Nice job for stopping this insanity. You know who you are. -- Ed.
By Felicia Persaud
International Migrants Day, December 18, 2010, the Grinch again stole
Christmas for so many young people across this country who were pinning
their hopes on the passage of the DREAM Act.
a DREAM has been denied by bigots with no obvious heart – including the
likes of the hypocritical Senator John McCain, who has gone from
co-authoring immigration reform legislation to voting against kids.
if setting Sarah Palin on us was not enough, now McCain feels it
necessary to stifle the dreams of the many brown and black young
immigrants in this country who desperately need help.
and forty others senators saw it necessary to shut down The DREAM
(Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act that would
have allowed young undocumented immigrants with a high school diploma or
a GED to apply for conditional U.S. status if they are under the age of
30 and arrived the U.S. before the age of 16. After a long process -
including two years of service in the military or enrollment in college -
they would then have been eligible to apply for legal immigrant status.
in the name of supporting amnesty for illegals. Say what? So here’s a
question for you 41 senators – ask yourselves who plants the food you
feast on?; who cleans the fish in the super markets or washes your
dishes in the restaurants where you spend taxpayer dollars?
41 seemed oblivious to reality that it is undocumented immigrants who
are at work in this country’s farms, factories, supermarkets and
restaurants. They were unfazed by the struggles of so many and only
blinded by their bigoted sense of illegal versus legal.
included Democrats Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Jon Tester of Montana, Max
Baucus of Montana, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, and Ben Nelson of Nevada
– all states where immigrants are the unseen backbone of the engines of
seemed obvious to the fact that all of us, except for the Native
Americans in this country, are immigrants or descendants of immigrants.
reality is that to shut down a dream as these senators have this
Christmas season, on a measure that would help not hurt this country
shows nothing but plain ignorance and hate.
I hope the many immigrant advocates and immigrants across this country
will remember closely the 41 senators who shattered the hopes of a
DREAM. I also hope they will remember those who voted for it, including
Republican Sens. Richard Lugar, Lisa Murkowski, and Robert Bennett. The
three deserve special accolades.
what now? Well as far as I am concerned, immigrants should all show up
at the offices of these 41 and let them arrest and deport them. Let’s
shut the engines of these economy down for a day and show America and
all lawmakers what it would be like to have a day without immigrants.
addition, since immigrants are taking away jobs from Americans
according to so many zealots, let’s turn the farm jobs, the hotel maid
jobs, the nanny jobs, the housekeeping jobs, and the dish washing, fish
gutting jobs over to the tens of thousands of unemployed and see if they
would take them? I think not!
while we are at it – lets do like Kanye West and toast to the 41 douche
bags, scum bags and jerk offs and their supporters who really think
immigrants are here simply to get amnesty. Here’s to all of you who keep
burying your heads in the sands of ignorance and bigotry. Happy
holidays to you all!
The writer is founder of CaribWorldNews.com, CaribPR Wire and Hard Beat Communications.