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Original post made on Jun 10, 2019

Feeling unnerved by increasing anti-immigrant rhetoric in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, Danielle Tsi started a local supperclub series to celebrate diversity and unity through food.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 6, 2019, 4:27 PM

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Posted by West Menlo
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 10, 2019 at 1:38 pm

I believe there was an uptick in discussions around “illegal immigrants” versus “immigrants.” There is a big difference. And, if I’m not mistaken, Trump did not ban people from Muslim majority countries, of which there are approximately 57, but instead tried to limit travel, until better vetting procedures could be developed, from 5 Muslim-majority terror sponsoring nations and North Korea. Not sure why facts don’t seem to matter in your “political” food article.


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Posted by Western PV
a resident of Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch
on Jun 10, 2019 at 3:31 pm

“illegal immigrants” versus “immigrants”

These are important distinctions.

When you refer to illegal, are you referring to the host of Trump property employees that were in the country illegally?

- Web Link "Undocumented Workers Lose Their Jobs at Yet Another Trump Property"

Or the nominally legal, but cheaply paid, foreigners that Trump properties bring in from overseas to avoid paying Americans reasonable wages?

- Web Link "Trump Organization’s Use of Foreign-Worker Visas Reaches 10-Year High"


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Posted by West Menlo
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 10, 2019 at 8:48 pm

@Western PV: I don’t care if it’s Trump property employees brought here illegally, [portion removed; stick to facts] or the people who pick your lettuce. Illegally here means illegally here. Very different from my ancestors who came here, stood in line, were properly vetted and got into country LEGALLY. And very different from the thousands and millions of people who spend time, money and effort following our laws and respecting our laws to get here legally.


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Posted by West Menlo
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 11, 2019 at 5:41 am

Editor: regarding your redacting a portion of my comment: please read the following. Web Link

He may or may not have been in the country illegally. He does seem to have been a Chinese spy.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Jun 11, 2019 at 12:07 pm

West Menlo, it's highly unlikely that your ancestors were vetted when they came here, depending on how far back that was. What line did they wait in? Lines at a port of entry to check for illness? And, even if they "waited in line", what does that have to do with undocumented economic immigrants here in the US? It's not that your perspective lacks merit, but it's problematic given your dog whistles, such as picking lettuce. I have very recent documented immigrants in my family who didn't do much waiting and it all went smoothly, including extensive vetting.

Trump's focus on vetting Muslim immigrants was pretty silly. One of the only categories that needed more scrutiny was fiancé visas.


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Posted by West Menlo
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 12, 2019 at 2:44 pm

Yes, @Hmmm, my relatives got all the vetting there was back then, for Diseases and a contact name of someone who would be responsible for you. So they were LEGAL. Contrast that to “undocumented economic migrants” that you describe who are ILLEGAL. I have no problem with people who get here legally, including the members of your family who recently legally gained entry. Read my original comments again. I’m trying to highlight the fact that the word “immigrants” is commonly used by the media to describe both legal and illegal immigrants, but those two categories describe very different groups of people.


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Posted by Western PV
a resident of Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch
on Jun 12, 2019 at 3:16 pm

" “immigrants” is commonly used by the media to describe both legal and illegal immigrants"

Shucks. Noted. Bummer.

When are you going to get mad at the corporations that encourage immigration? Mad at the corporations that enable the politicians that do nothing but bluster (ie. the GOP)? Trump had Paul Ryan's GOP House and McConnell's GOP Senate for TWO years and did nothing. Nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada. Zilch.

Coincidence? Of course not. Worst politicians ever? Maybe. Two years and nothing, to please their corporate donors/masters.

But go ahead and blame the media for using the word “immigrants”.

" “immigrants” is commonly used by the media to describe" immigrants.

The horrors!


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Posted by yup
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jun 13, 2019 at 6:51 pm

Two years and no wall. They never wanted it, other than to rage their base.


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 13, 2019 at 6:57 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

yup:

you haven't heard? According to our moron in chief, construction is under way. It's not, but we know about his loose grip on reality.


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 13, 2019 at 7:02 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

Western PV:

Yes, "immigrants" is technically correct when referring to both legal and illegal immigrants. And I'm sure you know that. The press shows their bias when they refer to both as "immigrants". Illegal immigration is a problem. As long as the press and people like you continue to try to soft sell illegal immigration as just "immigration" we will continue to have a problem. Not to mention that the true problem is that neither the dems or the pugs really want immigration reform. It's too good a topic to keep their bases riled up. Never going to change until people wise up and demand both sides quit screwing around and actually FIX the problem. I'm not holding my breath.


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