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October 20, 2014

League City’s uneasy history of dealing with illegal immigration

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  • gecroix posted at 11:07 am on Thu, Jul 17, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    It takes fewer lines to say nothing.

     
  • Alvinbr62 posted at 6:42 am on Thu, Jul 17, 2014.

    Alvinbr62 Posts: 291

    Wow, what lengthy diatribes. I am thinking we have some retired folks posting here.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 7:31 am on Tue, Jul 15, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2515

    sverige, why do Liberals ALWAYS drag race and ethnicity into the equation. Have you been to the border? Even if you haven't talked to the Border Patrol agents personally like I have you can catch them being interviewed on the news. If you haven't noticed they are mostly Hispanic. The Border Patrol agents interviewed want the children sent home.
    And did you see the video of the African Americans calling President Obama the WORST President ever? Are they racist too?
    http://www.ktrh.com/onair/michael-berry-13986/chicago-resident-obama-will-go-down-as-worst-president-ever-12562992/

     
  • Jbgood posted at 10:43 pm on Mon, Jul 14, 2014.

    Jbgood Posts: 1955

    Freedom, I agree with you to a point, there is a better way to deal with this situation. Obama does not want to do what is better, because it would lose the 2016 election for Hillary! First we need to take off the blinders that some people are trying to hang on us. It is not just these kids which are the primary issue here. It is like Senator John McCain said about Obama's inept handling of this whole situation. He keeps talking about securing the border is not a permanent solution. The guy is in over his head!
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    Securing the border ought to be the FIRST STEP you do in order to stop the endless flow of illegals, kids, along with MS-13 gang members, criminals, or maybe terrorists from coming over the border while dealing with who is already here. Why would congress appropriate money for Obama and the Democrats to waste, and then run up the debt again next year and the next and the next, because of an OPEN BORDER? Who is going to pay for all that. Obama needs to do his job and quit his political posturing! This is not a white, black, Hispanic issue! Please don't try to make it one! Why are the Canadians being shipped back home then? It is easy to drop the RACE CARD, and call it racial, when it is not!
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    We need a policy which is fair to all and implement it in a like manner, and we should already have one by now! We don't need this "DREAM SUGGA" DOCTRINE, which Obama stuck out there which caused this mess in the first place! Now he wants to do what he is an expert at, and that is to BLAME SOMEBODY else for his inefficiency and failures!
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    We cannot afford to take every kid, gang member, terrorist or criminal in South America in a constant flow crossing our borders! That is what is going to happen unless somebody STOPS IT and set up a situation where they will seek other options! The "DREAM SUGGA" DOCTRINE is not worth a flip! It was ill-thought out and it had no foundation setup in order for it to work! It was done to appease Hispanic voters, for their support in Obama's second run for office! Yes, It was a political payoff!
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    Pointing fingers is not the way either! Those of us who are not in support of Obama's doomed policies can say the same thing in reverse about you, "WE ARE AMAZED THAT OUR FELLOW SOCIAL CONCERVATIVES EMBRACE CHILDREN OUT OF THE WOMB, BUT TURN THEIR BACKS ON KIDS WHO ARE STILL IN THE WOMB by their support of ABORTION! Now sir/mam.....what did that just accomplish? It is simple! You have two sides who disagree on how our government is functioning! We're are not apologizing. Somebody need to tell Obama to secure the border, and get a Comprehensive Immigration Policy, then implement it. Then get back with us. Until that is done, we are not going to drink what they are trying to serve us. So say what you want, it does not phase me in the least! I'm sending to much money to the mission fields in South America now to even hear the hate!
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    PS Just heard where a felon from South America, who has been deported FOUR TIMES sneaked back in the country in the last 30 days with all these kids, and ASSAULTED a nine year old girl in SPRING TEXAS right down the street from Houston! He broke in her room where she was asleep, assaulted her, and stole her underwear after he finished!
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    To this, I say get ready, because a lot more of it is on the way!

     
  • sverige1 posted at 10:17 pm on Mon, Jul 14, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 3572

    Well, carlos....to help clarify. I was trying to say that folks are much more "OK" with refugees from Europe (white) than non-white Central Americans. The "humans" you conservatives see, as you say it, are not unlike the Pilgrims who came here from Europe.

    Don't you think the Native Americans had some misgivings about foreigners setting foot on land that was 1st of the Native American inhabitant(s)? Well, their misgivings apparently were overcame by their majority. They welcomed the Europeans....UNlike what we see today with this situation.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 9:48 pm on Mon, Jul 14, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2515

    Who is turning their backs on these children? Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Meghan Kelly and all the Conservative Forum subscribers want what is BEST for these children, that is take care of their immediate needs but return them to their patria (homeland). Even Father Snyder with Catholic Charities has said this is best. Race and the color of their skin has NOTHING to do with it. Have you seen the Border Patrol Agents interviewed who also want the children returned to their countries? Most of them are Hispanic. Do you call them racist too? I will not question your claim as a "social conservative" but crying racism makes you sound very liberal.

     
  • gecroix posted at 9:38 pm on Mon, Jul 14, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    It must be a good response to hysterically cry racism.
    And even better to do it hidden behind Mommy's internet skirt...
    That's not what my 'fellow social conservatives' do.
    Must be somebody else's....

     
  • freedom posted at 9:20 pm on Mon, Jul 14, 2014.

    freedom Posts: 5

    I am amazed that my fellow social conservatives embrace life in the womb but yet turn their backs on children who are alive and out of the womb. We must find a way to deal with this humanitarian crisis. Too often we choose to "Police" people of color putting them on the defensive. If these children were white coming in droves from South Africa, Germany or Britain, I wonder if our response would be the same. Its no wonder some people of color are screaming: "America: , you are no different than your racist ancestors, you just don't wear the white robes anymore. There has got to a better response to this issue.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 5:36 pm on Mon, Jul 14, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2515

    No sverige, it does not. Your phrase "non-white non-Spanish speaking children" makes no sense in light of the matter at hand nor of the discussion in these forums. It speaks of what is going on in your mind. And it is not pleasant. Conservatives see humans. You see people with differences and you accentuate those differences.
    "We shouldn't care about the length of His hair
    Of the color of His skin
    Don't worry about what shows from without
    But the love that lives within
    Everything is beautiful in it's own way
    Like a starry summer night
    Or a snow covered winter's day
    And everybody's beautiful in their own way
    Under God's Heaven
    The world's gonna find a way"

     
  • sverige1 posted at 5:08 pm on Mon, Jul 14, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 3572

    As the saying goes: "It is what it is", carlosjponce. If these thousands of refugee children were white Europeans, there would be much less hoopla about their being here. Does that help you understand "the liberal mind" a little better?

     
  • kevjlang posted at 2:37 pm on Mon, Jul 14, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 3003

    I think perhaps a better counterpoint for sverige1 to use would be something along the lines of: When you look at the way our society takes care of the children that "survived" the "choice" questions, perhaps that weighs into the decisions of these women that know they won't be able to take care of the children.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 9:37 pm on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2515

    I'll never understand the Liberal mind. "[N]on-white non-Spanish speaking children" sounds VERY racist to me. Let's see, African American children are "non-white non-Spanish speaking children" Are you talking about them? Also Asian children are "non-white non-Spanish speaking children. I see children, why do you differentiate by color and the language they speak. Why do you pick on them sverige?
    "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. "

     
  • sverige1 posted at 9:04 pm on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 3572

    Response to paul-hyatt posted at 8:23 am on Sun, Jul 13, 2014:

    Well, there's another way of looking at it. Great concern for a handful of embryonic life forms who you can't yet see cry and can't yet see walking through a strange town is way different than this current crisis.

    Thousands of hungry and scared children across to our borders deem more immediate concern than a young woman perhaps with the support of her mother in a doctor's office in the process of lawful termination of a pregnancy. They have already made their decision, and it's one less child for you and I to worry about feeding and educating. It's not really hard to see the difference. And, I do think you see the difference, but perhaps you don't like seeing non-white non-Spanish speaking children in your midst.

     
  • mallios posted at 10:04 am on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    mallios Posts: 38

    Let’s talk infrastructure in the old parts of town, let’s talk public transportation for our growing city, let’s talk about managing the growth of our town. I could go on and on. A gun resolution and a “ban the children” resolution does NOTHING FOR OUR CITY! IT is all playing to the political base. One needs to open their eyes to see the total view. By challenging the Feds they may get exactly what they do not want. Personal political gain is ALL this is about. Real Christians would have followed the good book. Some of the very same individuals that voted against the good book ran on Christian values. We will fight for prayer but not for the children the Lord asks us to protect. Do you really think that this resolution would have been brought up if there was ANY possibility of it being voted down ?

     
  • gecroix posted at 9:57 am on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    Do you HAVE to hate people to not want them to break into your country illegally, and use up resources that your own citizens need?
    No.
    That's a 'progressive' canard, and just more race baiting.
    Canard.
    That's French for a flat out lie.
    There it is...

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 8:48 am on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2515

    medelman2k, it's not xenophobia, but a reality check.

     
  • Alvinbr62 posted at 8:34 am on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    Alvinbr62 Posts: 291

    medelman2k what are some real issues you refer too ? Don't say traffic or crime, they do more than most cities on these issues.

     
  • paul-hyatt posted at 8:23 am on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    paul-hyatt Posts: 233

    I for one applaud LC for trying to get our Federal government off of their lazy BUTTS and secure our borders and start enforcing the laws on our books.... The left and most of the media seem to approve of these illegals who are invading our nation and overwhelming our resources. Why does the left and the media seem to care about these children from other nations so much when they approve of the slaughtering of the innocent upon the altar of convenience called "Choice".... I just wish more of our nation had the guts that LC has shown on this issue and other issues that have come before them like prayer....

     
  • medelman2k posted at 7:59 am on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    medelman2k Posts: 36

    this latest round of xenophobia is just more scare mongering and nonsense, I think mayor ad council should try to focus the real issues of league city.