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Hot MHVille Issue, Boils Among Most Americans too

September 6th, 2018 Comments off

 

HOTMHVilleIssueBoilsAmongMostAmericansTooUSMexicanBorderDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsThere are thousands of undocumented or illegal immigrants living in manufactured home communities, and/or working in various manufactured housing businesses.

 

Articles on illegal immigration published by the Daily Business News – some under the related reports, at the bottom of this post – are thus a magnet for those who believe the issue could help or harm their business interests.

But beyond low-cost labor, sales or renting of homes, and the residency counts in numerous communities of the undocumented, there are dark realities.  Hard – painful, tragic – numbers that need to be considered, especially as the midterms are approaching, now just some two months out.

A Pew poll in June indicated that immigration is the number one issue for voters, surpassing health care.  That Pew report sparked a USA Today column to observe that immigration may not help Democrats in the fall, as that party believes it will.

Why? Because a sizable number of voters feel as President Trump does about the issue.

As a disclosure, this publication is produced by a first-generation son of legal immigrants, and this writer came legally to the U.S.

Often overlooked in the debate over immigration is the wide array of harm caused by illegal immigration, starting with the woes of those who desperately cross the border without permission.

The US Border Patrol reported 294 migrant deaths in the fiscal year 2017 (ending September 30, 2017),” per Wikipedia. The Guardian reported last year that migrant deaths in illegal crossings rose 17 percent, per UN data.

That’s a risk not associated with legal immigration. Neither are the tragic details, spotlighted below.

Chloe Reichel, writing in Journalists Resource, said earlier in 2018, that, “Every year, hundreds of thousands attempt to cross the southwestern border into the United States. These migrants, who largely come from Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala, face a journey fraught with violence and danger, especially for women.

Border crossing guides — otherwise known as coyotes — might make their help conditional on sexual favors. Women generally are outnumbered by men and are at risk of assault and rape.”

Citing an abstract of academic research, she quoted which said that, “…This study is the first to provide population-based estimates for the prevalence of traumatic events and its association to clinically significant psychological distress among undocumented Mexican immigrants in the United States. This cross-sectional study used respondent-driven sampling to obtain and analyze data from clinical interviews with 248 undocumented Mexican immigrants residing in high-risk neighborhoods near the California-Mexico border. Overall, 82.7 percent of participants reported a history of traumatic events, with 47.0 percent of these meeting the criteria for clinically significant psychological distress.”

While these border-jumpers are often at risk in the homelands they’ve left behind, they’re also in danger of death, rape, and violent assaults at the border.  Precisely because they are crossing illegally, they feel they can’t turn coyotes into law enforcement, because of their immigration status.

Local media in Texas reported the story of an illegal immigrant mother’s experiences in the video shown above.  It’s a powerful reminder that brings-to-life the appalling data that Chloe Reichel’s report provided.

 

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The Department of Homeland Security said last month that they estimate the cost of a U.S. Mexico border wall at $21.6 billion dollars.

But the annual cost to taxpayers from illegal immigration dwarfs that sum every year.  There are also those in the Trump Administration that are quietly saying that if Congress passes the draft agreement that will replace NAFTA, the financial benefits to the U.S. will also more than pay for the border wall, every year.

According to Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the annual costs of illegal immigration are summed up in the infographic, shown below.

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A summary of FAIR by Wikipedia is as follows.  It goes without saying that “open border” voices dislike FAIR and their data sets.

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While heartbreaking stories of children separated at the border dominated the news for weeks, arguably far more tragic stories of death, rape, trauma, and injuries are occurring.  That’s not to mention the ongoing harm caused by illegal drugs, other crimes, and the sex trades.

There are certainly news reports about numbers of dead illegals found in overheated trailers in the interior of the U.S., along with stories like the video posted above.

That said, more common are often-reflexively anti-Trump mainstream media narratives that tend to push an open-border position.  The media and politicos who want the status quo are both thereby arguably failing to give an accurate snapshot of what’s occurring due to illegal immigration.

There is an under-told story of how everyone – including those trying to enter the U.S. – are being harmed by costs and harm directly attributable to illegal immigration.

Is that pattern another example of media moguls controlling the narrative?

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As another MHVille tie in to immigration, keep in mind that pro-Democratic backer, Warren Buffett’s son Howard published a book that’s a mix of policies similar and/or contrary to that of the Trump Administration. See that in the related reports, linked further below. “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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Deaths in MH Communities from Trees Falling, “Get to the Root of It”

September 6th, 2018 Comments off

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In Arkansas, and Florida, recent local media reports focused on tragic deaths that occurred when trees fell on what they each news outlet called a “mobile home.1” Meanwhile a West Coast law firm sent out a message announcing an event to discuss the liabilities involved, under the title – “Get to the Root of it! Tree Laws and Driveways.” 

In Russellville, AR, the following video was posted under the headline “Falling Trees an Ongoing Problem at Mobile Home Park Where Mom, Son Killed.”

Fox16 said, “Johnny Hicks, who used to live at the park off Main Street and was visiting family there over the weekend, can’t stop reliving what he witnessed when a rotting tree pinned a mother and her 2 children underneath

There was a little girl screaming and I started talking to her trying to calm her down,” Hicks said. “All the mom was saying was ‘I’m dying, help I’m dying.'”

The tree was so big crews needed a crane to get the family out. By then firefighters say Alesha Huggins and her 9-year-old son died, while the 6-year-old girl was injured and is recovering at the hospital,” said Fox16.

Hicks said he believes what happened was preventable, explaining that falling trees are an ongoing problem that park management neglects. “The family has told them they want this tree checked out, I guess too little too late,” Hicks said.

Meanwhile, “ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — Tuesday night’s first storm-related death appears to have occurred in Escambia County.” Here’s ABC3340’s video on that fatal incident.

These are all stark reminders of how something like tree care can have life and death consequences.  Prudent advanced care can avoid injury, property damage, or death, along with avoiding the possible legal repercussions.  See related reports below for other perspectives. ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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Red Cross Spreads Safety Info

December 20th, 2012 Comments off

LowerProvidencePatch reports the Southeastern Pennsylvania American Red Cross delivered emergency preparedness and fire safety literature to 440 residents of four MHCs in Lower Providence Township, northwest of Philadelphia. Students at St. Gabriel’s Hall helped assemble the plastic bags containing the information which notes manufactured homes nationwide annually account for 17,700, hundreds of deaths and losses that total $155 million. The information suggests residents plan an escape routine and install fire detectors. As MHProNews stated in an Aug. 1, 2012 story, the Pennsylvania Legislature repealed a sprinkler mandate.

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