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Undocumented students and supporters hold vigil at University of Oklahoma
NewsOK.com ^ | November 28, 2012 | Silas Allen

Posted on 12/01/2012 1:13:36 PM PST by moonshinner_09

NORMAN — Deisy Escalera considers Oklahoma her home.

She graduated from high school here, goes to college here and pays taxes here. But in some respects, Escalera isn't American — at least, not on paper. “I consider myself an American,” she said. “I was not born here, but I consider myself an American.”

Escalera, 23, came to the United States illegally from Mexico with her mother when she was 6 years old. Today, she's one of 25 undocumented students at the University of Oklahoma. Several of those undocumented students and their supporters gathered on OU's South Oval Tuesday evening to discuss the issues they face.

The vigil was organized by the Norman chapter of DREAM Act Oklahoma, an organization that seeks to put faces on the issue of illegal immigration. The group takes its name from a piece of proposed legislation that would grant legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.

Although the DREAM Act hasn't been enacted, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a policy earlier this year that allows certain undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as young children to stay in the country temporarily. The policy, known as Deferred Action, allows those immigrants to apply for two-year work permits that would let them stay in the country.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: aliens; dreamact; immigration; ok
People think it's over. The fight has just begun.”

Eleazar Velazquez, Undocumented OU student and co-founder of the Norman chapter of DREAM Act Oklahoma

1 posted on 12/01/2012 1:13:51 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

I think it’s time for Americans to hold a vigil for OUR laws that are constantly being violated by foreign nationals who come here and try to TELL US HOW IT’S GOING TO BE. These bass turds need to be deported. THEY ARE NOT NOW AND NEVER WILL BE AMERICANS. All they’ll ever be are parasites looking for freebies, handouts and a free ride. Cowards who wouldn’t dare pull this crap in the sewer they crawled out of.


2 posted on 12/01/2012 1:19:26 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: moonshinner_09

My alma mater. Undocumented? Hog wash - they are illegals and there are at least 25 too many of them attending school at OU.


3 posted on 12/01/2012 1:21:20 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Undocumented students and supporters hold vigil at University of Oklahoma

Undocumented students Illegal aliens and supporters (of criminals) hold vigil at University of Oklahoma

4 posted on 12/01/2012 1:25:28 PM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: moonshinner_09; All

DREAM ACT fluff piece BS

This illegal alien could have went and got a Student Visa

But..she did not want to

They cost money....Intl Students have to pay full-ride, have health insurance, cannot work outside of school

DREAM ACT Illegal Alien Amnesty is just a way to make you pay for an Illegal Alien’s college education....it is nothing more than a Welfare program for Illegal Aliens.

Anyone supporting the DREAM ACT is an Amnesty Liberal


5 posted on 12/01/2012 1:29:17 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Illegal Aliens do not pay Social Security...Employers do)
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To: moonshinner_09

If she has papers to prove that she went to school here and pays taxes, she’s hardly “undocumented”. Having said that, she’s still in the country illegally.


6 posted on 12/01/2012 1:33:09 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: moonshinner_09
Somehow this is really appropriate for a school that celebrates the "Sooners."
7 posted on 12/01/2012 1:34:35 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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Target rich environment! The INS nowhere to be found... (And don’t play along with the latest flavor of the week, ICE... et all. That’s B.S.)

I wonder how long it would take for the government to pull it’s head out, if tens of millions U. S. citizens decided to plant themselves on city streets until the illegals are sent home?

Perhaps tens of thousands should flood the parking lots of building supply concerns, so the illegals couldn’t make connections.

I wonder how they’d like their livelihoods impacted for a change.


8 posted on 12/01/2012 1:36:38 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: moonshinner_09

there are ways to get here legally, so do it


9 posted on 12/01/2012 1:37:48 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: moonshinner_09

obama raises “poverty line”....
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/11/29/Media-Ignores-Obama-Admin-s-Effort-to-Define-Poverty-Upward


10 posted on 12/01/2012 1:44:54 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: moonshinner_09

The ILLEGAL ALIEN is right, the fight has indeed just begun.

I’ve had it with liberals.

I’ve had it with those who come illegally into my country and then have the stinky slimy Obama-ness to demand that I pay for everything they do.

Well, they’re going to receive things from us, all right.

High velocity things that have rather large mass.

Shove it up your smelly Obamas...and when you’re running back south, take our slimy illegal alien president with you. Betcha Mexico sends that SOB back.


11 posted on 12/01/2012 1:53:33 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Maybe she’s right in a way. Maybe she and her kind are the Americans now, and we who were born here or came legally, and are not entitled to all the welfare, benefits, affirmative action, free or in-state tuition rates, are something else. Because if she and her kind—the scofflaws, moochers, self-entitled— are Americans, I’m not.


12 posted on 12/01/2012 1:54:56 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

Arrest these illegals, seize their property and deport them.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 2:04:28 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: moonshinner_09

Cut them off at the pass, give them legal residency which means they retain their legal citizenship and cannot vote in US elections. Their status should be identified on their driver’s license or state id and one or the other should be required to register to vote and if your license or id is marked legal resident and citizen of elsewhere then you aren’t eligible to vote. And they pay taxes for the privilege of being allowed to stay here.


14 posted on 12/01/2012 2:09:44 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: moonshinner_09

When I break the law, I’m punished to the full extend of it.

When they break the law, there is outrage and demands to change the law.

And I’m told this situation is “unfair” to them....:(


15 posted on 12/01/2012 2:17:11 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: moonshinner_09
“Undocumented Student”? Is that a student who attends classes without enrolling in school? The degree would be as nonexistent as an illegal alien's green card.
16 posted on 12/01/2012 2:20:32 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: ogen hal

Exactly Ogen hal: If we know they are illegals so we can identify them to grant them reduced tuition as compared to American students, and if we can identify them to grant them driver’s licenses — they why the heii can’t we identify them to ship them back South after an appropriate time of incarceration as punishment for breaking our laws and and incentive for them not to risk it again? And for those panty-waists who say they we brought her when too young to have committed a crime.. I say true - BUT they stayed here knowing they were here illegally and if in college they are of legal age - so they knowingly violated the law by staying... viola’ get them the heck outta here!!
Our sovereignty means nothing if we don’t defend it !!


17 posted on 12/01/2012 2:26:43 PM PST by Froggie
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To: moonshinner_09

Their parents’ first act in America was ignoring our laws. How would someone from our country be treated by their country if we ignored theirs? And can we expect them to be good citizens when they demonstrate they only obey the laws they feel like obeying? Seems like they’re declaring now they’ve broken the law. Where are the law enforcement agents who took an oath to defend this country? It should be easy to find these illegal aliens to deport them considering they now gather in public groups. Operation Paperclip II.


18 posted on 12/01/2012 2:26:54 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: Da Coyote

The ILLEGAL ALIEN is right, the fight has indeed just begun.

I’ve had it with liberals.

I’ve had it with those who come illegally into my country and then have the stinky slimy Obama-ness to demand that I pay for everything they do.

Well, they’re going to receive things from us, all right.

High velocity things that have rather large mass.

Shove it up your smelly Obamas...and when you’re running back south, take our slimy illegal alien president with you. Betcha Mexico sends that SOB back


Scary is that we have people posting here on FR pushing the candidacy of one of the most DREAM ACT Amnesty Liberals out there...Marco Rubio. People actually claim Rubio is a conservative...when he wants to give DREAM ACT Amnesty to people like this Illegal Alien mentioned in the article

When it comes to Illegal Aliens...we have to worry about those not only peeing outside the tent...but peeing in it as well


19 posted on 12/01/2012 2:34:04 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Illegal Aliens do not pay Social Security...Employers do)
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To: Tzimisce

Quote from the article:
“My mom is not a criminal,” she said. “My mom respects everything about this country.”
Ah -— YES she is...and so are you !!!
Why do the illegals feel they are entitled to stay here and abuse our system and work here illegally just because they want to? What part of LAW BREAKING do the libs not understand.
When the Reps cave and allow for de facto amnesty no matter how they couch it, I and millions of legal voters will abandon them, and with all the illegals being allowed to vote, they will NEVER win another election even for DOG Catcher in Tucumcari !!


20 posted on 12/01/2012 2:34:48 PM PST by Froggie
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To: Tzimisce

Quote from the article:
“My mom is not a criminal,” she said. “My mom respects everything about this country.”
Ah -— YES she is...and so are you !!!
Why do the illegals feel they are entitled to stay here and abuse our system and work here illegally just because they want to? What part of LAW BREAKING do the libs not understand.
When the Reps cave and allow for de facto amnesty no matter how they couch it, I and millions of legal voters will abandon them, and with all the illegals being allowed to vote, they will NEVER win another election even for DOG Catcher in Tucumcari !!


21 posted on 12/01/2012 2:34:57 PM PST by Froggie
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To: ogen hal

Not going to happen. Both parties have their own vested interests in having them here.


22 posted on 12/01/2012 2:35:24 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I know-”conservative” means nothing anymore, just “rah-rah for the R”, and I am as guilty as the next for giving in to voting for Romney. I was willing to take the chance that his last stances were the ones he meant. But this latest crop aren’t even lying to us, they’re telling us plain out that they support rewarding lawbreakers at legal citizens’ expense. Well, that at least makes it easy for me to know that I don’t need to agonise over voting for them. It’s a clear “negative” on that. If we’re a one-party system now, I don’t need to even bother.


23 posted on 12/01/2012 2:41:15 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: jeffc

Objections to scenarios like this girl’s circumstance are going to go the way of an empty canoe sailing full ahead downward over the falls.

A non starter. I don’t say this often on FR, as it’s a waste of breath and Rick Perry was right from the start.

Heartless. It’s going to sell across the board against us....again.


24 posted on 12/01/2012 2:47:17 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

I would rather be right than popular


25 posted on 12/01/2012 2:48:24 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jeffc
From the OU freshmam application:

Citizenship Information
U.S. Permanent Resident: Person born outside the U.S., who has been granted legal permanent residence in the United States with an immigration visa issued by the Department of State or Department of Homeland Security. Non U.S. citizens must also complete a confidential financial statement. If you are a non U.S. citizen, please complete an international application.

And:
I affirm by my signature that I have furnished all information requested in this application. I understand that submitting any false information to the University, including but not limited to, false transcripts, test scores or any information contained on this form, or withholding information about my previous academic history will make my application for admission to the University, as well as any future applications, subject to denial, or will result in expulsion from the University.

I wonder which application these DREAMers filled out.

26 posted on 12/01/2012 2:51:58 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: GeronL

You agree? Gee. Are there any more of us?


27 posted on 12/01/2012 3:55:32 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

lol. good try.


28 posted on 12/01/2012 3:58:36 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: RitaOK

This immigration issue continues to go on without any resolution permitting the growing illegal population along with the cost of maintaining it — an ironic consequence for not doing anything.

>> Objections to scenarios like this girl’s circumstance

It’s a gateway scenario that softens up the citizens for more of the same. This issue should be a footnote on the illegal immigration solution, not the banner for it.


29 posted on 12/01/2012 4:02:17 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: GeronL

Oh. You don’t agree. When you wanted to be right rather than popular, naturally I thought you agreed. Because my opinion is sure not popular.

“Oops”. (As Rick Perry said).

I better go back to Alabama- Georgia game!


30 posted on 12/01/2012 4:15:52 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK; Gondring

I don’t think rewarding law breakers with taxpayer funded bennies is “right”


31 posted on 12/01/2012 4:24:19 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: moonshinner_09

“But in some respects, Escalera isn’t American — at least, not on paper”

Um. WTH does that mean? In ALL respects, she is an illegal alien.


32 posted on 12/01/2012 4:27:09 PM PST by Wisconsinlady ("Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves")
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To: SeminoleCounty

No Rubio but maybe Ted Cruz? Don’t know where he stands on this issue.


33 posted on 12/01/2012 5:20:39 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: moonshinner_09

....odd.... Sooners having a protest about undocumented residents.... Deny the roots...


34 posted on 12/01/2012 5:22:55 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: Tzimisce

I want to know what laws I can break, and that by breaking not only will I NOT be punished, but I will be rewarded, as well.


35 posted on 12/01/2012 5:47:48 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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