Monday, November 13, 2006

Don't Mess with Texas: Town gets immigration right

Story: "Vandalism hit close to home this weekend for Farmers Branch Mayor Bob Phelps.

As CBS 11 first reported at 6 p.m. Saturday, the mayor discovered Friday morning vandals had spray painted "viva Mexico" on the side of his house.

By Saturday afternoon, the bright red letters had been blasted off with a high pressure wash, but some say the damage to community may be harder to fix.
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Shame, but what do you expect from people who are here illegally? It may or may not have been an illegal immigrant, but come on. Who else but citzen of Mexico would be painting this?

This was rather disturbing news to wake up to. I live less then an hour from this place, and if it could happen there, why not here?

So, how did the little haven of common sense react tonight?
"Leaders of this Dallas suburb unanimously approved tough new anti- immigration measures Monday evening, including one that makes English the official language.
In a series of unanimous votes, the city council also approved fines for landlords and businesses that deal with illegal immigrants, and decided to allow local authorities to screen suspects in police custody to see whether they are in the country illegally.

The votes were made in a room in City Hall packed with people who clapped as the votes were tallied in favor of the measures. In a parking lot outside, hundreds of protesters against the rules hoisted U.S. flags and sang the Pledge of Allegiance in English before the votes were taken
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The way they should, but attempting to enforce the laws that are on the books, as well as striking at another part of the problem, those who support the illegals.
Why having english as an official language is such a problem is beyond me, but it was a large issue in the debate.

1 comment:

Lydia B. said...

Go Texas! If only other states would do the same thing. Here's a humorous e-mail our family received a couple days ago about illegal immigrants.

"New Immigration Plan... Bring our troops home from Iraq to guard the border.

When they catch an illegal immigrant crossing the border, hand him a canteen, rifle and some ammo and ship him to Iraq. Tell him if he wants to come to America, then he must serve a tour in the military. Give him a
soldier's pay while he's there and tax him on it. After his tour, he will be allowed to become a citizen since he defended this country. He will also be registered to be taxed and be a legal patriot.

This option will probably deter illegal immigration and provide a solution for the troops in Iraq, and the aliens trying to make a better life for themselves. If they refuse to serve, ship them to Iraq anyway, without the canteen, rifle or ammo.

Problem solved" :)