NBC will be running "Tom Brokaw Reports: In the Shadow of the American Dream" a special about illegal immigration on December 26.
Color me skeptical, but every single time they've run one of these "specials" it has turned out to be full blown "blame America" pieces that show a bunch of poor, "do gooder" illegal aliens and some evil "racist" Americans who want them deported. They'll have Tom Tancredo on, as all of these specials do, yet he'll be edited down to a few sentences. They never show the working class Americans whose wages have been destroyed or the devastation illegal immigration has had on the health care and education systems. They never show the families that have been destroyed by illegal alien criminals, drunk drivers and vicious gangs like MS-13.
No, you'll see none of that, all you'll see is the poor illegal alien who is being held back by immigration warriors who want our laws followed. You may hear the word "illegal", but more than likely you'll hear the word "undocumented" once and then after that just "immigrant", lumping the illegals in with immigrants as a whole. You'll see plenty of crying illegal aliens and no crying Americans, as we all know the illegal aliens are the victims. Right?
You'll hear those opposing illegal immigration being referred to as the negative sounding "anti-illegal immigration activist", a moniker which has 3 negative connotations in one phrase; Anti, illegal and activist. Activist is generally construed by most as a small group, some radical fringe element. They probably won't point out that the majority of Americans in every respectable poll fit within this "fringe". Those wanting immigration laws enforced are not a fringe, but a large majority of the country.
You'll also hear the sad story of illegal aliens, who knowingly came here and broke our laws and now face deportation, crying about how their family will be ripped apart. And you'll probably hear about the illegal alien children who were brought here at the age of 3 and grew up as "Americans" who have never been to their home countries now demanding that they receive special treatment. Such a sob story. A few words you won't hear are "personal responsibility" or "accepting the consequences of your actions".
Yes, I see all of this coming from NBC and Tom Brokaw. Don't get me wrong, I like Tom Brokaw, he's my favorite of the old school news anchors, but when it comes to immigration the network news has never actually reported the truth on immigration and I'm pretty sure they won't do so this time around either.
I have watched the special and I have my review of it here
The ILLEAGALS, can GO HOME GRINALA!!!!!!, and STAY PUT this time. We are SICK to death of there bleedin heart bull sh-t. What about the people in the Allegan mnts that are STARVING to DEATH, because tyhese dam fence jumpers, and felony people will NOT stay PUT????? If Brokaw does what you think he is going to I am going to protest to the Highest degree! One concerned CITEZEN of the United AStates of America, and I fought in Nam for the right to do so too!!!!
I would just like to ask all of the rest of conservative,middle class America if they agree with me that inevitably more likely sooner than later there is going to be armed violence when the day finally comes that Americans are sick of this bullshit that is being used to screw us over by nearly all with a few exceptions the vermin wecall Congress?
Posted by: TN. CONSERVATIVE MIDDLE-CLASS MAN on December 20, 2006 12:58 AM
Attn all "AMERICANS": Farmers are looking for crop pickers. Great benefits are offered, competitive salaries, and great enviroment.
I would laugh at the day that I see a white or black person picking crops for $3.00 an hour in the middle of a hot summer day. Give me a break. All we americans are doing is taking advantage of these people.
Why dont we fight for the REAL american jobs that are being taken away from us everyday; engineers, teachers, and nurses. Try calling any telephone # for technical support. You will be calling India. Not america!!!! America please wake up and choose your battles.
Posted by: America the great on December 22, 2006 06:04 AM
KENNY: it is spelled ILLEGALS, CITIZENS, UNITED STATES. Please learn how to spell before you try to make a point. It makes you look like a stupid redneck.
Posted by: America the great on December 22, 2006 06:08 AM
"A few words you won't hear are "personal responsibility" or "accepting the consequences of your actions".
If "Americans" would work hard this would not be a problem. This is the laziest country in the world and now that others are doing the work and doing it well Americans are complaining. No white person wants to do labor work. That's your problem. Accept the consequences.Stop complaining. The funny thing is immigration is going to stay.The Mexican Immigrants are already here. They are not going anywhere.Too bad for you. You have no idea about there point of view. You're people came to this land to have a better life. What's the difference? Not that it matters, you won't win. That's the beauty of it.
Posted by: V on December 26, 2006 08:31 PM
What a bias report made by the elitest pieces of @#&* that have made the american worker out to be lazy and unwilling to work at any price. Any american will work for a living wage no matter what the job!!! When I go to the grocery here in South Texas and seem to be the only one paying with CASH$$$(no lone star card). I see the other side of the coin and that is the illegals living on welfare and all of the give away crap. This special is the total opposite of reality. More illegals come here for the welfare, than for work!!!!
Shame on you Tom Brokaw!!!! U SUCK UP!!!!!
Posted by: texas american on December 26, 2006 09:17 PM
I couldn't believe that guy got off twice for speeding with just a warning: the cop must have known he was illegal and didn't want to be bothered with it: a citizen would of had two tickets. Wonder what he showed for insurance?
In the shadows? you've got to be kidding. They're openly illegal on news shows, in the papers doing interviews: that's hardly in the shadows.
Not getting their tax money back- only one person in the house had a social security card: as many dead beat dads know construction jobs frequently don't withold taxes because everyone is an independent contractor.
If I commited tax evasion and identity theft I'd go to jail.
Posted by: Amber Dru on December 26, 2006 09:44 PM
I'm really sick and tired of people calling me lazy! The problem isn't laziness, it is the inability to speak spanish. I know! I've tried to get a job in the construction industry. Unless I'm fluent in spanish i don't have a chance. So' don't tell me I'm lazy!
While you're at it tell me, What is our "national policy"?
Posted by: Kathy on December 26, 2006 10:17 PM
No white person wants to do labor work. That's your problem.
This is not about race and your insinuation that it is just shows that you are the true racist.
This issue is affecting all Americans and legal residents of this country, Whites, Hispanics, Blacks, Asians from every continent Africa, Europe, Asia and yes even Latin America and Mexico and every other country in the world that America actively allows legal immigrants to come from. We are the most open country in the world when it comes to immigration of the legal variety and now we are being taken advantage of by one particular country in particular, Mexico.
From the latest reports from the Department of Homeland Security, the amount of illegal immigration from Mexico dwarfs all other illegal immigration from other countries combined. In addition, illegal immigration surpassed legal immigration per year in total.
And in the end what do we get for providing illegal aliens education, health care, social services and handouts of our tax dollars? Insulted and called a bunch of lazy fat asses.
The only one making this an issue of race are people like you, supporters of illegal aliens only from Mexico. Damn the rest of Americans and legal immigrants here as long as people of your race can come here and take advantage of the rest of the people in this country.
Keep marching in the streets and demanding rights that you in no way deserve. All it does is show the rest of the legal people in this country what a bunch of extortionist and invasive thugs this groups of people residing in our country has become and spurs people to action.
I hope the coming year brings us more marches, it just reinforces the damage these illegal aliens are doing to our country.
After living in the Colorado Mountains, I found this report to be accurate. There is only one problem. The Salazar brothers are NOT Mexican Americans. They are Hispano,or Spanish, 5 generations ago they moved to Colorado from New Mexico. Their ancestors would typically have moved from Mexico to New Mexico around the year 1700. A few of these folks moved to New Mexico before Jamestown. A small population with Hispanic Cultural descent, with much Ute, Apache, and Navajo blood, they have been here long before the U.S. was a couuntry. The culture in New Mexico was related to Mexican Culture. However, it is not Mexican, and the Salazar's are not Mexican American. Other than that, it was excellent, and much needed.
Posted by: Cat Mcguie on December 27, 2006 12:27 AM
PEOPLE WHO SAY "....jobs Americans WON'T do..." are so ignorant and un-American! If all employees in the U.S. were paid a decent living wage, then there would be plenty of workers to fill the jobs and less of a push by large corporations to bring illegals across the border to work making the corporate rich even richer and U.S. citizens poorer! We're NOT racists! There are plenty of non-white legal citizens who are also against illegals coming here and getting a free ride off of us! The legal ones have worked hard to become legal citizens so it's just not fair whether you be white, black, red, or brown!
Posted by: DinTN on January 7, 2007 03:08 PM
I am illigal who came to this country legally on turist visa,and before the visa expired I decided to legalize my status and applied for it. Not knowing the language at the time I hired an attorney to help me out with the papers, then I waited, and waited,and...unitl my visa expired.
My Amreican lawyer cashed $5000 and moved to California, never heard from him again.I hired another one, &4000 this time (no visa anymore, and no going home)This guy was not competend american...Two years past, 3, 4, 5, I spend thousends of dollars on attornies, I sold my house and everything I had in Europe, nothig happend...
No help from American citizens, in the meantime I started my own company here(as I had to eat and feed my children)
and I opened up several positions for people, I had a hard time to find realy qualified persons but I hired them anyway,all Americans,I, Illigal with no language, no more money and no help from anyone, gave jobs to many american families and yet
and had no appreciation for it. People here are lazy, good for nothig, money hungry parasites...
I am here 18 years now, still illigal but indipendent and FU Mr.Whatever? and everyone of such nature, you are nerrow minded piece of S..T
Posted by: Illigal victim on January 26, 2007 12:14 AM
I am in very similar situation as the"illegal victim" above, wery well put: LAZY, FAT, eating their own money(and still hungry), complaing PARASITES
Posted by: worker on January 26, 2007 12:25 AM
hahahaahaha i love to see st!##$%d white people getting angry, crying at illegal's that they work seven days a week 12 hrs at day and i beat they pay more tax money the any middle class american white or black people but since they dont have no ss# they cant not get any tax credits hahah come on wake up whites and stop bitchin.illegals paid in full home and nice suv.s