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Citizenship, Puerto Rico, and more!

Here's a story about an American citizen who was held for deportation by ICE in Chicago. He even showed them his birth certificate, but they were like, nah, fake. Wtf?!

The article quotes him as saying, ""That's crazy. Because I was born in Puerto Rico. I never knew that Puerto Rico wasn't part of the United States." You know who thought Puerto Rico wasn't a part of the United States? Idaho congressional candidate Vaughn Ward, that's who. In a Republican primary debate with Puero Rico-born Raul Labrador, he referred to Puerto Rico as a country, and then, when Labrador told him it's not a country, he responded with, "I really don't care what it is." (This guy has also been in the news lately for plagarizing Obama's 2004 DNC speech, as demonstrated by a video that one of the fringe Republican competitors put together.)

Ward just the nomination to Labrador this Tuesday, so it's Labrador who will face off against the Democratic nominee Walt Minnick, notable for rather different reasons. Minnick was a Nixon White House staff member, though he resigned in protest when Nixon fired the special prosecutor. Most amusingly, Walt Minnick is the only Democrat endorsed by the Tea Party Express. (!)

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Fear of a black planet? Too late. The only solution to this is to get rid of the NAFTA and reinforce the labor laws in the country. If companies, fields and particulars, stop benefiting from cheap labor, then the influx of immigrants will decrease. Also, if the trade agreements keep on undermining the working conditions in other countries, few immigrants will like to return to a unjust labor situation. Most of the people who migrate, migrate to work hard and earn a better living for them and their families. Now if you are really angry get angry with all the multinationals. Those are the ones pushing this unfair practices on other countries.

What happen? I finish my reply to the hate comments and then they disappear. Do not sensor them, let them be visible. can not hide the reality that there are many racist out there. Even those who do not acknowledge it.

Drive-by posts with links aren't real comments. They're spam. That's why I deleted them. Those people have no intention of actually reading any followup comments you post anyway. :P

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