If your friend were in this country illegally

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    and you found out, what would you do?

    Me? I'd do my best to convince my friend to go home. I would then start the paperwork and be his/her sponsor so she/he could return legally. If my friend refused, I would apologize to him or her and tell him or her that I couldn't be around them anymore or have them around my family. They are criminals and I can't condone that, nor do I want my children to believe I would.

    No matter how much I love my friends, I will not compromise my principles for them.
     
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    I'd do the same regarding helping them the best I could to get them to go back and/or go to the government HERE and start proceedings even if it means deportation...but I would not throw them away nor think of them as criminals. They would still be my friend, but a friend that needs to do the right thing.
     
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    You have a point, but I don't think of it as throwing them away, but as protecting my family. There is such a thing as aiding and abetting.
     
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    As much as I hate illegal immigraiton, I love my friends and family more. And aided my grandson wife to stay with a letter to the courts and I did it because I love him. I don't like or trust her but it is not because she is in the country illegally.
    I have friends I would not like to see leave but I would do nothing to aid them to stay or leave.
     
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    There was a time in this country when immigrants needed a sponsor to come here.
     
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    I would have to be a patriot and turn em in of course.
    Isn't anything else treason or something?
     
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    If I knew or thought they would be a problem in America I would turn them in, If they are a asset to America I would not care
     
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    I would love to say I would tell them to go home and call INS. But I probably won't do squat. Back in college over the summer I worked in a liquor store (Paid better than most back than at $11 an hour and had the perks of getting cheap alcohol). I worked with a few Mexicans. I new all if them where illegals, but that were damn good guys (that and I was liberal back then). I did and said nothing!
     
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    People, I don't want to sound rude but I think you're confusing two entirely different kinds of human fauna:

    Illegal immigrants with russian, chinese spies.

    Illegal immigrants did not receive years of training in spying techniques and do not count with the massive support of foreign governments to keep their true identities and whereabouts unknown. The identities of illegal aliens as well as the place they live and work is not a state secret. All this information is of public knowledge.

    The US government does not arrest and expel the chinese and russian spies currently "working" in America because it does not know who and where they are.

    The US government does not arrest and deport illegal aliens because it simply does not want to.

    You won't be telling the government anything it doesn't already know (not the details about a specific illegal immigrant but the general information: this or that residential/industrial/commercial area has lots of illegals, etc, etc).

    Since the US government is not seriously interested in MASS DEPORTATIONS your information would most likely fall on deaf ears. Your only chance to see anything done is to add a lie to the story, accusing the illegal of pimping or drug-trafficking/possesion.

    If Ghook's mexican pals were a bunch of rude assholes he would have learned this lesson the hard way. His phone call to the Immigration Service would in all likelihood be solemnly ignored.

    You can denounce scores of illegal aliens but good luck trying to convince the federal government to do anything about it.
     
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    That's why the Board morons who blame Mexico for America's intractable problem of illegal immigration are committing a tremendous injustice.

    It's not Mexico's fault that America refuses to enforce her own laws.
     

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