Skip to comments.Chattanooga Agencies Ask for Help to Fight Affects of Pilgrim's Pride Immigration Raid (BARF ALERT
Posted on 06/02/2008 6:25:55 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
The fallout from April's Immigration Raid continues in Chattanooga's immigrant community.
Local Social Service Agencies, already stretched to the max, have combined forces to help those affected.
Still, the need is great...
April 16th in Chattanooga hundreds of lives were disrupted in an immigration raid at Pilgrim's Pride Poultry Plant.
More than 100 accused illegal immigrants were arrested, leaving families without an income and children without caregivers.
Local social service agencies stepped in for assistance.
Rev. Mike Feely, Executive Director of the St. Andrew's Center says, "The reality is, like a lot of other situations, whether it's a flood or something else, two months later people are still in need."
Several of those agencies now make up the Hispanic Displacement Relief Coalition, including leaders from La Paz de Dios; the Holston Methodist Federal Credit Union; the St. Andrew's Center; Episcopal Metropolitan Ministry; Hamilton County Baptist Association; the Salvation Army; the Chattanooga Catholic Deanery Hispanic Ministry; the Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults; and Catholic Charities.
Kimberly George, Director of Marketing and Development for the Chattanooga Salvation Army says, "We've just kinda come together for better communication, so that we don't duplicate services and so that we can assist one another and we can stretch the funds further."
HDRC agencies provided more than $30,000 emergency assistance after that immigration raid.
Continued immigration activity adds to the problem.
Feely says, "Its not just these families, but these families all have brothers and sisters and other family groups with them. So the ripple affect it's a huge affect on the whole community."
Court hearings for those arrested are not expected until July or August.
Advocates say many have been released, but are not allowed to work.
That leaves household with little to no income, and a problem that isn't going away soon.
George says, "Gas prices are going up, food is going up and so we know that people's income is being stretched a little bit more."
Agencies in the HDRC ask the public to reach a little further to help cover the cost.
After huge initial support, they say donations have continued...but more help is still needed.
Feely says, "We've not found an exhaustion of people being interested in what's going on. But, and I think it's typical of our society, there's always the next story."
The HDRC agencies plan a town hall meeting to address concerns and look for solutions.
They say their mission is not political, but purely humanitarian.
Financial contributions may be made to La Paz de Dios or to Episcopal Metropolitan Ministry.
Why didnt the illegal aliens just
ICE is Nice PING
But why are the illegal aliens still here ????
And why are we spending money on them ?????
I think I will wear one of those with pride the next time I am on a visit back stateside.
I’ll donate to the send them home fund.
I will donate a bus ticket to the closest southern border crossing.
Hmmmm.... I'm looking all around, under stuff and behind stuff but I can't find any sympathy at all.
You should find one at a novelty store somewhere..
I found a US Border Patrol T shirt in a little store at a gas station on I 40 for $5 last month...
I’d have something to say but, I’m too busy weeping.....
Get rid of our Congress people. I am not voting for any incumbent.
They’re still here b/c Mexico doesn’t want them back.
Third World latino honchos love the fact that their amigos are sticking us for billions——the banditos take $50 billion OUT OF OUR economy sending it back to their hellhole homelands.
Wonder how much of a cut the honchos get?
What, they can't spring for three buses to El Paso?
Why doesn't Mexico take care of its own people? Why don't the ultra-wealthy Mexican elites help to pay for the health care and education etc of their own poor? Why do they instead encourage their poor to leave Mexico and invade the United States? Nature provides a parallel that is instructive.
Some species of birds thrive not by carefully rearing their own young, but by pawning that task off on adults of other species. The European Cuckoo, whose distinctive call is immortalized in the sound of the "cuckoo clock," is the bird in which this habit has been most thoroughly studied. Female European Cuckoos lay their eggs only in the nests of other species of birds. A cuckoo egg usually closely mimics the eggs of the host (one of whose eggs is often removed by the cuckoo).
The host may recognize the intruding egg and abandon the nest, or it may incubate and hatch the cuckoo egg. Shortly after hatching, the young European Cuckoo, using a scoop-like depression on its back, instinctively shoves over the edge of the nest any solid object that it contacts. With the disappearance of their eggs and rightful young, the foster parents are free to devote all of their care to the young cuckoo. Frequently this is an awesome task, since the cuckoo chick often grows much larger than the host adults long before it can care for itself. One of the tragicomic scenes in nature is a pair of small foster parents working like Sisyphus to keep up with the voracious appetite of an outsized young cuckoo.
This is ridiculous. Children belong with their parents and the family - the whole family - is deported together.
Mexico is Rich- Mexican wealthy play American taxpayers for suckers
SOURCE http://www.limitstogrowth.org/ | 2005 | Brenda Walker
POSTED ON FR http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1608417/posts
Certainly there are many poor people in Mexico, since perhaps half the country lives in poverty. However, the nation as a whole is quite rich see the documented facts listed below and could well finance the sort of improvements in education and ifrastructure that would better the living standards of all Mexicans.
But the Mexican ultra-rich, like telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim don't like to tax themselves for investment the country badly needs for infrastructure and education, and it helps them greatly that the American taxpayer has been forced to support Mexicans living in the United States. Interestingly, the Forbes list of billionaires published in 2006 showed Carlos Slim moving up to the number three spot among the world's richest men (he was number one richest in 2007).
Every dollar spent in US taxes for social services for illegal aliens frees up additional cash to be sent south as part of the annual remittances which provided $20 billion in 2005 (up to $50 billion in 2007). According to the CNN news show Lou Dobbs Tonight 3/21/05), "Remittances are expected to become Mexico's primary source of income this year, surpassing the amount of money that Mexico makes on oil exports for the first time ever."
So when then-Presidente Vicente Fox complains that he "dignity" of Mexicans living illegally in America requires that they receive free healthcare on the US taxpayer's dime, he is really talking about increased remittances to keep their whole corrupt system afloat.
Consider these relevent facts:
Mexico has the second-highest highest Gross Domestic Product in Latin America, after being #1 for several years over second-place Brazil.
When measured in GDP per capita, Mexico ranks #1 as of 2005, ahead of Chile and Venezuela.
According to Forbes magazine, a substantial proportion of Latin American billionaires, 10 out of 26, were Mexican as of 2005.
Mexico raises less revenue through taxation than nearly any other Latin American country, just 12 percent which is one reason why the nation's wealth is not better utilized. By comparison, the United States takes in 25-28 percent of its gross domestic profit in taxes. Even Brazil taxes itself at twice the Mexican rate.
Economist Gary Hufbauer of the Institute for International Economics has remarked, "It's up to Mexico to solve its problem, and basically the wealthy classes do not want to tax themselves, period. While I'm not usually an advocate for larger government, Mexico is a country where public investment, done wisely, could pay huge dividends."
Mexico expert Prof. George Grayson of William and Mary College calls Mexico an "immensely wealthy nation."
Mexico's economy is the world's tenth largest.
When the ruling party needed a hefty sum for the 1994 election, Presidente Salinas leaned on a group of rich businessmen to write $25 million checks each at an infamous dinner party, where contributions totaled a staggering $750 million by evening's end. Compare that with the measly $150 million campaign chest in spring 2004 that President Bush had accumulated after three years in office.
Freedom House notes the cost of corruption: "According a recent study by the Mexico chapter of Transparency International, some $2.3 billion-approximately one percent-of the country's economic production goes to officials in bribes, with the poorest families paying nearly 14 percent of their income in bribes."
Ricas y Famosas Rich and Famous is a book of photos that takes a peek at the hidden world of the Mexican ultra-rich. Photographer Daniela Rossell used her membership in the exclusive club to reveal the decadent lifestyles of blonde women in gold lamé. It is a shocking view of the most extreme ostentatious wealth among great poverty.
Sure Things in Mexico: Death, Taxes and Evasion According the recent rankings released from the IMD International, the Switzerland-based International Institute for Management Development placed Mexico at 56 out of 60 economies examined, largely because of a dearth of investment in everything from infrastructure to education. Due to its pathetic tax collection, Mexico cannot even buy schoolbooks or pay its police enough to live on, much less invest in its future.
Lou Dobbs Tonight Transcript (12/16/04) The CNN news show shines a light on Mexican wealth. Particularly noteworthy is Prof. Grayson's remark: "There is a small economic elite who live like maharajas, and there's a political elite that protects them. Our border provides an escape valve which really lets the Mexican political and economic elite off the hook in terms of providing opportunities for their own people."
While US Focuses on Iraq, Mexico is Collapsing June, 2005, and the symptoms of Mexico's failure as a state are accumulating. The recent takeover of border city Nuevo Laredo by the Mexican army because of the breakdown in law and order was so obvious.
Interestingly, Defense chief Donald Rumsfeld is guided by a secret Pentagon report which identifies Mexico as a potential failed state in the making. The US provides the defense umbrella to protect Mexico, so they have no real defense expenses
For more info, read "Mexico's Rich Don't Like To Pay Taxes They Think You Should."
When the peso was devalued in the early 90s, on Clinton’s watch, we bailed out Mexico. Instead of letting it go to revolution, the Meicans bailed out themselves, and the Invasion of our country began.
Did you check under the sofa cushion?
......the Salvation Army.....
Freepers are going to love that..... The one acceptable NPO is an alien coddler
Great post at 19!
Although I’ve never done any fact-checking...
A friend said that the late Cap (Casper) Weinberger theorized that
eventually “there will be blood” over the invasion of the USA by Mexico
and points south.
If anything, our mis-guided politicians should see the anti-ILLEGAL
immigration movement as a pacifistic movement...hoping to head off
some sort of actual shooting war over the penetration of our southern borders
(and other borders as well).
Yes, the Salvation Army...
An older lady friend of mine told me a few weeks ago that her husband had heard that on the TV and got mad about it...
She said that he told her not to give money etc to the SA any more...
They are well off and had supported the SA for many years...
Excellent point-—keep in mind there is an all-out war being waged by Mexican/Columbian drug cartels along the NMexico border—thousands of people have been killed as these scumbags fight for turf.
The cartels know there is BIG money to be made as Mexican trucks start hauling across the border-—and they know they can load drugs in the backs of the trucks along with illegals (drug runners) without fear-—b/c Bush authorized this atrocity.
These public servants work for US first and foremost, not the illegals.
If you come here legally, welcome. If you come here illegally, get out.
The illegals need to be harassed every day, in every way, by every one until the pain of staying here is too much and they leave.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
Attention ILLEGALS and those who AID the ILLEGALS...ICE has just begun- Homeland Security has given all of you a chance to abide by the laws of the land.
Thus, IF You’re caught then suffer the consequences of breaking the laws.
Illegals - GET LEGAL - Come here like all other LEGAL IMMIGRANTS have come to America.. LEGALLY.
This is only the beginning - Companies-Businesses have “NO” excuses. Homeland Security and other government agencies have given all of you a chance to clean up your act.
Let the Law ENFORCEMENT continue...
For 3 years now they have not given the “other” side of the story for the May Day “marches”
I called them about the marches in 2006, 2007, and again this year, 2008...
They didnt think they should put any other opinions in their articles...
They will put another side for other illegal alien topics but they wont touch the “marches”
Perla called me last Thursday about this article and asked me to comment...
At least she put something..
I’ve been watching for it..
Well here it is..
Like cockroaches. There's never just one.
There use to be two newspapers...
The Chattanooga Free Press and the Chattanooga Times....(they merged in 1998)
If memory serves, the Free Press was more conservative....that's the one we took.
Salvation Army just got my last donation.
My charities list just keeps getting smaller.
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