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    Tribute to Illegal Migrant Workers Killed in 9-11

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    Tribute to Illegal Migrant Workers Killed in 9-11
    No Muman Being Is Illegal; Migrants Rights Advocates



    Migrant workers were among the victims of Sept. 11 disaster

    New York City — Migrant workers and migrant rights organizations from the United States, Asia, Africa and Europe will converge at the Ground Zero this evening and join the New York-based immigrant rights advocates to recognize the heroism of hundreds of undocumented migrant workers killed in the September 2001 terror attacks. The early evening vigil also aims to challenge repressive migration policies across the globe and call for the ‘decriminalization' of undocumented workers who are called illegal workers in many countries.

    "Migrants are among the victims of that heinous and barbaric attack five years ago. Some of them did not have the proper documents as well. Would you call those people, who had served coffee, mopped the floors and cleaned the windows of the World Trade Center, illegal? They sacrificed their lives for this country during the 9-11 attacks," says Catherine Tactaquin, Executive Director of the US-based National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and member of Migrants Rights International. "Tens of thousands of migrant workers in the US face daily sacrifices including loss of life, as they toil to provide safe and healthy lives for their families," she adds.

    "An undocumented worker is not illegal. No human being is illegal. Undocumented migrant workers have the same rights as any other worker. Both contribute to the companies they worked for, the countries they reside in and the countries they will go home to," says William Gois, the Regional Coordinator of Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA).

    According to Mr. Gois, categorizing migrant workers who have no proper documents as illegals allows governments to conduct activities that will violate the rights of the migrants. In Asia, MFA has repeatedly condemned the Malaysian and South Korean governments for the violent crackdowns and arbitrary expulsions against undocumented workers.

    "Stop the crackdowns and vicious raids. These are not the actions of mature and democratic societies. What we need here is the genuine recognition of the tremendous contribution of migrant workers to the development of host and home countries. These are the facts. Without these workers, there will be no food on your table, no clean clothes in your closet and no roof over your heads," Mr. Gois says.

    The various migrant rights groups are in New York City to attend and observe the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development on September 14 and 15. Ms. Tactaquin says that their group will also be organizing community dialogues on migration and talking with the different permanent mission representatives of the UN Member States to give their inputs on migration and highlight the perspectives of migrants and migrant civil society organizations.#

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    * MFA is a regional network of 260 migrant workers associations, trade unions and NGOs in Asia. The contact information of MFA:
    Regional Coordinator: William Gois
    Email address: mfa@pacific.net.hk Web: www.mfasia.org
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    "Stop the crackdowns and vicious raids. These are not the actions of mature and democratic societies. What we need here is the genuine recognition of the tremendous contribution of migrant workers to the development of host and home countries.
    The actions of a mature and democratic society? Senor Gois you are a freak. What we need is for your people (illegals) to start OBEYING THE LAW. Disobeying the laws of the land simply because you disagree with these laws are signs of a less mature society such as Mexico & Central America.


    These are the facts. Without these workers, there will be no food on your table, no clean clothes in your closet and no roof over your heads," Mr. Gois says.
    I cannot believe the arrogance!
    How do these idiots think our houses got built before? our laundry washed? etc.
    I am so sick of hearing this crap! Guess what senor Gois, AMERICANS BUILT THEIR HOUSES, WASHED THEIR CLOTHES, FARMED THEIR LAND, REPAIRED THEIR OWN CARS, MOWED THEIR OWN LAWNS, LONG BEFORE THE ILLEGAL PLAGUE ARRIVED.
    "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the same results is the definition of insanity. " Albert Einstein.

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    An undocumented worker is not illegal. No human being is illegal. Undocumented migrant workers have the same rights as any other worker. Both contribute to the companies they worked for, the countries they reside in and the countries they will go home to," says William Gois, the Regional Coordinator of Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA).
    I'm sorry......but yes they are illegal. Is there no band wagon these parasites won't try and jump on? This was a national tragedy that hit the world over. Why do they have to have a "seperate" memorial? People died. Citizens, non-citizens, visitors, legal and illegal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazybird
    An undocumented worker is not illegal. No human being is illegal. Undocumented migrant workers have the same rights as any other worker. Both contribute to the companies they worked for, the countries they reside in and the countries they will go home to," says William Gois, the Regional Coordinator of Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA).
    I'm sorry......but yes they are illegal. Is there no band wagon these parasites won't try and jump on? This was a national tragedy that hit the world over. Why do they have to have a "seperate" memorial? People died. Citizens, non-citizens, visitors, legal and illegal.
    No there is no bandwagon they won't jump on, because they don't belong in the first place, so they grab onto anything, and everything they can to TRY to make an impact ...

    They had a seperate memorial, because like everything else they do... they don't want to assemilate with the rest of us.

    They want to remain seperate, in their own language and culture... but equal with the same rights as the American citizens.

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    I am sorry ANYONE died on 9/11.

    Now, given that,

    An undocumented worker is not illegal. No human being is illegal. Undocumented migrant workers have the same rights as any other worker.
    Yes, they are illegal aliens, who are breaking our laws. Go home.
    Secure the borders. Build the fence, NOW.

    What about illegal don't you understand?

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    It is sad that the illegals also lost their lives but they are still illegals. Their spouses who are illegal were compensated and they are still here illegally. Illegals should go home.
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