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After federal lawmakers killed the bill in June, dashing illegal immigrants' last hopes to come out of the shadows, many started to pack up and go back home.
dai bread wrote:$20 000 000 for a fence????????????????
Shapley wrote:$20,000,000 for a non-existent fence?????????????????
Kim Propeack, a CASA lobbyist who helped bring dozens of Latinos to the Annapolis hearings, said her organization was trying to counter the "ugliness" of a small activist group by presenting real immigrants and their problems.
barfle wrote:I'm with you on this one, Haggis. But I have an incident that happened to bar a few years back when she worked dispatching non-medical care givers (aka adult baby sitters).
Virtually all of the care givers were immigrants, and although they presented paperwork, it eventually became clear that many of the people weren't who they said they were. So she called Immigration to report one of them that was clearly undocumented. She got stonewalled. Now maybe she got one of those gummint workers (weren't you one of them for a while?) who was more interested in posting on the Internet than in doing his job. But really, when a hot one is handed to you, who's going to just wave it off?
dai bread wrote:"When they get elected are they taken into a back room and become pod people?"
That would explain the discrepancy I've noticed for some time now. The gulf between the Americans I've met and those in public office is about as wide as the moat between here & California. Reports from those who have met Americans on their home turf put the gap even wider.
SALEM, Ore. - Some English-speaking firefighters are losing their jobs because of an Oregon state law that requires them to be bilingual.
The Department of Forestry enacted a law three years ago that requires them to be bilingual, but this year they're actually enforcing it.
2002 was such a devastating wildfire season, contractors were scrambling to find firefighters.
Hispanics often filled their needs on the fire lines.
Jim Walker of the Department of Forestry said "what we do know is 85 percent of the crew make-up is of Hispanic decent."
But many of the Hispanic fire fighters do not speak English. Walker says the language barrier is a concern.
Those concerns led the state to draft a new rule that all firefighting bosses speak English, and the languages of crew members who don't speak English.
They say it is more a case of legal workers who do not speak English.
Haggis@wk wrote:My question, ‘why would you hire someone who can’t speak the business language of the United States?’ Went unanswered.
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