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100 Responses to Define American: Jose`s Story

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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    Link: Define American: Jose`s Story - Illegal immigrant Jose Vargas`s story. Living proof that not all illegals knowingly break the law.
  2. threec Male 30-39
    10 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 12:27 am
    I was born in italy, my family came to the U.S when I was 6, I found out I was here with out being here legally when i was 18 and tried to join the airforce. I did I bitch and cry about it or did I move back to italy and come back to the U.S Legally? Heres a hint I did my time in the airforce 6 months after I went back to italy. Im 31 now and a full U.S citizen. storys like this piss me off. good job you could have gotten your instructor fired. Good for you. Instead of doint the right thing when you found out the truth you done everything you can to go around the system.
    I hope they kick this guy out of the country. It makes those of us who put in the effort and money to come to or stay the US legally seem as though we have wasted our time. at 16 he found out the truth, at 27 when the VT shooting happened he was still not legal.. 11 years aint enough time to do the right thing? oh wait hes still not legal and he now 29 so 13 years is still not enough time?
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    Maromi Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 12:29 am
    oh my god, i tried to take this seriously but his facial ticks or whatever you want to call them got on my drating nerves.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 12:41 am
    This is why sweeping laws dealing with undocumented immigrants is not the answer.
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    FreedomFrie Male 30-39
    243 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 12:57 am
    Ha, ya you just got emotional swept in to it with all of Jose`s tears though... his story is not typical. The reason we need paperwork requirements is not because of the "Jose`s" out there, but the fact that literally tens of thousands of felons in the US are undocumented, untrackable, and yes... still causing felonies. If they were all "Jose`s" no one would care, but the problem is, they aren`t all good actors who can get on sympathetic infomercials aimed to pass new laws that just raise funds and give positions to new political figures excited to take the seat from others.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 2:39 am
    Didn`t he find out he was an illegal at 16 and knowingly break the law every day since then?

    I`m not familiar with the US tax system, could someone explain how he`s paying his taxes without a valid green card?
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    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 2:40 am
    Dang, that sucks that his choir group got screwed out of a trip to Japan. Seems like this guy is doing pretty well and has plenty of connections. Isn`t it possible for him to use legal channels to get some sort of visa or citizenship? I mean it sucks that his parents put him in that position but if you really do love America why not try to use the system instead of circumventing it?
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 4:06 am
    @threec people like you are what make this a great country, people like you make us stronger, people like jose should take note.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    June 28, 2011 at 4:31 am
    Part of Reagan`s legacy was Amnesty. He would be much too liberal for today`s whacked out GOP.
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    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 5:02 am
    I really hope this guy gets deported. Not because he`s an illegal immigrant, but because he is a douchebag and attention whore.

    :*(
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3282 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 5:13 am
    I`m sorry. I call you illegal because that`s what you are. You`re not "undocumented." You`re here against the law. He was only unknowingly breaking the law until 16. After that he was knowingly doing it.

    My (adopted) sister was dumped here by her parents, who left her. She was illegal. My parents, who were foster parents, worked hard to get her the right paperwork so she could stay legally. She got a temporary visa so she could stay long enough to get her green card. My father worked hard to get her green card. She eventually became a US Citizen.

    I have zero tolerance for illegal aliens. If you`re here illegally, don`t sugar coat it, and call yourself "undocumented." Don`t pretend like you have a right to be here.
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 5:56 am
    ignorance is not an excuse. i fin hate this so much..... WOW
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 5:58 am
    illegals is what destroyed this country
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
    718 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 6:16 am
    This touched my heart... im going to call immigration on him right now :D it is apparent he wants to be sent back. thats why he posted this here
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 28, 2011 at 6:40 am

    At the end he asks "what would you do...?"

    I`d kick his ass out. sorry your family set you up like this, but they did. Go be mad at them.
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    User94762 Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 6:42 am
    Wow americans are more ignorant then I thought, atleast he`s an active member of society who contributes to the greater good of your country by paying taxes instead of being on welfare like many american citizens.

    Illegals aren`t destroying your country, they`re reinforcing your drated up economy and contributing more to your country then many citizens who do poo all.
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
    508 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 6:50 am
    Contributes to society...and yet because he doesn`t have a little card people hate on him.
    As soon as he realizes the people he`s so desperate to impress don`t give a damn, he`s welcome to move up here. Canada looks for quality folk, not just documented ones.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 6:56 am
    WOW what`s up with all the hating. Truly, the average, perhaps even sterotype, illegal immigrant pushes my buttons and I in general would rail against amnesty. However, this gentleman did not cause the situation. He has proven himself an asset to America. I think we need to take the situation on its own and not as a whole. That`s kinda like the 3 strikes your out rule. Haters will hate....
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    asiina Female 18-29
    167 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 6:58 am
    Wow, aren`t you all a bunch of xenophobic losers. Pathetic.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 7:16 am
    The funny thing is that Jose Vargas deserves to be here more than the zenophobic douchebags that comment otherwise.
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    NOCASH Male 18-29
    423 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 7:20 am
    Pretty sad most of you care about a stupid piece of paper rather then how good of a person this guy actually is. Sounds like he is doing a lot for society and has been successful in making it on his own. That being said I think he is just as good of American as any if not better.
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    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
    382 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 7:29 am
    So you guys want government officials to start picking and choosing who can stay and who has to go? Where do we draw the line that separates those who contribute and those who don`t?

    Sure, I`d be proud to call someone like Jose an American. But it still needs to be done in the correct way.
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    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
    382 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 7:30 am
    HE TOOK OUR SPELLING BEE!
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    June 28, 2011 at 7:42 am
    "So you guys want government officials to start picking and choosing who can stay and who has to go?"

    ummm, that already happens. One of the qualifications of naturalization is "They must be a "person of good moral character"
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 7:49 am
    @nocash your a fool. who cares about how good he is. if hes not a citizen. hes not paying the outstanding amount in taxes like me. YET if he breaks his leg. they would treat him before they treat me.. motha f people like him and illegals i hate them all. GET FIN LEGAL, america makes it ez to become a citizen.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 7:51 am
    @ATL1EN, You`re a fool and that hat makes you a hipster douchebag.
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 7:52 am
    @User94762, stay in canada you fin dumbass, these peopel come here, start getting paid under the table. close to 60,000 a year. and most of their money gets sent back to mexico and other countries illegaly to support their bum ass family. they are the reason why the american dollar is worth so much less than it was 15 years ago. and thats a fact.
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 7:52 am
    @madest you cant even tell me why im a fool. id love to stick my foot up yoru ass and letyou lick the dog poo on my shoe.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 7:58 am
    ATL1EN, If you think that anyone can live here and avoid taxes, then you`re dumber than that hat makes you look.
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    theend81 Male 30-39
    92 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:01 am
    Illegal is illegal... there is a set way to come into any country, abide by the rules.

    How about his underground railroad help him become a legal citizen?
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
    510 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:01 am
    But... Is his still an illegal alien? or did he get Americanized in the meantime?

    What he says is true, but i don`t care if he was a Pulitzer price winner and shot Elmer fudd with a hope-to-be-president.
    People who didn`t do all that could also be contributing their share but on a less noticable scale.
    And THAT`s where the problem is. How do you decide if the actions of a person are valuable or not?
    The person who always minds his own business but is there to shelter me from harm when i need it?
    Or the person who works hard and pays a lot of taxes?
    What is more valuable? Everyone will have their own thoughts about that so it`s hard to come to a consensus about who may stay or not.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:03 am
    My impression of ATL1EN:

    WAAAAHHHH
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:04 am
    @madest wow dude, im not going to reply to you after this. your a drating idiot. i had mexicans living next door to me for years and only 1 of them was legal. the house was in his name. the fin 8 other guys living with him, NOT ONE WAS LEGAL, NOT ONE PAID INCOME TAX, NOT ONE HAD A VALID LISENCE. Im sure they still live in the usa somewhere not paying poo for taxes except sales tax. yoru a god damned fooll. good job proving to me and everyone here your not as smart as drating 8 border hoppers. good job. people like you are the 2nd biggest problem in this country
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:06 am
    asiina. wait, we love Xena in America(USA)! (tho i prefer the cute little blond she hangs out with)

    but really, comments like that are why the whole world thinks Canada is full of aholes (ok maybe its just you they are talking about)
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    User94762 Male 18-29
    13 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:06 am
    @ATL1EN, Hahaha, I`m the dumbass? look at yourself, you`re criticising a guy who is an active member of society because he doesn`t have a piece of paper? That`s one of the most idiotic things I`ve ever heard and I bet he`s contributing more to the USA then you are.

    Fun fact: The american dollar is worth less now then it was 15 years ago because your economy is screwed, much like other parts of the world, and I will stay in Canada, where I have free healthcare when I need it and on average I`ll get paid more.

    Are you mad that Canadians are living the American dream?
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    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
    382 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:06 am
    One of the rules for becoming a citizen is hardly what I meant edena, and you know that.

    Naturalization is a process that follows strict rules and guidelines. Do you want government officials picking who has to go through the process and who can skip it?

    There. Is that better?
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    theend81 Male 30-39
    92 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:09 am
    madest... you sound like a complete idiot, just your failed attempt at putting down Alien by calling him a "hipster" shows your lack of intelligence. Yes, you cannot avoid taxes living in the US, but there is a HUGE difference between paying sales tax etc. and paying income on what could be a fairly decent salary.

    Illegal is illegal... I don`t see what is so difficult to understand about that? Wrong is wrong, OK he didn`t know, but how about you fix the situation instead of dwelling on it. Whose parents on here wouldn`t have gotten upset at a school from taking away an opportunity to go to Japan because one kid in the class didn`t have his papers?
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:09 am
    @User94762
    smart people do not live in canada, ignorance is bliss. drating dumbdrat
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    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:11 am
    Actually the more I read about this case the less sympathy I have for this guy. He had opportunities to become a US citizen that would not have been that difficult. Instead he allowed other people to risk their reputations and livelihood to help him. Sorry but I don`t think that is something I could do.
    I definitely get more of an attention whore vibe from this guy than anything else. And he has zero credibility as a journalist to me now. You folks that are trying to defend him should do some research before jumping on his band wagon. Maybe find out why the paper he worked for didn`t have enough faith in him to print this story even though he submitted it to them first.
    Lastly It`s insulting that he refuses to use the word illegal when referring to himself. And this has nothing to do with the US. All countries have immigration laws and when you break them it`s illegal. Undocumented immigrant to me just wreaks of entitlement.
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:14 am
    @madest wow dude, im not going to reply to you after this. your a drating idiot. i had mexicans living next door to me for years and only 1 of them was legal. the house was in his name. the fin 8 other guys living with him, NOT ONE WAS LEGAL, NOT ONE PAID INCOME TAX, NOT ONE HAD A VALID LISENCE. Im sure they still live in the usa somewhere not paying poo for taxes except sales tax. yoru a god damned fooll. good job proving to me and everyone here your not as smart as drating 8 border hoppers. good job
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    User94762 Male 18-29
    13 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:18 am
    @Uplink, That`s not a huge issue when I don`t have to pay for healthcare and I have more vacation time.

    @ATL1EN, UMADBRO?
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:18 am
    gotta say maddest, i dont usually agree with you but i expected a little better from you than "waaah hipster"
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    jamesboxy Male 30-39
    233 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:19 am
    illegal immigrant is illegal.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:20 am
    user94762, lol dude you take lemmingism to a new level! im pretty sure you just created this account just to troll this post, but you have been midly entertaining so thanks for that :)
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:21 am
    @User94762 UDUMBBRO?
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:26 am
    Oh I can raise my game. Typical republican bitch. People constantly worry about their neighbors and what they`re up to. Jose Vargas isn`t taking ATL1EN`s job. That dude can`t even spell on a 5th grade level. No Pulitzer in his future.
    Sick of concerning myself with what the dumb people in America think. As I mentioned earlier Reagan`s legacy included amnesty (and tax increases). That fascist left wing loon (hero of all republicans) could never even be nominated into the republican party today.
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    User94762 Male 18-29
    13 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:27 am
    @yusuksomuch, I`ve never really had a reason to post stuff until today, but what I say is true.

    -Canadians have univerasl healthcare
    -Canadians on average get paid more and work less a year then Americans
    -The US economy is screwed, the Canadian economy isn`t
    -I don`t rememebr what else I said.
    -I`d rather have an illegal immigrant that is a contributing member of society then a citizen that is on welfare.
    -Canadians are living the `American` dream.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:29 am
    slightly off topic but better, keep trying, oh and im not a republican, but i think illegals should be deported does this make me dumb anyway? haha jk i know i know.......
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:31 am
    user##### you are currently my favorite lemming, tell me please what was your "reason" for jumping in on this particular post?
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    User94762 Male 18-29
    13 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:37 am
    @yusuksomuch, you should read this, I think you`ll enjoy it.

    http://www.macleans .ca/canada/national/article .jsp?content=20080625 _50113_50113&page=1

    I`m sure you`re smart enough to figure out how to use that link.
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    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
    271 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:42 am
    Just gonna throw my two cents in here take citizenship away from ATL1EN because he is a hipster scumbag and can`t spell for dick. 26 is the number I lost count at. Improper caps no apostrophes at all and DREADFUL punctuation further backs up that he needs to have something bad done to him. Because proper punctuation is the deference between "helping your Uncle, Jack, off his horse. And helping your Uncle jack off his horse". Normally I`m not the grammar nazi but reading ATL1EN gave me a giant case off nazism and his citizenship should be given away for slaughtering the english language.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:53 am
    dude the address is not valid and the suspense is freakin killin me :D
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:55 am
    This is a blog not a english paper. I grad magna cum laude from uga. Id love to see u grad with something as pooty as a 3.0 drattard
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    User94762 Male 18-29
    13 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:55 am
    @yusuksomuch, delete the spaces in it.. There are 3 spaces
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 28, 2011 at 8:58 am
    User94762 - "Illegals aren`t destroying your country, they`re reinforcing your drated up economy and contributing more to your country then many citizens who do poo all"

    In every industry illegals enter, salaries drop to minimum wage and benefits are eliminated. They force the standard of living down for everyone. A huge percentage {most?} never contribute at all, just soaking up social benefits and resources we cannot afford.

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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 9:04 am
    Thanks User! i have a much better understanding of why canadiens are so full of themselves! it seems the candien media is run by lemmings! lol! so i guess what your saying is this article from the canadien media is the reason you decided to post here today? you just want to say canda is great and the usa sucks?
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 9:22 am
    @Gerry1of1 there is no talking to user94762, hes a drating retarted canadian who is completly ignorant to how america is ran and its problems
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 9:33 am
    So, did he get his citizenship or what? How did he get cleared to cover the presidential campaign and fly on Clinton`s plane? This kid`s not a typical illegal by any stretch of the imagination.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2011 at 9:41 am
    Ignorance does not excuse you from the law. If I grew up in a box and didn`t know murder was bad, I would still go to jail for it.
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    plastinum Male 30-39
    329 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 9:41 am
    The way things are going to poo in America, I think we need a citizen exchange program..I`ll give my citizenship to an illegal and in return I can get citizenship in korea or another country...
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    elderban Male 30-39
    390 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 9:41 am
    America is made up of immigrants. The only people that really belong here are the Native Americans.

    That being said, the issue we currently have is that people from other countries come here and take advantage of the welfare and healthcare systems. The problem is not the immigrants, the problem is that the system is set up the wrong way and needs to be fixed.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 10:08 am
    Illegal aliens aren`t taking your jobs. You`re not going to pick peas or clean your neighbors house. That reasonably priced food you eat may very well have been handled by an illegal but I`d bet the same people that piss and moan about illegal aliens would piss and moan about $15 chickens. You cannot just get welfare without proving citizenship. My insurance pays for the uninsured, that goes for illegals and illiterate Americans. Everyone in this country, legal or otherwise pay taxes. There is no avoiding it.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 28, 2011 at 10:18 am
    madest - tsk tsk tsk

    illegals are not just dishwasers and crop pickers.
    they are house painters and plumbers. Carpenters and landscapers. car salesman and truck drivers. They work in factories and plants.

    I have been forced out of 2 careers by *#%@# illegal aliens so I speak with some authority on that topic.

    As for not picking peas... when i was in high school a typical summer job was picking strawberries or pinto beans, the largest crops in that area. Unless you could get a job in town doing dishes at the restaurant. Yeah, CITIZENS do pick crops and wash dishes.
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    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
    271 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 10:18 am
    ATL1EN you could have fooled me the way you type is equivalent to that of a 5th grader. Also you still missed an apostrophe and your posts look even more ridiculous as the censor filters out your profanity and puts in drat and poo it`s rather hilarious. One last thing I have graduated from 5 colleges all valedictorian and top 5% of all human kind and my IQ is 325. I said it on the internet it must be true hipster scumbag.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3243 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 10:23 am
    I embrace immigration, it`s what makes America great.
    And kudos to him for finding his American Dream.

    He asks "What would you do?" I would help the illegal try to become legal. And by this video, I`m assuming he`s still illegal?

    He`s seems like an intelligent guy, why hasn`t he taken his citizenship test yet?

    Ignorance does not excuse you from laws that are common knowledge.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3243 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 10:28 am
    madest, I would love to have picking peas or join a cleaning service. Yes, I`m unemployed, but I`m not on welfare, or unemployment, or social security. But I live in an area where there are few jobs. Mainly because of that blowhard Murtha and his basic campaign of "let the government take care of you".

    Back to the point, I would love to take a grunt job because it meant I was working.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 10:44 am
    Canadians are mainly French thereby they think they know what`s best for everyone but themselves and have a stick permanently wedged far up their asses ignore the drivel they spew.

    Here`s a solution check his job if he pays all taxes citizens pay make him one. If not like the vast majority of illegals get him the f**K out we don`t need anymore parasites feeding off our system. Jose pouting like a baby does not get my pity.
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    TypicalJerk Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 10:58 am
    He took er jerbs lolol. Duck boy, stfu, there are ALWAYS canneries hiring. But you have to get up at 4 -5 am, show the dedication to actually get up and get into the plant FIRST. Same thing with the pea plucking. You obviously don`t want it that much if you are sitting here whining about it instead of out there doing it.
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    TypicalJerk Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 11:03 am
    -madest - tsk tsk tsk

    illegals are not just dishwasers and crop pickers.
    they are house painters and plumbers. Carpenters and landscapers. car salesman and truck drivers. They work in factories and plants.

    I have been forced out of 2 careers by *#%@# illegal aliens so I speak with some authority on that topic.

    As for not picking peas... when i was in high school a typical summer job was picking strawberries or pinto beans, the largest crops in that area. Unless you could get a job in town doing dishes at the restaurant. Yeah, CITIZENS do pick crops and wash dishes.-

    This is what I can not stand the most. YES, I`ve been ousted two jobs by an illegal, BUT I know better than to whine about the illegals, it`s your POS employer taking advantage of the loopholes in our system.
    What NEEDS to be done is regulation. Not to mention HUGE fines that would deter this kind of behavior.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 11:05 am
    Look I have sympathy for unemployed Americans. But they`re not unemployed because of anything an illegal alien did. They`re unemployed because the greedy white Americans on Wall Street made off with everyones nest egg. Today in the paper I read that Goldman Sachs is going to lay-off 1000 American workers so it can open and staff a branch in Singapore.
    Your anger at illegal aliens is misguided. Be angry at old rich white dudes and their uninformed lackeys who tell you that illegal aliens are taking your jobs.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 11:09 am
    wow, maddest, i knew you were a lemming herder but i didnt think you were racist, you are very angry too, try to not be, that way you will live longer :)
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 11:10 am
    Oh boy. This one is fun.

    Illegal aliens aren`t taking your jobs. You`re not going to pick peas or clean your neighbors house.

    Plenty of out of work Americans would love to do these jobs, but they aren`t there. Why? Illegals being paid under the table, and getting no benefits for the place they work.

    That reasonably priced food you eat may very well have been handled by an illegal but I`d bet the same people that piss and moan about illegal aliens would piss and moan about $15 chickens.

    Yeah, about the same as a liberal pissing and moaning about gas prices, but then blocking oil research and exploration, and protesting the building of newer, cleaner refineries.

    You cannot just get welfare without proving citizenship. My insurance pays for the uninsured, that goes for illegals and illiterate Americans.

    Even if the proof is a stolen SSN or a fake green card? Yep.

    contd....
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 11:11 am
    Everyone in this country, legal or otherwise pay taxes. There is no avoiding it.


    So who pays the INCOME TAX on the daily cash wage that MOST illegals get in this country? They certainly don`t.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36688 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 11:34 am
    @ TypicalJerk

    first, you should use quotation marks so it doesn`t look like you are saying something when you`re quoting someone.

    Second, It is illegal to hire illegals. Businesses do it because it`s profitable so the ONLY way to make it unprofitable is with HUGE fines.

    Third, I expect the government to enforce laws already in existance.... you call that whining, I call it a lack of leadership from the government. A failure to do their jobs.
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    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 11:35 am
    "Look I have sympathy for unemployed Americans. But they`re not unemployed because of anything an illegal alien did. They`re unemployed because the greedy white Americans on Wall Street made off with everyones nest egg. Today in the paper I read that Goldman Sachs is going to lay-off 1000 American workers so it can open and staff a branch in Singapore.
    Your anger at illegal aliens is misguided. Be angry at old rich white dudes and their uninformed lackeys who tell you that illegal aliens are taking your jobs. "


    you are one old retard. surely you were a product of 2 acid taking hippies.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 11:44 am
    And you have the debating skills of a Palin American.
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    kazai710 Female 18-29
    14 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 11:52 am
    This type of "Illegal" I have no problem with. Anyone who is willing to work hard has a place in my book.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    A winner is me.
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    viperjason Male 18-29
    68 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    look I dont care how hard he worked or how much he pays in taxes or what he does. The law says you are an illegal therefore you are an invader into this country.
    We need to enforce the laws we already have. So, yes I would deport this guy. I dont care how much good he has done. He has known since 16 that he was illegal, that was plenty of time for him to step in the right direction and become LEGAL.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3243 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    Typicaljerk, well considering I have summer college classes at 8 in the morning, I feel that it is inefficient to go to work at 5 only to work for 2 hours then to go to class until about 3.

    And it`s not so much as me whining about it, I was using my personal experiences as a point of reference. But I guess putting in 30 or so applications in for the past 3 months means I`m not trying.
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    Wowummwow Male 18-29
    265 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    Meanwhile at the school I teach at about one third of the kids are there illegally. The school keeps them since the sparse funding from the state comes from the number of kids in the seats. The police aren`t going to do anything since they have their hands full with violent crimes that they can`t even take care of the child prostitution rings on campus.

    `merica #$@& yea!!!
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    Reverend121 Male 18-29
    24 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 5:36 pm
    You are more than welcome to live in America, but you need to:

    1. Pay taxes
    2. Speak English

    IMHO.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2343 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    I can easily define American:One who was born here or emigrated in a lawful manner.While this man came here illegally through no fault of his own,ethics and moral character would dictate that you go through the proper channels to make things right-rather than collude with others to keep the illegal status hidden.And the fact that a state employee would warn him off is incomprehensible.
    This guy says a few times here that he does not have the right papers,when in fact he has none.Just forgeries.He is not a slave;He has no underground railroad.He is illegally in this country.He may be a nice guy,he may be hardworking,but he knowingly broke the law.For at least ten years.This is not admirable.Admirable would be for him to make it right.Not expect the law to be changed to suit his situation.Check out sometime,what the Philippines policy on treatment of illegals.
    If you are not legal,get out.If you want to come back,do it according to our laws.
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    hi2pi Male 30-39
    736 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    slaves that ran away from their masters were also breaking the law. maybe his characterization of this being a new underground railroad isn`t that far off...
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    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
    955 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 8:19 pm
    1. Ignorance isn`t a defense
    2. Good story, but he`s the minority. I`m sure you`ll find tons of illegals that would rather not work hard, be proud to be in America, and not pay taxes or contribute to society.
    3. He needs to go through the proper channels anyways, its whats fair and just.
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    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    June 29, 2011 at 2:22 am
    @antagonizer: Canada looks for quality folk, not just documented ones.

    Riggghhtttt.



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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
    519 posts
    June 29, 2011 at 6:07 am
    So, he knows he`s been in violation of the law for about a decade, and instead of trying to fix it he makes a youtube video to try and get sympathy?

    It doesn`t matter how good of a person you are if you look at a law and decide that you`re special enough that it doesn`t apply to you. That makes you a criminal.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36688 posts
    June 29, 2011 at 6:43 am

    LOL @ Lolboy
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    June 29, 2011 at 7:22 am
    Deport him.
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    Rogan Female 18-29
    46 posts
    June 29, 2011 at 10:17 am
    RELEASE THE HOUNDSSSSS
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    June 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Get Him!


    `Merica!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    June 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    hes making americans look bad :p
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    wheresmyskul Male 40-49
    247 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    Oh, boo hoo!

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    xoxnameless Female 18-29
    208 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 11:55 pm
    He`s one of the only Americans I`ve heard from online who make America look good. The legal systems everywhere are old, and aren`t helping anyone that they were meant to help in the first place. The only thing they are doing is making old, bald, white guys` jobs easier and filling their wallets.
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    redspade Male 13-17
    150 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    the way he defines Americans makes me think that most people living in the US aren`t really Americans
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    MrLogic Male 30-39
    106 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 11:59 am
    The problem is if you make and exception for him, you have to make one for everyone else who is here, and for anyone else in the world who wants to come here. All what the hell, lets just tell the whole world they are legal citizens here.

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