Known Illegal Alien Goes To The Border, Whines About Being Stuck There

This is the kind of illegal alien story that enrages me. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: illegals have created this issue themselves. Rather than being humble, attempting to become part of America, asking politely to become a citizen, learning English, appealing to the generosity of Americans, and/or not blowing up our systems, they do exactly the opposite. They demand demand demand. They insult Americans. They demand we change our laws to conform to the illegals. They whine when the existing laws catch them up. They want us to cater to them in a myriad of ways. They fly their flags above ours. They yammer on about “The Race”. Many want parts of the Southwest returned to Mexico (which is funny, because Mexico didn’t want many of these people in the first place). Anyway, here we go, as Antonio Jose Vargas brings another whinefest

Trapped on the Border

I came to Texas to document the crisis of undocumented immigrants. Now I’m stuck.

write this from the city of McAllen, which sits in the Rio Grande Valley near the border, just across from the Mexican city of Reynosa. In the last 24 hours I realize that, for an undocumented immigrant like me, getting out of a border town in Texas—by plane or by land—won’t be easy. It might, in fact, be impossible.

I flew into the valley Thursday morning to visit a shelter for unaccompanied Central American refugees and participate in a vigil in their honor. Outraged at the media coverage of this humanitarian crisis (these children are not “illegal,” as news organizations like CBS News and the New York Times call them), and frustrated by the political ping-pong centered on border security and increased enforcement, I also came here to share my own story of coming to the United States as an unaccompanied minor from the Philippines. I wanted to help change the narrative of the conversation and, with a camera crew, share stories from the shelter and its volunteers. The visit to the shelter was intense and sobering, watching small kids fight for their lives with nothing more than their spirits.

Yes, they are illegal. They have no right to be in this country. That’s another part that is enraging, illegals saying that other illegals are not “illegal”. Anyhow, what happened was that several other people wondered how he would get out of the checkpoint zone. Apparently Antonio forgot to do any research before going to agitate for America to change her laws to cater to illegals, so now he’s trapped there. Cry me a river.

I do not have a single U.S. government-issued ID. Like most of our country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants, I do not have a driver’s license—not yet, at least. (Recently, California and Washington, D.C., passed laws granting licenses to their undocumented residents. Though New York City will start issuing municipal IDs to its undocumented population, the state of New York, where I currently live, does not issue driver’s licenses.) Identification aside, since outing myself in the New York Times Magazine in June 2011, and writing a cover story for TIME a year later, I’ve been the most privileged undocumented immigrant in the country. The visibility, frankly, has protected me. While hundreds of thousands of immigrants have been detained and deported in the past three years, I produced and directed a documentary film, “Documented,” which was shown in theaters and aired on CNN less than two weeks ago. I founded a media and culture campaign, Define American, to elevate how we talk about immigration and citizenship in a changing America. And I’ve been traveling non-stop for three years, visiting more than 40 states.

Of course, I can only travel within the United States and, for identification, when I fly I use a valid passport that was issued by my native country, the Philippines. But each flight is a gamble. My passport lacks a visa. If TSA agents discover this, they can contact CBP, which, in turn, can detain me. But so far, I haven’t had any problems, either because I look the way I do (“You’re not brown and you don’t look like a Jose Antonio Vargas,” an immigration advocate once told me), or talk the way I do—or because, as a security agent at John F. Kennedy International Airport who recognized me said without a hint of irony, “You seem so American.”

He can complain all day long, the fact is he’s here illegally, as is Tania Chavez, “an undocumented youth leader from the Minority Affairs Council, one of the organizers of the vigil” for the illegal children streaming across the border. She’s soaked up lots of American tax money attending school, including higher education which garnered her two Masters, all, again, on the backs of the American and Texas taxpayers. She apparently can’t travel in more than a 45 mile radius, and if she visits Mexico, she might not be able to return.

Antonio’s movie asks that “Whatever your background or beliefs, our campaign is about asking how we define what it means to be American, and elevating how we engage as citizens.” Well, he’s not a citizen. He wants the US to conform to his illegality. He wants to change our culture. To conform to illegals. He goes on to write

A broken immigration system means broken families and broken lives. I did not realize how broken I was until I saw how broken Mama was.

But, he’s more worried about being able to come back to America than visiting his mother in the Philippines, because he might not be allowed back in.

Illegals voluntarily choose to create those “broken families and broken lives”. This is a problem of their own making.We didn’t ask them to separate from their families. They did it on their own. Actions have consequences.

They demand that legal American citizens change to accommodate the illegals. The illegals want to “shift the conversation around citizenship”. They can start by stopping the entitlement mentality and being all sorts of demandy. Post 9/11, when the security of the border and concerns over those who were overstaying their visas become a serious issue, illegals could been humble and conformed to America. They could have shown that they really wanted to be Americans, not citizen of another country who was legally entitled to be in America. Stop demanding we provide them with social services, healthcare, taxpayer money, housing, all sorts of things in their language. Instead, they did the opposite. America is a generous country. Illegals took heavy advantage of that generosity, and the resulting backlash is of their own making.

If Antonio is stuck on the border, tough. He can go back to his own country and apply for a visa. His opinion is that he has a right to be an American citizen simply because he is here.

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16 Responses to “Known Illegal Alien Goes To The Border, Whines About Being Stuck There”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Back in the day, a good ol’ boy could still call the Negro college professor a “nigger” and feel superior. Years later, the good ol’ boy would take comfort as Rush, Glenn and Sean reassured him that the college professor got there because of affirmative action.

    Now, because of “political correctness”, it’s unacceptable for right-wing authoritarian followers to call African-Americans “niggers”, or to even hint it.

    Teach sees himself as superior to Antonio Jose Vargas, calling the estimable Mr. Vargas an “illegal”. Mr. Vargas has a Pulitzer Prize for journalism and bravely outed himself as an undocumented immigrant. Many Americans are beginning to recognize that America would be better off with more Vargas’ and fewer Tea Partiers.

    The far-right and the Republican elites are not letting this humanitarian crisis go to waste (but for different reasons). The elites are using it to posture for base votes in 2014 and 2016. The far-right is intentionally conflating the thousands of children fleeing their violent countries and presenting themselves at the US border with criminals sneaking into the US. You should be ashamed. You’re trying to further foment race hatred with your false claims of diseases, middle eastern child terrorists, flying with no ID… you rely on fear to keep your brethren terrorized.

    By all means, keep screaming at children and blocking buses. Real America is watching you.

  2. Conservative Beaner says:

    Jeff,

    Still living in your own fantasy world again, I hear there are drugs that can help you with that.

    Back in the day, a good ol’ boy could still call the Negro college professor a “nigger” and feel superior.

    Today a Mexican can call a white guy a gringo and feel so superior since they are a member of La Raza which believes the Mexican race is superior to all including blacks.

    Years later, the good ol’ boy would take comfort as Rush, Glenn and Sean reassured him that the college professor got there because of affirmative action.

    Chances are they were true. Today our great leader is a good example of affirmative action.

    Now, because of “political correctness”, it’s unacceptable for right-wing authoritarian followers to call African-Americans “niggers”, or to even hint it.

    Today only blacks can use the “N” word but they can also call a white guy a Cracker with no political penalty.

    Teach sees himself as superior to Antonio Jose Vargas, calling the estimable Mr. Vargas an “illegal”. Mr. Vargas has a Pulitzer Prize for journalism and bravely outed himself as an undocumented immigrant.

    Actually Jeff Libtards like you and Obozo see themselves as superior to everyone else. Conservatives like Teach and myself see ourselves as ordinary Americans. Also I don’t care if Mr. Vargas was the Pope. If he didn’t have the proper documentation he would be illegal.

    Many Americans are beginning to recognize that America would be better off with more Vargas’ and fewer Tea Partiers.

    Only in your Libtard dreams Jeffy.

    The far-right and the Republican elites are not letting this humanitarian crisis go to waste (but for different reasons).

    Wasn’t it Pelosi who said don’t let a crisis go to waste.

    The elites are using it to posture for base votes in 2014 and 2016.

    No doubt both sides will be using this to hammer the other side.

    The far-right is intentionally conflating the thousands of children fleeing their violent countries and presenting themselves at the US border with criminals sneaking into the US.

    If you don’t think it is happening then you are a fool. wait, you already are.

    You should be ashamed.

    We’re not.

    You’re trying to further foment race hatred with your false claims of diseases, middle eastern child terrorists, flying with no ID… you rely on fear to keep your brethren terrorized.

    Conservatives cannot start what is already happening thanks to libtards like you.

    By all means, keep screaming at children and blocking buses. Real America is watching you.

    Yes Jeff and they are liking what the Conservatives are doing. Even Jessie Jackson and Congressman Henry Cuellar are ashamed of what Obama has allowed to happen.

  3. Jeffery says:

    Beanie,

    Cracker, please! Our ideas are superior to yours, and will win in the end (they always do), but not before the conservatard fringe inflicts their pain on others first. It’s how you feed the burning rage inside – you know what I mean – deep down inside where you won’t admit it to anyone – that mental and moral inferiority you feel to those effete, smart-ass, pussy liberals.

    I used to think that conservatards hurt people as a by-product of their thoughtless ideology,but this new brand of conservatard (the conservaturd) seems to enjoy hurting others.

  4. Gdeck Bob says:

    Reading Jeff’s comments is saddening.

    People like Jeff would never dare make those comments – even on the internet using an alias – without being a part of a group that supports his world view.

    I can only conclude that Jeff and his ilk are in favor of the breakup of a Constitutional America. That he and his inner circle of “intellectuals” believe such an event would be advantageous to them is beyond understanding.

    This breakup is happening even as we speak. The federal government is – and has been – the most powerful and active entity to accomplish this goal. They are quite close to succeeding.

    Best of luck Jeff. Modern medicine, safe foods, excellent pre-natal care and many other factors of our Western civilization has given you a superior brain… no doubt sporting a three digit IQ.

    It’s too bad you have done nothing more with it than parrot the concepts of those who will happily lead you over the cliff, unless you are one of the invading minorities intent on the destruction of all things western civilization has provided to the world. In that case, your comments are as expected.

    Regardless of his ethnic background,I look forward to Jeff’s comments ten years from now, when everything he wishes for has turned into the nightmare it will become.

  5. Conservative Beaner says:

    Jiffy,

    I see I your hatred is strong and you will go down the dark side of the force.

    Our ideas are superior to yours, and will win in the end (they always do),

    Then why do you lie about them? “We will help the Veterans and make sure they get the care they need”. “You can keep your plan”, You can keep your doctor”. The Border is more secure than it’s ever been”, I get a chuckle out of that one.

    but not before the conservatard fringe inflicts their pain on others first.

    Too late, whatever pain we inflict will be minor to the thoughtless destruction libtards have wrought on America.

    It’s how you feed the burning rage inside – you know what I mean – deep down inside where you won’t admit it to anyone – that mental and moral inferiority you feel to those effete, smart-ass, pussy liberals.

    At least you admitted your a pussy. But this should read;

    Libtards create phony wars on minorities and women for it feeds the hatred. It’s how we feed our burning rage inside – you know what I mean – deep down inside where we won’t admit it to anyone – that mental and moral inferiority we feel to those happy, smart, America loving Conservatives.

    I used to think that conservatards hurt people as a by-product of their thoughtless ideology, but this new brand of conservatard (the conservaturd) seems to enjoy hurting others.

    We used to think that Libtards helped people as a by-product of their thoughtless ideology, but this new brand of libtard (the libturd) seems to enjoy hurting others.

  6. jl says:

    J-Doesn’t it hurt twisting yourself into a pretzel to defend the indefensible? “Teach sees himself as superior to the estimable Mr. Vargas, calling him an “illegal”. Mr. Vargas has a Pulitzer Prize and outed himself as an undocumented immigrant.” He is illegal, so you’re saying speaking the truth about his situation is evidence of superiority? Got it. That he has a prize in his pocket is of course irrelevant to the topic, and only shows your desperation trying to defend him. If I have a prize can I granted amnesty for a felony? “Outed himself as an undocumented..” Well, if he’s outed then he’s not undocumented anymore, now is he? And so what if he outed himself? He’s still breaking the law. But I laugh at how stupid liberals are. If we change “illegal” to “undocumented”, then everything will be ok!

  7. Jeffery says:

    Beanie Baby,

    Cracker, please! How original. About as good as I expected, though.

    Back to your backward thoughts on affirmative action. In your opinion what percentage of Black Americans got where they are by affirmative action (reverse racism)?

    Do you think Rand Paul would be a Senator if his dad wasn’t Ron Paul?

    Do you think George W. would have been President if his dad wasn’t George H. W.?

    Are those cases of affirmative action?

  8. Jl says:

    J-if you compare affirmative action to the results of a free election, you surely are beyond hope. But we already knew that.

  9. […] one more thing. Be sure to read about the illegal immigrant who is whining and complaining about being trapped on th…. I guess we’re supposed to feel sympathy for this guy who has been flouting our laws for […]

  10. Jeffery says:

    J,

    Maybe you will answer. In your opinion, what percentage of Black Americans have their jobs/positions because of affirmative action?

    What do you think explains the following data?

    Median Family Income (US Census):

    White: $57,000
    Black: $33,000

    Why is the Black unemployment rate almost double that of whites?

    Do you have any evidence that Blacks are receiving all the advantages (other than that the current President is Black)?

    Without his father’s influence, George W. would never have been in a position to be considered for his part ownership of the Rangers, the Tex gov or the Presidency.

    Steve Douchie’s son is on TV because of Steve. Tim Russert’s son is on TV because of Tim.

    Some folks get opportunities that others do not.

  11. Jl says:

    To answer your questions, I’ll ask you several questions-you may find the answers in there. Why are blacks much less likely to graduate high school? Remember, in most places they sit in the same classrooms as whites. Why are there a much larger percentage of blacks in prisons? Why are black families much more likely to have one-parent households, which many studies say significantly contribute to later in life problems, such as poverty and prison? Again, the rise in one parent households, which was relatively constant for a long period of time, began it’s rise exactly at the same time Johnson’s “war on poverty” began, with it’s corresponding rise in welfare. The above things are for the most part consequences of personal choices, not absence of opportunities. “Some folks get opportunities others do not.” That’s true, because that’s life. The fix, however, is not to deny opportunities to others through reverse discrimination. Another trueism of life is that many, many, people choose not to take opportunities that life offers them.

  12. Commissar Kirov says:

    Kudos comrade. We all have seen Obama the noted Constitutional scholar demonstrate for the entire world that he like all other blacks attained the dizzing heights of power and success through his hard work, grit, and talent. Affirmative action paid no role in allowing the Choom King into elite schools despite his admitted lack of drive, seriousness, or academic talents. It was his ego busting intelligence, which allowed him to succeed. How many of you knew for example that:
    -there were more than 57 states in America
    -that they speak Austrian in Vienna
    -that Kansas City is located in Nebraska
    -that the phrase “we find these truths to be self evident” are to be found in the Constitution

    And guest immigrants comrades not illegals, just as bulgars are just undocumented house guests, contribute to a society so much that we in the People’s Paradise build minefields, walls, guard towers, and moats to insure our serfs did not escape to enrich the racist. capitalist societies you describe.

    Isn’t it a wonder then that these same illegals don’t seek the sanctuary of Havanna nor Haiti or Venezuela where ture social justice reign?

    But we do need people like you, people’s whose ego are so large they have their own gravitational wells that match their ignorance to further the cause of HOPE CHANGE SOCIAL JUSTICE, or as defined by the running dogs of capitalism greed, envy and hatred. But these people who have created the most beign, prosperous, and tolerant society on earth just won the lottery and are really evil. They do not hope to match your morality, accomplishments and sacrifices.

    Yes Jeffrey, you are our new Obama. Allah be praised!

  13. Commissar Kirov says:

    Give it to them comrade! Show them that calling them “cracker” demonstrates the moral superiority of our ideology, the incredible academic credentials you have AMASSED, AND THE WONDEROUS mind you possess! The Party is proud of your many ideas butressed by all those incredible facts which defy rebuttal. Why I haven’t since such incredible proposals and arguments since my six year old, mentally deficient child, threw a tantrum. Braney Frank found your accusations breath taking, and after he finished gagging he wondered if you could come by and practise on him?

    With your wit and intellectual superiority Obama is right to fear you. Why you are almost as manly as Mooochelle and as bright as Biden. Perhaps you will run for senate in Massachusetts. You have all the moral and intellectual qualifications that their senators have long proudly displayed.

    The Order of Lennin for you comrade Jeff. The mind is a terrible thing to use. Keep using yours, the world can see how intelligent and honest you are!

  14. Commissar Kirov says:

    Comrade Jeff:

    That’s it comrade show them how racist the USA is. Expose all those illegals coming to the USA to be part of a racist society. Show them how all those Ayran Koreans, Japanese, Indians, Chinese have incomes that exceed those of whites because of the racist nature of society. Show how African blacks and West Indian blacks beat American blacks because of the fundamental racism of American society. Show how jews have prospered despite not being part of the Anglo mainstream. Show how Catholics are downtrodden beset by signs like “NO dogs or Catholics allowed.”

    The politboro can’t imagine why black Americans earn less but we can rest assured you will never look into any factors such as family, morales, risk taking, energy, prison records, and stable envirnonments or black social cultural factors to demonstrate with your superior intellect why only blacks have not propspered amongst all the other races and creeds who have adopted America as their home. But this might have to do with the same reasons for the shinning success of black Africa since Independence.

    VIVA LA CAUSA! Every city a Detroit. Every State an Illinois!

    Hope Change, Social Justice!

  15. Joseph says:

    Well done, but he won’t get it.

  16. jl says:

    Jeffery in 3..2..1…”but but but it’s those evil right wingers!”

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