Immigration and sequestration: Accidental justice?

  • Article by: VIRGIL WIEBE
  • Updated: March 5, 2013 - 8:46 PM

By prompting the release of low-level offenders, sequestration may bring about justice.

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basia2186Mar. 6, 13 5:38 AM

What a bunch of progressive drivel. All laws should be enforced. If the laws are not fair they should be changed not broken, especially by our government. Supposedly $1.00 out of every $3.00 spent on welfare programs goes to immigrants. We have as many citizens out of work as we have illegals in this country. I think we should spend some time helping Mexico become a democracy rather than turn the illegals into second class non-existant citizens. Wecare the only country with this schizophrenic immigration policy. There are obligations and education requirements required by every other country in the world. The most important being: learn the language in a short time, have a skill or aprofession that will ENTIRELY support you and your family, and agree not to apply for social services. Deportation not prison.

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marathongirlMar. 6, 13 3:02 PM

Once again a word missing in the very start of the article... "illegal" why does this paper keep forgetting to print that word? Just like the article yesterday about the woman just being released yesterday...she was here ILLEGALLY!! What is it with people having a problem saying that?? And why are we detaining them so long and at such a high costs. Flights to Mexico go for $300 or so...why aren't we deporting?? I have no problem with the people that come here legally. I have a lot of friends from many different countries and they all chose to come through the proper channels. A co-workers daughter is going to have to leave NY, where she is working in a great job in her field, and go back to Canada because she can't get a green card, and she's lived and worked here for 3 years...in a job she can't find as easily in Canada and is trained for. Yet we are going to give people, that are in jail for some infraction beyond the fact that they broke the law coming here, over her? Ridiculous.

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odinmanMar. 6, 13 3:34 PM

I will try this comment again (never got posted first time). There are plenty of U.S. citizens who have been convicted of crimes and are in jail or prison and have families. And those families have no doubt been disrupted. Saying that we should not enforce immigration laws because it "disrupts" families is a bogus argument.

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kilofoxMar. 6, 13 4:03 PM

Laws should be enforced but fair? Who decided what is fair. If you sneak into this country you have committed a crime. What does it matter if you have lived in this country without committing a crime. The mere fact that you are here illegally is a crime. There are millions of people who want to come to this country. Why should the 11 million Mexicans that have come here illegally be able to jump ahead of them. I find it funny that Mexico builds a fence on it's southern border to keep out illegals and has strict laws about people sneaking into Mexico, yet they see no problem with millions of their citizens sneaking across our border.

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owatonnabillMar. 7, 13 5:12 AM

"Laws should be enforced but fair? Who decided what is fair." .................... This has nothing to do with "fair". For want of a better term it is the "throw grandmaw in the street" mentality run amok. Obama got his pinkies singed on this sequestration thing and how he's gonna look for the most public and emotional ways possible to try to point out how Republican intransigence vis a vis increased taxing and spending is hurting America. This is nothing more than a ploy by the manipulator-in-chief.

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basia2186Mar. 7, 13 1:48 PM

Self-deportation is sounding really good to me right now. I wish Romney had won the election. Our leader is an embarrassment.

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