October 22, 2015
Desiree M. Brown
In regards to Governor Kasich’s questioning how to deport immigrants. Recently, record numbers of Haitians were deported from the Dominican Republic. Those unable to provide documents proving citizenship were deported. Proving it can be done.
Mr. Pags Sir,
I don’t listen to your show often. You and I have a very different style of communicating that is sometimes hard for me to listen to; with no disrespect intended.
I did hear a part of a recent interview you held with Mr. Lynch though. It was just chance that I caught it and was able to stop and really listen. Suffice to say, I am glad I made the effort. It was very concise and well done. It was also very compelling.
Later that night I ordered Mr. Lynch’s films. They arrived today and I have watched them all. I must confess: I thought I understood the border issue in “real” terms. As a rancher, vineyard, and winery owner, I have seen many “illegal” workers and built a business determined to not add to the support of the problem. Now retired, I see that I failed to understand the whole of the problem: even after suffering the wrath of our own government (State of Oregon, anyway) after being fooled by fake but very valid looking and traceable documents presented by workers and vetted by myself as ‘legitimate’.
I wish Mr. Lynch had focused on the employer’s side of the issue more, but in all have only my sincere thanks to share with you and him for his exceptional effort, work product, and passion for the issue. In short, he made me wish I were younger and had the health to join his, or a like cause.
Fighting cancer myself now I find my thoughts tend more towards what my legacy may be. I must say that my greater regret instead is wondering what this country’s legacy will be instead. So much of what I knew as ‘America’ is gone. You, and Mr. Lynch, have now confirmed my worst fears. While I will go to my grave regretting that, I still have only respect for what you, and others with your privelge of a national forum have. Thank you for having the courage to address this issue. It is perhaps more important than any.
To Mr. Lynch: Thank you for doing the hard work of explaining why we have long felt that “something” was wrong with our country and suffered the sense of falling off the cliff that surrounds the shining city on the hill we call home – without precisely knowing who pushed us. I believe I now understand more than I did before watching your films.
In closing, I ask you to still take heart though. “They” ARE coming to America. In fact they are already hear. I assure you that “they” are not entirely as sure of their enemy as they perhaps would believe – some of us are still here and waking like the giant Japan once feared to disturb. Thank you for your life and dedication – and thanks also to your family who have no doubt suffered as well as you have attempted to find those of us that still have ears and can yet hear. Thank you. I for one, have heard.
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