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2clean2drive
01-25-2019, 03:05 PM
By Tim Gaynor
48 minutes ago



LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cook Rosa Maria Salazar's eyes dart anxiously to the door as customers file into the Salvadoran cafe in a heavily Hispanic neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles.



"We're terrified. The police could come for us at any time and deport us," she said in Spanish earlier this week as diners fingered maize tortillas stuffed with beans and pork scratchings and chatted softly.

The 55-year-old undocumented worker from Guatemala is among many Hispanics deeply shaken by recent immigration raids at the heart of Latino communities in southern California.

The-seven day Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sweep, dubbed "Operation Return to Sender," targeted jails across five counties in the Los Angeles area, where police took 423 of what they called "criminal aliens" into federal custody for deportation, after being held on charges unrelated to their immigration status.

Federal agents from seven teams also fanned out in local communities, where they nabbed 338 undocumented immigrants, more than 150 of whom were classed as "immigration fugitives" -- foreign nationals who ignored final deportation orders.

The raid was the latest in a series of get-tough enforcement measures by ICE in the United States, but the largest action of its kind in California, where more than a third of the population is Hispanic.

"We hadn't seen anything like this here before, and it came as a shock," said Antonio Bernabe, a community worker who runs a day labor program at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

"The police didn't just take people with deportation orders, they took anybody ... guys who were just hanging out in the street and even from a Jack in the Box restaurant ... and now people are afraid to go out," he added.

RAIDS AS BUSH BACKS OVERHAUL

The high-profile sweep netted mostly Mexican nationals, but included people from 14 countries including Ukraine, Japan, Poland and Trinidad.

It culminated on Tuesday, when President George W. Bush gave a State of the Union address that ranked immigration legislation among his top domestic priorities.

Bush called for "comprehensive immigration reform," combining a guest-worker program with tougher workplace and border enforcement.

He remained vague, however, on the thorny issue of how to deal with the 10 million to 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the shadows, more than 2.5 million of whom live in California.

Some immigrants who followed the speech closely on Spanish-language television in Los Angeles remained hopeful of concessions in the aftermath of the sweep.

"I came here to work and help support my family, so obviously the raids were alarming," Salvadoran construction worker Remberto Flores told Reuters in Spanish as he waited for a bus in a neighborhood of taco stands and wire transfer shops.

"But we saw President Bush talk about reforms in the Senate, so maybe there will be some breaks for us as well," he added.

Others in the city believed that the only clear message from the raids and the speech was that the situation for immigrants in California had changed.

"We used to feel secure here," Nicaraguan electrician Manuel Salomon told Reuters as he sipped coffee in a Mexican bakery in the city. "But it looks like that honeymoon is over."

punkrokdood
01-25-2019, 03:20 PM
The 55-year-old undocumented worker from Guatemala is among many Hispanics deeply shaken by recent immigration raids at the heart of Latino communities in southern California.

way to "nice it up":whatever:

2clean2drive
01-25-2019, 03:57 PM
The 55-year-old undocumented worker from Guatemala is among many Hispanics deeply shaken by recent immigration raids at the heart of Latino communities in southern California.

way to "nice it up":whatever:
lmfao@your sig...:rofl: :rofl:

Pr3mium Brewed
01-26-2019, 12:21 PM
RIP gspeed

slow4dr
01-26-2019, 01:59 PM
"Operation Return to Sender"



BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

dommo_g
01-26-2019, 02:33 PM
Ummm....go back home, and you won't have to be so 'fearful' of getting tossed out da club....lol

2clean2drive
01-26-2019, 02:50 PM
im just waiting for them(immigration task force) to make there way to norcal, the county i work in actually used 3 million dollars of taxpayers money to build a huge fancy shelter just for the illegal immigrant vineyard workers...i dont work my ass off to have my tax money spent on giving illegal immigrant luxurious accomodations when they should have spent the money to get them the fuck out of here and back to there homes in MEXICO where they fucking belong..RANT OFF!!!!!

punkrokdood
01-26-2019, 02:55 PM
you won't get lower taxes when they are less of a burden... the gov't will find newer and more creative ways to waste your money... so i really don't give a shit about shit sometimes

2clean2drive
01-26-2019, 02:57 PM
you won't get lower taxes when they are less of a burden... the gov't will find newer and more creative ways to waste your money... so i really don't give a shit about shit sometimes
just when i thought i couldn't get any more pissed you had to say that shit, i hate knowing they piss away our tax money...FUCKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!:furious3:

slow4dr
01-26-2019, 03:27 PM
I'd rather have my tax dollars going into a us citizen in some way shape or form than some non english speaking illegals shelter.

punkrokdood
01-26-2019, 03:30 PM
I'd rather have my tax dollars going into a us citizen in some way shape or form than some non english speaking illegals shelter.
it won't though... they'll just waste it on sand crab preservation reform, or possible global warming crisis management research, or some other completely useless waste of money that hippies cry about

slow4dr
01-26-2019, 03:39 PM
making my point > me

OK, let me rephrase like I always have to.

I would rather flush my money down the damn toilet than have one cent go to an illegal.

punkrokdood
01-26-2019, 03:42 PM
making my point > me

OK, let me rephrase like I always have to.

I would rather flush my money down the damn toilet than have one cent go to an illegal.
yea... i know what you mean... but i'd rather help a human than a POS sand crab, or some non-existing global threat

2clean2drive
01-26-2019, 04:58 PM
making my point > me

OK, let me rephrase like I always have to.

I would rather flush my money down the damn toilet than have one cent go to an illegal.
my fucking point exactly, you want a shelter go home or apply for citizenship and pay taxes, heres another example my daughter who is 6 has 1 english speaking teacher for 28 english speaking students yet there is 2 spanish speaking teachers in the same class for the 3 non-english speaking students(illegals)..WTF?????:fu:

Pr3mium Brewed
01-26-2019, 05:00 PM
my fucking point exactly, you want a shelter go home or apply for citizenship and pay taxes, heres another example my daughter who is 6 has 1 english speaking teacher for 28 english speaking students yet there is 2 spanish speaking teachers in the same class for the 3 non-english speaking students(illegals)..WTF?????:fu:
maybe she should learn spanish?

2clean2drive
01-26-2019, 05:03 PM
maybe she should learn spanish?
actually she is learning spanish....:thumb:

poorwboy
01-26-2019, 05:04 PM
making my point > me

OK, let me rephrase like I always have to.

I would rather flush my money down the damn toilet than have one cent go to an illegal.
:stupid:

whiteACRsrt05
01-26-2019, 05:16 PM
I am going to join the border patrol and put my M-60 saco into action!

I dont care if they want to be here, Just do it the right way! I know alot of illegals.... where i live has the biggest meat packing plant in the U.S. and there is a trailer park next to the plant full of them.... When INS shows up you can watch them rum out the plant,across the field and hide in their POS cardboard box they call a trailer... But the funny thing is INS will chase them into the trailer park and try finding em.... :gcry:

I know this b/c i used to work as building maintainence at the plant for 2 years, b-4 I decided im not going to work for a place that is willing to go to mexico and sneak them in so they can work @ the plant..


If you want to know what,and where... Here ya go............. South sioux city,Nebraska, Used to be IBP inc... now Its TYSON meats.

blackbird
01-26-2019, 05:49 PM
Maybe we should offer the illegals the opportunity to homestead in North Dakota and Wyoming in return for performing cheap labor for large corporations, house keeping, yard work, etc. :thumb:

punkrokdood
01-26-2019, 06:40 PM
I am going to join the border patrol and put my M-60 saco into action!

I dont care if they want to be here, Just do it the right way! I know alot of illegals.... where i live has the biggest meat packing plant in the U.S. and there is a trailer park next to the plant full of them.... When INS shows up you can watch them rum out the plant,across the field and hide in their POS cardboard box they call a trailer... But the funny thing is INS will chase them into the trailer park and try finding em.... :gcry:

I know this b/c i used to work as building maintainence at the plant for 2 years, b-4 I decided im not going to work for a place that is willing to go to mexico and sneak them in so they can work @ the plant..


If you want to know what,and where... Here ya go............. South sioux city,Nebraska, Used to be IBP inc... now Its TYSON meats.

:bs:

you're in iowa, not san francisco :supergay:

2clean2drive
01-26-2019, 10:01 PM
:bs:

you're in iowa, not san francisco :supergay:
troof , brandon knows first hand...:gayflag:

slow4dr
01-26-2019, 11:04 PM
:bs:

you're in iowa, not san francisco :supergay:



BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

dommo_g
01-27-2019, 03:04 AM
bump for messicans

2clean2drive
01-27-2019, 03:42 PM
greasy greasy messicans....

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