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Illegal immigrant made his choices; now others join in paying the price: Kevin O'Brien
cleveland.com ^ | January 14, 2014 | By Kevin OBrien

Posted on 01/16/2014 10:25:12 AM PST by moonshinner_09

Let’s assume that Ricardo Ramos is a nice guy, a good husband, a good father, a friendly neighbor and a hard worker. There’s no reason not to assume any of those things.

He has a quite a few people in his corner — the kind of support that doesn’t generally rally around guys who aren’t nice.

Now, let’s put aside assumptions and turn to what we know beyond any doubt whatsoever: Ricardo Ramos is not a victim of circumstance. The life he is living today is the product of his very own carefully considered decisions, freely made.

Nor is he a victim of a system that is “broken.”

On the contrary, for 16 years he has been the beneficiary of a system that is broken and that successive presidential administrations and Congresses have refused to repair. Ricardo Ramos is an illegal immigrant.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; ohio
Take the family on Mexico..Be thankful you had a good run here ,but your time has expired.
1 posted on 01/16/2014 10:25:12 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09
Ricardo Ramos is an illegal immigrant.

I'm surprised they used such offensive language.......................

2 posted on 01/16/2014 10:29:43 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: moonshinner_09

The bottom line is really simple: IF the very first thing that one does when entering our country is to BREAK THE LAW, then every action after that fact is moot. We neither want or need you to remain here. You are not worthy and must LEAVE.

What’s so hard to understand about this?


3 posted on 01/16/2014 10:32:06 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: moonshinner_09
When the police stopped him for violating the rules of the road, he proved to be doubly undocumented — bereft of a driver’s license and any paperwork showing that he had the right to reside in the United States.

Probably didn't have required liability insurance either. And I couldn't find it in the article but is the wife an illegal alien too?

4 posted on 01/16/2014 10:38:33 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: moonshinner_09
I used to be sympathetic to families in this circumstance. After all, it's not the kids' fault for the crimes of the parents, etc etc etc.

Then, I had an epiphany.

If *I* commit a felony, the judge and jury will lock me up and toss the key. Period. No thought or consideration to the "inconvenience" to my family or children. Too bad, so sad, thanks for playing, wbill. See ya in 20 years. Hope that your kids don't get too screwed up in the meantime.

That's when I lost my sympathy. Send them all home.

5 posted on 01/16/2014 10:40:45 AM PST by wbill
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To: Howie66
True story. My brother had a Canadian friend who overstayed his visa in Japan by ONE DAY. He was a nice fellow, not into drug distribution or anything which even looked like it.

His flight home was on the day before his visa expired and the flight was cancelled for some reason. The soonest he could get an alternative out was two days later.

He got the third degree when he checked through immigration to report for his flight. He was briefly detained while they checked out his story and sternly warned that should such a thing happen again, he should immediately report the matter to immigration so they didn't have him flagged as a visa violator. They had provisions to extend visas by a few days in such instances and by failing to report in, he had been an inconsiderate guest and might not be welcome in Japan again.

If they make that big of a deal out of such a minor infraction, you can imagine how intolerant the Japanese would be over the type of crap which ROUTINELY goes on with illegal immigrants in America.

6 posted on 01/16/2014 10:44:04 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Shoot. Just look up and read the Mexican Government Immigration Laws.

If that doesn’t piss you off, nothing will.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 10:56:03 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: wbill

I think the best analogy for this goes like so:

Let’s say my dad broke into the bank and stole a bunch of money. Then, to get around the law, he gave it to me. Given the way our border enforcement works, I should be allowed to keep that money, right? I didn’t break into the bank, my dad did.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 11:26:57 AM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: Red Badger

Kevin O’Brien is the only breath of fresh in the local rag. He’s great!! I read his column just before I clean the bird cage with the rest of the Plain Dealer paper.


9 posted on 01/16/2014 11:40:36 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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