Illegal immigrant saves 9 year old boy

@estherlou (5017)
United States
November 24, 2007 9:33am CST
We are always talking about the bad things the illegal immigrants do...here is a good story...though it doesn't end well. A mother and her 9 year old boy are traveling, camping, and she misses a curve, the van falls 300 feet into a canyon and she is pinned inside. The boy crawls out to go get help and is found by an illegal immigrant who cares for him and helps him until they are found. The mom is rescued, but later dies. Here is the article. http://www.kpho.com/news/14678583/detail.html
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
24 Nov 07
Yes i have heard all the bad things about the illegals, how they are taking our jobs, they work cheap and are making us do without jobs, all the bad stuff..This is a story of a decent person helping in the time of need, he was a hero i think..I am not't for or against illegals , i do not want to get into that discussion, but i can say one positive thing about them..They WILL work! they will do what we won't do and most of them do a very good job.We have a lot of places here where they are just standing around waiting for a job..if you have a job to be done,all you have to do is go to that location, one of many,tell them what you want,they will jump in your truck or car, you take them to the job, they do it and they do good work and don't rob you..Where can you find a friend that will do that much?
@miamilady (4916)
• United States
24 Nov 07
Thanks for posting this. Some people want to only point out the negative things that illegals do. It's nice to see the other side once in a while. People want to label them all as "criminals" because they came over illegally. The way I see it. Some are just doing whatever it takes to make a better life for themselves,their children and their families. Sometimes "Man's laws" don't take desperation into account. Of course I don't advocate lawlessness, but I do thank God that I've never been in a position where I've been so hungry that I've been tempted to steal food or to have to go to another country to have a better life. I was born in this wonderful country by pure luck. Not because of anything I did to earn it. Some people just didn't happen to be so fortunate. It was their bad luck to be born on the other side of the border. We don't get a choice before we're born as to what our life circumstances will be. Some people are fortunate and are born with silver spoons in their mouths and some are born into poor and sometimes even abusive families. That doesn't make them bad.
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@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
Hi estherlou! I really don't blame people of how they view illegal immigrants but i just hope that they don't generalized these people who just wanted and are desperate somehow to have a better future for themselves and their families. It is ironic that an illegal immigrant being despised and haunt down by authorities will be the hero for the day. Take care and have a nice day. :)
@Thoroughrob (11746)
• United States
25 Nov 07
That is a touching story, and I am glad that they took care of the boy. It is funny how you always hear bad things that they do. Thanks for sharing.
@djkeppel (14)
• United States
25 Nov 07
At least some people see they are not all the same but the problem with human nature is that once you stereotype a person you tend to brand everybody that way.We are always talking about terrorism and how these people are waiting to blow up America but that is not everyone that is here the rest just want to come here make some money and support themselves and their family. After all if they had the same opportunities back home that are available here to us they would not have to come here. So I say we should give them a chance and if they mess up then send them back where they came from. Don't worry about terrorism because the Government monitors us alot closer than we think.
• United States
24 Nov 07
I appreciate your topics, we always see the negative side of illegalimmigrant but once they enter in USA and do not harm us I think they are not too bad as we think about them. Every human has some love and co-operative mind for others. Thanks for the story you bring here for us.
@Lakota12 (42607)
• United States
24 Nov 07
No one has ever said that illegals are inhuman for they are freindly they just really need to come here the right way!
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
24 Nov 07
I hope the bad illegal immigrants or the ones who want to make all illegals, legal and give them special privileges do not use this news for their own benefit. I hope that this man is allowed to apply legally and it might be that he will be given an exception because of this act. I feel sorry for the boy to lose both his mother and father. I hope they find his grandparents or his aunt or uncle so they can take care of him.