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Thank you for calling attention to the above reported subject. The story really hit close to home because I grew up with the same kind of angst that many of these sons and daughters of undocumetned immigrants experience. When I was a teenager, I used to live with the day-to-day with the reality that federal agents were going to take my mom because she was at the wrong place at the wrong time. There were days when I was terrified for my mom to get on the bus or trolley because we had heard that immigration officials were rounding up people off public transportation. Since then I have been fortunate to supercede these hardships. I am doubtful that listeners who disagree now with me would say differently if they were placed under the same intense economic pressure to abruptly leave their home; go to foreign country where you don't speak the language; know thatyou'd be denied access to many opportunities because of your status becausecouldn't wait 10 years to feed your family so you could immigrate the "moral" way; then find yourself living like a fugitive hoping that today's trip to the grocer wasn't going to be the last time you'd see your family. What IS moral is caring about the basic dignity of all human beings. What should be illegal is being OK with the idea of tearing children from their parents who have otherwise not comitted any violent-, property-, monetary-, or drug-realted crime. Deportation causes immeasurable econimic and emotional hardhips to children who never had any say in the matter.
As for the above listener, don't worry KPBS, I'll continue to support to you :)
May 17, 2010 at 5:45 p.m.
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