Skip to comments.Illegal immigrants end hunger strike after one gets ill (Raleigh, NC)
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.
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Vitamin Taquito deficiency caused by lack of Corona.
I support the illegals hunger strike! Go for it!
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.
OMG!! That's me!!!!!
They were certainly committed to the cause..just not THAT committed.
So why haven’t they been deported?
Did they protest their own government to clean up its act?
I guess we aren’t a nation of laws after all.
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?
Food stamps run out?
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...
PS Flame retardant suit donned. I’m see the mess Freepers can make of someone when the flamethrowers come out.
Must’ve caught a whiff from the new “Taco Bell” that just opened up the street!
“a threat from a known sexual predator who they said had contacted them”
...he likes his women emaciated.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.