Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Latinos and Illegal Immigration

From the Bergen (NJ) Record:

A new wave of Americans are calling for stricter restrictions on immigration: Latino Americans.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not anything too new. Proposition 200 in Arizona drew 46% of the Hispanic vote so it is fair to say that voting Hispanics are divided and many want tougher enforcement.

I think that the Karl Rove's insistance that the Gop must hispander on the illegal immigration issue to attract Hispanic voters is a smoke screen for the real objective which is to provide their Wall Street Journal/National Chamber of Commerce buddies an endless supply of cheap and easy to exploit Hispanic third world labor.

There is probably a huge overlap between the 46% of Hispanics who voted for a tougher stance on illegal immigration in Proposition 200 and the 38-40% of the Hispanics who voted for President Bush. If the President actually proposed a border enforcement policy he might have gotten the whole 46%.

11/22/2005 6:02 PM  
Blogger Tired Immigrant said...

There always seems to a group of immigrants who want to curb others from following them. It's the crabs who reached the rim of the glass jar and are disdainful of the crabs that remain.

As a would-be immigrant myself, I can understand the views and worries of local citizens. I do not agree, but I can understand.

However, I cannot understand the views of the anti-immigrant immigrants, except in terms of the lowest possible motivations.

11/23/2005 7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are not anti-immigrant immigrants. They are anti-illegal-aliens immigrants. One of the great things about America is our respect for the rule of law and one of the reasons that conditions are so bad in the countries the immigrants left is that that respect is non-existent. It is perfectly natural for immigrants to join natives in being anti-illegal-aliens. People who come here illegally are not immigrants. They are illegal aliens.

11/23/2005 1:36 PM  
Blogger La Ventanita said...

I agree with anonymous: this is not anti-immigrants, but anti-illegal immigrants...and there is a huge lack of respect for this country among them. I know many of them are grateful, and work very hard, but many of them bring their "malas mañas" with them. We are the only country that has this problem, everyone else has very strict immigration laws, and no one seems to care; no one even blinks. I think this subject was long overdue; immigration has to be controlled and orderly.

11/23/2005 6:52 PM  
Blogger Umar Lee said...

I hope you know that these conservatives don’t see any difference between you and the guy on the side of the road selling fruit. They will only tolerate you when you agree with them and as soon as you disagree you will become an alien invader.

11/23/2005 10:39 PM  

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