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    There were objections by some Republican congressmen to his testifying on the issue of immigrant labourers. I thought it was pretty good...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewPburLEZyY&feature=related]YouTube - Colbert stays in character at congressional hearing[/ame]

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    I guess if Mr. Colbert had a do-over, he might reconsider his appearance before Congress. Some people, actually quite a few people, didnít think it was very funny.

    A video made about it:
    YouTube - Illegal Immigration Isn't a Joke!



    And an open letter in response to Mr. Colbertís stunt:

    An Open Letter
    September 24, 2010

    Dear Stephen Colbert,

    In preparing this open letter to you, I am literally fighting back the tears! It truly breaks my heart that so many people in positions of power and authority continue to make light of illegal immigration!

    Are you aware of, and/or concerned with the fact, that American citizens and legal immigrants are murdered everyday by illegal aliens? Have you ever spent one second thinking about that?

    In speaking to Congress today, do you think you would have prepared anything different if one of your love ones was murdered by an illegal alien? You think you would make fun of this illegal alien invasion if you lost a loved one to this crime?

    What if your mother was shot in the head by an illegal alien? Do you think you could make that funny? What about your children? Would it be comical if your daughter or your son or your niece or nephew was lying in the street dead, shot in the head, by someone living in this country illegally?

    Hereís a challenge for you Mr. Colbert. I challenge you to visit a Memorial Plaque in Los Angeles, California. The Plaque where my 17 year old nephew, Jamiel Andreí Shaw II, was murdered on March 2, 2008, by a documented illegal alien gang member.

    Minutes after Jamiel hung up the phone with his father Jamiel Sr., Jamiel was shot in the stomach and then shot in the head, three doors from our home.

    Jamielís mother, U.S. Army Sergeant Anita Shaw was serving in Iraq when her son was murdered. Would you like to meet Anita, Mr. Colbert?

    I challenge you to visit where Cheryl Green was murdered in Los Angeles. Cheryl Green was 14 years old when she was shot and left for dead by an illegal alien. She was riding her bike across an imaginary line that the illegal alien gang members told each other, ďthe next black person that crosses this line will dieĒ.

    Would you like to meet Cherylís mother, Charlene Lovett? Iím sure she could use a good laugh!

    Maybe walking the streets of Los Angeles are not a challenge you would accept.

    So, how about Arizona, Mr. Colbert? I challenge you to visit the place where Robert Krentz was murdered by an illegal alien. Robert Krentz was 58. He was a well-liked cattle rancher, working on his 34,000 acre ranch, when he and his dog were shot dead by an illegal alien.

    These are just three of the American Citizens who Iím sure were not laughing when they were shot and murdered. Unfortunately, we have a long list of names of American citizens who were murdered by illegal aliens. Would you like to see their faces and meet their families?

    As a matter of fact, there are tens of thousands of Americans across the United States of America who were murdered and left for dead by people who were never supposed to be in the USA! Many of these criminals have never been caught!

    If you decide to accept this challenge, why not invite about 40 families who lost love ones due to illegal immigration, to come to your studio? Then, you can tell us all about your experience working on this farm. You can even tell us, ďhow bad your back was hurting when you were working with illegal aliensĒ. I wonder how many families would laugh and think thatís funny.

    To be honest with you, Iím having a very hard time trying to understand why Representative Zoe Lofgren invited you, to speak on this serious issue! Perhaps she too thinks illegal immigration is a laughing matter! She seriously needs to be replaced!!

    Call me Mr. Colbert if you accept this challenge, because I know my family would love a good laugh!!

    Sincerely,

    Jamiel Shawís Angry Aunt!
    Althea Rae Shaw
    Los Angeles, CA

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    its darn rough , and no laughing matter , in parts of Arizona, thats for sure.

    and we're not talking about the harmless illegals working on farms or as cleaners - there is a REAL invasion by the drug cartels from Northern Mexico. Get in their way and you'll end up dead.

    its a big big problem.


    For example : did you know that since 2006, a total of 26,000 people have been murdered in Northern Mexico due to the drug wars. Thats MORE than Iraq. Its absolutely out of control.. and spilling into Arizona.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Drug_War


    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66S6IQ20100730

    "More than 26,000 people have died in drug violence since Calderon launched his drug war in late 2006"
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    Yes, there are many good illegal aliens that are hard workers just trying to make a better life for themselves and their families. But with the good also comes the bad. And unfortunately there is far too much bad in this matter to continue to allow this absurd open border and amnesty nonsense.

    Some things you probably won’t hear from the regular news services.

    According to Representative Steve King of NY, illegal aliens commit 12 murders every day in the U.S. If his figures are correct, that amounts to about 4,380 annually. There are about 15,000 murders in the US each year. If total illegal aliens number about 15,000,000 as reported, and our population is about 320,000,000 (including illegal aliens), that means about 30% of the murders here are committed by about 5% of the population.

    In addition Representative King noted that 13 American are killed daily through drunk driving incidents committed by illegal aliens (and a report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Study found 20 percent of fatal accidents involve at least one driver who lacks a valid license.) Rep. King also reports eight American children are victims of sexual abuse by illegal aliens every day. Deborah Schurman-Kauflin of the Violent Crimes Institute of Atlanta estimates there are about 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the United States who have had an average of four victims each.

    Unfortunately as the number of illegal aliens increases in the US, so does the number of American victims grow exponentially.

    It's a very serious matter, not something to laugh about.

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    "Illegal aliens"? Of course it's something to laugh at - even the name itself is hilarious!

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    Colbert breaks character towards the end:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu9SSxe5bz0]YouTube - STEPHEN COLBERT @ Congress: "Migrant Workers have No Rights!"[/ame]
    Repeal the 27th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goober View Post
    And an open letter in response to Mr. Colbertís stunt:
    To be honest that open letter reads like a bit of a joke, although I've no doubt it's sincere.

    So Colbert should not highlight the economic contribution made by migrant agricultural workers because somebody got killed by somebody who was in the country illegally? In other words, the fact that some murders are committed by illegal immigrants means it is inappropriate to introduce balance into the immigration debate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joemomma View Post
    To be honest that open letter reads like a bit of a joke, although I've no doubt it's sincere.

    So Colbert should not highlight the economic contribution made by migrant agricultural workers because somebody got killed by somebody who was in the country illegally? In other words, the fact that some murders are committed by illegal immigrants means it is inappropriate to introduce balance into the immigration debate?
    Come again? I think I made my point pretty clear that that its not a laughing matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goober View Post
    Come again? I think I made my point pretty clear that that its not a laughing matter.
    Well if that's your point it's a pretty silly one.
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    Very funny
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