Skip to comments.Illegal immigrants live on edge of society, fearing deportation
Posted on 02/13/2012 5:10:19 PM PST by moonshinner_09
Ana shudders at what could have happened.
She has heard about people who walk and die in the desert, who freeze in the mountains and who drown in canals.
She knows that some suffocate in semitrailers or boxcars, where they are crammed so tightly they cannot turn.
She knows that others are beaten and raped by smugglers, who leave them to die.
Every year, migrants risk their lives to illegally cross the 2,100-mile border that separates Mexico and the United States, two neighboring nations that have one of the largest income gaps on Earth.
"I was lucky," said Ana, who lives in Rock County. "I've heard terrible stories about what can happen."
More than a decade ago, Ana left behind her mother and nine siblings in Puebla, south of Mexico City, to join her husband in the United States. He had crossed the border illegally to work and had planned to return after two years.
"It was hard to stay separated from each other," Ana recalled. "I told him that I can come and make money, too."
Ana's husband sent her cash to join him.
The 20-year-old woman traveled to the border town of Tijuana, where she stayed with cousins. She paid $2,000 to a coyotethe term for someone who smuggles people without legal papers across the border. The coyote gave Ana food and water for two days and showed her where to crawl under a border fence. On the other side, another smuggler drove her to Los Angeles.
"In my mind, I always thought I would go back," Ana said. "But now I'm a working mom. My children were born here."
Ana, who is separated from her husband, did not want to be identified. Nor did she want people to know where she works. Ana lives in the shadows
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From story she drives without drivers license, no insurance, using either a fake or stolen SS #At work, Ana uses a Social Security number she bought on the black market. She did not explain other details about how she navigates a world of illegal residency.
"White people say we come here to steal their jobs," Ana said. "They say we are criminals. But we are people, and we have feelings. Sometimes, other kids tell my kids to 'go back to Mexico.' My daughter says: 'If you don't want Mexicans in this country, then don't buy fruit or milk.'"
I suppose her kids think its ok to use fake or stolen documents, and it does not make you a criminal, in their world.
Another gratuitous illegal immigrant sob story by a journalist wannabe.
So, what does she suppose happens to people who go to Mexico illegally and get caught?
I lived in Mexico and will never return.
So if they weren’t here they wouldn’t need to fear deportation.
“Fathom the odd hypocrisy that Congress wants every citizen to prove they are insured, but not that they are citizens”.
- Richard Hartung, chairman Polk County (Wisconsin) Republican Party
Bite me Anna/Ana “in the shadows”. GTHOOMC!
I’m tired of these sob stories too....how about a story of an American trying to leech off the Mexican govt for a change?
All of them should be deported. They are full of entitlement, expecting special perks, and a major danger to our culture.
Just like they do in Mexico. Interesting.
30,000,000...quivering with fear. /s
Ana as long as you and your illegal friends are considered to be Democratic voters you will have everything you want in this country free of charge!
The best of everything for you and yours as long as you are a voter for this White House.
I am sick of it!
I lived in Japan for 15 years. I HAD to toe their line.
You want SYMPATHY? Go live in Japan.
You will find SYMPATHY somewhere between sh*t and Syphilis in the dictionary.
Japanese don’t quibble, you obey their laws or you go.
You don’t like it here? Go back to where you came from.
I have NO sympathy for illegals. Me and my ole lady (sorry feministas, I’m a biker) spent thousands of dollars for her to come here the ‘RIGHT’ way! (She wouldn’t have it otherwise.)
“If I had known this would happen, I would have never come to this country,”
Hey turd, go back to where you came from then.
I’ll stop now.
Too bad our young aspiring journalist didn’t research how Illegals are responsible for Vast Inflation in U.S. health care costs ... or how if an American visiting Mexico gets sick there those Americans are treated like dogs ..
>>>”White people say we come here to steal their jobs,”<<<
Hey, racist pig. Everyone says this. Slurring people based on their skin makes you a stinking bigot. Just based on that, we don’t want you.
>>>...Ana said. “They say we are criminals.<<<<
Hey, honey. You snuck into the country. Illegally. You are a criminal. It’s not an accusation. It’s a description.
>>>But we are people, and we have feelings.<<<
No one denies that. In fact, everyone has feelings, even people on death row. That’s not the point. The point is you committed a crime. Your feelings aren’t an important consideraton.
>>>Sometimes, other kids tell my kids to ‘go back to Mexico.’ My daughter says: ‘If you don’t want Mexicans in this country, then don’t buy fruit or milk.’”<<<
Now isn’t that condescending crap. First, she claims white people are racists. Then she denies her own criminality. Then she chides people, saying that only illegal people can do agricultural labor - the same labor that the kids in Janesville did 50 years ago after school to earn pocket money.
Ana has my contempt. She should deported. Her surly attitude is just the frosting on the entitlement cake.
They're not doing a very good job of hiding. Maybe they should rent this training video...
I’ve got news for her, Guatemalans that are in mexico without “their documents” live every day with apprehension, because if they are caught by the Mexican police they have the crap beat out of them before they are dumped across the Guatemalan border. She felt free to walk around in Mexico because she is a Mexican citizen. And to your kids, Countries without a Mexican border manage to pick their fruits and veggies just fine.
Not only has Ana given Mexico the finger, she’s also giving to the US as well.
Imagine how wonderful Mexico would be if all these 11 million industrious souls gave a crap about their homeland. Makes ya’ wonder if they give a crap about the country they illegally entered.
Thanks for posting.
Jose Madrigal---the Washington state rapist---had some 30 identities.
THE "JUST HERE FOR A BETTER LIFE" SCAM "Impoverished" illegals buy multiple fake identities for several thousand dollars each. Jose Madrigal---the Washington State rapist---had some 30 identities.
A family of four can have an income of $30,000 a year and still qualify for food stamps----with just one identity. A single mother, with two children who has a full time job that pays $7.25 an hour has an effective income of $48,000 a year when you add all the benefits she and her children receive from the government: food stamps, Medicaid coverage, subsidized child care, school lunch program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, subsidized housing, Earned Income Tax Credit, etc......with just one identity.
REFERENCE The Federal ID that Pays Illegal Aliens Billions -----November 28, 2011
......a recent analysis entitled, Treasury Department Says Illegal Aliens Collection Billions in Tax Credits, revealed that according to the Department of Treasurys Inspector General, more than $4.2 billion in additional child credits were paid out in 2010 to illegal immigrants. In 2005, the pay outs totaled $924 million. This program allows low income earners to claim a $1,000 per child credit.
EITC claims---can run up to over $3000 per claim. $20 billion is estimated to have been paid out to these cunning "impoverished" illegals. Most of them are collecting over and over again-----using multiple identities-----falsifying apps---claiming children they do not have and/or falsely stating kids are back in their homelands.
A new proposal would require people who claim the federal credit to have Social Security numbers to prove they're legal workers, is being offered as a way to help pay for extending the Social Security tax cut for most American wage-earners. It would trim federal spending by about $10 billion over a decade.
Imagine that----- for decades, we have been issuing tax refunds to people without a Social Security number.
Hah. The border violators wont let a silly law stop them: (A) They'll use SS nos they got for all their anchor babies. (B) They buy SS nos from illegals who went back to their homelands. (C) The "impoverished" illegals.....just here for a better life....pay several thousand dollars for stolen SS nos and forged, fake documents.
Formulaic leftist diatribe.
Let me just save these “journalists some time. Next occasion you have for writing one of these hand-wringing boo-hoo stories about deportations, just use the following template:
D) Jesus Christo
B) babysitting her dozen helpless children
C) discovering a cure for cancer
D) roving hordes
A) the INS
B) government hit squads
show up at the
A) tiny but impeccable bungalow
B) business gates
C) lettuce patch
and haul away the terrified
A) mother of nine
B) hardworking man who was merely searching for a better life
A) gasps of horror
B) howls of outrage
C) beatific calls for forgiveness for “they know not what they do”.
Worked with some back in SoCal in the late 70's...I never much thought about the illegal aspect of it..then. We pored concrete, we finished it. End of story.
Fast forward a few years....I saw and heard of White, Black, Brown, Yellow, Red, etc...Americans..losing their jobs to illegal aliens. Brick layers, pool cleaners, roofers, plumbers, concrete workers, painters, gardeners, etc.........
They came here...and our country did NOTHING to stop them!
They took American's job's and our country did NOTHING to stop them.
And now our country PAY'S them to stay here????
Our "Representative's" have sold us down the river.......
Living in fear of deportation must be terrible. Go back home to Mexico.
That's the way it should be for those who break the law, and there is an obvious solution. I wonder why the tear jerking article doesn't mention the racism and class oppression in Mexico.
This is a disgrace to our proud country.
Fugitives live on the edge of society, fearing apprehension
What part of "illegal" is unclear?
Hey Marta, I want all illegal aliens to go back to Mexico, Canada, Iran, England, Cuba, Poland, China, Ireland, Somalia, Kenya etc...
We have our own, home grown, criminal class, and have no need to import even more corruption, in the name of diversity...
I suppose her kids think its ok to use fake or stolen documents, and it does not make you a criminal, in their world.
Yeah, let an American try that same crap in Mexico. The ones who do it and get by with it are in the drug trade and are well able to pay the bribes it requires
That’s normal - most law breakers live life waiting for the other shoe to drop. It is small consolation to those follow the law.
Hey Ana, you may have missed the fact that illegals take jobs from non-white Americans too.
Or do only white people offend you?
She should then go back to Mexico, find work, make sure her 3 children learn English, then make preparations to return to the United States legally. This is a poor, poor story. The children won’t be taken from her, she can take them with her to Mexico.
GTFO you south of the border bs artist !!! Stop bitching just GTFO.
I’m so tired of this ‘shadows’ meme. I’ve known a lot of illegal aliens (most in violation of their visas) and none were living in ‘shadows’ and none were fearful. I even knew one who had the unmitigated gall to show up at my place every friday night and stay through Sunday evening.
Why? I just saw on BBC that Mexico has a booming economy. Jobs going begging. The illegals in the US should be streaming across the border by now.
Chica I have news for you, if you are a foreigner and don't have your documents in Mexico they put you in jail for several years.
BTW Mexicans have to carry documents in Mexico
Oh my gosh. They’ve been “living in the shadows”, by the millions, in the southwest....for YEARS now.
This reporter..this is ALL she could come up with??? A retreaded retreaded retreaded story???
Deport ALL illegal aliens. This is America...not LA RAZA-stan. Enough sob stories. If you weren’t breaking our laws by being here illegally, maybe you wouldn’t have to worry. Please return to your crummy country of origin, you criminals.
Yep. We’ve been preaching this for years.
She should go back to Mehico and get some sun.
“Here, people who do not have their documents live every day with apprehension”
Yes and Americans in Mexico who do not have their documents live in apprehension also. Thats because they are there illegally. Breaking the law is anxiety producing activity. Go home and be free.
Wait until she is a Legal Citizen ... then she can fear the IRS, DPS and the Local Revenue Enhancement Agents