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Undocumented students deliver emotional testimony on House immigration bill

Seventeen-year-old Kevin Lopez Gutierrez walked to the podium of a Florida House committee Thursday and told the packed room that he is undocumented.

"I had a dream of sitting in your position," he told members of the economic affairs committee. "I still have that dream. I can't do that because I'm illegal."

He spoke softly in opposition to a proposal by Rep. William Snyder, R-Stuart, that would crack down on illegal immigration. Several others like Kevin, including a third-year law student at Florida State University, also testified against the bill.

Kevin, high school sophomore from Indiantown, said his parents brought him to the United States from Mexico as a child.

"I've been here since I was 5 years old. Always scared...always scared of being caught by immigration," he said. "I don't want to go back to Mexico."

The crowd for the hearing was so large, House staffers had to set up an overflow room. The meeting has also featured a parade of South Florida lawmakers from the House and Senate -- including Rep. Luis Garcia, D-Miami Beach, wearing his passport -- who have stopped by to check on the progress of the debate.

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Bryan

You are here illegally. Youre parents pay no income taxes. You are a reason our schools are overcrowded. Your parents didnt play by the rules and should be deported.

Brittanicus

BECOME A WHISTLE BLOWER

Numerous States have already seen the reprehensible illegal immigrant inheritance, that Utah will become a beneficiary of as economic families move there. If other States don’t pass policing laws similar to Arizona, they too will end up with overcrowded schools and hospital like the refuge State of California and Nevada. Florida hasn't made up its mind yet, so it's population better start pressing their legislators to herald laws similar to Arizona? They too will be paying the penalty of uncontrollable welfare payments to illegal families. What an absolute travesty our immigration laws are? Each administration has refused to seal the borders for years, when by making illegal entry into the United States a felony would have brought most of this issue to an abrupt stop. That Americans are forced by law to educate, assemble free health care and even give individuals a warm cell, where they get free wholesome meals a day in prison. They steal our less educated US American workers jobs, lower our wages and use fraudulent ID and Social security numbers to rob old folk, homeless, of public benefits.

How many of working Americans are blind to Contractors employing illegal aliens for roofing jobs, landscaping and paying them under the proverbial table? How many honest contractors that was in the construction industry 15 years ago, couldn't under bid business as they were using illegal workers, so they had to file bankruptcy or lose their companies. This is a nationwide epidemic that affects all Americans, seeing the financial consequence, so we should take it upon them to notify ICE as whistle blowers. What we need is a illegal immigration nationwide program that undertakes to inform ICE, that illegal immigrants are employed, in a job any US citizen or resident can do?

The pro-sovereignty organization of (FAIR) says the federal government pays out a 113 billion a year, to cater to them. Then billions of dollars more are paid out on the State and county level entitlements, while $40 billion dollars leave the country annually in lost revenue. A. The federal government projection of the 12 million illegal aliens settled here is a fallacy; the population is around 20 plus million. This is all propaganda spread by Liberal progressives for years, which included the open border crazies and ethnocentrism groups. IF you want to alter the path that our America is going, we should become united with the TEA PARTY. Away from the Republican elites, Democratic and Leftist instigators and join the millions of Conservative moderates in the TEA PARTY. They are the only Caucus that will shrink our, bulbous government spending extravaganza and make the federalist relinquish their hold demanding continuous higher taxes. It's a court order from the liberal party to force taxpayers, to maintain the children of illegal immigration education and for the whole family free health care.

Our Medicare goes to the senior adults, but Medicaid is appropriated by the millions of illegal aliens who slipped past the Border Patrol or overstayed expired visas. The TEA PARTY agenda is to enforce National Security and defend America, from enemies Domestic and foreign. We will build the real fence(s) across our frontier, complete with concertina razor wire and the deployment of National Guard troops, with orders to use force if threatened. In the interior of our nation the mandatory operation of E-Verify, with the backing of Secure Communities and other federal and State policing tools Sweeping Nationwide audits to apprehend businesses that snub the law and hire illegal aliens. There will not be any arrest and release for anybody who lives here illegally, and we will deny any foreign aid to any country that will not take back their unauthorized migrants or immigrants. Nobody expected the TEA Party become a National contender for the American people's rights, since the people were frustrated with our gutless leaders. The New caucus intends to claim that the Administration puts a cap on the 14 Trillion dollar deficit and inhibit the spending of money we don't have any more.

Remember the TEA PARTY will dispose of any new amnesties, including so-called Immigration reform, Sanctuary States, Chain Migration, The dream act or any underhand way of passing any more AMNESTIES.

In other words we cannot trust either party to tell the American people the Truth. IN 2012 we must enforce the Grand party with new injection of TEA PARTY candidates, otherwise the future for our families are at financial risk. NOT FOR ONE MINUTE THINK THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU? IT COULD BE YOUR JOB NEXT?

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