POSTS WITH TAG: immigration

WATCH: Fox host freaks out over immigrant who called 911 for dying brother


Fox News' Fox & Friends aired some kind of disgustingness today where hosts acted shocked that emergency responders are "forced" to help Spanish-speakers in life and death situations even if it is suspected that they are undocumented immigrants. Fox News host Steve Doocy opened his offensive pie hole and said, "They stumbled across the border illegally and now they need your help!?" Are you FREAKIN' kidding me?

You know what I find shocking? That so-called educated hosts would entertain the idea that the right choice in a life and death situation for a HUMAN BEING would be to let the person die because it is more cost effective. Ugh, it's so disgusting that these talking heads can sit there and spew this nonsense and yes, I've got a clip of this vileness to share with you.

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The 5 most outrageous things people are saying about the migrant children crisis


I've been trying to avoid the topic of the migrant children from Central America from a while now. My kids check out some of my posts and I'm convinced that knowing about how their country is treating thousands of children like them would break their hearts. However, the stupid things that some people are saying about this humanitarian crisis are just too much. It's gotten to a point that I feel it's immoral to keep quiet. 

These 5 are some of the worst. I have to warn you, they range from stupid and ignorant to plain racist. Since there is little we can actually do to help in practical terms, the least we can do is to spread the word. Ready?

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Sending immigrant kids back home should be ILLEGAL

Imagine traveling thousands of miles to the U.S., only to be turned away and told that you're not wanted here. Now imagine if you were just a child. This is the reality faced by 8-year-old Alejandro, who was stopped by a Border Patrol agent at the Texas border after traveling from his home in Honduras to join his parents in the United States. In a split second, Alejandro's three-week journey to the U.S. came undone, as he now faced the possibility of detainment and deportation. 

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Decomposed body found in Texas desert is a little boy & it's heartbreaking


Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez, an 11-year-old boy from Guatemala, was found dead on June 15 about a mile from the Rio Bravo, which separates the U.S. and Mexico along the Texas border. When this little boy's body was found it was already decomposing. Apparently, he had been laying there in the desert exposed to the elements for about 25 days. Authorities believe that the child died of heat exposure. He had no food and no water. The only reason that authorities were even able to identify him is because they found his brother's Chicago address scribbled on the inside of the belt buckle he was wearing.

This child's story is important. This is a story we all need to be invested in.

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Fear of rape makes female immigrants take birth control before crossing U.S. border


We have all heard of the horrors that take place at the U.S. and Mexico border that we can't imagine half of the bad treatment these poor immigrants face. In fact, things are so dangerous particularly for women that they are taking birth control to prevent unwanted pregnancies before crossing the border. The reason? Reportedly, at least six out of every 10 women illegally entering the U.S. is raped or a victim of sexual violence.

Ugh, this disturbs me beyond words!

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Over 100 immigrants found in Houston house of horrors


Police in Texas found over 100 immigrants being held against their will in squalid, horrifying conditions on Wednesday. Police report that there were 94 men and 15 women, including children. The captive undocumented immigrants range from ages 5 to 47 years old and hail from from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico. The only reason that police even found them is because they got a call on Tuesday night from a family of a missing 24-year-old woman. The family of the missing woman was supposed to meet a person who was holding the woman as well as a 7-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy for ransom. When the suspect never showed up for the exchange the family called the police and somehow the police zeroed in on this 1,500 square foot home in Harris County.

You are not going to believe the conditions that these people were being kept in.

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Arizona detective forced to make heartbreaking choice when she finds out she's undocumented

Like many who are brought to this country illegally by their parents when they were little, Carmen Figueroa was never aware of her real immigration status ... until it was too late. The 42-year-old woman had no reason to doubt she'd been born in the United States, as her mother had told her, and was so certain of her citizenship that she even decided to make a career working for the government--and in law enforcement, no less. 

But all that came tumbling down recently when it was discovered that she was actually born in Sinaloa, Mexico, and was in the country illegally. 

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University of Texas organizes "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" game to hunt down the undocumented

It's a sad time when college students, like the conservative group from University of Texas at Austin, become controversial and disrespectful solely to bring attention to a discussion they want to have. Unfortunately, the topic is illegal immigration and the Young Conservatives of Texas believe that if they act out a "game" of  "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" on campus, more people will listen.

They got the attention they wanted. Although, it seems like negative reaction from the public is more of what they received, thankfully.

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Immigration reform is tearing even life-long friends apart

Last week I was out with friends (a mix of Latinas and gringas) and although I typically don't discuss politics, I brought up the subject of immigration. The Senate had just passed a bill that would bring about major reform, allowing undocumented immigrants to come out of the shadows.

I expressed my support for reform, my concern if the House does not pass the bill and relief that this country's leadership is finally moving in the right direction. I was shocked to hear that my friends were torn on the issue based on their personal experiences with immigrants. But I was most surprised by the reaction from my Latina friends!

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BREAKING NEWS: Senate approves immigration reform bill & it's a great day for Latinos!

The U.S. Senate passed a landmark immigration reform bill today, which means that there is a possibility that millions of undocumented residents in this country will be able to finally legalize their status--a huge day for us Latinos. ¡Qué alegría!

Now the law has to pass the House of Representatives, where its prospects are tougher since it's controlled by Republicans, but it's not impossible!

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