Monday, May 2, 2011

More Lies From Illegal Aliens

Part of the recent strategy of illegal aliens it that they are going public with their status. They call it "Undocumented and Unafraid." The campaign is part of the Obama Administrative Amnesty. Of course the illegals are unafraid as the Obama Regime is not deporting illegal aliens who would have qualified for the DREAM Act amnesty.

The addition wrinkle to this is that the illegal aliens involved exaggerate their circumstances or deliberately contrast themselves to "real" criminals, with the punch line being they accuse us of treating them like "real" criminals.

Take illegal alien Jose Luis Zelaya. And I don't mean take him out like Osama, I mean listen to his girlish hysterics:

When two bullets tore into Texas A&M student Jose Luis Zelaya's arms, he was only 13 but had seen more than a lifetime's share of anguish. In a dirty, rundown motel room in Guatemala, the Honduran native recalls praying for a life free from violence, poverty and his abusive, alcoholic father.

A decade later, Zelaya blends in at Texas A&M. You can see him swaying to the ggie
War Hymn at Kyle Field, or showing off his Aggie Ring. He's different in just one way: He's in the U.S illegally, one of some 300 undocumented Aggies and 12,000 students in the Lone Star State.

And as statewide efforts are under way to deny them in-state tuition rates -- which,
for many, would be the death knell to their education since they can't legally receive financial aid -- 10 from across the state gathered Friday at Texas A&M, slipping from the shadows for a "coming out" rally and advocating for the federal DREAM Act.

"I'm not an illegal alien. I'm not a rapist. I'm not a thief," said Zelaya, a senior in the College of Education. "I just want to serve my community by giving back for what it has given to me."

It was a risky event, as arrest for the students could mean deportation. Zelaya said he would have been devastated if his fellow Aggies would have reported the event.

But even if he knew speaking at the rally meant deportation, he said before the event, he still would do so.

"If we have to sacrifice ourselves so that this helps someone in the long run, it will be worth it," said Zelaya, 24. "Someone had to suffer so I can have the benefits I have now. We're no longer afraid, we're no longer ashamed, and we're tired of living in the

It is as if someone accused him of being a rapist or a thief. In fact he is not even being accused of being an illegal alien. No one has arrested and charged him with anything, despite the fact that he is an illegal alien.

Then we get assorted whining about various hardships, most of which is irrelevant to the meme that we are treating these illegal aliens by not forgiving their misdeads as criminals. And they lie about it:

About 150 people gathered in front of the Sul Ross statue in the Academic Plaza, gripping signs and banners that read, "It's time for Justice," "America is our home" and "Undocumented and Unafraid," the latter a rallying cry that the crowd burst into several times during the 90-minute rally.

"I touched no water. I crossed no border. I walked no desert. I was carried," said
Oscar Hernandez, 23, a Houston Community College student.

Thailandia Alaffita, who graduated from Texas A&M in December with an English degree, decided to attend the rally after a similar protest rally in Georgia by undocumented youth. She wants to be a 7th grade English teacher, but can't legally work in the U.S.

A handful of Texas A&M students who didn't support the students were interspersed in the crowd. The event was peaceful.

Nicole Heath, a sophomore agricultura communication major, held a sign that said, "Welcome to Aggieland, where it's OK to break the law and brag about it."

"I don't appreciate them coming out and being unapologetic about breaking the law," she said.

Zelaya, wearing a pinstriped suit, stepped to the microphone last and cried, shouted and pounded the podium as he told his story.

When he was 5, his little brother died of asthma, driving his dad to alcoholism and abuse, he said. At age 11, Hurricane Mitch ravaged Honduras and destroyed the family's shack. And on the day he was caught in a drive-by shooting, he was just playing soccer, a popular pastime in the Central American country.

A couple of years before the shooting, Zelaya, his sister and his mom tried to escape Zelaya's father, but he found out and stopped it.

Eventually, his mom convinced him to allow her and Zelaya's sister to leave. They made their way to America. Zelaya stayed.

He said his grandmother always told him never to give up on the American dream. He envisioned Disneyland and Mickey Mouse when thinking of the magical land up north, where hard work paid off. But when he made the decision to leave Honduras, he mostly just wanted to see his mom and sister.

He realizes much fighting remains before he can achieve his goal of being able to live and work in the U.S. Right now, even after he graduates, he can't legally work.

He's doing battle on several fronts. He is an advocate of the DREAM Act, which would provide a pathway to permanent residency for students like him who meet certain criteria, such as being in the country for five years before the legislation is enacted and completing two years of military service or time at a higher-education institution.

"I don't want to give back to another country," Zelaya said. "I want to give it to the country that has given it to me. The only country that has shown me love, acceptance and protection is this country."

On defense, he testified before the Texas House last month against a series of bills aimed at taking away in-state tuition rates for undocumented students.

And of least consequence, but closest to home, he's fought the Texas A&M student senate's efforts to make opposition to in-state tuition for students here illegally the official Aggie student position. The senate passed two such bills, efforts that were spearheaded by Justin Pulliam, head of the Texas Aggie Conservatives, but they were both vetoed by the student body president.

"I want Justin to know that I love him, and I respect him, and I admire him for his consistency," Zelaya said. "But I believe unless you are in somebody else's shoes, you will not be able to understand. He doesn't know what it's like to be undocumented. He doesn't know what it is to have to escape your country. He's never had to live in extreme poverty where going north is the only option."

Zelaya was speaking with a reporter after his impassioned speech as the rally came to a close. "There's one more thing I need to do," he said as he stepped back toward the stage.

He requested the crowd's attention, and sparked a performance of the Aggie War Hymn by whistling the first part.

In most cases they aren't criminals, just run of the mill illegal aliens that should be deported, as if deportation is a punishment. They aren't going to be deported according to Obama, much less jailed. Between the lies and the arrogance, one would think that ICE is beating down their doors, rather than ignoring their status.


June said...

The mindset of entitlement these illegals have is outrageous. This is the worst travesty ever to befall this country. I'm so glad that this bunch was not in charge on Dec. 7, 1941. They would have surrendered our nation to the enemy when the first bomb fell on Pearl Harbor.

claudiaaneglz said...

I don't remember them being the worst travesty when while your "nation" which i'm sure illegal people fought too, like in every war, were at home cleaning, harvesting, working, and building this "nation." They are the BEST HELP ever to befall this country. you guys are stupid. Learn your history you assholes.

Meleah said...

June~ I respectfully disagree with your assessment of "illegals" having a mindset of entitlement and that it is "the worst travesty to befall this country". These students are wonderful examples of why 3 of my uncles fought in World War II--for freedom, liberty and justice. Edward Robinson, my grandmother's only brother enlisted at 17 and gave his life at the Battle of Corrigador. My Uncle Edward was not much different than Marine Lance Cpl Jose Gutierrez. Other than the fact that Jose Gutierrez was what you refer to as an "illegal" from Guatamala. Freedom knows no boundaries or arbitrary lines June. Mr. Gutierrez was the FIRST soldier killed in Iraq for YOUR freedom. He was no different than my Uncle Edward who enlisted at 17 when he didn't have to and gave his life, when the first bombs fell on Pearl Harbor. There is no difference between the two... both died fighting for liberty and freedom. I have the honor of knowing both Jose Luis and Thay. They truly understand what it means to be an American, to fight for freedom and justice and to love those who persecute you. They would not give you the honor of responding to your comments. I however will not allow you to denigrate the honor of my uncle who gave his life for Jose and Thay and you and me. The "worst travesty ever to befall this country" June, is your honor to hold.

melg1020 said...

The mindset you have is ridiculous. We are a potluck of a nation. We are wonderful because of it. So, first, consider if you have an issue with immigration itself. Many people who were immigrants now have generations who are a part of the workforce and thriving professionals, and maybe you can't deal with that but consider that American was founded by immigrants and people searching to find deliverance. Many people that came from nothing or were persucuted came to America to find freedom and opportunity. Plus, this issue is not about the people who made the choice to be illegal. The issue is what to do with children who are now adults who are stuck because of someone else who did wrong. Now they are a part of another culture, America, and would have no place back in another country where they have no ties or understanding. What they need is someone to have compassion and think of them as a human. These students obviously know English and care about America because they are able to thrive at A&M and actually graduate or be on the path to graduation. Most, if not all, took American history and went through American school systems. So many people complain immigrants don't want to learn English or be American. These kids obviously want to be American, to be decent human beings, to thrive and give back, and would go through any test to get their citizenship. This blog to me seems to have no compassion and is ignorant of the true issue and the idea of what is citizenship. You sound cold. Consider what it feels to be tied to someone else's decision. Consider what it means to them to be dealt with as a crimenal for something they didn't decide. Now, these people are obviously not throwing a pity party but fighting to make something of themselves and serve their community. Look at some of these undocumented students and see that they are a part of volunteer work, honors, religious and service organizations. Have some humanity instead of calling a bullet wound frivilous. What do you really fear?

thay said...

Federale, I want to first thank you for writing a blog that although biased (naturally)it wasn't rude nor disrespectful except for the word Illegal that I wish you would reconsider using it, undocumented is more correct.
My name is Thay, I am one of the people you mentioned in your blog. I graduated from Texas A&M University with English degree and teaching certifications. I really want to teach. I care about the future of America. I believe in making the English language the official language in this country as opposed to many. It hurts to have to be serving nasty customers, and sweeping and doing endless dishes day after day to earn a misery when I have a degree. I feel degraded. However, you don't understand as June doesn't as well, and I don't blame you ... as I'm sure I wouldn't understand your struggles, nor June's. June, I know military dreamers. Those are a group of Dreamers who not only want to go to school but also they want to join the military, that in itself is their ultimate goal ... they want to serve this country. It's impressive. I admire them a lot more. Talking to one of them just a couple weeks ago, he told me "it would've been an honor to have served during pearl harbor". We're all just trying to reach our goals, our dreams, the things our teachers told us as we were growing up ... you can be anything you want to be just work hard. The thing is that Dreamers have worked hard, and we just want to give back to this country. On another note, I just want you to know that Dreamers don't seek to victimize the undocumented immigrants nor themselves, we just want to expose our struggles -- the same way a writer writes his memoir, or writes his autobiography. We are storytellers telling out individual stories. If you can't help feeling sorry for us and you interpret that feeling as us trying to victimize ourselves, then maybe deep inside you guys know that what Dreamers have to endure is unjust and we must be given a chance. Analyze your feelings, look deep inside your hearts and find that feeling that I know is there. I will say one more thing, I know many Dreamers, and have yet to meet many more. But I will tell you that we don't lie. My fellow Aggie, Jose Luis, has suffered a lot, and no one can claim that he is lying. On top of that we are Aggies after all, and we uphold our honor code in every circumstance An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal. Thanks and Gig Em.
p.s: Meleah thanks for your continued support. I am honored to know you. :)

Federale said...

Don't lie? Really, I find that hard to believe. Especially if you are working illegally. And it is not a struggle to be an illegal alien. You got your education for free. Americans can't do that in Mexico. And if you are working, you have committed several crimes as well as your employer. I think you need to go back to where you belong, Mexico. You can serve Mexico even more easily. Mexico needs alot of help from her citizens. You just want more free stuff, and a job that gives you three month vacations.

In any event, what gives you the right to demand anything of Americans? You are not even supposed to be here. Nor your parents.

phil said...

you are a close minded prick. i can not wait till the Latinos take over this nation. it is coming. there is nothing you can do about it. so please bitch and moan all you want, but know that the scales have been tilted, and a new wave is coming.

and please, "And it is not a struggle to be an illegal alien." are you serious? if you honestly believe this than i actually feel sorry for you. it seems to me that your perception of reality is even more warped than first perceived... do you know what it is like to go without food? or have electricity? do you know what it feels like to be looked down upon everywhere you go? im so happy that the next generation is so much more accepting of Latinos. just as this generation is more accepting of African Americans than the ones before, so shall the next be for us.

times are changing. and there is nothing you can do about it. we are gaining momentum and are going down hill. good luck stopping it. you'll need it. peace.

Federale said...

Peace? WTF? It just proves that violent, racist, and dangerous people like you should be deported.

phil said...

Depredated? i am a legal citizen of this nation. Born and raised. My family is as well. at least 4 generations worth. Racist? No. i merely made an observation. Violent? Only towards idiots who speak hate towards the ones i care about. i personally know José and let me tell you, he is one of the most courageous people i know. i personally know his family too. and their story is not a lie. Nothing that he has ever said has been a stretch from the facts. so check yourself before you make an over generalized statement. Prick.

Federale said...

"Legal citizen?" What does that mean? Can you be an "illegal citizen?" Idiot.

phil said...

Actually you can. Part of the definition of ‘citizen’ is, “A resident of a city or town, especially one entitled to vote and enjoy other privileges there.” So yes you can. The definition of a ‘resident’ is, “1. One who resides in a particular place permanently or for an extended period.” Just in case you didn’t know that. Asswipe.

Federale said...

Douchebag, so what is an "illegal citizen?" You still did not explain how a citizen of the United States can be illegal in the United States.

A dick like you should be deported just for being so stupid.

Thanks for viewing the blog, crackhead.

phil said...

and assholes like you should be executed for ignorance. Like I said earlier, we are coming and coming hard. There is nothing you can do about it. White people are already the minority, so ha. it’s too late to try and send em all back now. Live with it.

and for your blog... im repulsed by it. i read over this post... everything else on here reeks of bigotry. asshole :D

Enrique said...

Phil, you and I both know that children who try to change the subject by arguing semantics are simply reinforcing their childlike arrogance. Left without an argument, they flail back and forth groping for any attention only to find pity.

Enrique said...

Phil, you and I both know that children who try to change the subject by arguing semantics are simply reinforcing their childlike arrogance. Left without an argument, they flail back and forth groping for any attention only to find pity.

jvillarreal said...

Wow, this blog post made me weep for humanity. As a graduate of Texas A&M, it makes me sad that Aggies can be so hateful to other Aggies. As a sociologist, I feel it is necessary to inform you of a few social facts.

Fact #1: The lazy illegal alien is a myth. Sure, there are probably some out there, but most are just trying to improve their lives, just like Jose. They take the minimum wage jobs that nobody (except maybe high school students and dropouts) wants because most of the rest of society is way overqualified. Also, nobody can really live on minimum wage anyway. If you don't believe that, read Making Ends Meet by Edin and Lein. They're not taking your cushy white-collar office job away because they can't get those kinds of jobs. Now if you really want to compete for that minimum wage lawnmowing job out in the Texas summer heat, go right ahead. Otherwise, quit complaining that they're stealing jobs.

Fact #2: Illegal aliens pay taxes. They may not pay as much in taxes as citizens, but everyone gets stuck with sales tax. Note that a lot of large corporations work the loopholes in the system and pay minimal, if any, taxes. Combined, illegal aliens pay more taxes every year than most corporations.

Fact #3: Most want to contribute to American society. Look at all those quotes you posted about them wanting to become teachers, etc. and yet they can't because of their status. They're not a drain on society.

If you think they're entitled and have life so easy, you should try living that way, on minimum wage income. Then imagine sharing that income with a few more people. Undocumented immigrants face a whole lot more hardships than the average person.

I'm guessing you're a middle-class citizen, no? Think of all the advantages you've had growing up, from your parents' comfortable home to food on the table every day to good clothing on your back to your middle-class education. You can afford a college education, even if it requires some loans, and I'm sure you have luxuries like a good cell phone, computer, money to eat out from time to time and see movies, maybe some travel. You're privileged and entitled. Undocumented immigrants aren't. In-state tuition is pretty much the only positive thing they have going for them.

jvillarreal said...

Oh and Phil is kind of right that latinos are going to take over this nation. The Census predicts that within the next 40 years, Hispanics will make up 1/4 of the total population.

I'm not sure why you say that Phil is any more racist than you are. You use a lot of negative stereotypes and are quite clearly prejudiced against Mexicans.

What I see here is the latest wave of nationalism, where those who are here get defensive and don't like "others" coming to this country and enjoying the privilege that citizens currently receive. German, Irish, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese immigrants all experienced this kind of negative reaction. Remember, your ancestors were immigrants too, even if they are white.

You know, there are some Hispanics in Texas whose families have been in Texas since before Americans immigrated there. Would you discriminate against them as well?