White, Irish, and undocumented in America

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  1. Guno

    Guno Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    So what do trumpsters think about this?


    They're spared the glances. The "go back to your country" slurs facing so many undocumented migrants in the US. But they live in fear. They don't call the police when there's a break in. They think twice before they bring a sick child to the emergency room. Only, they're white - and they're Irish.

    An estimated 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants live in the United States -- they make up a small percentage of the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living there, the majority of whom were born in Mexico.
    "It is easier being illegal here when you're white," Shauna, an undocumented Irish immigrant, tells CNN. "It's not easy, of course, you have that paranoia but there isn't the racial element. It's a bit easier to stay under the radar."

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/16/us/white-irish-undocumented-trnd/?iid=ob_homepage_deskrecommended_pool
     
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    I think the issue could be better served if we dispensed with the "illegal" moniker. In the first place, a person in America is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law by a jury of their peers.
     
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  3. Mr_Truth

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    There have always been plenty of illegal white immigrants in NYC from Ireland, Israel, and Russia. Many of those from the latter two countries are here to escape the military draft. All three countries have produced their own brand of ethnic Mafia which spread drugs and violence in NYC. Yet, we NEVER see any objection from right wingers like the arrogant and hate filled Trump or any of his supporters.

    Double standards, much???
     
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    Lil Mike Well-Known Member

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    I'm not clear what sort of response you are looking for? Are you looking for sympathy for a bunch of illegal criminals because they're white? Interest racist angle you got there. It's all racism all the time from you guys.
     
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    I have pointed out that close to half our illegal immigrants entered legally and fell out of status. What more acknowledgement do you want?
     
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    Hoosier8 Banned Donor

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    Outstaying your visa is hardly the same as coming in without a visa.
     
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    Why would that be? In both instances, the law treats both with with the same consequence: deportation.
     
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    ThirdTerm Well-Known Member

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    I tend to think that undocumented Hispanic migrants can get away with it because the majority of them do look white and can stay under the radar, too. An illegal immigrant from China would be immediately arrested and deported to China. I hope the Trump administration will make an effort to level the playing field by enforcing immigration laws regardless of how they look.

     
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    Key words "they make up a SMALL percentage."
     

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