Immigrant Amnesty Debate - Hawarden, IA

Discuss the national Immigrant Amnesty debate in Hawarden, IA.

Do you support Gingrich's suggestion to grant amnesty to undocumented immigrants with deep roots in the U.S.?

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doubter

Hawarden, IA

#1 Nov 29, 2011
I would support it only if those people had jobs, paid taxes --contribute to a community and not be on welfare.
hose

Hawarden, IA

#2 Dec 3, 2011
we do pay taxes work here and give back to the town.we live in the house's nobody want's and pay the rent in cash.we are more family type and have the same standard's you do.
doubter

Hawarden, IA

#3 Dec 3, 2011
Hose? I question the name, it sounds like someone trying to start something. If it had been Jose,!
My first comment is that most of US are US citizens, not illegal! I don't have a problem with people who have came here legally. My second comment has to do with community involvement, I don't see hardly any involved with volunteering on Fire or Ambulance, actually I don't see any at all. Not meant to be derogitory in any way.
Mike

Hawarden, IA

#5 Dec 25, 2011
Bus all of them back to mexico and secure the border. As for the ones that have been here for a long time that only means they have broken the law the longest.
Former EMS Director

Hawarden, IA

#6 Dec 26, 2011
I had a few people who lacked proper documentation (illegals) seek to volunteer with the ambulance service between 2005 - 2010. The lack of Citizenship is a HUGE barrier in regards to licencing of EMTs and Ambulance Drivers. You also need a valid SSN to test on the fire department.

I wish the barriers were not so much of an issue as the EMS & Fire departments could use all of the help they can get.

Seems that there has been a number of people leaving the ambulance squad and a lot of ads in the local paper in the past few months.
Citizen

Hawarden, IA

#7 Dec 29, 2011
As "Former EMS Director" pointed out, I don't think it is a lack on interest in supporting the community but rather the need to have a valid drivers license and SSN that prevent volunteering.

As far as the ambulance squad, it will never have enough members. I know Hawarden has struggled with this for many many years. The more members the better chance of providing a reliable, and safe ambulance service that meets the needs of it's community and doesn't over extend it's volunteers. Unfortunately, I think all rural services in the area deal with this same issue and are always looking for committed members.
old timer

Hawarden, IA

#8 Dec 31, 2011
It is very difficult to listen to any candidate talk about what they will or won't do when it comes to amnesty for illegals. They just don't seem to grasp the concept of legal and illegal. We seem to be voting but it doesn't seem to matter because everything gets bottled up in congress and nothing gets done. I don't care which party wins, it's still the same crap from Washington-Strictly party politics. Economics are a disaster and this is supposedly from the brightest minds in America, at least that's what we are told. Maybe we should just let anybody come and let them take over, probably have more common sense than what we have in office today. Close the borders--HOW??? If we let the politicians keep running the country we will lose. Most of them don't know reality anyway. Get out and vote for someone real!!
old timer

Hawarden, IA

#9 Dec 31, 2011
I don't have the slightest idea of who that would be-----------
another view

Hawarden, IA

#10 Jan 1, 2012
most crimes have a statute of limitations. If you c,ommit a crime and aren't prosecuted with in that time then you are home free. Many of our illegals commited the crime of illegal entry when they were children travelling with their parents. Others came when young adults and have been here for many years. They are in our schools and churches. They are good honest hard working and responsible people. There needs to be a way for them to stay as citizens. If new ones break the law by coming, then our efforts should be towards preventing their entry or catching them within a reasonable time.
old timer

Hawarden, IA

#11 Jan 2, 2012
You say "most Crimes", that in itself says that illegals are criminals, RIGHT? And we are supposed to let that slide so you can feel all fuzzy inside about being a good person?
another view

Hawarden, IA

#12 Jan 3, 2012
Of course it is a crime. My point was that we have statutes of limitations so that people who commit a crime and make a mistake are protected from prosecution after a reasonable amount of time has passed. This is a good idea and an idea that makes sense when applied to persons who came here illegally.
old timer

Hawarden, IA

#13 Jan 3, 2012
I guess then if you commit a crime and don't get caught, that makes it ok to commit more, as long as you don't get caught. But you are still a criminal!!! You don't seem to grasp the concept of RIGHT and WRONG. Damn It must be nice to not have a conscience. If it makes you feel good just do it and hope you don't get caught. Legal or not!!!
Anonymous

Ramona, SD

#14 Jan 19, 2012
I am of German culture my great great grandparents came to the US and had to learn the language and become a citizen. Something's are worth working for !! You want to be here then LEARN THE LANGUAGE!!!

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#15 Jan 20, 2012
another view wrote:
Of course it is a crime. My point was that we have statutes of limitations so that people who commit a crime and make a mistake are protected from prosecution after a reasonable amount of time has passed. This is a good idea and an idea that makes sense when applied to persons who came here illegally.
There is no statue of limitations on illegal aliens or murder.
JDubb

Hawarden, IA

#16 Jan 22, 2012
personal
Mike

Hawarden, IA

#17 Feb 5, 2012
Just look into any county jail roosters look at the warrants and think it in the whole state and then the country, then when you see a latino woman pay with food stamps and wick checks then get into a $30,000 SUV and drive away tell me nothing is wrong
chris

Hawarden, IA

#18 Feb 25, 2012
illegal is still illegal
RED DAWN

Seattle, WA

#19 May 23, 2012
AH LOOK WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GRACIOUSLY GRANT MEXICANS EXLCUSIVE CITIZESNHIP BASED ON RACE AND GIVE THEM FREE INCENTIVES PAY THEM TO HAVE BABIES,FREE HEALTH CARE AH THAT MUST-BE WHY HALF OF CALIFORNIA IS RUNNING? THEY GOT THE BILL FOR THEIR GRACIOUS MARTYRDUMB WITH EVEYRONE ELSES MONEY-THEY STIL TAKE I.O.U
now they're up here dumping their crime ridden,fear infested,trash can of apolice state on us with a sigh of relief to save their own skins!
and with the usual righteous indignance since theres no bigger rush then getting away with robbery!OOOPSY SORRY?
RED DAWN

Seattle, WA

#20 May 23, 2012
THANKS TO ALL THE HEARFELT COMPASSIONATE AMERICAN SABATEURS WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR "RIGHT" TO A FREE RIDE BASED ON RACE-THEY CAN FEEL FREE TO HELP THEMSELVES LIKE THE "WELFARE WARRIORS" THEY ARE
BECAUSE DIVIND AND CONQUERING AMERICANS IS EASY THEY CAN'T WAIT TO GIVE IT AWAY FOR NOTHING AS RACE IS ALL MEXICO HAS TO OFFER AMERICA OH AND CHEAP LABOR
RED DAWN

Seattle, WA

#21 May 23, 2012
OPHELIA AND MIKE-YES THAT IS WHY CALIFORNIANS ARE RUNNING UP HERE -RUNNING OVER EACH OTHER TRYING TO OUTRUN THEMSELVES IN A HURRY TO HIDE OUT SOMEWHERE-AND HAPPILY DUMP THEIR FEAR INFESTED,TRASH CAN OF A CRIME RIDDEN POLICE STATE ON US! OREGON IS ALREADY TRASHED -NO BIGGER RUSH THEN GETTING AWAY WITH ROBBERY! AND WITH THEIR USUAL RIGHTEOUS INDIGNANCE -HUMPING WHATS LEFT OF ANYTHING DECENT OF THE AMERICAN DREAM AND TAKING A SMUG DUMP ON IT-LIKE A PLAGUE OF PARASITES

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