Poor Arrested Illegals' Children

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    Who's job is this to figure out beforehand?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070311/ap_on_re_us/divided_families

     
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    this is no different than arresting any other criminal....
     
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    agree.
     
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    Y'know, I think it's tough for the kids, but I don't think it justifies not seeking out illegals and deporting them.
     
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    Does that mean we allow them to be hurt? I'm not sure what the right answer is, btw. But I think compassion should enter into our decision-making. Don't you?
     
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    What it doesn't mean is that we allow ourselves to be hamstrung in enforcing our laws due to the consequences caused by the lawbreakers to begin with.

    My idea of compassion is deport the children with the parents. No reason to separate them, IMO.
     
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    And if the children are born here and are citizens? You can't deport a citizen.
     
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    If the children are born here -- which is a scam all unto itself, but a separate topic -- the parents are allowed in as guest workers/guardians (not sure what the official term is); which, would preclude them being illegal.
     
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    A scam? We used to understand that people came here for a better life. Every group complains about the group that came after them. But I've never seen any history indicating that anti-immigrant feeling was ever at anything near the level it is at now. I have to wonder what the reason for that is. And I can't imagine it's because they don't speak English or they allegedly engage in crimes. Let's face it, if one is a first or second generation immigrant, then the folk who came here didn't speak English. People who spoke the same language huddled together in ghettos, barrios, hoods...whatever you want to call them. And each immigrant group comes here and a percentage engage in criminal activity. That's why we had Irish mobs; Jewish mobs; Italian mobs... now we have other things. But I don't think if one scales it out that it's really very different.
     

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