Sorry Bob, but they are illegal immigrants, it's the liberal media, ivory tower liberals and Latino advocate groups who created the misnomer of undocumented and relentlessly confusing the distinction between anti-illegal vs immigration.
I'm all for immigration, just not illegal-immigration.
There's a reason we have laws, and if you looked at Mexico's or Canada's laws and enforcement you'd find how soft the US is in dealing with illegals. You stop at a stop sign or you pay the consequences, and every now and then a Bernie Madoff gets caught, I'm not advocating rounding anyone up just stopping the relentless flow.
Not that I want to see it but I'm betting that the next election will see the Democrats slide back once again, partly from this issue and the lame healthcare insurance company give-away bonanza without having a public option.
Brian Lehrer's abandonment of journalistic ethics in support of homosexual marriage is beginning to leak into the other aspects of his journalism. His misrepresentation of Steve Levy's position as "anti-immigrant" is a case in point. Even after a listener called and pointed out that Levy is not anti-immigrant, but anti-illegal immigrant Brian, rather than correcting the record, justified his biased remark with the lame argument that being anti-illegal immigrant is just like being anti-immigrant. Like Lou Dobbs, Brian Lehrer is sliding down that slippery slope of "advocacy journalism" and like Dobbs, he is losing credibilty as a journalist.
Legalizing illegals is something than can cost Obama his re-election, just why Bloomberg waited w/his legalizing illegals agenda? legal immigrant
Really? You think the people who have gone through the work and expense to be legal immigrants side with undocumented?
I do not agree!
When will Brian & Andrea Bernstein stop proclaiming that the Bloomberg-Klein record on NYC public schools has been "positive"? NY State test scores have been shown to be invalid; national test scores show few, if any gains, in 8 years, despite doubling the funding to schools. Much of this money has been squandered on ventures with no impact, while proven approaches such as lower class size, have not been utilized. Indeed, class size has risen in the past 2 years. The system is instead being privatized, with the increasing proliferation of charter schools, and teachers have been demonized. What part about this record has been positive?
John Liu is again promoting equal opportunity for all groups. Let him try to concentrate on the most qualified instead of the most diverse. So-called affordable housing John Liu is so inclined to enable, in reality perpetuates poverty. There is no cap on the duration. Many people cheat by lying about their income tax in order to keep their affordable domains, for which all tax payers are paying. It also enables them for Benefit cards and Medicaid, which we all pay for but can’t obtain ourselves. Non citizens are also eligible for affordable housing.
Good for Liu and his optimism but to me, he sounds a tad narcissistic.
As for the Comptroller, NYC is "getting" too expensive? It has always been expensive and it likely always will be. All major cities are. (Half the people in Mumbai are homeless!)
I believe that cities benefit from diversity, ethnic and economic, but there is already rent control, rent stabilization, section 8, etc. to create that balance. Shall we turn NYC into a altogether subsidized society? Do we think that will help it grow and retain it's draw as a business, cultural, tourist destination? Please, be realistic!
And, by the way, what is presently keeping parents from being involved in their children's education? We all know it's a small percentage of parents who wish to be involved and already have roles. The rest are either too busy, too disintersted, or too dysfunctional. They always seem to find the time to complain though...
is liu running for mayor?
Mr. Hennelly suggests that the havoc in housing is a failure on Obama's part. May I respectfully request that he put the financial crisis in perspective to the 8 years unchecked fiscal irresponsibility that preceded Mr. Obama's term.
next for NJ gridlock??
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