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Unfilled seats a big problem for Sch’dy police review board

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Unfilled seats a big problem for Sch’dy police review board The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County continues to be concerned that the Schenectady City Police Review Board is presently facing the inability to act in a timely manner in response to complaints, due to the number of unfilled seats on the board. With its current number of filled seats, the board is unable to act when more than one sitting member is absent ...

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biwemple
December 11, 2013
11:24 a.m.

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Most democratic countries in the world typically do not have armed troops on their borders, but they do enforce their immigration laws more stringently than the US does for sure. I'm all for immigrants taking a chance on getting the 'American dream', however, it has to be legal immigration, and if you are here illegally you need to be sent home and try the legal route. It's not impossible, I have relatives who immigrated legally and are very productive citizens here now for decades. Previous immigrants only asked for a chance to become a citizen when they arrived in the early 20th century en-masse and they earned their citizenship through hard-work, education, and sacrifice at their own expense. It definitely was not easy, but it was earned, not given to them, and they cherish that citizenship all the more so.

pollywog
December 11, 2013
3:36 p.m.

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Probably most "illegals" would jump at the chance to become citizens. Unfortunately they don't have a path....they can't just take a test....and we tend to forget about how necessary they are. What job did anyone ever take away from you, Biwemple? Do you harvest apples? Mow lawns?

wmarincic
December 11, 2013
6:58 p.m.

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Polliwog. No we pay taxes on the schools their kids go to. We pay the taxes for the welfare their children get. We pay for the infrastructure that allows them to live. Illegal is illegal. Period.

Phils2008
December 12, 2013
6:29 a.m.

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You told him pollywog! Since when didn't illegals have a path to citizenship? Is following the law a bit too much to ask? A 1994 refugee survey found that 43% of illegals were receiving some form of cash assistance. That's before an additional 20 years of liberals running states and the country. We are Mexico's default welfare program. Why do you think Mexico's President wants no boarder security? As soon as you pass amnesty you libs will demand more welfare money to assist them. The only pathway you're creating is the one that bankrupts America.

biwemple
December 12, 2013
7:39 a.m.

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Pollywog: I work for a company that has dozens of people who've immigrated here from all over the world. They applied for the job, obtained a visa, then over time they eventually became citizens via the legal route. They did not sneak in, have children as 'anchor babies' once across, nor applied for public assistance while here. They busted their humps to earn a chance at a job here and got it legally, and they were not privileged kids in their foreign lands either. There are paths, but its gotten so easy to take the illegal route, many don't bother with the process anymore. No illegal alien has taken a job from me personally, but they sure get exploited as a cheap labor source in order to keep wages and prices low.

gina99
December 12, 2013
8:28 a.m.

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Carol-The problem is with the Mayor, Council and MHA who refuse to forward applicants. This process like DSIC should be opened up. Let individuals apply directly to the head of the police review board with going through the machine run around. Schenectady has more pressing issues that the LWV should be worried about. Like term limits and public financing of campaigns.

tonijean613
December 13, 2013
11:05 a.m.

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JJ- People are not illegal ! Those who continue to refer to people who cross the border breaking a US law bec they are not able to eat and survive in Mexico lack any compassion or heart and have clearly never been in position of food insecurity. You just by pure luck were born in a wealthy country. Why should any person rich or poor be denied the opportunity to move or live where ever in the world they may want to whether for survival or pleasure?

wmarincic
December 13, 2013
5:01 p.m.

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Because Tonijean if you just open the borders then we will become the same craphole these people left. look at California with the out of control gangs and murder and over crowded prisons caused by illegals . You liberal loons just don't have a clue. Let's destroy our country so you can feel good, we have immigration laws for a reason and the most important one is because our infrastructure which is schools, roads, utilities, hospitals etc. can only handle so many people. Do you have a grasp on reality?

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