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March 17, 2012
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Tangram has launched Tangram Life Coaching designed to provide guidance, consultation, and real action-oriented strategies for young adults ages 18-26, with mild or undiagnosed disabilities or mental health challenges, such as ADD, ADHD, Tourette’s, Asperger’s, or Dyslexia, and their families. Contact www.tangramlifecoaching.org.

Fundraising
Meals on Wheels to benefit through the month of March from the sale of Foodie Indy dining cards which offer $10 off a purchase of $30 at 52 participating restaurants. Meals on Wheels gets $10 of the $20 cost of the cards. Contact: 252-5558 or info@mealsonwheelsindy.org.

Center for Leadership Development to benefit from the 32nd annual Minority Business and Professional Achievers Recognition Awards Dinner March 21 at 6 p.m. at the Indiana Convention Center. Tickets: $600 for a 10-person table. Contact Ronald Brown at 923-8111, ext. 201 or rbrown@cldinc.org.

Janus Developmental Services to benefit from the 4th annual Create, Connect and Commit Ask Event March 23 at 7:30 a.m. at the Ritz Charles. Tickets: $1,000 for a 10-person table. Contact Joanne McDonough at 773-8781, ext. 112 or jmcdonough@janus-inc.org.•

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  1. Those of you yelling to deport them all should at least understand that the law allows minors (if not from a bordering country) to argue for asylum. If you don't like the law, you can petition Congress to change it. But you can't blindly scream that they all need to be deported now, unless you want your government to just decide which laws to follow and which to ignore.

  2. 52,000 children in a country with a population of nearly 300 million is decimal dust or a nano-amount of people that can be easily absorbed. In addition, the flow of children from central American countries is decreasing. BL - the country can easily absorb these children while at the same time trying to discourage more children from coming. There is tension between economic concerns and the values of Judeo-Christian believers. But, I cannot see how the economic argument can stand up against the values of the believers, which most people in this country espouse (but perhaps don't practice). The Governor, who is an alleged religious man and a family man, seems to favor the economic argument; I do not see how his position is tenable under the circumstances. Yes, this is a complicated situation made worse by politics but....these are helpless children without parents and many want to simply "ship" them back to who knows where. Where are our Hoosier hearts? I thought the term Hoosier was synonymous with hospitable.

  3. Illegal aliens. Not undocumented workers (too young anyway). I note that this article never uses the word illegal and calls them immigrants. Being married to a naturalized citizen, these people are criminals and need to be deported as soon as humanly possible. The border needs to be closed NOW.

  4. Send them back NOW.

  5. deport now

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