In a show of just how rampant illegal immigration is – picture a town where ICE had to arrest more than a quarter of the residents of a small town in Oregon where the population is just 25,000 for their illegal alien status.
“More than a quarter of Woodburn’s 25,000 residents are undocumented. Nearly half struggle to speak English,” The Oregonian reported, after noting that “Latinos aren’t the fringe but the very fabric of the town,” in a very sympathetic article.
The town of Woodburn did count as a sanctuary city, and residents say the town was filled with immigrants who fled and did farm work.
Now the town is peaceful and quiet, and Americans can take advantage of the farm jobs left behind.
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The article’s sympathetic tone is unmistakable. Many of those in the country illegally are described as “Mexican parents who fled violence to pick berries.” Readers are told that children are terrified and mothers cower in their homes, too afraid to go to the grocery to buy food.
But then, the town is not representative of the average American city.
“More than a quarter of Woodburn’s 25,000 residents are undocumented. Nearly half struggle to speak English,” The Oregonian reported, after noting that “Latinos aren’t the fringe but the very fabric of the town.”
All of which suggests that sanctuary cities and states are indeed magnets for illegal immigrants.
And that President Donald Trump is following through on his campaign promise to crack down on illegal immigration, particularly those with a criminal background.
“Almost everybody in town is impacted,” said school superintendent Chuck Ransom.
“Everybody knows somebody or is related to somebody for whom that situation is real,” he added. “Nobody can escape.”
And business owners in the town are feeling the effects, to include a clothing store that sells leather boots and cowboy hats.
“I depend on people, whether they are legal or illegal,” Cesar Mora told the Oregonian — in Spanish.