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    Immigrants feel backlash, study finds

    Immigrants feel backlash, study finds
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/n ... ant09.html
    By Pablo Bachelet
    McClatchy Newspapers

    WASHINGTON — Immigrants from Mexico and Central America are finding it harder to get jobs and are living under an increased sense of siege, according to a study released Wednesday.

    The study, by the Inter-American Development Bank and the Bendixen polling firm, demonstrates the impact the immigration debate in Washington is having nationwide.

    The study also found that remittances to Mexico are growing but much more slowly.

    In recent years, Mexican immigrants have moved deep into the South and Midwest, places that aren't accustomed to large Latino populations.

    "What I have found is both ugly and sad," said Sergio Bendixen, founder of Bendixen & Associates in Miami. "There are millions of Latin American immigrants, especially those living in the deep South and the upper Midwest, whose lives have been made miserable by the anti-immigrant sentiment that is now so prevalent in so many geographic areas."

    Bendixen has been conducting the survey since 2001 for the Inter-American Development Bank, which makes loans to Latin American nations. He said the numbers showing Hispanics are targets of discrimination have never been so clear.

    More than one-third of Central Americans and 30 percent of Mexicans said their biggest problem in the United States was discrimination, compared with single-digit responses for similar questions in 2004.

    Eighty-two percent of Mexicans and 84 percent of Central Americans said they found it more difficult to obtain good-paying jobs than a year ago. Forty-five percent blamed the increased difficulty on problems with documentation and 21 percent blamed a lack of jobs.

    The poll was conducted in June, at the height of the Senate debate on overhauling immigration laws. A proposal to provide an avenue for many illegal immigrants to legalize their status failed amid a backlash, mostly from conservatives demanding a crackdown on illegal immigration.

    Researchers interviewed 900 immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Slightly more than half of those polled said they were illegal. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

    More than half of those polled had been in the United States for more than 10 years, and two of every 10 made less than $20,000 a year.

    The IDB/Bendixen report estimated Mexicans will send $23.4 billion back to their families this year, a 1 percent increase from last year. In the first half of this year, remittance growth was 0.6 percent, compared with a 23 percent jump in the first half of last year. Central Americans are expected to send nearly $10 billion in remittances this year, an 8 percent jump from the year before.
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    When we see more of this happening, they will get more desperate and more violent. They will fight the opposition of they feell threatened.

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    They should feel the backlash!

    How dense can they be, that they don't understand, that if one that is illegal, breaks into our Country, takes jobs, free health care, etc...then demands we accept them and change our laws for them......that we find they terribly arrogant?

    They can't understand that?
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    Where's the story that the American citizens fell backlash from there own politicians?
    Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy.
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    Another article blurring the lines between legal and illegal immigration

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    "What I have found is both ugly and sad," said Sergio Bendixen, founder of Bendixen & Associates in Miami. "There are millions of Latin American ILLEGAL immigrants, especially those living in the deep South and the upper Midwest, whose lives have been made miserable by the anti-ILLEGAL immigrant sentiment that is now so prevalent in so many geographic areas."
    BOO-HOO

    Researchers interviewed 900 immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Slightly more than half of those polled said they were illegal. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.
    How many didn't admit they are illegal?
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    What I have found is both ugly and sad," said Sergio Bendixen, founder of Bendixen & Associates in Miami. "There are millions of Latin American immigrants, especially those living in the deep South and the upper Midwest, whose lives have been made miserable by the anti-immigrant sentiment that is now so prevalent in so many geographic areas."

    Well Sergio, do you want to know what I find ugly and sad? Let's see-4 young kids about to go to college, shot execution style by a violent child molester illegal alien who is a piece of scum. Sergio, you have the nerve to say the illegals lives are made miserable? Boy do you have nerve you race baiting illegal loving jerk. What is your legal status?

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    So why can't we use the "makes my life miserable" ploy to rid ourselves of worthless government agencies?
    The IRS makes our life miserable so let's abolish it.
    The Fed is a crooked monopoly so let's abolish it.

    It never ceases to amaze me the BS that the OBL freaks will use. Specifically, claiming racism, being xenophoebic, to tearing families apart, and now because their lives are miserable. Gimmie a break!

    Illegals act like spoiled little brat kids.
    "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the same results is the definition of insanity. " Albert Einstein.

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    When the pain to staying the same is greater than the pain of change they will change.

    When it gets too hard to live here, they will leave. Simple as that.

    That's why we move out of our parent's house. It just gets too miserable to stay, even with the free room and board.

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