Skip to comments.Illegal immigrants hope IU improves their future
Posted on 07/04/2012 11:28:12 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Fred Diego is sitting on a bench in the hot sunshine. It's a summer afternoon outside the Indiana Memorial Union, with students on their laptops, seeking shade and drinking Starbucks beverages.
Right now, 20-year-old Diego is leaning back in his seat and laughing about discrimination.
"Noooo," he says, when asked whether strangers would guess he's a good student. "People don't even think I go to college."
Then his expression changes, and his voice loses the laughter.
"That's the kind of discrimination we face," he says, searching for the right words, "A general disregard for our capacity."
Diego has a full-ride to IU. He's also an illegal immigrant.
Originally from San Nicolas, Mexico, Diego grew up in Chicago and graduated from George Rogers Clark High School in Hammond. His parents brought him to the U.S. when he was not yet 3 years old.
"It's not like we had a choice," Cristian Delgado, a friend, full-ride scholarship recipient and fellow illegal immigrant says, entering the conversation. Delgado's family left Mexico City when he was 7, and raised him in Indianapolis. "What was I supposed to do -- say, 'Naw, Dad, don't bring me'?"
Diego nods, agreeing. "You're a 2-year-old kid. You can't.
"That's one thing about Latin Americans; we have these really strong family ties. ... They brought us here so we could be a family, so we could thrive as one."
Diego knows his parents broke the law by coming to the U.S. without papers, but when he speaks about their sacrifice, you can see the respect he has for it.
"They gave up their families," he said. "My dad knew coming here that he wasn't going to be there when his mom died, when his dad died.
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You are correct. But this discussion needs to be shelved until the borders are secure. Then we can discuss what do with the ones already here. Right now, any move to help these people only encourages more invaders.
When you are trying to save a sinking, the first thing you have to do is plug the holes...
Those damn Jews, huh?
Here’s a tip. When you respond to a poster who has responded to some inane comment you made, try to stay on point.
That’ll make things much more interesting for the other readers. And it will help you avoid, but not completely prevent, you looking the fool.
Have a nice day.
As I don my asbestos Long Johns I would say that what you have sketched out is pretty close to what will have to happen. Motivated immigrants become inculcated within two generations.
And here’s a tip right back at you.
When you respond to a poster, don’t sound like what liberals accuse conservatives of being all the time. Conservatives ended slavery. Conservatives pushed through civil rights for blacks. Conservatives are not bigots and do not enjoy the suffering of others, especially because of gratuitous cruelty. Conservatives are creatures of reason, and while we’re not thrilled with illegal immigration, we have a major down on ethnic cleansing.
Don’t act like a liberal. Don’t spew hate like a liberal.
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