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How many illegal immigrants do you think work in Minot?

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chadk66

Apr-18-14 2:32 PM

the scarey part is, they're working on your air base

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Momofthree

Apr-18-14 8:19 AM

One more thing ... We get something out of their roofing and planting and harvesting. If they "take the money back to Mexico," it is little different than that money you sent to China for your new flat screen TV. The money leaves one way or another.

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Momofthree

Apr-18-14 8:16 AM

I don't need to travel to Mexico to find work, although I would do some charity work there if asked.

Mexican laborers are working in fields and on top of houses in the hot summer sun. Some of them are probably responsible for rebuilding Minot after the flood.

Now, if they were taking jobs ANY OF US wanted or were willing to do, I would say go home. Since they are not, I say, give them worker Visas and keep track of them. Provide a short period of amnesty during which they could apply for Visas.

You don't always have to shoot yourself in the foot to get a thing onto the right track. Sometimes you can help yourself while helping others. This fact baffles Republicans.

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Momofthree

Apr-18-14 8:16 AM

I don't need to travel to Mexico to find work, although I would do some charity work there if asked.

Mexican laborers are working in fields and on top of houses in the hot summer sun. Some of them are probably responsible for rebuilding Minot after the flood.

Now, if they were taking jobs ANY OF US wanted or were willing to do, I would say go home. Since they are not, I say, give them worker Visas and keep track of them. Provide a short period of amnesty during which they could apply for Visas.

You don't always have to shoot yourself in the foot to get a thing onto the right track. Sometimes you can help yourself while helping others. This fact baffles Republicans.

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Momofthree

Apr-18-14 8:16 AM

I don't need to travel to Mexico to find work, although I would do some charity work there if asked.

Mexican laborers are working in fields and on top of houses in the hot summer sun. Some of them are probably responsible for rebuilding Minot after the flood.

Now, if they were taking jobs ANY OF US wanted or were willing to do, I would say go home. Since they are not, I say, give them worker Visas and keep track of them. Provide a short period of amnesty during which they could apply for Visas.

You don't always have to shoot yourself in the foot to get a thing onto the right track. Sometimes you can help yourself while helping others. This fact baffles Republicans.

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Momofthree

Apr-18-14 8:16 AM

I don't need to travel to Mexico to find work, although I would do some charity work there if asked.

Mexican laborers are working in fields and on top of houses in the hot summer sun. Some of them are probably responsible for rebuilding Minot after the flood.

Now, if they were taking jobs ANY OF US wanted or were willing to do, I would say go home. Since they are not, I say, give them worker Visas and keep track of them. Provide a short period of amnesty during which they could apply for Visas.

You don't always have to shoot yourself in the foot to get a thing onto the right track. Sometimes you can help yourself while helping others. This fact baffles Republicans.

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muleskinner

Apr-18-14 5:46 AM

In 1918, during the War to end all wars, WWI, North Dakota was short farm workers because soldiers were needed for the war effort. North Dakotans answered the call to arms too. That year, after the harvest, then governor Lynn Frazier stood and thanked Mexican nationals for helping with the harvest, without them, the work done to harvest crops would have been a greater chore.

If you lived in Mexico, you could enter into the US, head on up to Ohio and work the sugar beet fields. When the harvest was over, you maybe headed on up to Detroit to find work to build new cars. It's what went on back then, years now.

Mexican nationals have been working fields and factories in the US for a long long time. They were paid, then hauled their money back to Mexico.

The US gov had to get their fingers on some of the money that was heading south without any taxes collected on the fist full of dollars the Mexicans took home.

For the US gov, it's always about money.

Follow the money.

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BillGarr2016

Apr-17-14 10:37 PM

Why would anyone in their right mind finish anything Bush started?

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BillGarr2016

Apr-17-14 8:48 PM

Gosh Matt, I just thought someone who was trying to be efficacious and edifying would know the difference between 'the' and 'that. Or were you trying to be smug and ignorant and indifferent.

Furthermore, what the heck are you doing slumming at the MDN?

Isn't the 'Atlantic' more your cup of tea?

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JackAaah

Apr-17-14 7:48 PM

....and MDN is trying to slow dat 'progress' of you, Matt, dey just want it slowed down....

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JackAaah

Apr-17-14 7:47 PM

Matt-ol'boy.....we'll*****you down to our level yet....you justa watch...

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JustaMan

Apr-17-14 5:58 PM

MattRothchild Apr-17-14 2:24 PM

"Forgive me for saying so, but virtually everyone who posts on this website's forums deserves to be patronized and condescended to.."

Now Matt, I totally support your 10:50 post with the exception of leaving the source of the cantankerous schoolyard journalism out of the serious discussion.

After all, I'm sure you're aware every dictator, every anti-agenda & every political achievement started in someone's back room or office. They don't print flyers for free!

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MattRothchild

Apr-17-14 4:08 PM

So that's what you're resorting to now, philistine? Being Spellcheck/Grammarcheck? Pathetic.

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BillGarr2016

Apr-17-14 3:33 PM

"...the utter trash the passes for legitimate discussion"

should read:

"...the utter trash that passes for legitimate discussion"

but I digress....

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MattRothchild

Apr-17-14 3:25 PM

You DO realize, BG, that you were included in that also, right? Or are you really that shortsighted?

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BillGarr2016

Apr-17-14 3:16 PM

Mule VS Matt.

I love to watch Republican right wingers eat themselves.

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MattRothchild

Apr-17-14 2:24 PM

Forgive me for saying so, but virtually everyone who posts on this website's forums deserves to be patronized and condescended to...the utter trash the passes for legitimate discussion and debate here is so laughable it's hard to believe that people actually say it.

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muleskinner

Apr-17-14 11:54 AM

You people?

Remind me to never read another word of Matt's condescending and patronizing 'wisdom'.

Might want to try to communicate with some real thought in mind; you're a bonafide nitwit .

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Sickworld

Apr-17-14 11:22 AM

Haha, Matt. To even think (most) the people that comment on here read books other than Dr. Seuss, or more so understand half of what you just said is too funny! I myself am educated, but you, smart guy, should find a more sophisticated media sight for sure!

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BillGarr2016

Apr-17-14 10:55 AM

Those are some BIG and wise words coming from our neighbor in Minnesota.

There may be hope for you yet.

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MattRothchild

Apr-17-14 10:50 AM

Some of you people, instead of complaining about theoretical examples of illegal immigration, should read some books about the actual history of illegal immigration in North Dakota's history. Consider that the Icelandics who heavily settled the NE portion of the state all crossed illegally from Canada in the 19th Century.

If we want to have a discussion about illegal immigration that's actually efficacious and edifying, we could discuss why it wasn't a big deal for them to do it back then but is a big deal for others to do it now.

Actually, to be efficacious and edifying, this discussion would need to avoid the usual lowest common denominators usually employed by the many philistines to distract and divert the conversation.

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animal

Apr-17-14 9:12 AM

OFF TOPIC SINCE IT HAS NOT BEEN CHANGED: News story,last night- LIBS call law to ban killing babies unconstitutional!!!(but laws to ban free speech and right to bear arms are just fine! You wonder why I think LIBS are IDIOTS!

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BillGarr2016

Apr-17-14 8:59 AM

Freedumrings..."And why aren't Libs protesting when the illegals take jobs away from Unions? They are in construction and many of the other trades."

How many businesses are hiring illegal immigrants? If it weren't for Unions you'd be paid like Chinese workers.

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muleskinner

Apr-17-14 8:39 AM

I am sure Momof3 would be happy to travel to Mexico and find work down there. Even if she has to be an illegal alien in Mexico, that's ok with the Mexican gov.

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keyzgirl62

Apr-17-14 8:35 AM

Per the article, however, all three were employed by at least one business. Those panhandlers on the corners, take note.

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