"Even after they passed that July resolution, I had hope that [the supervi sors] would change their minds," said Diaz, 37, who has legal status but worries about relatives who do not. Now, she noted bitterly, "I'll be selling [the townhouse] at a loss. But I don't care. I no longer have any affection for this place that treats us this way. I just want to get out." [...]
"I feel like when this county was growing, when they needed us, they welcomed us Latinos with open arms," [Jose Ventura] said. "But now that the county is all grown up and times are hard, it's totally turned its back on us. They are so ungrateful." [New Fear Leads Both Legal, Illegal Latinos To Leave Pr. William | Random Sweeps Are a WorryBy N.C. Aizenman Washington Post October 22, 2007]
Who knew that ruffling sensitive feelings would make so many pack up and leave? Oh and Americans are "ungrateful"—what boo hooey.