The NY Post went out an interviewed some illegal immigrants yesterday on the deal. Here are some excerpts:
I want to see it in black and white, but I’m not going to do that (go back to the Dominican and return) because once you get there, (U.S. officials) could tell you anything… Pedro:
I’d be very scared about going back. I’m willing to pay if they give me my papers. Going back you could never be sure… Elvia:
…But I’m not going to leave my children. The road back is horrible… Isaac:
Why give $5000 to them? I have more than that, but I would fix my house. There are too many questions about this plan and a lot of paperwork… Victoria:
…But definitely I would do it – if I was going to be guaranteed to be back here in two or three weeks… Eusebio:
…But I don’t like the idea of going back (to Mexico) because they might trick us…
Here’s an idea. Any Senator that votes for this plan should be hooked up to a polygraph machine and asked one simple question: “Do you think the plan will work?” Because, from the anecdotal reaction of the illegal immigrant community, this plan is a non-starter.