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Once a migrant worker, today hes a brain surgeon
TODAY.MSNBC.MSN.COM ^ | 7-23-2008 | Bob Dotson

Posted on 07/23/2008 4:57:40 PM PDT by grey_whiskers

“Dr. Q” has a theory about how to cure cancer that he can’t wait to tell me.

I look around at his lab assistants, their faces a rainbow of colors — intense, smart, listening. Their parents come from many parts of the world. Dr. Q has chosen them to test his theory: that a team of scientists from a diversity of backgrounds might find a cure for cancer more quickly, because each would see the problem differently.

The lab at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore we’re all gathered in belongs to Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa — “Dr. Q.” He is one of the best brain surgeons in the world, but two decades ago, his hands were picking vegetables for $22 a day. Quinones was a migrant worker, living under an old camper top in the middle of a California field.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; healthcare; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; johnshopkins; medicine; meltingpot
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To: grey_whiskers
A long time ago on the West Coast, one of my majors was French (I know, so stop right there).

I had a dim, but super sweet Mexican classmate Blanca. She had close-cropped hair, and she was the extremely rare type of diesel dyke who nice to men (or just me?).

I'd help her struggle through her papers, but the profs loved her, and much later I found out that she had let on to them that she was technically an illegal alien.

At several very ribald junctures in our friendship, she would let her Gallows Humor out, and talk about dyke fisting. Apparently she sometimes apprised the UC profs about this, too.

Yeah, they sent her to Harvard for grad-school....ON SCHOLARSHIP.

Come on! THEY"RE DESPERATE FOR STORIES LIKE THIS!

21 posted on 07/23/2008 6:25:21 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: grey_whiskers

Another one that chooses not to return to the rat hole called Mehico.


22 posted on 07/23/2008 6:46:28 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Barack Hussein Obama=Jimmy Carter Part Douche)
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To: grey_whiskers

btt


23 posted on 07/23/2008 6:54:09 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Regulator
Regardless of how he was amnestied, did he have to plead guilty to his crime and get a record?

If so, how would he have gotten a DEA clearance to prescribe drugs? Every new MD has to do that.

If not, why not?

Well seeing as how being an illegal immigrant is actually not a violation of criminal code, no he would not have a criminal record. This isn't making an excuse for illegal immigration, it's simply a technical fact.

24 posted on 07/23/2008 7:24:00 PM PDT by scarface367
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To: scarface367

Well seeing as how being an illegal immigrant is actually not a violation of criminal code, no he would not have a criminal record. This isn’t making an excuse for illegal immigration, it’s simply a technical fact.

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You are wrong. You’ve fallen for the myth created by the pro-criminal axis. The truth is it is a crime the civil penalties are in addition to the criminal charge.

Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, “Improper Entry by Alien,” any citizen of any country other than the United States who:

* Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or
* Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or
* Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact;

has committed a federal crime.

Violations are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months. Repeat offenses can bring up to two years in prison. Additional civil fines may be imposed at the discretion of immigration judges, but civil fines do not negate the criminal sanctions or nature of the offense.

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Since 1929, illegal entry into the United States has been a federal crime, a misdemeanor.

The penalty for a first offense is up to six months in jail or prison and/or a fine of $50 to $250. But the charge is rarely used, even when people are caught at the border, according to a Congressional Research Service report on May 3. Most are deported or allowed to leave the U.S. voluntarily to avoid overwhelming courts and detention centers, the report said.

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2006/Jun/11/unlawful-entry-a-crime-since-29/

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It isn’t surprising that you don’t know this because the MSM spreads that lie as if it were the truth. But the real fact is they are criminals.


25 posted on 07/23/2008 7:47:43 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: SUSSA

I apologize as it appears I stand corrected. But still, prosecution is next to impossible as you have to actually prove the case.


26 posted on 07/23/2008 8:07:40 PM PDT by scarface367
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To: scarface367

Prosecution is rare because the penalties are so small and the prosecutors make their careers convictions that produce headlines, not from putting criminals away for 6 months. Were they doing their jobs it might be hard to prove the criminal entered the country illegally but it would be easy to prove they “Eluded examination or inspection by immigration officers” while here and the criminals would be looking at doing 6 months for their crimes.

If the criminal is also working he has committed perjury when he falsified and signed the I9 form all people must sign to be employed. The perjury charge is a felony and a no-brainer to prove. Perjury can get a perp 5 years in a federal pen. The federal prosecutors are just not bringing the charges.


27 posted on 07/23/2008 8:38:28 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: SUSSA; scarface367
Thanks to SUSSA for a concise response.

And the point is well taken: the laundry list of crimes that the illegal commits are almost never prosecuted.

That fact rarely comes up in the debate. But this is not an accident: "talking down" illegal immigration as a crime is a deliberate propaganda initiative begun in the 1970's by the sedition organizations such as La Raza Unida, and guys like Bert Corona, the inventor of the Marxist phrase "undocumented worker".

It is commonplace for them to insist illegal immigration is not a crime, 8 USC 1325 notwithstanding. It is simply a lie, and if repeated enough times (a Saul Alinsky tactic), people start to repeat it.

But many people understand that now, and prosecutions are starting again. Prior to the 1970's they were commonplace in the Southwest.

Illegals commit many crimes either knowingly or unknowingly. The first act begets a series of ongoing crimes which are not single point but persistent.

Thus "amnesty" for them is a monstrosity: they literally escape prosecution for many crimes, and never even so much as have a record. Once amnestied, it's like it all never happened. And they can be police, doctors, judges, politicians, soldiers with access to high class weaponry, even security clearances. Every nook and cranny of American life is available to them once off the immigration hook.

Where's the justice in that?

28 posted on 07/23/2008 8:54:53 PM PDT by Regulator (Obama = Mugabe)
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29 posted on 07/24/2008 9:43:21 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: TruthNtegrity

Bookmarking


30 posted on 07/24/2008 1:59:03 PM PDT by TruthNtegrity (RIP Tony Snow. - praying for his family and friends.)
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To: Regulator
Illegals commit many crimes either knowingly or unknowingly. The first act begets a series of ongoing crimes which are not single point but persistent.

Thus "amnesty" for them is a monstrosity: they literally escape prosecution for many crimes, and never even so much as have a record. Once amnestied, it's like it all never happened. And they can be police, doctors, judges, politicians, soldiers with access to high class weaponry, even security clearances. Every nook and cranny of American life is available to them once off the immigration hook.

Where's the justice in that?

The justice system is a machine that steals money and ruins lives for its self-perpetuation...much like other tax-payer funded programs but far more destructive. It needs to be re-writ like the U.S. tax code.

31 posted on 07/25/2008 10:57:24 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus ("This isn't a court of justice, sir. It is a court of law." - Learned Hand)
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