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Immigration focus of police meeting in Raleigh

Posted January 13, 2010

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— Police from across North Carolina met in Raleigh Wednesday to talk about the challenges presented by immigration issues.

They touched on what happens when people are afraid to report crimes to police because of their immigration status.

"There are hoodlums in this community that target people based on the fact that they will not call the police," Raleigh police Chief Harry Dolan said. "It is very intense in our community and across the country. The message is call us."

Leaders, including Durham police Chief Jose Lopez, also met behind closed doors to talk about immigration challenges with local community leaders.

The event was the first of a small number of regional meetings concerning the issue.

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  • ifcdirector Jan 14, 2010

    That's great. Does Mr. Dolan forget who pays for his salary and that of his officers? Does he have a complete disconnect with that fact that most of the most wanted criminals here in Raleigh on the list published by his department are illegal foreign nationals for Central America and mainly Mexico despite their low (for now) portion of the population at large? How quick would Dolan's officers be to jump quickly to enforce federal laws and offenses if they happened to be bank robbery or forgery or any other federal offense aside from being here in this country and city illegally? It's people like Dolan and his ilk that create danger for us all and the sad thing is that we have to pay for him so we can have the priviledge. Makes me feel safe to know I am so well protected when two members of my family have already been victimized violently by illegal aliens in the past five years. Great job and focus. Unreal.

  • affirmativediversity Jan 14, 2010

    MYTH!!! I am finding that as an educated, legal, American small business owner who has fallen on hard times, there is no help for me. It is ridiculous how the system works. Without getting personal with my accounts, lets just say that social services insist that the business gross income is my personal income! Amazing. per Atocza

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    Then someone at Social Services doesn't know their job or the policies of the program they are suppose to be administering!

    Let me put it to you simply...there is NO PROGRAM within the Social Service venue that counts GROSS INCOME...sorry but they don't.

    If this actually happened to you I strongly suggest you look up the "Income" portion of the Program Manual for whatever benefit you applied for (they are ALL on line or available at your local library)...THEN, APPEAL the decision.

    Also, I know of NO DSS program that does not have a "Change in Circumstances" provision...you might want to look that up to.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Jan 14, 2010

    Deport all of the illegal immigrants and this won't be an issue.

  • atozca Jan 14, 2010

    "That isn't what I'd call fun living, but the "working poor" in many instances have VAST amounts of resources at their disposal for getting back on their feet."

    MYTH!!! I am finding that as an educated, legal, American small business owner who has fallen on hard times, there is no help for me. It is ridiculous how the system works. Without getting personal with my accounts, lets just say that social services insist that the business gross income is my personal income! Amazing.

  • atozca Jan 14, 2010

    wow, they will not call the police when needed but will use our educational, medical and social services all they want. Doesn't make sense to me. We even print everything in two languages to accommodate the illegals. I think they don't call the law for some other reason... they obviously aren't afraid of deportation.

  • 6079 SMITH W Jan 14, 2010

    wildcat: I hope you understand that my comment was not directed at you, but that person who is "smarter than us, too." The same one who advocates that poor Americans should assimilate into the culture of those who are here illegally by pooling our resources and living 25 per dwelling to compete with them. Funny how he/she does not recommend that they assimilate into our culture the legal way and adopt our customs, language, AND LAWS, instead of sneaking over the border into the "land of opportunity", an implied "right" for everyone....but poor Americans.

  • wildcat Jan 14, 2010

    The American man and woman would like to work cheaply too if that is what will give us a job.

  • wildcat Jan 14, 2010

    have lost your job because of your inability to work as cheaply as illegal

    Yes, they continue to allow the illegal to work cheaply while the American man and woman is laid off and don't have a job. You comment was well taken.

  • 6079 SMITH W Jan 14, 2010

    Oddly enough, you still don't get the point, which I suspect results from the fact that you are not negatively affected by the outrageous policy of allowing unchecked illegal immigrant labor. I will also venture that you are not aware of just how serious the illegal immigrant gang problem is the small towns and communities across N.C. AND the U.S. The truth is, it does not make the front page, Ace. Your persistence in labeling everyone "outraged, xenophobic bigoted racist" may indeed make you feel superior, but you are making a grave miscalculation if you think your taunts and heckles will change reality. My opinion comes from actual experience, and not something I looked up on the internet. When you have had to move to escape gang activity and gunfire, or have lost your job because of your inability to work as cheaply as illegal immigrants, I am certain you will see things differently....I did.

  • wildcat Jan 14, 2010

    LETS GO GREEN...!!!!!! RECYCLE CONGRESS
    ibbott41

    Thanks for a very good comment with meaning.

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