Skip to comments.Immigrants in US face uncertainty after floods
Posted on 09/28/2013 1:10:08 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
EVANS, Colorado (AP) Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally returned to their mobile home parks in flood-ravaged Colorado to find that there was little left to salvage not the water-damaged cars, not the old family pictures and not the sheds carried away by the rushing waters.
The destruction, however, was only the beginning of what's been a nightmarish two weeks. They didn't have flood insurance. And because they are not citizens or legal residents and don't have family members who are they won't get the federal government's help.
"They say that faith and hope die last," said Juan Partida, 40, a dairy worker who along with his wife Mari, who is pregnant, do not qualify for federal emergency aid because they are in the country illegally. "We need to have faith and hope that we'll get help."
How quickly they can rebuild their lives, relying largely on local government and nonprofit organizations, will have long-term ramifications on the industries that depend on their labor, from meatpacking plants and farms to construction and hotels.
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They may be eligible for federal aid because her mother, who lives with them, is a legal resident, but they haven't heard back from FEMA. "We pay taxes, we work here," Miramontes said. "We're not getting something for free."
Right....we are only demanding it all be free..overlook we had no flood insurance.
is this a joke?
Why does the MSM care about illegal foreign invaders so much?
Learn a lesson and go the hell back to Mexico or whatever dungheap that spawned you.
All Juan has to do is hang on until that baby is born and that baby will be a US Citizen and entitled to benefits.
I’m sorry, if they weren’t here illegally there wouldn’t be an issue.
Isn’t is racist to say “illegals living in trailer parks”, I thought the MSM thought trailer park dwellers where white trash.
This is such a mean country. Good reason to find another one to colonize. Say, Guatemala
They don’t need them to carry Colorado for the Democrats anymore. Thus, they have gone from being useful idiots to just idiots.
Demand restitution from your employers. They’re the ones who offered you a life here.
This pisses me off. Get in the back of line, just because your illegals does not mean your entitled. I too paid my taxes yet here the California EDD is so stuck up in their Arse many checks are delayed for weeks and this dude is demanding.
Norma, you either go back to your home country or ask some Illegal Immigrant La Raza supporter/Rich Democrat to support you. Why are your rights Norma, more important than taxpaying American citizens?
Boulder was hit hard. It’s the liberal enclave. What happens when S.F. gets hit by the big one? It could be an earthquake or a tsunami. I’m all for medical relief but the rest of it?
Does this mean that the taxpayers are going to send them money?
“They didn’t have flood insurance.”
That puts them in the same situation as virtually everyone affected by the floods.
They wouldn’t have had flood insurance in Mexico either.
“Why does the MSM care about illegal foreign invaders so much?”
They aren’t ugly Americans who need to be despised and brought down to third world level for their sins of racism and capitalism.
We’re spending billions to rebuild Iraq, spending billions to build Afghanistan (can’t say rebuild when there was nothing there in the first place). Those places are on the other side of the planet. Along with building a secure border fence - no “virtual fence” BS - we need to seriously consider taking over and rebuilding the failed state on our southern border. There are more people in the US who were born in Mexico than there are in Mexico - that might be a first in world history, for all I know.
Tht is true, they have that going for them.