Friday, September 23, 2005

Making life harder for criminals

Greyhound to Screen for Illegal Immigrants
SAN DIEGO -- Greyhound Lines Inc., the nation's largest intercity bus company, has threatened to fire employees who sell bus tickets to illegal immigrants under an internal policy that some Hispanic advocacy groups are calling an invitation to racial profiling.
Why don't the papers ever quote the concern of marijuana advocacy groups when new drug policies make it more difficult for that group of lawbreakers? Would that be too obvious that it's silly to quote opposition groups when we are talking about enforcing the law?

The "Transportation of Illegal Aliens" policy warns Greyhound's customer service employees to beware of people in large groups, moving in single file and traveling with little or no luggage.

"When the standard is that you should know who is in the U.S. illegally, it is a recipe for singling out Latinos," said Cecilia Munoz of the National Council of La Raza in Washington, D.C., who participated in the call. "You're not going to go after the Irish-looking guy."

Yes Cecilia, it is mostly Hispanics breaking our immigration laws. But as a member of a group who advocates for "The Race" I'm sure you already knew that.

I'm glad that a private company is taking our laws seriously but these same people who are denied a bus ticket can always get a drivers license from the state of Oregon.

But this is part of the solution. Imagine if illegal aliens had a harder time trying to get a car? What if you couldn't get it registered, go through DEQ, renew your tags, or get insurance if you were an illegal alien? We would have a lot more arrests and it would discourage people from coming back or even coming in the first place.

We should be working to limit their trasportation opportunities at every chance we get.


Allen said...

"large groups, moving in single file and traveling with little or no luggage."

Racism at it worst!

Allen said...

Racism at it worst!

Robin said...

if we follow the laws that are in place it would make it less attractive for them to be here illegally.

but we do not, it is just the opposite. Our system encourages them to break the rules.

MAX Redline said...

Robin is absolutely correct, which is why it's so refreshing to see private enterprise stepping up to the plate.

It's clear that the system won't do its job, so it's all the more important for the rest of us to step in - in any way we can.

The Cheezer said...

We all need to do our part in supporting Greyhounds decision. They need to know they have our support and we will stand beside them. Email Greyhound execs and any other access you can find to let them know we are proud of their decision (and that they have made the right decision) to be a true American company. I have found a new respect for this business.

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow illegal aliens will be meeting with DMV and 15 other agencies in Independence.
HELP us let them know how we feel!
SHOW up & SPEAK out. KATU (CH. 2) & the Statesman Journal wil be there.

peod in Oregon said...

GO GREYHOUND- It's too bad that Greyhound has to do the governments job and lose money in the process. Instead of giving the airlines bailouts, how about Greyhound. They have had to make cuts to many of the smaller towns that serve a very valuable service to low income passengers. Send an email to Greyhound to let them know how much we appreciate there stand... they are bound to take a ton of heat over this decision. Can you say ACLU?

Daniel said...

Use this link to contact Greyhound and applaud them for their decision.

I will be in Independence tommorow for the protest of the illegal aliens.

Tom said...

Daniel - I can't find your email address anywhere. I need to send you a private note.

-Tom Cox
tbcox23 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anonymous said...

OREGON AND WASHINGTON Representatives are under the Oregon Constitution requiring them to restrain and regulate immigration only to those who are qualified to become citizens of the United States. This applies to the modern States of Oregon and Washington.

Oregon Territorial Constitution was never rescinded by the territory, but only by the state courts. No territorial court existed to which citizens of the territory could appeal the decision of the state court, and today reads: "White foreigners who are, or who may hereafter become residents of the state shall enjoy the same rights in respect to the possession, enjoyment, and descent of propert as native born citizens. And the legislative assembly shall have power to restrain and regulate immigration to this State of persons not qualified to become citizens of the United States. (Oregon Constitution, page 7, paragraph 31).


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