I smell a new pricy program and a knee-jerk executive order from our "friends" in DC.
In response to this: "When the system only distributes crumbs, people fight each other over them. As a person who DOES teach English and tries to help undocumented AND documented people on our shores, I am offended by the tone of these comments."
You said it, when the system distributes only crumbs you don't open your front door and allow anyone from the parking lot to walk in steal those crumbs.
It's not easy to be an American right now. There are so many working poor.
Since when did protesting Mexicans bypassing American laws and ignoring our sovereignty become "eating our own"? Did Mexico and the rest of the Central and South American countries become States at some point?
To those who followed the rules, paid their dues and came here legally and are documented, WELCOME!!!!!!
13---you asked what happened to the ape (thanks). He went off with your girlfriend.
13...It's because people know reading what you write is a waste of time. It's like swating a fly.
Dont have to look at it to know its useless and annoying.
"Private" is the wrong adjective for CCA and other companies that make money from the penal system; "for profit" is more accurate. The whole relationship between the For-profit prison industry and Arizona Republican lawmakers is beyond stupid and crosses into flat-out corruption. Can anyone defend contracts requiring 98% cell occupancy rates (which provide an incentive to the state to put as many people as possible behind bars) or that put Arizona taxpayers on the hook for construction costs but then give ownership of the facilities to the private companies? If we later want to buy the buildings, we have to pay for them AGAIN? I think it's time we stop pretending Republicans care about fiscal responsibility.
Hey, Al Toid, are you related to Hem Roid? Just wondering.
Politicians in this state listen to the whining of religious wingnuts and people who don't think they're rich enough, yet, and implement policies guaranteed to keep the public uneducated, unemployed or in a private prison, all while getting a pat on the head from their handlers for being so obedient.
Residents of other states and employers listen to the constant whining of liberals and the tax and spend mentality, and decide not to come here. I can see who is actually harming the state. Your kids can get a college degree here but they won't find meaningful employment.
We have to change the politics of a sanctuary city. I guess enough Americans have not been murdered yet.
Yep, they're definitely an ignorant bunch, and unfortunately it's unlikely we're going to change overnight the political demographics of the state where they were elected through a democratic process. So what's the solution?
A) Move to Vermont?
B) Continue to write about their idiocies and congratulate ourselves that we're smarter than they are?
C) Use what resources we have available to do various forms of damage control at the local level?
With two kids to educate in this Godforsaken state, I'm voting for option C.
When the system only distributes crumbs, people fight each other over them. As a person who DOES teach English and tries to help undocumented AND documented people on our shores, I am offended by the tone of these comments. Steve Johnson's comments in the article above are, on the other hand, inspirational, as they outline a trajectory over his entire life of helping others and caring about others. We don't have to let the scarcity of resources (largely artificial, anyway.....private prisons have plenty of money, wall street has plenty of money) turn us into cannibals that eat our own.
I tend to agree: Too many conduct "studies" with the intent of coming to an already predetermined conclusion so that they can justify their already planned actions. Not only do they think they are above the law - the courts are not the boss of ME - the facts, or reality, are not the boss of them either. Perhaps the Know-Nothing Party of the 1800's that held fast to their biases over the facts has reincarnated.
Oh, the headline said Immigrant rights, but it's about Illegal Immigrants' rights.
I really hate the direction this state is going. Worse yet, like you said, they don't listen. They don't care. Responsive government for the public interest, it is not.
The Facebook link title is different than the TW website. I just noticed that. I retract 😁
You sound like a wanker but I agree completely with your article. I worked overseas for a decade and upon returning to the US I've found it is infested with dog fanatics. It wasn't like this before. There are so many irresponsible dog owners and no one to deal with their nonsense that I spend at least part of my day combing the real estate ads looking for properties out on the hinterland where I can get away from these cretins and all their accumulated nonsense. Good luck trying to steer the herd back to some sort of modicum of reasonableness.
If your not from our neighborhood you can't vote bahbhaha hilarious cause that is an argument of our nation for illegals which you champion. Hypocrisy at its best tucson weely
Why do people downvote facts? It's almost like they don't want real information to interfere with their agenda....
Extremism begets extremism Maria.
At this point you are just preaching to your own choir. How many white friends do you have?
Tell me more about your imaginary Swedish friend who wasn't asked for her "papers" at the border checkpoint.
Are you here to change minds or influence readers or are you here for back-pats in an echo chamber?
"immigration rights advocates".
If this were true, wouldn't they actually assist people who want to come here legally by assisting them with completing paperwork and paying for the necessary and legal fees to be here?
Aren't there better ways to help LEGAL immigrants to come here? How about helping them learn English, teaching them about the Constitution and giving them American Flags? Informing them about how to enlist in the American military to gain legal entry?
But don't listen to me, just down-vote me and thank me for my service for one of the 3 wars I was deployed to. Be sure to stop by the waiting room at the Veteran's Administration Hospital and tell me about how we should just open up the borders and provide them licenses and benefits while I wait 2 hours to see my doctor for an appointment that took me 90 to acquire.
Be sure to wear a Mexican flag shirt so that you can tell my Mexican American wife that I am a racist for extra points too.
I have no idea what this article is about. Is there a Point/Counter-Point article out there?
What is going on in Barrio Hollywood and why should I care? Seriously.
If they are fighting against corporate real estate scum, let me know. The less Tucson looks like what is happening to all of 4th ave (like old Mill Ave in Tempe), the better.
Very good and sad,I want it to try this places. Like the people and the food.good luck to the Martinez family.
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