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Illegal immigrants end hunger strike after one gets ill (Raleigh, NC)
News Observer ^ | 6/29/10

Posted on 07/02/2010 1:01:51 PM PDT by Libloather

Illegal immigrants end hunger strike after one gets ill
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Modified Tue, Jun 29, 2010 03:17 PM

RALEIGH -- Citing safety reasons, three young women who are in the country illegally announced Monday that they're ending the hunger strike they started in downtown Raleigh two weeks ago.

The women had started the hunger strike June 14 in an unsuccessful attempt to persuade U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat, to back a bill that would allow illegal immigrants like them who were brought to this country as children a chance to be permanent residents. They said they're ending the strike because of the heat that caused one woman to be hospitalized and a threat from a known sexual predator who they said had contacted them.

"Our hunger strike is over but the fight continues," said Viridiana Martinez, 23, one of the other hunger strikers, at a rally Monday that drew more than 70 supporters. The woman have been conducting their hunger strike from tents on state land near the N.C. State Archives where they have subsisted on water, Pedialyte and Gatorade in the blistering heat.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; hunger; illegal; immigrants; strike
Summer - hot. Winter - cold. Maybe that's not in the border brochure.
1 posted on 07/02/2010 1:01:53 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Vitamin Taquito deficiency caused by lack of Corona.


2 posted on 07/02/2010 1:03:45 PM PDT by Lance Romance
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To: Libloather

I support the illegals hunger strike! Go for it!


3 posted on 07/02/2010 1:04:25 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Libloather
Two weeks ago, they were in it to win it, but guess that whole biological dependence on sustenance got in the way?
4 posted on 07/02/2010 1:05:15 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: Lance Romance

Known symptoms are driving without using turn signals, the propensity to wear large belt buckles with ostrich skin boots and the insatiable urge to grow a large mustache.


5 posted on 07/02/2010 1:05:53 PM PDT by Lance Romance
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To: Lance Romance
<>IKnown symptoms are driving without using turn signals, the propensity to wear large belt buckles with ostrich skin boots and the insatiable urge to grow a large mustache.

OMG!! That's me!!!!!

6 posted on 07/02/2010 1:08:36 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Libloather

They were certainly committed to the cause..just not THAT committed.


7 posted on 07/02/2010 1:08:49 PM PDT by tonyinv (There are no "rights" only one single law,..survival of the fittest.)
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To: Libloather

So why haven’t they been deported?


8 posted on 07/02/2010 1:15:14 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: tonyinv

Did they protest their own government to clean up its act?

I guess we aren’t a nation of laws after all.


9 posted on 07/02/2010 1:15:29 PM PDT by 30Moves
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To: Libloather

WE Freepers need to let that Dem Senator know we appreciate her for having the courage

I agree, TOO bad they gave up their hunger strike
how long before they sign up for food stamps?


10 posted on 07/02/2010 1:15:29 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Libloather
Illegal immigrants end hunger strike after one gets ill hungry.
11 posted on 07/02/2010 1:20:43 PM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: Man50D

Me too.


12 posted on 07/02/2010 1:23:53 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Libloather

Food stamps run out?


13 posted on 07/02/2010 1:36:02 PM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: Libloather

Heresey time: I’m OK for amnesty for now-adults who were brought here as kids (say no older than 12) and have lived their entire lives as citizens. Esp married ones, ones with jobs, etc., but not welfare leeches, criminals, etc.

They are more American than obama, most dems, new black panthers, etc. They didn’t knowingly break the law, many thought they were citizens, and they contribute, not take.

So of course they’re the ones the obamanation is going after...


14 posted on 07/02/2010 1:36:02 PM PDT by piytar (Re: AlGore's latest - Karl Rove, you magnificent #######!)
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To: piytar

PS Flame retardant suit donned. I’m see the mess Freepers can make of someone when the flamethrowers come out.

Shudder.


15 posted on 07/02/2010 1:39:11 PM PDT by piytar (Re: AlGore's latest - Karl Rove, you magnificent #######!)
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To: Libloather

Must’ve caught a whiff from the new “Taco Bell” that just opened up the street!


16 posted on 07/02/2010 1:39:51 PM PDT by albie
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To: Lance Romance

“a threat from a known sexual predator who they said had contacted them”

...he likes his women emaciated.


17 posted on 07/02/2010 1:41:22 PM PDT by albie
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To: Libloather
Illegal immigrants end hunger strike after one gets ill

Too darn bad.
Hey, if these idiots dont wan’t to eat, they sould be encouraged not to eat. Moore food for those who are interested in eating.

18 posted on 07/02/2010 1:47:45 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Libloather
Load their asses on the buss, right behind their parents.
19 posted on 07/02/2010 2:34:15 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Libloather

Maybe I don’t know immigration law but it would seem to me that if they were brought here as children and have lived here all this time that they would certainly be eligible for citizenship - all they would have to do would be follow the rules, complete the requirements, and become citizens.

Is it that difficult to follow the rules? Perhaps they think that because they were illegals ONCE they need to be illegal forever.


20 posted on 07/02/2010 2:41:02 PM PDT by msrngtp2002 (Just my opinion.)
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To: piytar
I am a bit off the reservation here.

I have no real problem having a path to citizenship for current illegals as long as they meet these criteria. We simply cannot deport or even find millions of people

1. No criminal activity, even minor offenses
2. Have a real tax paying job
3. No diseases or mental illness
4. Read and converse in English at an 8th grade level
5. ABSOLUTELY no benefits at all. NONE
6. Green card until they pass citizen class
7. Cannot vote until you are a citizen
8. Three years to become citizen or you are deported.

All this only after the border is secured to keep the hordes from over running us

21 posted on 07/02/2010 2:51:21 PM PDT by Popman (Obama Presidential Timber: Worm Eaten Balsa Wood)
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To: Man50D

Yes, we should help them with their hunger strike by not letting any illegals have food until they are safely back on their home soil.


22 posted on 07/02/2010 3:21:21 PM PDT by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wined up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


23 posted on 07/02/2010 4:01:05 PM PDT by HiJinx (John 10:1 - He who enters not by the gate...)
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To: Popman

Agree 100%. Since I didn’t get scortched to dust, I’d guess most conservatives would be OK with that plan. But as you said, AFTER the border is secured.


24 posted on 07/03/2010 10:34:22 AM PDT by piytar (Re: AlGore's latest - Karl Rove, you magnificent #######!)
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