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Baltimore puts out welcome mat for immigrants [illegal aliens], hoping to stop population decline
Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2012 | Carol Morello and Luz Lazo

Posted on 07/25/2012 9:37:11 AM PDT by kevcol

The fate of Baltimore may rest with immigrants like Alexandra Gonzalez.

A native of Puebla, Mexico, Gonzalez feels more at home in Baltimore with every passing year. She attends city-run nutrition and exercise classes in Spanish and takes her two young children to a Spanish-language storytelling hour at her neighborhood library. She plans to earn a GED and become a teacher.

“I like living here,” said Gonzalez, 24, as she pushed a stroller holding her sleeping 1-year-old daughter and bags of purchases from a dollar store
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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) has told Latinos, in particular, that she is counting on them to help Baltimore gain 10,000 families within a decade. As a first step, she signed an order in March prohibiting police and social agencies from asking anyone about immigration status — and in the order, she explicitly asked federal immigration authorities to tell anyone they arrest that they are not agents of the city.

Baltimore joins an increasing number of U.S. cities, most of them manufacturing behemoths fallen on hard times, that are courting immigrants to reverse half a century of population loss.

The Global Detroit effort includes programs that help immigrants start small businesses, get driver’s licenses and learn English. As part of the Welcome Dayton Plan adopted last year, the Ohio city sponsors a soccer tournament for immigrant teams. Not to be outdone, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) says he wants his home town to be known as the most “immigrant-friendly city in the country.”

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: aliens; baltimore; illegals; sanctuarycities

1 posted on 07/25/2012 9:37:21 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Might as well advertise for indentured tax slaves. ;-)


2 posted on 07/25/2012 9:44:06 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Average Al

How will Baltimore feed and house all these criminals when there is no more federal money in the trough? This Democrat dream will quickly turn into a nightmare. Sensible people need to get out asap.


3 posted on 07/25/2012 9:46:51 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: kevcol
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) has told Latinos, in particular, that she is counting on them to help Baltimore gain 10,000 families within a decade. As a first step, she signed an order in March prohibiting police and social agencies from asking anyone about immigration status — and in the order, she explicitly asked federal immigration authorities to tell anyone they arrest that they are not agents of the city.

While real unemployment nationwide is higher than 10%....

Gee, THAT shouldn't cost taxpayers too much hard earned labor.

4 posted on 07/25/2012 9:46:51 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: kevcol

Conservatives and conservatism need to find successful ways of making serious political inroads into all U.S. cities, if U.S. conservatism is going to exist for the long-term.


5 posted on 07/25/2012 9:49:04 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: kevcol

Isn’t this how Australia started ?


6 posted on 07/25/2012 9:52:47 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: kevcol

Please do not knock this move by Baltimore. Their mayor and their governor, O’Malley, have made such a welcoming place for illegal aliens that they are clearing out of Virginia and other states which have the courage to fight illegal immigration and Eric Holder.

Montgomery County (DC suburb) was once the richest county in America. Now it is far down the list and is becoming a Third World cesspool. Maryland lost more jobs this year than any other state. Working people and well-to-do are moving across the river to Virginia.

Let the liberals lie in the bed they made. Let us hope all 11 million (20 million?) illegal aliens move to Maryland.


7 posted on 07/25/2012 9:53:44 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: kevcol; AuntB; Liz; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; ...
RE :”The fate of Baltimore may rest with immigrants like Alexandra Gonzalez.
A native of Puebla, Mexico, Gonzalez feels more at home in Baltimore with every passing year. She attends city-run nutrition and exercise classes in Spanish and takes her two young children to a Spanish-language storytelling hour at her neighborhood library. She plans to earn a GED and become a teacher.
“I like living here,” said Gonzalez, 24, as she pushed a stroller holding her sleeping 1-year-old daughter and bags of purchases from a dollar store.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) has told Latinos, in particular, that she is counting on them to help Baltimore gain 10,000 families within a decade. As a first step, she signed an order in March prohibiting police and social agencies from asking anyone about immigration status — and in the order, she explicitly asked federal immigration authorities to tell anyone they arrest that they are not agents of the city.

And she can get in-state tuition discounts from Maryland state colleges, recently extended to illegals like her.

Meanwhile Maryland Dems recently raised the sales tax 33%, raised my income tax (not hers, she probably gets the tax credits and pay no income taxes) and raised the alcohol tax.

Yep, legal American taxpayers are just Serfs working for illegals like Alexandra. Welcome to America/Maryland.

I avoid Baltimore City. Our taxes also go to pay for their 'public transportation' used by Alexandra since she will have trouble getting a drivers licence.

8 posted on 07/25/2012 10:02:41 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obam-ney Care ))
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To: kevcol
and takes her two young children to a Spanish-language storytelling hour at her neighborhood library

Because you wouldn't what to take your young impressionable children to an English speaking storytelling hour.

9 posted on 07/25/2012 10:04:45 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: txrefugee
How will Baltimore feed and house all these criminals when there is no more federal money in the trough?

They won't. Unfortunately, they'll send the illegal scum down here to Virginia.

10 posted on 07/25/2012 10:12:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: kevcol

Typical government thinking -

It’s always about money, not the quality of life for citizens and taxpayers.


11 posted on 07/25/2012 10:12:43 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Iron Munro

They can sure have ours!


12 posted on 07/25/2012 10:15:02 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: kevcol

The worst immigrants who yet have the moxie to get themselves here will be a step up from what’s in Baltimore now, causing all the other motivated people to leave.


13 posted on 07/25/2012 10:15:51 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: kevcol
America is Rome. Only worse. We abort 50 million of our own citizens and the elite knows the financial impact so they allow 50 million 3rd world invaders to take the place of the aborted citizens.

These 3rd worlders have massive amounts of children...instant citizenship...and will vote democrat and lead to one party rule.

If we dont end it and reverse it..it is over for the USA.

14 posted on 07/25/2012 10:15:51 AM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: kevcol
The Global Detroit effort includes programs that help immigrants start small businesses,

It's probably shit like this where Obama gets his "you didn't build it" from.

15 posted on 07/25/2012 10:23:05 AM PDT by varon
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
"It's dead, Jim." - Decades of mindlessly voting for Democrats. They've made their bed. Now let them lay in it. Detroit will never be an auto manufacturing giant again. Philadelphia's population count has fallen to what it had 1940. Baltimore, at one fifth the size of New York, has four times the murder rate. The failure rate of public school students in these cities exceeds 60%. Every municipality that declared itself an immigration sanctuary city has come to regret it. Without exception. And now a major economic collapse looms on the horizon. The knockout punch. Conservatives will never make inroads in cities populated by children of the socialist dream. Conservative will make inroads by building new cities somewhere else.
16 posted on 07/25/2012 10:29:09 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Average Al

I recently spoke with a Baltimore City school teacher.
She was Filipino. She had been recruited to come here on an H1B work visa because even though we have an absolute glut of Education school graduates, Americans will not take jobs in these inner-city combat zone schools. So teachers have to be imported.

She was absolutely terrified of her surroundings. The school was a cesspool of violence and crime. She was living in a neighborhood where she was afraid to go out at night. She was seriously considering packing up and going ANYPLACE else...including back to Manila.


17 posted on 07/25/2012 10:29:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kevcol

Enjoy the increase in crime, drunken driving, rapes, murders, gangs, drugs, muggings, filled emergency rooms, diseases, loud music, unskilled workers, abuse of workers, garbage in the streets, pedophilia, abuse of animals, graffiti, tattooed women, and so on. But, they will get lots of Democrats.


18 posted on 07/25/2012 10:41:57 AM PDT by pallis
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To: kevcol

“I don’t want to adjust to another language,” Schaefer said. “This is the United States. I think they ought to adjust to us.”
That infuriates me! I had a person working at Jack in the Box try to tell me how to order because the cashier didn’t speak English and then tell me that catsup is mustard; I got the attention of everyone in the place when I told them what I thought, then I called the corporate office and complained.


19 posted on 07/25/2012 10:42:19 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: kevcol

“I don’t want to adjust to another language,” Schaefer said. “This is the United States. I think they ought to adjust to us.”
That infuriates me! I had a person working at Jack in the Box try to tell me how to order because the cashier didn’t speak English and then tell me that catsup is mustard; I got the attention of everyone in the place when I told them what I thought, then I called the corporate office and complained.


20 posted on 07/25/2012 10:43:02 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: sickoflibs

” Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) has told Latinos, in particular, that she is counting on them to help Baltimore gain 10,000 families within a decade. As a first step, she signed an order in March prohibiting police and social agencies from asking anyone about immigration status “

Figures....


21 posted on 07/25/2012 10:52:28 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: kevcol

They want `em so bad up there they will get some of the ones here in Dallas.

A bit too big to just print out and toss at the ones standing on street corners but I sure can post this on the “hispanic” boards in this area...

http://www.daytonohio.gov/welcomedaytonreport

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22 posted on 07/25/2012 10:56:56 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Time to put Sheriff Joe Arpaio in charge of schools and the ACLU attorney’s in his jail.


23 posted on 07/25/2012 11:00:41 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: kevcol

Baltimore puts out welcome mat for immigrants [illegal aliens], hoping to stop population decline

Maryland residents leaving for Virginia

No, no relation there, none!

24 posted on 07/25/2012 11:22:33 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: txrefugee
I think they receive more federal aid if they give out more.
So other states and taxpayers will pay for it reguardless of who leaves.
25 posted on 07/25/2012 11:39:32 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: oldbill

we now call it Isabellaland.... not maryland

and the madness will continue as long as our state circles the cesspool of washington dc.

fortunately i am on the right coast of maryland

t


26 posted on 07/25/2012 12:53:53 PM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: sickoflibs
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) has told Latinos, in particular, that she is counting on them to help Baltimore gain 10,000 families within a decade...

The Mayor wants more democrats from the looks of what she's pushing... short term gain - long term disaster...

27 posted on 07/25/2012 5:41:22 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: Average Al

Hey, bringing in lots of cheap labor - uneducated Muslims worked for Europe... right? /s


28 posted on 07/25/2012 6:01:08 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: GOPJ
"Hey, bringing in lots of cheap labor - uneducated Muslims worked for Europe... right? /s"

Just what they need, Muslim gangs raping their daughters.

29 posted on 07/25/2012 6:12:06 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: sickoflibs

Our sales tax was raised 20 percent. And I don’t believe Alexandra will have any problem getting a driver’s license. I’m pretty sure they don’t check immigration status at the DMV.


30 posted on 07/25/2012 6:49:27 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: kevcol; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...
¡Bienvenidos a Baltimordor! ¡Viva la Reconquista!

Maryland "Freak State" PING!

31 posted on 07/25/2012 8:11:05 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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RE :”Our sales tax was raised 20 percent. And I don’t believe Alexandra will have any problem getting a driver’s license. I’m pretty sure they don’t check immigration status at the DMV.

Maybe,
For years illegals flocked to Maryland because it had a ID loophole for them to get drivers licenses. And American man who lost his license due to not paying child support would have trouble using it to get another license under another name, unless he was an immigrant.

When the GWB/Republican (2006) congress's Real ID went into effect O Malley proposed a special drivers license for illegals, which he got little traction on because the idea was so stupid, However it did get him some Hispanic votes in 2010 AND cowardly RINO Ehrlich never brought it up in the race, nor the Dream act, nor same sex marriage,

With Obama as POTUS the Feds may not be enforcing Real ID on states so you may be right.

32 posted on 07/25/2012 9:16:18 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obam-ney Care ))
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To: kevcol

Any city or locale whose elected officials willfully and deliberately encourage or protect circumvention of immigration laws (establishing “sanctuary” cities) should face HEAVY jail time and severe monetary penalities.


33 posted on 07/26/2012 12:22:33 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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