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Re: Innovation - Carol
First of all, you haven't lived in a situation where illegals turned your life around. I have. Elmhurst was the first of the nice neighborhoods that changed almost overnite in our part of Queens and across the street from me was the complex it seemed to have started. You're right..they keep a low profile until there are enough of them to become emboldened. One family lived in my building. They wouldn't allow an exterminator into their apartment because they were afraid of making a fuss..meanwhile something they brought in with them harbored flying cockroaches. When they finally moved out and I called an exterminator and told them what we had, the exterminator said they weren't native and didn't take my word until I brought him into the apartment, pulled out the refrigerator and they flew out like bats from a cave. Then there was the loud music interrupted by the occasional sound of a gunshot on a weekend night. They guy who set up a car painting business in the street where the lacquer fumes prevented opening a window. Immigration people waiting at the bottom of the 7 stairwell checking ID's. The young guys hanging out in front of the building that made suggestive sounds as you passed by. The final straw a kid about 12 wanting to sell me drugs from a brown paper bag on the way home from work.
If it sounds like I'm being selective on choice of illegals, I'm not. Any illegals that the Chinese, Russians etc. might harbor are just not as visible and at least till now as numerous.
Border Patrol reported 103,000 new undocumented people apprehended during March and that doesn't include those that weren't caught. 53,000 were family units and 8900 were unaccompanied children, the rest single adults. I haven't found a total for April but it was just as bad if not worse and like numbers are anticipated through the warm months. This is unlike anything we've experienced in the past. We can't just deport people from Central America as we can Mexicans. We have to feed, cloth, provide medical care for them while they are held..so even if its not called Welfare, it's costing the taxpayer.
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