The first one I won't comment on at all, it's pretty much apparent that the state of Virginia is in horrible shape in terms of illegal immigration and the Federal Government's backyard is turning into a safe haven for illegals. Here's the article, "Up to 10% in Virginia's Jails are Illegal."
The second is the worst piece of pro-illegal immigration journalism I have seen in a while that makes the law breakers the victims of an evil Butler (OH) County "crackdown", or as you and I would call it, "law enforcement operation". So where does this article originate? Oh, it's Reuters. Wow, shocker. The whole article downplays the fact that 160, that's ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS were working at ONE factory in Fairfield, OH. The owner of course was floored to learn this.... Now here's the bias money quotes at work:
""I don't know if they ever got out, that's all I want to know," he said, gathering with friends at a neighborhood taco restaurant to rehash the trauma of the day and trade rumors about who will be deported."
Hopefully they all get deported, after all...THEY WERE HERE ILLEGALLY. Trauma? Trauma for our laws perhaps. However, perpetuation of a stereotype by hanging out at a Taco Restaurant is pretty funny....Taco flavored kisses for our darling illegals..
"Koch Foods is committed to complying with all immigration laws, and we look forward to resolving this matter quickly,"
Sure you are. Put your money where your mouth is, you pay for the gas, and I'll drive them back across the border. You hired 160 illegals, that's not a coincidence.
"Still, only 37 percent viewed deportation as a solution, while about one in four said workers should be allowed to stay if they have jobs and pass background checks."
Typical Media mind trick. For reference, 37 > 25, and that 25 percent is a maximum value, 23 percent is more like it, and 37 percent is over 50 percent greater than 23 percent. On a small scale, not a big deal, but at large numbers it's a huge difference. The trick here is to make it sound like 1 in 4 is a larger amount, hence it is not prefaced the the dreaded "only" that the larger value of 37 is given.
"I've been saying for two and a half years 'We're coming, ... don't hire illegals, don't violate the law,'" Jones said after the raid. "I personally have no sympathy for you whatsoever. None. Zero."
I like this Sheriff Jones, but he shouldn't have warned them. He also shouldn't have given a partisan journalist the opportunity to victimize a criminal by saying that he had no sympathy for them because they worded it in a horrible light for Sheriff Jones. Perhaps he should have said, "Well they broke the law, and we enforce the laws. People should not break the laws and expect to not have penalties." That would have been much more difficult to spin.
" A spokesman at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield said six people had been brought in with minor injuries including frostbite, and that all but one had been treated and released."
Oh that guy and his light coat really hosed over his friend. Why were they hiding though, they didn't do anything wrong right? Oh yea, they broke the laws of our nation. Actually I find a little humor in this even though I do feel bad they got frostbite. Really, I would have a lot more respect if they were just like, "Yes, I did it," and took their punishment like men rather than taking the "I'm not doing anything wrong" and then blaming others for the problems routine, ask Mikey Vick on that one.
"Everyone saw the raid on television, there is widespread fear, and now nobody wants to go out onto the street."
Well if you're that close to Cincinnati, you may not want to go out with the Bengals back in town anyway. Unless of course your buddies are talking illegal immigration at the local Taco Restaurant that is so tasty that you'd be willing to risk deportation. Mmmmm....forbidden taco...
To all those deported in this raid who knowingly broke our laws: