An A to Z Guide to Being Undocumented

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Alien

Term used by the federal government and legal system to refer to all immigrants, legal and otherwise, in the U.S. Also used by bigots (in combination with "illegal") to try to seem clever. Silly bigots!

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Borders

Man-made lines that divide families, lead to unnecessary deaths and are usually ugly as fuck. Fuck borders.


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Civil Disobedience

Tactic used by those without arms or money since time immemorial to raise desmadre. From sit-ins to rallies to taking over migra stations, a hallmark of undocumented immigrants to organize against deportation and detentions and make the lives of vendido politician a living hell.


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Dreamers

Shorthand for undocumented youth taken from the federal DREAM Act, which gave some limited amnesty, provided they attended college. However, it was so limited there's now a campaign to "Drop the D word" and find a term more inclusive. Ah, progressives . . .


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Education

Educating undocumented folks costs way less money than deporting them, and the more educated they get, the more taxes they pay. Think about it!

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chuckconners
chuckconners

california is such a dump only a dumbass would stay there and support another countrys offcasts.

bpone
bpone

Regarding illegal immigrants receiving taxpayer subsidized benefits:

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/05/06/la-county-welfare-food-stamp-payouts-total-153m-in-early-2014/

Inmate population list from ONE Texas jail.  Count the number of illegal immigrants on the list (those with Border Patrol, ICE, or U.S. Marshals detainers) and take note of their listed crimes.  Imagine if EVERY jail and prison in the U.S. made their inmate population list public!

http://www.co.cameron.tx.us/Inmates/

Opinari
Opinari

People with brains know that "illegal" does not mean "Mexican."  We want our borders closed due to "terrorist" as well as anyone who sneaks in.  Also, we do not appreciate those who sneak in without getting necessary documentation expecting the same "rights" those "legally" here receive.  

Just because Mexico is on border south of USA does not mean they have right to be here.  Nor do those who sneak across the northern border from Canada.  Too many "illegals" are here for purpose of creating mayhem (certainly not the majority).  Would you welcome an illegal Jihadist from Mid East with open arms? 

For family, it is heart rending to be parted.  However, do you wish to be forced to have "uninvited" guests live with you and receive any amenities you share with your family given to them for free?  

It is not that people do not care.  It is that this is a country of laws, though this administration uses them as they wish, and it is a law broken when one sneaks into USA undocumented.

You can call me racist or bigot, which I am neither, just because I do believe in obeying the laws of the land.

iwantansi
iwantansi

Why doesnt Mexico give all of the rights that they expect from the USA for their citizens to the citizens of Honduras that are "undocumented" sneaking in to Mexico?


Mexico, how dare you call them illegal!?!

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

A=Anchor Baby; B= benefits. so many received (see "A") C= billions in costs D= Demanding-for being illegal, their demands are unbelievable 

BBAIN
BBAIN

I agree - secure the borders and create a path for citizenship for the ones already here.  We need to find a way to put the human smugglers out of business (how? don't ask me).  As for the criminals (yes, including misdemeanors), sorry, I don't have a lot of sympathy.  Such as the lady in the article a couple of weeks ago who was busted for shoplifting and was previously busted for forging checks.  

Hey - at least we're not Singapore, who will jail and cane people for over-staying their visas, then immediately deport them when their jail time is up. 

donwtownbrown
donwtownbrown

"Bebe" equals welfare, "Dos bebes" equals twice the welfare.  Continue logarithmically ad infant-item.

robincook
robincook

F equals Freedom, but that is not what is being asked for.


F equals Free ride, let the States people pay the bill.


Maybe its time for the people living in Northern Mexico vote on a referendum to determine what country they want to be part of.  

StevieZ44
StevieZ44

Marriage does not = citizenship.  You got M totally wrong.


More than often a  US Citizen married to an immigrant will be separated from their immigrant spouse for 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, or sometimes even a lifetime because of past immigration violations.


This is a common misconception of the public that marrying an immigrant is a free pass to move ahead of the line.  It certain is NOT.

rayfg714
rayfg714

How is it that these people break the law yet are whining about not get deported. Why the sense of entitlement? These illegals be having to many kids and so now there freaking legal "anchor babies" and they be all up in the welfare lines and be trying to get whatever free aid there is. If I were to break the law I would go to jail plain and simple. These illegals broke the law so therefore should be deported.

JuanplusJuan
JuanplusJuan

Comments like an all Latino council and the extinction of the GOP are the exact reason why I would die fighting your take over of our beautiful country. Where are your checks and balances and why is it always about yourselves. You lack vision and the very definition of what it is to be a true American. It's all about you isn't it? Fix your own country seriously. You are no victim you are the problem. I live in LA and it is and ugly ugly place now. Trash and gangs run the streets and there is less and less places to move that do not mirror that image. Mexican flags are huge here and supposedly its such an amazing place, so why set up shop here? Be proud of your country and your culture and fix it. We kind of like our land and laws the way they are.  

robincook
robincook

Annex Mexico and the problem is solved.

derrico
derrico

Running your ignorant mouth doesn't help the plight of illegal aliens in this country. It's douchebags like you that make white people dig their heels in. I don't mind you making the compassionate argument, but Mexican family's are separated because if their own choice! Fuck you and the rest of your rabble rousing donkey fuckers!

Ask a Mexican
Ask a Mexican

Thank the great writer and artist who did it!

Candice Martinez
Candice Martinez

M-marriage. Yes it is true that the most common pathway for undocumented spouse is to marry a USC spouse. But it is not easy, they have to apply for hardship waiver to get their visa. If a person has EWI mutiple that spouse is facing a lifetime ban from the US with the possibility of coming back in ten years. Immigration applications run into the 1,000s. Lawyers for this service charge them up I have seen 20,000 so their spouses can get Green Card. The normal process takes 24 months and most family's are forced into poverty in the mean time.

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

Get over it folks. The USA is a great country that welcomes people in.  Please look at our history and the way we were founded.  I used to be one those that thought they should deport people.  After careful thought I changed my mind. The USA created the immigration situation by not securing the borders and such.  Now with all of them here it is not feasible or humane to just give them the boot.  We have clearly absorbed the ones that are here now and need to create a path for them.  We need to get back to an orderly immigration policy as well.  

I believe in America and the original American dream.  Crushing poverty, corrupt governments, violence and desperation is what brings them here.  Think about that.  What would you do?  What did our ancestors do?  That's right, they came here.  

Embrace them. They may surprise you.  They brought us great food already.

donwtownbrown
donwtownbrown

In mexico, cartoons and comics are considered literature. 

armandocdll81
armandocdll81

@gregbpc  E= excretion - the process by which the Third World habitually takes a collective dump into First World nations, F = fraudsters, G-

anonymous2319
anonymous2319

@rayfg714  First of all, no human being can ever be "illegal," they can be undocumented. Second of all, the way welfare is given out requires one to be able to have some sort of income. IF you do not have any form of income, then you will be put on a "trial period" until you can find some sort of income. So there is absolutely no way you can get "free aid." Nothing is ever free in the United States. I suggest you read up about welfare before posting a statement on a public forum. Undocumented immigrants move to the United States in search of economic prosperity and/or political asylum. You are complaining about these people "breaking" the law when they are here working in occupations you would never want to do. Some people, like yourself, think that you're entitled to pull all of this bullshit out of your ass without knowing the facts. You're talking about people complaining, what is this post then? I suggest you get a life and go research more on immigration before posting another ignorant post like this one somewhere else. 

hitman_martinelli
hitman_martinelli

Best Comment of the Year!!! So Very true!! Mexico is a beautiful country! But corrupt! Go back and get all your support groups that you have here annoying everyone and fix that corrupt Mexican Government and Police force! Then there would be no such thing as "Illegal Aliens"!! Amen!

hitman_martinelli
hitman_martinelli

The reason our ancestors came here was because fucking Hitler either occupied or destroyed our European countries!!! It wasn't to burden this great nation! And when we did come here? We acclamated! We learned the language, we brought our skills of all sorts! Especially manufacturing, Our Cultural foods!, and made this is a better and an architecturally gorgeous country! Another words we contributed and paid our dues! We made education a priority after we learned the language! And we did it all LEGALLY!!!! No fucking handouts here!! Too much pride!

Opinari
Opinari

@whateveryousay  The way things stand, if we "embrace" those here illegally now, there will just be another influx of illegals demanding the same rights and benefits.  It was done during Reagan's watch, upon the promises of a Democratic Congress which reneged.  

Our Country was founded on principals made into law.  It is called the Constitution.  We need action not rolling over to appease lawbreakers 

donwtownbrown
donwtownbrown

@armandocdll81 @gregbpcG? thats an easy one, GANGS baby, in every hood every barrio, every state.  keeping it real with raza gangs as you know, pride of their aztec heritage.  Cuz you know nothing shows pride like tagging your hood and doing drivebys.



Opinari
Opinari

@anonymous2319 @rayfg714  "Illegal" means not within the law.  Just because this administration uses several words to twist meaning does change the fact.

You're correct, nothing is "free" in US…there is always someone footing the bill.  In these cases it is the US citizens.  It is called taxes.

Who are you to say who would take what job?  The US has minimum wage laws which many places do not want to pay.  They will hire "undocumented" workers and pay them less under the table.

rayfg714
rayfg714

So is coming to this country illegally not breaking the law? Why are these people whining about getting deported if they broke the law.  If you break the law then consequences happen. So simple yet these illegals feel that they have the right to be here. All other countries enforce there immgration laws why is it wrong for the united states to do so?

bagamoto
bagamoto

@anonymous2319 @rayfg714 You are so full of sht. Do you know how many construction jobs I have wanted to be on only to be told Sorry all filled up" ? Yeah, 20 ILLEGALS on the site taking a job I have spent 40 years perfecting to EARN the title Journeyman? I suggest you go fk yourself.

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

@hitman_martinelli  Sorry for your family history. I would think that having a background filled with something as horrible would have given you more empathy for others under oppressive and corrupt governments and being surrounded by crushing poverty and violence.  

What if America turned your ancestors away?

Oh, and if you are Italian as "Martinelli" suggests....Mussolini had something to do with that too.



bagamoto
bagamoto

@rayfg714 Oh I am Ray, and every Administration that let this go on and on, doing nothing. Had no problems surrounding Bundy in Nevada though didn't they?

elena_m_baker
elena_m_baker

Yeah they probably do a better job too. I suggest u go and "perfect it" just a little more....

bagamoto
bagamoto

@anewday213 And no my baby,,it has to do with illegals working for shit wages, if you think 54 is old,,we'll see you in 30 years.

bagamoto
bagamoto

@anewday213 Except I am still faster and smarter than you would ever be, I bury 20 something's all day long. You would be one of them.

anewday213
anewday213

40yrs of "perfecting construction career performance" only to be "passed up" in being hired to "illegals" ??? So it didnt have anything to do with the fact that youre old?

Problem with criticism is that most times there comes a point where you are going to have to provide some actual validity without your personal crap variables - dude.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@bagamoto

Shouldn't you be mad at the person doing the hiring, too? Aren't they contributing to the problem by paying an "illegal" a pittance to do a job they know full well should pay more?

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@donwtownbrown

Oh please, two of the finest works of literature I've ever read have been graphic novels. Lots of pictures doesn't mean lack of substance.

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