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Monday, March 08, 2010

Pedro's journey from Mexico

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Blogger Bob said...

Hi All,

Last week I interviewed a illegal who just arrived here from Mexico.

Here is his story.

Pedro is 25 years old and a citizen of Mexico. He is a mason who lost his job in Mexico. He has a wife and 2 kids. Life is hard in Mexico for Pedro and his family. They search trash heaps for food to eat. From this trash heap they also utilized household items like dishes. The trash heap is the source of the materials he used to construct shelter for his family.

Out of desperation Pedro like many Mexicans decided to migrate to the US for work so he could support his family.

With only the cloths on his back Pedro hitched hiked 245 miles to the border. Pedro crossed a desert then the Rio Grande river eluding border patrol. He was now in Corpus Christi Texas and told by other illegals it was a hostile environment for illegal workers.

He was told he could find work in Houston. So he hitched hiked his way to Houston. Once there Pedro was met with the same hostilities to employment he found in Corpus Christi. Immigrants from Mexico informed Pedro he could find work in the sanctuary state of Minnesota.

Pedro found his way to the bus station. He first begged for the money to buy a ticket to Minneapolis. No one would give him the bus fair he needed. So when the bus driver wasn't looking he boarded the bus. He went straight to the back of the bus crouching on the floor beneath the seats as much as he could. 3 American citizens covered him with coats.

There was a bus transfer in which Pedro could have been caught by the bus driver. A passenger on the bus gave Pedro his receipt for the ticket he purchased. Pedro presented this receipt to the bus driver at the transfer point and the bus driver seeing this and no ticket gave Pedro a voucher to ride.

Bus riders fed Pedro and provided him with warm clothing for Minnesota's climate. A woman on the bus from Minneapolis has taken Pedro into her home.

I admire Pedro's tenacity to support his family. But at the same time I can't help but think someplace there will be a American family who needed the job Pedro will get.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am all for Mexican welfare programs. "Trash heaps" Taking recycling to the next level.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL...

And we are supposed to believe this story Bob?

Sad, just sad....

Living in a trash heap.
Hich hikes with just the clothes on his back and then.

This guy with no support system listens to people he doesn't know in Houston, (who have no work) that tell him to go to Minnesota (if it is so good there why aren't they on the bus first) and he just sneeks on the right bus and this guy right out of the trash heap is befriended by everyone on the bus who hides him and feeds him (people from the hostile Houston area that wouldn't help him unless he was on the bus) and he makes it all the way to this frozen tundra and some woman from Mpls takes him in...

Please Glen Beck... I mean Bob spin a better story...

JMONTOMEPPOF

Chuck Repke

8:12 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

That is the story Chuck. Have you ever ridden a bus cross country? Folks get friendly and talk A LOT.

As Andy Rooney would have said, "And here is the rest of the story".

A very close family member was on that bus Chuck. This family member who is close to me was one of the guys who fed Pedro, covered him with his coat to hide him and provided him with a ticket receipt.

The little hottie who provided housing for Pedro was probably going to take advantage of Pedro's vulnerability. :)You must have heard about those hot Latins. Jeeesh, I hope Pedro doesn't get her pregnant. The tax payers would probably end up paying for her illegitimate child when Pedro runs back to Mexico. This happens all to often.

I picked my family member up from the bus stop in Saint Paul. He told me this story and I rushed right over to the Minneapolis bus station to interview this guy. I beat the bus there. :)
This story reminded me of the mass immigration to Minnesota for welfare benefits.

I love stories of humane perseverance.

Chuck, the amazing truth to Pedros story and folks like him is. Pedro will walk into a prospective employer with broken english, nothing for references and most of the time get a job before an American with a work history. That is the reality.

These illegals have a reputation of working hard, not asking for a raise and the biggest thing of all, they don't give a damn about medical or other benefits. But they do send most all their earnings home to Mexico draining our economy.

I have been an employer and manager of business. American labor employees have earned a bad reputation as being lazy, claiming false workers comp claims crating burdens on employers financially.

Unions have contributed to the problems we are having in labor and industry. They have priced the American worker out of a global market, making it impossible for some manufacturing based businesses from earning a profit.

Pedro is the product of a badly managed labor industry.

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Glen Beck 9/12 said...

DFL REpke stop knocking Glen Beck
are you jealous? 9/12 Project

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Here www.billdahn.com http://BillDahn.blogspot.com
with my ideas about illegal's here taking the jobs of our own people, like Bob, Jim, Alice, Joan, Kathy and I'm sure there are a few Chuck's and Eric's that are without jobs because of illegal's having jobs and their families here in America don't count?
Our people can try to get welfare so people like Chuck R. and Eric M can pay their way in life and we care more about Mexico and if their people, so they are happy and eating better then our people.

LOOK With Your Eyes Open and be open minded -->>

State of Sonora is angry at Influx of Mexicans into Mexico . Nine state legislators from the Mexican state of Sonora traveled to Tucson to complain about Arizona's new employer crackdown on illegals from Mexico .

At a news conference, the legislators said Sonora - Arizona 's southern neighbor, made up of mostly small towns - cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools it will face as illegal Mexican workers here return to their hometowns without jobs or money. The law, which took effect Jan. 1, punishes employers who knowingly hire individuals who don't have valid legal documents to work in the United States Penalties include suspension of, or loss of, their business license. The Mexican legislators are angry because their own citizens are returning to their hometowns, placing a burden on their state government. 'How can they pass a law like this?' asked Mexican Rep. Leticia Amparano-Gamez, who represents Nogales . 'There is not one person living in Sonora who does not have a friend or relative working in Arizona ,' she said, speaking only in Spanish. 'Mexico is not prepared for this, for the tremendous problems it will face as more and more Mexicans working in Arizona and sending money to their families return to hometowns in Sonora without jobs,' she said. 'We are one family, socially and economically,' she said of the people of Sonora and Arizona.

Wrong!

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe someone in the USA should just simply go to Washington DC and take our POS legislators out behind the woodshed and teach them this lesson.
Of course, these immigration policies express the way that the enemies of our freedom, the same ones who have stolen trillions on Wall Street, are destroying America - intentionally.
Awaken oh giant America - awaken. Thy sleep is causing thy demise.
FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE!




The United States is a sovereign nation, not a subsidiary of Mexico , and its taxpayers are not responsible for the welfare o f Mexico 's citizens It's time for the Mexican government, and its citizens, to stop parasitically feeding off of the United States and to start taking care of its/their own needs. Too bad all the US states don't pass a law just like Sonora . Maybe that's the answer, since our own Congress will not do anything!
New Immigration Laws: Read to the bottom or you will miss the message...
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1. There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools.

* * * * * * * *

2. All ballots will be in this nation's language.

* * * * * * * *

3.. All government business will be conducted in our language.

* * * * * * * *

4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they

are here.

* * * * * * * *

5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political office

* * * * * * * *

6 Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food stamps, no health care, or other government assistance programs. Any burden will be deported.

* * * * * * * *

7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount at least equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.

* * * * * * * *

8. If foreigners come here a nd buy land... options will be restricted. Certain parcels including waterfront property are reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.

* * * * * * * *

9.. Foreigners may have no protests; no demonstrations, no waving of a foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his policies. These will lead to deportation.

* * * * * * * *

10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be actively hunted &, when caught, sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged. All assets will be taken from you.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Too strict?......

The above laws are current immigration laws of MEXICO !!! These sound fine to me. NOW, how can we get these laws to be America 's immigration laws??

WAKE UP, AMERI CA - we are losing our country.........

8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do on to others as they would do on to you.

Send them back.

Pawlenty's associates will benefit by keeping these illegal's here.

Here comes the judge.

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah!!!
Look what the German and Scandinavian immigrants did to Minnesota.
Naming cities after their towns back in Europe, forcing election ballots to be written in six languages (can you imagine! voting without speaking english), schools having to hire teachers to speak their language and them living in neighborhoods only with others who speak their jibberish and even took over whole town (New Ulm, New Munich, New Germany, New Prague, Oslo, Luverne,Finlayson, and such). I won't even mention the clubs that popped up so that these immigrant can further isolate themselves from the population and plan and plot who knows what. Why do we need a Sons of Norway anyway?

Ya boneheads, you sound like people from 120 years ago which is where I took the above passages.

Read a book. Americans are getting our asses kicked in education, health care and energy investments by other countries and you're bitching about people who want to come here and work?


Eric

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric, there is a difference between being here legally vs illegally.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we believe anything Eric or his good friend Chuck is trying to push on people here.

Bill Dahn

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Real Eye Opener

WHY is the USA BANKRUPT?

Informative, and mind boggling!

You think the war in Iraq is costing us too much? Read this:

Boy, was I confused. I have been hammered with the propaganda that it is the Iraq war and the war on terror that is bankrupting us.

I now find that to be RIDICULOUS.

I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I also have included the URL's for verification of all the following facts...

1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to ILLEGAL ALIENS each year by state governments!!!

Verify at: http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=iic_immigrationissuecenters7fd8

2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.

Verify at: http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML

3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.

Verify at: http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML

4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!

Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt..0.HTML

5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.

Verify at http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML

6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.

Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/+TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt..01.HTML

7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.

Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML

8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.

Verify at: http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt..01.HTML

9. $200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.

Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSC+RI+PTS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML

10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US .

Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn./.com/TRANscriptS/0606/12/ldt..01.HTML

11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries.. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the US from the Southern border.

Verify at: Homeland Security Report:

12. The National policy Institute, estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.'

Verify at: http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute./.org/PDF/deportation.PDF

13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances to their countries of origin.

Verify at: http://www./ .rense.com/general75/niht.htm

14.. 'The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States .'


Verify at: http: // www.drdsk.com/articleshtml %20w.drdsk.com/articleshtml


The total cost is a whopping $ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR AND IF YOU'RE LIKE ME HAVING TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY; IT IS $338,300,000,000.00 WHICH WOULD BE ENOUGH TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY FOR THECITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democratic Party will condone these and other crimes committed by illegal's

14.. 'The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States.

Press One For English.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democratic Party will condone these and other crimes committed by illegal's

14.. 'The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States.

Press One For English.

8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The total cost is a whopping $ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR AND IF YOU'RE LIKE ME HAVING TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY; IT IS $338,300,000,000.00 WHICH WOULD BE ENOUGH TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY FOR THECITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY.

Written for idiots. They math and conclusion are entirely wrong and the links are to organizations that are funded by anti-immigrant activists. I'm sure it unbiased.

Our GDP is 14.2 trillion.

We already spent twice that 338 billion to stop the free fall of the economy.

Bill Dahn, you ignorant fool, everything I write here is the verifiable truth. Like this one: Bill Dahn has worked a steady job in 20 years and lives off the government yet, he complains about others coming here to work.

Hypocrisy at its best.

Eric

2:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric
Check the Shalom Home on W. 7 St. in St.Paul, then see about polluted land?
That might not be fit for humans to live on?
No final EPA report?

Next!

4:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if that's true, there will be many jewish families that will bring suit and pull their loved ones out of that home.
here come the judge.

5:01 AM  
Anonymous Bill Dahn said...

To the Democratic's that think Obama is god,
I'm not saying your "idiots" but I sure am thinking it.
Eric and Obama are two of a kind, both are breeds and have no direction of fair play for the people.
Dose anyone know way Norm Coleman came here from New York?
It was to get Democrat Skip H. elected governor, then the two face Democrat was a turn coat and changed his stripes to Republican.
Eric and Chuck are the same type of Democrats, power and money hungry.
Win lose or draw, you can't shut up the people!
Billy D.

Bill Dahn
www.Bill Dahn.com

6:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two face democrats, what does that mean when it come to the peoples rights?
They tell you any and everything you want to hear, once they are elected the tune changes.

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Pedro" is a criminal by sneeking in the U.S.
People keep saying that the illegal's only work the jobs no one eles will work, this illegal plan to work as a mason.
He will take those union jobs and put some loyal DFL out of work.
Right.
Then send the money back to Mexico, that money belongs here for the legal workers.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill, you haven't worked a steady job for 20 years and you live off the government. Just thank me for paying taxes to support you.

Illegals have taxes taken out of their checks but can never claim it. Bill Dahn should thank them too.

They are not allowed to utilize welfare. You cannot take welfare if you are not a legal citizen.


Eric

-Oh and Norm Coleman went to law school in Iowa and was recruited to work in the Ag offices with hundreds of other attorneys in 1976. Humphrey was still in the state senate then and would not run for governor for another 22 years.

Not a surprise that Bill Dahn is as wrong as he is stupid.

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Illegals have taxes taken out of their checks but can never claim it. Bill Dahn should thank them too".

How many citizens had their Social security numbers stolen for these illegals to work under? What effect has that had on legal citizens when they go to file a return? This shit happens.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Union said...

Eric 9:30 AM

Bull Shit "illegal's" are working almost any job out there


Eric is slandering again by saying that I haven't work steady for 20 year.
We all know that I Volunteer for the food shelf driving one of their trucks, it keeps me busy and I don't have time to pick on the dirty DFL Government or their Union like I could, But to you Eric and Chuck with your dirt bag ideas about not helping the people but helping your selves to a easy life.

Billy D

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"FLASH" - "THE TRASH IS HERE" some people out there think their money can buy anybody or anything


St. Paul union locals demand leader's ouster in wake of arrests


Kasper's critics. In its letter, AFSCME Council 5 warns that if Kasper doesn't step down within 30 days, the union will pull all but a token level of funding from the federation.

The Office of Professional Employees International Union Local 12 also sent a letter threatening to pull out, and the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 789 last month said it's pulling out as a result of Kasper's refusal to resign.

Unionized employees at the Pioneer Press, including reporters and some editors, are part of a union that contributes to the federation.

ONLINE

For letters from AFSCME and other unions, as well as Kasper's response, go to CityHallScoop.com.



Billy D

9:39 PM  

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