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Vargas' journey 'Documented'

Original post made on Jun 20, 2013

Jose Antonio Vargas is preparing to make his directorial debut. The Mountain View High School alumnus, former ==I Voice== intern and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist will screen his new film, "Documented," in Washington D.C. this week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 20, 2013, 1:58 PM

Comments

Posted by Wo\'O Ideafarm, a resident of another community
on Jun 20, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Wo\'O Ideafarm is a registered user.

With eleven million invading colonists on U.S. soil, there will be many heart wrenching stories such as that of Mr. Vargas. The suffering in these stories is real, and we must deal with this issue with compassion and strive for a WIN-WIN response, so that those who are here illegally are presented with a path to citizenship.

However, such stories are deliberately used to appeal to our hearts while end running around our brains. Mr. Vargas has neither a legal nor a moral right to be on United States territory. If he speaks English and has assimilated and is an active participant in our system of self government, then he is a true immigrant and should be welcomed. But far too many of these eleven million people are invading colonists, pure and simple. They come to take, but not to join us as one united people. They do not speak English. They do not assimilate. If you ask them, "Do you love your country?", they will say, "Si, si! Viva Mexico!". These people are colonists. They are not immigrants.

Compassion, combined with the exemplary moral character of the vast majority of these people, dictates that they must be presented with the opportunity to become true immigrants. Those not willing to speak English at work and in public places, to assimilate, to join us as one united people, and to give their allegiance to the United States Constitution and to the ideal of "liberty and justice for all" that it represents, should be given the boot.


Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 20, 2013 at 9:57 pm

[Post removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm

The poster child for Labor Arbitrage. There are far more recreational drug users and tax cheats than there are invading colonists coming for social services and lousy jobs. Let's legalize tax cheating and dope.


Posted by Something is fishy, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm

So the Republicans what the immigrants for the labor and the liberals want their votes.

Sounds to me like the gov't trying use these people for the wrong reasons. Making them sound like second class citizens. Soon they will wake up and find this isn't what they dreamed of.

We have 1 million people immigrate to the US legally. These are people that have earned their way LEGALLY and went through the proper channels.

Welcome to America


Posted by Monta Loma, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 21, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Oh Nick Vernon, do your homework. Katherine does not attend SF State, she goes to USF.


Posted by Doug Pearson, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 21, 2013 at 8:04 pm

I wish we didn't have illegal immigrants. Since we do, I wish that all or at least most of them can be legalized. I wish our immigration laws were changed to welcome anyone who wants to come to America, whether to visit (tourism) or work (temporary or permanent), whether short time or permanent, and whether they become citizens or not.

Our great country has grown strong and vibrant because of wave after wave of immigrants, starting with the first permanent settlements in the 17th Century. Now is not the time to say, "No more!" And now is not the time to punish those who are already here, even illegally, either through no fault of their own (Jose Antonio Vargas) or because they were so desperate to be here that they would come or stay illegally.


Posted by Mr. DePortum, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 21, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Too late, should have done something 50 years ago, now it's like putting a band aid on a shotgun wound.


Posted by Wo\'O Ideafarm, a resident of another community
on Jun 21, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Wo\'O Ideafarm is a registered user.

Mr. Pearson's opinion is also my own. I would add that the United States is a stunning and unique experiment in liberty and justice, and that we are merely stewards of that great, God-inspired experiment. We possessors of the territory of the United States have no moral right to grant or withhold access to this land of liberty and justice.

In the long view, I envision a world in which every human being on the planet has an equal right to contract for residency and/or citizenship, with the territorial governments competing vigorously with each other for citizens and noncitizen residents.

Today's world, in which an individual's economic, political, and social opportunities are determined by where he or she happens to have been born, is appallingly unjust.

I am a hardliner on this issue only on the question of how to get from here to there. For the long view, I share Maria Marroquin's vision of a borderless world.

Join with me, and perhaps with Mrs. Marroquin, in envisioning a world in which the territorial governments function as merely large property management firms.


Posted by Mr. DePortum, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 22, 2013 at 8:25 am

What a SHAME!!!


Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 22, 2013 at 10:33 am

So why is a recommendation that we deport criminals deemed an offensive comment?

Breaking laws is a crime. A person who breaks laws is a criminal. Vargas has broken the law multiple times.


Posted by Wo\'O Ideafarm, a resident of another community
on Jun 23, 2013 at 10:47 am

Wo\'O Ideafarm is a registered user.

USA: Please send me the exact text of your post that was censored. Do not sanitize or otherwise alter what you send to me. Once I receive it, I will pursue the matter with the editor of the Voice.

Censorship is incompatible with our notions of freedom and of self government. The partial censorship of your post also defames you. More precisely, it defames the pseudonym, "USA", that you use. (Interesting legal question: are people who post behind pseudonyms protected by slander / defamation law?)


Posted by Observer, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 23, 2013 at 4:08 pm

What he or she said above.


Posted by Litsa, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Hey MV Voice. Why did you delete my post?
All I said was "He's here illegally. He should be deported".
Did I use offensive language or do you guys not believe in freedom of speech?