February 2, 2013

Illegal Immigration: Rep Diaz Reaps A Fine Harvest of Denial From Ample Seeds of Willful Government Ignorance

Monique Chartier

On Wednesday, GoLocalProv published an article that included a round-up of responses on the issue of whether illegal immigration is a problem in RI.

One of the people that they spoke to was Rep Grace Diaz (D-Providence).

“I don’t think it’s a big issue to put a lot of energy to,” she said. “For regular people who are undocumented, it’s hard to get a job, it’s hard to survive and I can’t imagine anyone who doesn’t have any documents or anything to prove who they are being able to work in these regular jobs. For that reason, I don’t think that we have something to worry about".

Such a lovely substance-and-fact-free statement. In fact, when it comes to delivering taxpayer funded services of two of the biggest cost drivers of illegal immigration, K-12 education and "free" health care, we - schools, hospitals, doctors, govt officials, taxpayers - do not ask about immigration status. So it's impossible to quantify how much of the bill that the taxpayer picks up in both of these expense categories is racked up by illegal aliens.

But how convenient for the rep and for other proponents of illegal immigration. We pay the cost but don't keep track of it. So, according to Rep Diaz, we have nothing to worry about! In related news, money grows on trees, government doesn't abuse or squander a single tax dollar that it collects and unicorns frolic daily at Roger Williams Park.

[Monique is Deputy Editor of the RISC-Y Business Newsletter.]

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Rep.Diaz spends a good deal of time trying to help illegal aliens stay under the radar so what do you expect?If you think about it by helping to conceal them she is furthering the practice of exploitation of these people by business owners who run what could be called sweatshop operations with substandard wages;poor conditions of employment in some cases close to slavery(not prevalent in RI);and a lack of safety in the workplace.Of course if you told her that she'd think you were crazy.The woman is either a halfwit or a consummate con artist.

Posted by: joe bernstein at February 2, 2013 3:48 PM

Rep.Diaz spends a good deal of time trying to help illegal aliens stay under the radar

Posted by joe bernstein at February 2, 2013 3:48 PM

I believe that is a crime, and any patriotic law abiding American with proof should drop a dime on her, to the feds. Lets not forget that President Obama has deported more immigrants and ordered more workplace enforcement raids than any President in history

(and Obama still won the Hispanic vote 70% to Scissorhands Romney's 30%

Posted by: Sammy in Arizona at February 2, 2013 6:23 PM

(... excuse me as I dive for cover.)

Posted by: Monique at February 2, 2013 7:18 PM

"poor conditions of employment in some cases close to slavery(not prevalent in RI).

Haven't worked at many minimum wage factory jobs in RI,have you?

I'm a natural born citizen,if you saw me and spoke with me face to face there would be no doubt in your mind.

During a job interview in a spinning mill in the '90s,the interviewer talked with me,looked over my work history,place of birth etc, and then asked me if I had a green card.

The place was a complete hell hole and that wasn't the only one by far that I have worked in.

I can send you the particulars if you are interested.

Posted by: helen at February 3, 2013 2:38 AM

The most rayzist thing the radical rightwing Republican wackos do is stop undocumented future citizens from getting licenses.
How else are they supposed to drive to the jobs they are not taking from Americans...?

Posted by: Tommy Cranston at February 3, 2013 12:23 PM

@Helen-when I was young i worked for minimum wage in a freight transfer station(truck to train)at minimum wage,but that was in the 60's.My son worked at a factory in RI at minimum wage in really unsafe conditions with a friend of his-they were apparently the only English speakers there and most of the workers were illegalmy son is half Hispanic and they tried to talk to him but he speaks no Spanish.Just sayin' but your input is appreciated-I think it doesn't necessarily invalidate what I said.
@sammy-you ass-I spent over 20 years enforcing the law you reference and put people away for harboring/concealing(8USC1324)but I don't accuse Diaz of such an offense-it's her general attempt to hamstring state cooperation with Federal authorities and her opposition to the state taking advantage of a Federal program(e-Verify0to which I am referring.Hers is a political stance and is not specific enough with regard to any particular individuals to be a prosecutable offense.You are one ignorant person sammy boy

Posted by: joe bernstein at February 3, 2013 1:52 PM

"How else are they supposed to drive to the jobs they are not taking from Americans...?"

Oo, good point!

Posted by: Monique at February 5, 2013 7:58 PM

joe,I don't think that what you said is invalid,but it seems to me that you really don't understand that American citizens also suffer from these conditions considering your response.

I had to work with people who spoke little or no English and it was tough,really tough.

As for ethnicity,my son and grandchildren have enough Native American in them to qualify for membership in some tribes. Unlike the fake in MA,their Native ancestor is still very much alive and kickin' in California.

I don't give a damn or a hoot because somebody is "hispanic" so they should be considered as special. We are either American and all in this together or not.

Posted by: helen at April 25, 2013 3:08 AM

Joe,I'm sorry,it seems to me that I misunderstood what you said. Sometimes I can be so dumb.

Please accept my apology if I have offended you.

Yes, I know those unsafe conditions,terrible. I remember things like being burned with shreds of burning metal on my face,hands,in my hair and on my clothing because of malfunctioning equipment. And many other scary conditions.

Posted by: helen at April 25, 2013 3:52 AM
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