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Immigrants in US face uncertainty after floods
kvue.com ^ | September 27, 2013 | Associated Press

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.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: aliens; colorado; coloradoflood; fllod; flood; illegals; immigrants; immigration
The destruction, however, was only the beginning of what's been a nightmarish two weeks. They didn't have flood insurance===="We were flooded like everyone else. We suffered the same damage," said Norma Miramontes, 42, who along with her husband, a construction worker, is in the U.S. illegally.

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.

1 posted on 09/28/2013 1:10:08 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

is this a joke?

Why does the MSM care about illegal foreign invaders so much?


2 posted on 09/28/2013 1:11:48 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
is this a joke? Why does the MSM care about illegal foreign invaders so much? They know the left wants a permanent voting base.
3 posted on 09/28/2013 1:15:37 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: moonshinner_09
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.

Good.

Learn a lesson and go the hell back to Mexico or whatever dungheap that spawned you.

4 posted on 09/28/2013 1:16:33 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: moonshinner_09

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.


5 posted on 09/28/2013 1:17:01 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: moonshinner_09
It's not Immigrants, it's Illegals!
6 posted on 09/28/2013 1:18:41 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: moonshinner_09

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.


7 posted on 09/28/2013 1:21:14 PM PDT by svcw (obama lied my plan died)
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To: moonshinner_09

This is such a mean country. Good reason to find another one to colonize. Say, Guatemala


8 posted on 09/28/2013 1:21:50 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: ColdOne

They don’t need them to carry Colorado for the Democrats anymore. Thus, they have gone from being useful idiots to just idiots.


9 posted on 09/28/2013 1:27:28 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: moonshinner_09

Demand restitution from your employers. They’re the ones who offered you a life here.


10 posted on 09/28/2013 1:30:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: moonshinner_09

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.


11 posted on 09/28/2013 1:33:28 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: moonshinner_09

Go

Home


12 posted on 09/28/2013 1:33:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: moonshinner_09

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?


13 posted on 09/28/2013 1:39:25 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: moonshinner_09


14 posted on 09/28/2013 1:42:08 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BenLurkin

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?


15 posted on 09/28/2013 1:42:21 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: moonshinner_09; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...

Does this mean that the taxpayers are going to send them money?


16 posted on 09/28/2013 1:49:14 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: moonshinner_09

“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.


17 posted on 09/28/2013 1:51:04 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: GeronL

“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.


18 posted on 09/28/2013 1:53:25 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: moonshinner_09

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.


19 posted on 09/28/2013 1:54:33 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: SaxxonWoods

Tht is true, they have that going for them.

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:p


20 posted on 09/28/2013 1:55:28 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
Why does the MSM care about illegal foreign invaders so much?

The MSM have a vested interest in destroying American culture, and they know that the influx of third world immigrants will do that, so they care far more for the invaders, than for patriotic Americans.

21 posted on 09/28/2013 2:10:02 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks. Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
When a few thousand sneak across the US border "for a better life," that would engender an "amnesty" discussion....and most Americans would be amenable to that.

But tens of millions of illegals are brazenly violating our sovereign borders, using multiple identities to ride the US gravy train---money laundering the haul back to the Third World.

They are financing numerous political pressure groups, Capital Hill lobbyists, legal groups to sue for their "rights", etc.

They are dues-paying members of radical organizations marching in our streets, brazenly DEMANDING govt handouts, and radical changes in our laws, with plans to takeover the Southwest.

NOW THAT IS AN INVASION. Let's call it what it is.

22 posted on 09/28/2013 2:20:46 PM PDT by Liz
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To: moonshinner_09

I’ve been observing an ‘Immigrant’ family working the parking lots of two grocery stores here in Longmont, Co. One of the lots is located across the street from a major flood relief center. There’s daddy holding the sign and momma with two babies.


23 posted on 09/28/2013 2:25:41 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: GeronL

Cry me a f’n river.


24 posted on 09/28/2013 2:48:29 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: moonshinner_09
My favorite part of this:

"For those who do qualify for FEMA aid, immigrant advocates are concerned there's a lack of Spanish-language speakers to help families navigate the system."

So there you have it. Not enough of us speak Spanish.

25 posted on 09/28/2013 3:03:29 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Good...less to seize before they are deported back to their loser countries.


26 posted on 09/28/2013 4:59:31 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Rehabilitation Camp?)
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To: moonshinner_09

I was there day one - and the destruction was truly terrible.

Let’s remember why we have this - the Democrat-driven welfare society has produced generations of domestic couch bound no-hitters. The parents are hard workers, but their American-born kids? Guess where they’ll end up?


27 posted on 09/28/2013 5:08:05 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Their employers should have to pay for their one way tickets home.


28 posted on 09/28/2013 5:09:53 PM PDT by grania
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To: ridesthemiles

There was a river involved at least.


29 posted on 09/28/2013 5:15:55 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Because all those who are citizens were not flooded. The water was obviously anti-immigration.


30 posted on 09/28/2013 6:05:09 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Henry Hnyellar

racist waters!


31 posted on 09/28/2013 6:15:45 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: grania

Their employers should have to pay for their one way tickets home.
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BINGO! That’s a winner! ....Plus, the employers should be fined at least $1000 for every illegal they employed in their businesses. ....If the employers can’t afford all of that, then they should be required to sign a legal contract (like a bank loan for a car) and have liens placed on all of their business and personal properties.

That type of legislation might cause employers to pause a bit before hiring illegals instead of legal Americans.


32 posted on 09/28/2013 11:49:04 PM PDT by octex
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