make you practice their religion, beat you when you speak English and give you all their gold? Or are you referring to after we became a united country? I hate this example. Besides, what made America a melting pot was that people form other countries (most of whom came here legally, I might remind you, as part of our efforts to colonize the west), was that the people who came ADAPTED to this country, learned the language and BECAME American. They had papers granting them permission to enter. This country was NOT founded by illegal immigrants with MS-13 tatoos who swam across the river, so where do we draw the line? Can they ALL come?"
  • -7 +51 -58 barb May. 31, 2011
    "Deportation will not solve our illegal immigration issues. . . we need multiple solutions like stricter border patrol, e verify, etc. .. ."
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    • -2 0 -2 Ashlee May. 18, 2012
      "The thing is why would we need border patrol when the wall has soo much high tec quality and is built amazingly, why would we have to bring more people in to protect it?"
    • -4 +1 -5 dd Oct. 11, 2011
      "we need to invest in amnesty so we don't need to harm them... we also don't need stricter border patrol that is just an excuse for homeland security to use when they are in an immigration situations... but i do agree that deprtation does not work."
  • -8 +30 -38 luis the caataa May. 7, 2013
    "WE ARE THE RESON WHY YOU HAVE FRUITS AND VEGSTABLES ON YOUR PLATE!!!!!!!!!"
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  • -9 +14 -23 estefani sanchez Aug. 28, 2013
    "Deportation of illegal immigration is not a good solution for immigrants. Us Hispanics includng those that come from different countries are the ones that do the jobs that no other American would do. We mow lawns, work out on farms from the rising of the sun til the moon sets down. we break our backs to help this nation. No not all of us do drugs, gang bang, steal, or come here to take your things away. we also come here for freedom, freedom from violence in our countries. we come here to work and help our families out. we come here to look for a great outlook in life to succeed and become a great role model for our families. God made us all equal and we should all be treated equally. remember the first people that came here where illegal. whats the problem?"
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    • +1 +1 0 K.B. Oct. 8, 2015
      "I understand where you are coming from, but when something is illegal, the government has to take matters into their own hands, one way or another. Sorry, :(."
    • 0 0 0 Ken Magnuson Jun. 25, 2014
      "Deportation is not the best solution, but it is better than no solution. Illegal workers take jobs that Americans want. They just accept those jobs at a pay rate that no legal american, immigrant or resident, would accept. The only reason for any one to hire illegal workers is they will always be willing to work for less than a legal worker. That is the only way that they can get a job.
      You say that the first people that came here were illegal. You are wrong. When they came here, there were no people living here, so there were no laws , so they could not have been breaking any laws. Think before you write."
    • 0 0 0 Beth May. 4, 2014
      "The problem is that you're illegal, meaning you broke the law. We have prisoners in jail for the same reason. And most of you are draining the city of benefits. I have no problem with immigration, but do it legally. My family has a passport and they went through Ellis Island, you should come legally."
  • -9 +17 -26 Jessie Sep. 13, 2012
    "Not all illegal immigrants come here and just sit around. Not all illegal immigrants send money back to their families in their home country, or even HAVE family there. There ARE those out there that come here hoping to become an American citizen, but past mistakes or certain conditions may prevent them from doing so.

    The people who get kicked out that have been here for years can get disavowed in THEIR OWN COUNTRY. Is that fair to them? To send them back with NOTHING? To rip them apart from any family they have here in the U.S. or plop them back in who-knows-where? I don't think so.

    I don't COMPLETELY disagree with deportation, but I highly disagree with the current system. If you send those people back, send them back with something that will get them on their feet back home. Don't just keep them holed up in jail and then kick them out or refuse to help them because of a record they may have set when they were seventeen.

    All we're doing is proving to people that we're not as great a country as they thought. Is that what we want? To be a two-faced country? I sure as heck don't. I'd rather try and change the system to reduce this in a not-so-crappy evil fashion.

    Meh, I'll just shut up now."
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    • +1 +1 0 Lizzy May. 4, 2014
      "Why send them home with something? They didn't give us anything, first off. Draining the society by wanting free everything. They're always the first ones with their hands out. And they learn English pretty fast when it comes to money. I know that. I am a cashier. Why cater to them? If we went to their country, our treatment would not be half as good as we treated them."
  • -9 +35 -44 Ray Allen Oct. 24, 2011
    "When we deport immigrants from the U.S., we may be trying to tell the rest of the world, "We don't want Immigrants, don't try to come to America", instead of that step up the enforcement along the border."
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    • -1 0 -1 Beth May. 4, 2014
      "We can tell them to come to America legally. That is what we should be doing, and if you're going to come illegally, we will deport you."
  • -10 +36 -46 Andy Marciulionis Jun. 1, 2011
    "no it is not a good solution because we people are not going to spend billions of dollars to locate, arrest, and deport 12 million mexicans only to have them recross the border again."
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    • -1 0 -1 Ashlee May. 18, 2012
      "Agreed, their we go throwing money away!(~: That we dont have. we are in deat and sending immigrants away when knowing somehow their going to get back in, Are economy is just stupid To realize we need to stop this"
  • -12 +15 -27 Jennifer G. Apr. 6, 2012
    "No, I do not thing that deportation is the BEST solution to illegal immigration. It separates families, can cause a friction between countries, and it makes many children born in the U.S. fend for themselves or be sent to orphanages and separated from other siblings."
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  • -12 +18 -30 Jake B. Feb. 8, 2012
    "If we deport them they will find their way in again. It is a waste of money. They say immigrants are a burden to our economy. Look at ourselves"
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    • +1 +2 -1 Brenda Apr. 18, 2012
      "Immigrants are not a burden to our economy, even when they work here illegally they can not file taxes leaving our government to claim millions of dollars on unclaimed taxes. Maybe this is why the government wont mass deport illegals.."
  • -14 +11 -25 Ashlee H. May. 18, 2012
    "I get it, There Color of their skin is different, there language is hard to comprehend, and they are not as wealthy as u.s citizens are! But think of the families, lets say your parents came here illegally; but you were born in america;and your parents where then deported. You got to stay cause you were born in america, how would you handle it? how would you support yourself, Then the kids have start over, learn new languages, fewer resources and uncertain future! Just think!"
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  • -14 +10 -24 The American Plan Apr. 22, 2012
    "Deportation isn't working they go back to Mexico and try again we need a way kind of like 3 strikes your out. And by out I mean a serious punishment such as it being considered an Act of terrorism to cross illegally and a possible prosecution of death. And seeing how they arent an American citizen no trials will be necessary simple as 3 strikes you are done. Extreme but it would keep illegals out and jobs for Americans."
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  • -14 +13 -27 Gracie Apr. 7, 2012
    "America is the great melting pot of immigrants. If we deported the aliens, we would lose good relations with other countries, and our power in general. How do you think America started? Some random people from a different country looking for a new life. They wanted help from Britain but didn't get any, so they were forced to take someone else's land and start new lives themselves. Sound like any other familiar situation?"
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  • -15 +10 -25 ramundo Jul. 9, 2012
    "its to hard"
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  • -15 +16 -31 yajaira gordillo Apr. 12, 2012
    "Like many Americans people come to America, to seek "their dream" so I think it is very unjust and unfair that one must be forced to leave both oppurtunity and family behind. America was founded by immigrants that have worked hard to get us where we are today. In our world today I agree that some immigrants are not for the safety of this country, but neither are all who enter it a bad infulence. People just want a chance to start over, in the "Land of Oppurtunity". Just imagine where we would be w/out the help of immigrants. They have helped the revenue of this country grow, they have influenced societal changes, and once they have reached America I beleive that they have deserved the right to keep working for "their dream""
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    • +1 +1 0 Lizzy Beth May. 4, 2014
      "But it's ok to send American money to your home country, take our damn resources? Tell an elderly person that you are getting free health care, and they're paying for theirs. Medicare isn't free. They busted their ass for benefits, and what are you doing? Just demanding everything with an open hand.
      People may want a chance to start over, but it should be done in a legal way."
    • -1 +1 -2 dale warren Aug. 16, 2012
      "There's a difference between seeking a better place to live, and seeking to better the place you live. Illegals come here to work and make money to send home. NOT to create a life as Americans. The difference is ENORMOUS. Everyone deserves the right to work for "their dream".. That's exactly why so many people LEGALLY enter our country. It's just not practical for people who don't care about our land. Illegals don't."
  • -15 +18 -33 duncan Mar. 26, 2012
    "i think as long as they are not breaking laws they can stay"
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    • +1 +2 -1 Lizzy May. 4, 2014
      "Coming here illegally is already breaking a law."
    • 0 0 0 Isobella E, Beck Apr. 28, 2016
      "Excuse me, but illegal immigration IS A CRIME."
  • -17 +10 -27 Roland Karmin Nov. 26, 2012
    "Deportation of illegal immigrants is unjust and contradicts what our four founding fathers said "All men are created equal...""
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  • -17 +31 -48 daniel :) Oct. 11, 2011
    "deportation is the "legal" seperation of families... I hope none of the people who read this are cruel enough to think that is right. It is also making someone leave the country because they came in looking for a new life."
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    • +5 +5 0 Daniel Nov. 28, 2011
      "If they want a new life then maybe they should enter legally next time. That's like saying there's nothing wrong with illegally downloading music because it was just innocent people looking for new music. Of course that's not true cuz illegally downloading music is downright awful but that's a whole 'nother discussion."
    • +1 +2 -1 dale warren Aug. 16, 2012
      "I don't see it as the legal separation of families. I'd see it as the unfortunate consequence of a family member who broke the law. The principle is no different than if I broke into a hospital to steal medication for my child. Or robbed a store to buy the medication for my child. What if the medication was critical to a patient and they died? What if the cashier pulled a weapon? I'd be liable for the crime and my child would be without a father."
    • +1 +3 -2 T Mar. 10, 2012
      "They can always take their children with them!!"
    • -1 +1 -2 casey Mar. 15, 2012
      "if u want a new life find it without breakin the law and taking the bread off of YOUR kids plate"
  • -20 +18 -38 Yup Feb. 1, 2012
    "No. I think that they should be legalized, but they don't really cause a problem. They should just be allowed to stay and do things that you don't want to do."
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    • +2 +3 -1 ACP Apr. 12, 2012
      "We have hospitals here going bankrupt because illegal immigrants (and to fair, other people from poverty) use the emergency room for all their healthcare and then walk away from their bills. They can't be refused services, and they know it. Also, those who truly need acute care have to wait hours upon hours to be seen. MS-13, a Mexican street gang is committing violent crimes here in unprecedented numbers. They're not the ones mowing your lawn, pal. By all means, be opposed to deportation. But at least have a clue about the real issues. They DO cause problems, because when they come here illegally, we have no control over who gets in, but then have to pay to incarcerate, feed, provide medical care for them. There's a reason our welfare forms here are mailed out in both English and Spanish."
  • -33 +31 -64 marco Oct. 11, 2011
    "no because i do not see no white people or "Americans" as they are called, working on the feels cropping lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes. all types of vegetables, if like you white people say take out all the aliens i want to see a red neck or a white person in the fields under the hot sun i bet they wouldn't do that because they don't have the balls to do that they are to soft if they are 1 hour under the hot sun they wont even make or go back the next day so everybody that calls them aliens go and try to do the work they do."
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    • +9 +10 -1 Dale Warren Aug. 16, 2012
      "You're generalizing based on race. I'm white, and when I was fighting in court to get a bad work report cleared.. I couldn't get gainful employment. Guess what? I tried to get work in 'those' fields. and couldn't. Why? Because I don't speak Spanish, and as a legal citizen, I'd have a right to expect higher wages than illegals. Check into the reality of migrant lifestyles and economics and you'll see why deportation is so vehemently resisted by our government."
    • +4 +6 -2 Lizzy Aug. 21, 2012
      "I wish I could deport your type of ignorance along with all the illegals. Your comment is quite possibly one of the dumbest I've read. I worked for many years picking tobacco, green beans, strawberries, potatoes, squash out in the hot sun on my family farm. I also got to get up hay and feed animals every day too. Long days and for years. In the hot sun and below 20 degree temperatures. I also worked as a waitress sometimes three jobs at a time. The Pro Illegal Aliens seem to think that they are the only people who know hard work. *News Flash* YOU DON'T! So please Marco, next time you want to advertise on a public forum, you should really take a moment and think."
    • +3 +8 -5 casey Mar. 15, 2012
      "theres hard working poeple out there like my entire falily we raise a garden run a farm and a saw mill then my dad works for the electric company on top of that and do u know who runs the farm and saw mill? my white redneck family so shut yur mouth and get yur facts straight"
    • +1 +1 0 M.A. Smith Sep. 2, 2014
      "Marco,
      I picked bean, strawberries and raspberries every summer to buy clothes for school. That has not been allowed for many years because the school kids were taking jobs from the migrants!! Don't say white people don't want to do the work, its not "PC". Got it!!!"
    • -7 +1 -8 Ashlee! May. 18, 2012
      "Agreed; Knowing half of the americans that live amongst us, None of them wouldn't think to put garden gloves on and work their talebones underneath the hot sun, us citizens need to pull our ass's out of our mouths and realize what this country is becoming!"
    • -10 +5 -15 Rosalyn M. Dec. 2, 2011
      "OH MY GOSH:) you are AWESOME! i agree 100%. Who ever you are i love you for actually having common sence."