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Should Palm Tran deny discounted bus passes to illegal immigrants?
Palm Beach Post (blog)‎ - ^ | June 6th, 2012 | Opinion Staff

Posted on 06/06/2012 2:09:07 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

Palm Tran, Palm Beach County’s public bus service, sells $60 monthly passes to anyone who wants one. Poor residents are eligible to buy them at a discounted rate of $15.

But now, poor illegal immigrants can no longer buy them at the discounted rate. The change has attracted protests from some immigrant-rights advocates, who say poor illegal immigrant families often include children whose parents may be less able to provide for them if they have to spend more on bus fares.

But Palm Tran officials say it was never intended that bus fares for illegal immigrants be subsidized. West Palm Beach attorney Aileen Josephs, a prominent immigrant advocate, agreed, telling the Post’s Ana Valdes that “I don’t think they have a constitutional right for subsidized public transportation.”

Should Palm Tran deny discounted bus passes to illegal immigrants? What do you think?

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Politics; Travel
KEYWORDS: aliens; florida; immigration
who say poor illegal immigrant families often include children whose parents may be less able to provide for them if they have to spend more on bus fares.

Same problem they had in Mexico, is the same problem,they have here, stop having kids you cannot provide for.

1 posted on 06/06/2012 2:09:13 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09
“I don’t think they have a constitutional right for subsidized public transportation.”

Nor does anyone else. Privatize it.
2 posted on 06/06/2012 2:10:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: moonshinner_09

I thought Palm Tran was a Vietnamese dude.

Pham’s brother, assistant manager at Kim Hung.


3 posted on 06/06/2012 2:26:32 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

I think illegal aliens should have their assets seized, be jailed for a while breaking rocks and then placed in a cheap bus and driven free to the closest border where they will be thrown out of America so they can p[roceed back to their worthless, fleabitten, crummy countries of origin.


4 posted on 06/06/2012 2:52:13 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: moonshinner_09
Should Palm Tran deny discounted bus passes to illegal immigrants? What do you think?

I think this question is so stupid it makes my head hurt. Asking if they have a constitutional right to them could be a good argument to the statement "There's no such thing as a stupid question".

5 posted on 06/06/2012 4:16:33 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Hopefully the poor illegals will be so apoplectically aggrieved they will flee back to Mexico (or other 3rd world sh!th0le) where they can live in dignity.

This is where the country is?? Public services (taxpayer money) must now subsidize the transport of illegal aliens because they are dirt poor (by American standards)? These folks are sending billions home to Mexico (or to another 3rd world sh!th0le.) They can pay full fare for transit or pay Pedro to pile into the back of his truck.


6 posted on 06/06/2012 6:20:32 PM PDT by citizen (Obama blames:Arab Spring,Banks,Big Oil,Bush,Ceos,Coal,Euro Zone,FNC,Jpn Tsunami,T Party,Wall St,You)
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