Sunday, May 14, 2006

Illegal Aliens - Still In The News

Earlier today, Ol' BC was on his way home from the grocery store when the radio went to commercial. Now, being Ol' BC, I simply changed the channel. Then again and again until I stumbled upon a talk show with a caller on the line. Naturally, I paused. Interestingly enough the caller had a heavy latino accent. He was telling of his parents immigrating legally to the United States and how proud he is to be an American. He did a tour in the United States Marine Corps to defend this country he appreciates so much. Then he went on a bit of a rant against the illegal aliens. He didn't go softly on the the illegal part. He called them out clearly. It seems this gentleman had been in a automobile accident and spent some time in the hospital. Sharing his room was an illegal who had been in the hospital nearly two months. It seems they treated the illegal and sent him home, while the caller is still facing bankruptcy after taking a second mortgage on his home for all he could get and trying to pay his hospital bills. This one latino gentleman smashed all the stereotypes the MSM puts forth about all the support for illegals in the latino community. He spoke about higher insurance and hospital costs he is forced to pay to cover the illegals' care. Then the discussion turned to about half the states giving in state tuition to illegal immigrants. This prompted a mini explosion. Where is the black community in this discussion? Their silence is deafening. One would think if there was going to be any abatements on tuition for minorities, they would at least want them handed out to those minorities who pay into the
system. Instead those black minority students are going to be paying higher in state and out of state tuition to cover the illegals' discounts. Hmmm. Maybe this will sink in to one of the Reverends (Jesse or Al) one of these days so the issue can be brought to the forefront.

Just a thought.


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