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- 05-29-2010, 09:43 AM #21
Welcome aboard, Notsogringo
All good points out of many and made many, many times here at Alipac.
Unfortunately too many bad attitudes and traditions of illegals has already seeped into the US.
So, we have been, are and will continue to speak out and fight against the machine (government) that has not only allowed this but encouraged it.
Glad to have you to help!As Aristotle said, ‚ÄúTolerance and apathy are the first virtue of a dying civilization.‚Ä
- 05-29-2010, 09:59 AM #22
Re: Latino groups blast Guard deploymentOriginally Posted by Populist
If the National Guard are unprepared to deal with border issues, then why the hell are they being used to protect borders in Iraq, and Afghanistan? Would they be happier if we put 1200 more Border Patrol Officers on the job?Certified Member
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- 05-29-2010, 10:25 AM #23
This is just a shell game. Obama sends troops to the border because of increasing outrage of American citizens plus Arizona's new law. He is afraid if it works there other states will jump on it as well.
Latino advocacy groups are in an uproar and so is Mexico about the troops.
They have been there before, in much greater numbers, and were not allowed to do anything. So there is less of them now and they are still not allowed to do anything but watch. Why criticize? Because they don't want you to see the other hand doing business as usual.
Why should we waste money sending troops to the border to sit at a desk or fix an automobile? Why not spend that money sending unemployed Americans to build a wall or fence? Something that will actually help.
Nothing gained by having troops there, but people think the feds are doing something.
- 05-29-2010, 01:38 PM #24
So, what's the answer to the inaction of the federal government?
It seems like nobody in Washington is listening to us citizens. All we wish to do is to protect our culture and way of life. I don't think we have a visceral dislike of other people and cultures, but when the least qualified Latinos and other illegals sneak in droves into our country, we take their growing presence as a threat to our economy, our values, and our culture.
Furthermore, the cultural and social norms most of the Latino illegals bring with them into our country are not a good fit with our US born population. The low level of education of the average Latino illegal and the resulting ignorance engendered by that, do not bode well for our future as a country.
However, let us give credit where credit is due. Many of the hard working and progressive illegals will do well and perhaps move right next door to us. Do I really want that? Answer: No I don't because on average we have very little in common, starting with our levels of education and cultural perceptions, since many of the Latino illegals have a very low level of education.
I would at least expect to share with my neighbors the same culture and language, but the divide separating our two cultures is a matter of friction and concern. As an example: If I had teenagers I would put my foot down and would not allow them to work for the summer at fast food joints. Why? Because they would be put in a position of having to work with folks with a limited education, that don't hardly speak our common language and don't share our culture or values. ....why would I ever allow my teenagers to work there?
I'm sure you've noticed my nick "NotSoGringo." The reason for that particular nick is that it reflects better who I am. I am a Latino immigrant of legal status. I was born in a Hispanic country in Central America and I speak Spanish fluently. This particular set of circumstances provides me with a special viewpoint on immigration issues.
More about me:
I'm not an economic refugee and I didn't come into this country as an illegal. I came to the USA because as a child I learned to love this country and its culture.
I was so sick of the graft, payola, and corruption of my birth country that I looked from afar to the USA as my eventual adopted country. I wanted to be here! I longed to be here! There wasn't a day in my life as a child that I ever doubted that I would one day be a US citizen.
I immersed myself not only in your culture, but with your spoken and written language. I made a commitment to master the English language, the official language of the country that I love. Matter a fact, I now make my living writing.......in the English language.
BTW, there are many of us here in the USA, legal citizens of Latino extraction and loving American patriots. Be aware that although we were born abroad, we chose the USA as our mother country.
In closing I have to say that I have many of the same concerns shared by US born members of this very fine forum and that we should look for solutions and participate in the political process to allow our voices to be heard. Otherwise the lack of attention to our growing and festering pain has the capacity to twist our outlook on this immigration problem.
I thank you for reading this and look forward to your comments.
- 05-29-2010, 03:38 PM #25
- Join Date
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The illegal lovers and seditious La Raza and MEChA La Ratas should thank their lucky starts and traitorous friend OBAMAnation of Desolation that U. S. Generals and the Military were not put in charge of border security -- especially angry old Marines with a trusty M16 riding shotgun in a M1A1...Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
- 05-29-2010, 03:57 PM #26
Rosales and Murguia can relax, the guard troops are just window dressing.
The true solution, however, is simple: A national policy of putting Americans first in this magnificent country and eserving American jobs for American workers whenever possible. Once that policy is stated, it can be implemented relatively simply by requiring universal E-Verify at workplace and welfare office.
'Bama & Co. are setting sail for an Open Borders, Come And Get It policy, so the impetus for actually eliminating illegal immigration will have to come from the American people.
- 05-29-2010, 07:44 PM #27
[quote]We are on a collision course of enforcement-only policies and, as experience shows, this will not solve the problem,‚Ä