November 27, 2012, - 1:59 pm
It’s truly heartbreaking that so many American citizens lost their homes and everything they worked so hard for as a result of Superstorm Sandy. But on top of that, there is the insult added to injury with news “report” sob stories about how illegal aliens are the “victims.” That includes FOX News, which has an amnesty agenda, appeals to illegal aliens through FOX News Latino, and has a headline, “Hurricane Sandy’s Forgotten Victims – Undocumented Immigrants.” Disgusting. My favorite part of a similar sob story from AP story is the fact that Mexican diplomats are going to shelters to advise illegal aliens from Mexico how to apply for American food stamps and other entitlements. Hey, I guess if Homeland Security tells ’em how to do it, why not the Mexican government, too?
Superstorm Sandy plunged some immigrants living illegally in the U.S. into darkness and even deeper into the shadows.
Some of those who need help to get temporary housing and food are afraid to come forward because they risk deportation. And many have returned to damaged, powerless, moldy homes because they have no other place to stay. . . .
“If you are here illegally and you are at your home and see the National Guard and people in military uniform, going up and down, sure, you are going to be afraid,” said Gonzalo Mercado, executive director of El Centro del Inmigrante, a nonprofit that helps day laborers and their families in Staten Island.
“To not be informed means to be afraid. That is why we are here, to inform immigrants of resources available to them,” Mercado added.
The New York City area is home to more than 2.3 million Hispanics, according to census numbers, and some places hardest hit by the storm are known as landing spots for Mexican immigrants. Nonprofits that work in the area calculate at least 20,000 Mexicans in hard-hit Staten Island.
And here’s the money quote:
Officials from the Mexican government have visited shelters in New York and New Jersey looking for immigrants to help, informing them on how to obtain food stamps, financial assistance from FEMA or the Mexican government.
More than 735 people have signed up to receive economic help from the government of President Felipe Calderon, but there is only $180,000 so far to distribute, said the Mexican consul in New York, Carlos Sada. As of this week, 66 checks had been written to victims of the hurricane, totaling $110,000.
Hilarious. The Mexican government is instructing its own people who are in our country illegally how to get money from us and will only pitch in less than $200K for its own citizens. We are chumps, indeed.
Because [Miguel Alarcon] Morales’ children were born in the United States, he can apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency help, but he has been hesitant to do so.
“When one has no legal documents, that person will always think that there can be repercussions,” said Morales, who lost his job at an ice cream store in New Jersey that closed after the storm. He now works part-time at a bakery. . . .
Because they get paid in cash, immigrant workers lost money for the days they did not work after the storm. Without access to credit, their main hope now is to join reconstruction efforts as day laborers.
Mexican day laborer Eberto Silva didn’t have to look far for such a job – his landlord hired him at $14 an hour to do cleaning and demolition work at an apartment complex in Coney Island.
“There is going to be more work for immigrants like me now,” he said. “We may see that in the next few weeks.”
Groups that are part of the National Day Labor Organizing Network have also brought day laborers to do volunteer cleanup activities on weekends. El Centro del Inmigrante is trying to become a hiring center for day laborers, making sure that they work in safe and secure conditions.
What a joke. What a joke this country has become. And the thing is that these illegal aliens have nothing to fear about being deported. Unless they have a very serious criminal record, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) won’t touch ’em. Because, hey, we need to ensure a solid electorate for the Dems for generations to come.
Tags: amnesty, FOX News, FOX News Latino, Illegal Aliens, Immigration, Superstorm Sandy