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May 14, 2008

My comment to article by Joshua Holland, AlterNet.

Here is a comment I posted to the article By Joshua Holland, AlterNet at

"In a similar situation the Sheriff of Nashville, Tennessee has instituted 287g which has resulted in the deportation of over 3,000 persons in the last year; only 50 were gang members .016 percent.

To put this in perspective this would be as if the fourth largest employer of Nashville were to leave in one year. By this time next year 287g will have deported over 6,000 persons; putting in 2nd place of largest employers.

The Nashville Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a forum regarding 287g to see if an exodus has already begun from Nashville.

I have personally spoken to numerous immigration clients who have told me they are leaving or have been forced to leave.

In the zeal to up hold the law 287g has not created a welcoming atmosphere in Nashville. Immigrants are mobile and there are more welcoming places live in the United States.

Enforcement only is not the solution the US needs comprehensive immigration reform to allow working taxpayers to gain lawful status. We need to replace politicians who care more about their career than the city, state and country.".

Posted by VisaLawyer at May 14, 2008 07:21 AM


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