Was just scrolling through my dash and saw something that said something like "I support the immigrant who waited in line not the one who broke the law."

Fucking really?

I supported the Jew who waited in the camp, not the one who broke the law and hid or ran the fuck away.

When talking about “the law”, how about you really think about what it means.  When you are talking about something that restricts anyone who doesn’t actually hurt anyone, who doesn’t create a victim, and only “hurts” the government, you are basically supporting every single atrocity every single government has ever committed. 

Remember, everything Nazi Germany did was legal, everything Soviet Russia did was legal, and everything North Korea does is legal.  Legal—according to the government.

Opposing immigration is opposing the peaceful movement of individuals. 

Try remembering that the next time you bitch about “legals” or “illegals.” 

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Producer’s Note, by Solly Granatstein

In “The Real Death Valley,” we tell the story of Fernando Palomo, a 22-year-old Salvadoran who happened to be a talented artist, and who was beaten within a centimeter of his life when he refused to design a gang’s tattoos. He and his older brother, like tens of thousands of others, fled their homeland and journeyed north to what they saw as the relative safety of the United States. They made it across the Rio Grande into Texas, but that hardly put an end to their troubles.

This joint investigation by The Weather Channel, Telemundo, and the Investigative Fund is about people who have already made it across the border, but whose lives are still very much at risk. Brooks county is 70 miles north of the Rio Grande. Migrants must go through it if they want to continue north to the jobs of cities like Houston. But there’s an obstacle to their journey, right in the middle of the road. The county’s main north-south axis, U.S. 281, is bisected by a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint. If you’re undocumented and you need to make it past the checkpoint, you have to go around it, on foot. So, in groups of 20 to 30, organized by human smugglers known as coyotes, they hike through 40 miles of the vast, sandy brush of private ranches on either side of the highway.

The Brooks County checkpoint is nothing new. It’s been around for decades. The vast flood of immigrants trying to evade it is. Meanwhile, high temperatures around Brooks County soar over 90 degrees for nearly half the year, over 100 degrees for more than two months. This is exacerbated by a drought that’s been wracking the region for six years, making the ranches all that drier for thirsty migrants.

Our team witnessed this gruesome reality at close range. One day we accompanied a county justice of the peace, a sandy-haired woman named Oralia Morales, as she took part in the recovery of the bloated and maggot-covered body of a young woman. As she records the scene on her clipboard, Oralia comes off as tough and competent. But a part of her seemed to wither in the 110-degree heat. She told us that in the summer, she has to process a new corpse every other day.

“Does it wear on you?” Our correspondent, John Carlos Frey, asked.

“Of course it does,” Oralia said. “You can always picture your own family laying there. I mean, I want something better for these people… Can you imagine going 10 years without knowing that your daughter has already died somewhere?”

In my conversations with people in Brooks County, I found that no matter where they stood on immigration policy, they were all deeply disturbed by the plight of the men, women and children struggling through their backyards and sometimes perishing on the way.

A trio made up of a retired law enforcement officer, a paramedic and experienced rescuer — men who are conservative on the larger immigration issues — has recently formed a group called Texas Border Rescue, known informally as “Brooks County Rescue Posse.”

One of them, a barrel-chested man in a white cowboy hat named Clell Gresham, spent a fair part of his career working for the Department of Homeland Security, physically deporting undocumented immigrants, ferrying them on DHS planes back to their home countries. Clell is no bleeding heart, but he’s clear about the mission of his volunteer posse. “We’re not here to deport,” he says. “We’re here to save lives.”

Then there’s veteran ranch manager, Lavoyger Durham, a towering fourth-generation cowboy who sports a brocaded vest, a bolo tie and a black 10-gallon hat. When Lavoyger comes across desperate migrants – people who may not have eaten or drunk water in days – he takes them in, feeds them, then sets them on their way.”It sounds to me like you might be an advocate for the migrants,” our correspondent John asked him. “If you actually let them in.”

“I’m not an advocate, no,” Lavoyger shot back in a thick drawl. “If they’re illegal, they’re illegal. The law has to be enforced. But I do try to save their lives. I’m not gonna let somebody rot out there that I know is gonna die, no. I will help him.”

The entire time I was in Brooks County, whomever I happened to be speaking with, I was always aware that at that very moment some thirsty migrant was stumbling around lost and perhaps on the brink of death. The migrants keep coming, and they keep dying.

On our walk through the Tule Ranch he manages, Lavoyger Durham led us through a thicket of trees where a group of a couple dozen migrants had just camped. We found clothes, torn backpacks, water bottles, even someone’s Guatemalan ID card. The migrants had just been here, and we had the feeling that a new group would be back later that night.

“So year after year,” John asked, “I’m assuming, you’re finding dead bodies on this ranch?”

“Yes,” Lavoyger replied. “And it’s not stopping.”

I have no problem accommodating other cultures so long as they accommodate mine as well. My husband is an immigrant from Europe, and when his family arrived here in the ’80s, integration was clear and essential.

This is an interesting read, clearly written by a couple of white people who are said to be facing “reverse racism” in Canada because they are white.

I’m a Caucasian immigrant from a former communist regime that has been living in Canada for over 20 years. Went to school, college, university and ran a business here in Toronto, Ontario Canada. I have never faced anything like the experiences that the authors are describing.

Des immigrantEs et leurs alliéEs manifestent au centre-ville de Montréal pour demander que cessent les déportations et exiger un statut pour toutes et tous

Samedi, des immigrantEs et leurs alliéEs vont manifester dans le centre-ville de Montréal pour demander que cessent les déportations et exiger un statut pour toutes et tous. La marche fait partie des Journées contre les déportations, deux semaines d’activités, du 1er au 15 juin, organisées par la Coalition Un statut pour toutes et tous, contre les déporations, les détentions et la double peine et en appui à une Cité sans frontières et pour la régularisation de toutEs les immigrantEs qui ont un statut précaire.

Les récents changements aux politiques canadiennes en immigration ont ancré plus visiblement encore le caractère discriminatoire de ce système temporaire, tout en rendant la voie vers l’immigration permanente et la citoyenneté inaccessible pour la majorité de ceux et celles entréEs au Canada. De 2004 à 2008, environ 12 000 personnes ont été déportées chaque année. Depuis 2008, ce nombre a augmenté et en 2013 c’est plus de 15 000 personnes qui ont été déportées du Canada. C’est plus de 40 personnes par jour. En plus des centaines de milliers d’immigrantEs qui vivent avec un statut précaire, il y a maintenant plus de 500,000 immigrantEs vivant au Canada sans statut.

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SB1070| some of the voices


Today was a special day for the undocumented decision in their fight for a place in this country. The famous and controversial Arizona SB 1070 was addressed by the Supreme Court of the United States. As it was told, the end of the day was bittersweet, because while invalidated three major sections, they are allowed to ask for immigration papers if there is a “reasonable suspicion”.

Here is what some famous Latinos had to say via twitter:

@EvaLongoria “@maldef #SCOTUS majority strikes down most of Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant #SB1070 in #VICTORY for Constitution! Stay tuned…”

@jorgeramosnews ”The danger of the Supreme Court decided by the  Arizona police is that theycan stop people by how they look or speak.  Surprised that  Judge Sonia Sotomayor voted for the police of Arizona to  act as immigration agent. She could stop it and she didn’t.”  

@RachelCuban “Incredible but true! The Supreme Court approved the more aggressive of the controversial SB 1070, q tell me you think? Or doubt! @ levantateTV”


These are just some of the voices of Latinos, who have a special place: the public exposure that allows them through their profession as an actor, presenter, journalist and music to be heard and give their support for freedom and their fear  of what might happen with the famous “Show me your papers”

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Sr. Presidente este pais se iso de immigrantes y de las sombras quieren salir… #losrielerosdelnorte #president #congress #mexicans #california #realtalk #peoplehavebeenwaiting #losestadosunidos #mexico #Thestruggle #families #americankids #immigrantparents #corridos #meaningful #goodsong

RT @QuotesColbert: America is being infiltrated by los latinos immigrantes. ¿Did you know even this sentence started with an upside down question mark?

America is being infiltrated by los latinos immigrantes. ¿Did you know even this sentence started with an upside down question mark?

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