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In-Depth: A Beaver County Look At The Immigrant Crisis

Nemorio Ramirez sips black coffee in a warm Ambridge diner, describing his frantic sprint across the Mexican-American border nearly 30 years ago. Ramirez, now 48, got across in his second attempt. The first time, border agents snagged him, very kindly fed and housed him, even gave him a towel, then sent him back. He remembers…

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Lori Boone
Lori Boone
Lori DeLauter Boone has more than 20 years of experience in investigative and community journalism. She’s won more than a dozen regional, state and national journalism awards.

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Penny
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Penny

Excellent Article***** I wish everyone would read this!

Icanread
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Icanread

The article is completely patronizing. For every single person who came across illegally 30 years ago, there are thousands who cross illegally or claim asylum today. It isn’t that those who want immigration control don’t like people from other countries, it’s that the middle income taxpayers can no longer support the onslaught. I know some of the people in your article, and they are very, very nice, but those calling for control of immigration are not bad or un-compassionate people, they are realistic and they are right. Even President Obama, who I voted for, said we deserve to know who is coming into our country. It’s a safety issue. It is also an economic issue, as the excess of low skilled workers forces down the prevailing wage. We give aid to Central/South American countries. I know much of that is squandered through graft, but those searching for a better future need to fight that issue, as our forefathers did, not expect automatic entrance and citizenship in the USA. I wish EVERYONE a Merry Christmas, but I hope for an effective border and immigration enforcement in the new year.

Veritas
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Veritas

Very interesting, informative, and truthful. This country is the epitome of immigration. Always growing and changing. We’re fortunate to live such a desirable country.

migrainehead
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migrainehead

So the imigrant community is “scared?” I think you meant the illegal imigrant community, and rightly so. Lawbreakers should be scared.

wind
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wind

Did you read the entire article and try to understand even a little of why they come, why they’re scared?

Mikko Meyers
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Mikko Meyers

We the USA citizens need to email and write and continue to do so to our congressmen and house representatives and get our friends and neighbors to continue over and over till they change the immigration laws to allow a realistic path to citizenship! Our immigration laws suck! I believe in the wall. Congress needs to get stuff done!

djjazzywat
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djjazzywat

yeah look at adolf trump he looks pretty scared right now and rightly so

MAGA:
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MAGA:

Asshole.

deedor1972
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deedor1972

Please don’t think I’m stereotyping but the don’t ask don’t tell policy how did that work for the child/children who accused an illegal immigrant of ( DA Lozer gave probation to for over 140 something charges with sexual assault with a child under 12 years old and another 100 something charges with sexual assault of a child under 15 ) due for them? How can you or anyone blame a president either past, present or future for their belief in immigration? Wake up!!! CONGRESS HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS BE THE BLAME FOR NOT FIXING IMMIGRATION period. Obama deported, Trump deported, hell they all did educate yourself before you place blame or excuses!!!

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

Lozier is not a Judge. He can’t give any kind of sentence to anyone. I think you have been misinformed.

Icanread
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Icanread

The DA’s office recommends the sentence. You know that. Lozier never fights for a tough sentence, because he either has no confidence in his staff or doesn’t want the county to pay for imprisoning monsters.

Jackson4570
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Jackson4570

Just what we need in a county that has lost thousands of jobs over the last 40yrs., more unskilled people. More kids to educate in schools we can’t afford now. More people needing social services that are overextended now. They’re bringing in the third world to fill the jobs they couldn’t send overseas.

Iceberg Slim
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Iceberg Slim

They aren’t receiving social services. It’s mentioned directly in the article.

Killary
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Killary

Right…And HillBilly Bill didn’t have sex with that intern, Monica, in the oval office. SMH.

Oh my
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Oh my

Selective hearing. Do you believe everything you read?

wind
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wind

I think some just read headlines, not the entire article.

bobgna
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bobgna

WHY does Fox news report that 53 % of illegals are on the public dole.

wind
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wind

Fox News is mere propaganda, billed as entertainment therefore they don’t have to tell the truth.

bobgna
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bobgna

Only the Communists are honest.

Uncle Wah Wah
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Uncle Wah Wah

You can’t get a far too large percentage of the BC work force sober enough to make it to the first payday. The only thing a lot of our losers that we have born and bred here in the county WON’T steal is a job.

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