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Harsh Laws Against Illegals May Be Racist And Reflect Real Concerns At The Same Time

The small town of Farmers Branch, Texas has passed new laws concerning illegal immigrants. Farmers Branch is a suburb of Dallas. Under the new rules, landlords will not be allowed to rent to undocumented people, police will be trained to enforce federal immigration laws and English will become the official language of the town.

It is easy to condemn people supporting these laws in Farmers Branch as racists. It is quite possible that some people in Farmers Branch are racists.  Another likely scenario is that people in Farmers Branch see their community changing and are concerned about job security and wages. Neither major political party has made any serious effort to provide leadership on these issues.

We should not let the people of Farmers Branch off the hook. If the people of Farmers Branch don’t like illegals, they should demand that local employers who use illegals fire the workers, raise prices and pass the costs on to locals.

That said, folks in Farmers Branch need guidance and help just like anybody else. They know that so far they are being left to fend for themselves against global forces way beyond the resources of a small town. They have plenty of reason to suspect that both Democrats and Republicans are selling them down the river. 

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November 17, 2006 - Posted by | Best Posts 2006, Immigration, Politics, Texas

6 Comments »

  1. “They have plenty of reason to suspect that both Democrats and Republicans are selling them down the river. ”

    I agree with this.

    Comment by J | November 18, 2006

  2. Until our borders are secure, all this other junk actions about illegals, IMHO is frustration that their is no plans from our govt to stop this invasion. Yes the illegals cost communities extra money (hospitals, schools, crime, etc.).

    Secure the borders, then come up with a decent plan concerning the illegals. Also start arresting and fining the CEO’s and business owners for hiring the illegals.This problem needs to be resolved, and soon.

    Can any one person blame someone, who after losing their job, because someone here illegally will work for less, becomes racist against the illegals?

    Comment by allen | November 18, 2006

  3. “Also start arresting and fining the CEO’s and business owners for hiring the illegals.”
    Right guys…who else is going to do the job? These so called “illegals” do the job for almost nothing…you think any Americans would do that?

    Comment by Katie | December 5, 2006

  4. WHAT YOU IDIOTS NEED TO LOOK AT IS THE CEO’S ARE HIRING “LEGAL” WORKERS, THEY BUY THEIR GREEN CARDS AND WORK VISAS OFF THE INTERNET. THEN WHEN THE VISAS/GREENCARDS EXPIRE THEY LOSE THEIR JOB, THEY PAID TAXES THE WHOLE TIME THEY WORKED THERE. WHEN IT COMES TAX TIME THEY ‘OF COURSE’ CAN’T FILE BECAUSE THEY BOUGHT THEIR VISAS/GREENCARDS ILLEGALLY. DO YOU THINK THE IRS IS GOING TO TRACK DOWN SOMEONE WHO IS GIVING THEM FREE MONEY? I DON’T THINK SO. ASK YOURSELF (LEGAL AMERICANS ONLY) YOU GET A TICKET FOR LITTERING, YOU WILL GET FINED AND PROSECUTED. AN ILLEGAL WHO IS HERE WILL GET THE SAME TICKET AND AS SOON AS LET GO, WILL DISAPPEAR TO ASSUME ANOTHER IDENTITY TO GO DO SOMETHING ELSE ILLEGAL. THE LAWS THAT ARE NEEDED TO STOP THIS ARE NOT ‘RACIST’ OR DEMEANING, THEY ARE THE LAWS THAT SHOULD BE ENFORCED TO BEGIN WITH. AS FOR THE COMMENT ABOUT THEM DOING JOBS THAT AMERICANS DON’T WANT TO DO, WE WERE DOING THEM LONG BEFORE THEY GOT HERE, ITS JUST THE POINT THEY WOULD DO IT CHEAPER BECAUSE THEY NEED TO SUPPORT THE MOTHERLAND (MEXICO)! SO IF YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY HAVE BEEN IN THE ARMED FORCES TO FIGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRY (AMERICA NOT MEXICO) YOU SHOULD FEEL THE SAME WAY!

    Comment by STEVE | January 19, 2007

  5. Inky dinky doo.
    Slicky slacky sloo.
    Bicky backy boo.
    Icky acky ooo.

    :-P

    Comment by Bobby Smirkins | May 28, 2008

  6. steve you are a douchebag

    Comment by bill brady | May 29, 2008


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