Comments on: In praise of Latin American immigrants http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/30/in-praise-of-latin-american-immigrants/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: humanwrites http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/30/in-praise-of-latin-american-immigrants/#comment-31412 Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:50:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7093#comment-31412 Yes, legal is better than illegal. But, given the birth rates necessary to avoid our extinction, we might ask ourselves: is legal better than extinction?

Oh, and, Bill Clinton certainly has a large pair, to be weighing in on unemployment, after he sent all our jobs to China and Mexico.

Keep the faith!

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By: Skysailor http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/30/in-praise-of-latin-american-immigrants/#comment-30878 Fri, 25 Jun 2010 19:03:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7093#comment-30878 The southwestern quarter of the United satates of America is quickly becomming Mexico North. All of Mexico’s third-world problems are becoming ours.

America, wake up!

jack Garcia

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By: 4mommy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/30/in-praise-of-latin-american-immigrants/#comment-30806 Thu, 17 Jun 2010 23:42:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7093#comment-30806 Should profficiency in the use of modern sanitation and indoor plumbing fixtures be a requirement in the path to citizenship? In Alexandria, Virginia, you have to clean up after your dogs, but apparently not after your undocumented workers.

Yes, I live just outside the nation’s capitol the suburbs where many congress critters also reside. But I guaranty that there are no rich ruling class Democrats in my “working class” neighborhood, and no funny-sounding language speakers defiling their yards– at least not after sunset.

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By: 2pesos http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/30/in-praise-of-latin-american-immigrants/#comment-30782 Thu, 17 Jun 2010 08:56:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7093#comment-30782 I thought Mexico was in Central America!

As for who was here first, the human genone has been decoded. If Native Americans were serious about the enormorus amount of benefits they get going to “Native Americans” only, DNA testing would be a prerequisite to recieve benefits.
Instead, they dumped tons of earth on a prehistoric human found in the NorthWest that was possibly an early immigrant to the Americas from Europe,

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By: LSJ77 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/30/in-praise-of-latin-american-immigrants/#comment-30287 Mon, 10 May 2010 05:14:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7093#comment-30287 I think many are forgetting a huge fact: Arizona was part of Mexico not even yet a century ago. Most of the immigrants might be Mexicans, but this land belonged to them and their ancestors perhaps less than two generations ago!

Why now they have to deal with discrimination? I agree that those doing illegal acts be deported if they’re illegal, but why those boosting the economy of AZ? Let’s not forget that most of the ‘white people’ will not clean hotels and toilets, will not cut the lawn, will not work back in the kitchen for the money those immigrants do. And AZ depends very much of tourism, which means most of these immigrants are working for lower wages than any ‘white person’ in this country would. If AZ low wage jobs suffer due to lack of demand by citizens expecting more money for the same work then their economy will also suffer.

Yes, some of these immigrants may send money to their original country, but the majority will not stay here so most of those SS withheld wages will never be in their hands, so us legal citizens will benefit of it in the long run.

Let them be and do their lives, the majority will not harm our economy, but help it. Most of them will not be violent, we are with our hate and ignorance to see the big picture.

As I thought let’s remember the words of an incredible man: Martin Luther King, Jr., Wall Street Journal, November 13, 1962:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction….The chain reaction of evil–hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars–must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of
annihilation.”

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By: sad http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/30/in-praise-of-latin-american-immigrants/#comment-30277 Sat, 08 May 2010 01:27:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7093#comment-30277 The Arizona law is rooted in discrimination and hatred. I feel sorry for Hispanic Americans. Do we need to wear a symbol on our clothing to prove are citizenship like the Jews with the Star of David on their clothing? This is how hatred begins in a subtle manner. We need to remember how history repeats itself. This law is dangerous!!! I am sadden !!!

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By: Zacs http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/30/in-praise-of-latin-american-immigrants/#comment-30264 Thu, 06 May 2010 13:12:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7093#comment-30264 “Jobs no Americans want to do” is nothing but empty and unfounded rhetoric. There is a demand for unskilled labor, but the lie is that only Mexicans are willing to fill this demand. The politicians and voters that follow this logic are essentially in favor of creating a second-class proletariat society within America; these low skilled jobs aren’t good enough for US, but we can let that LOT do the dirty work. All of you are just supporting the next generation of dark skinned exploitation. Shame on you all.

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By: piggychu http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/30/in-praise-of-latin-american-immigrants/#comment-30256 Wed, 05 May 2010 12:02:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7093#comment-30256 Wow. I can’t beilive there are so many ignorants speaking at the same time.

People like mspiggy say: she is not hispanic she is Latin..wait what?
Hispanics = Spanish speaking person
Latin: Latin America (Spanish: América Latina or Latinoamérica; Portuguese: América Latina; French: Amérique latine) is a region of the Americas where Romance languages (i.e., those derived from Latin) – particularly Spanish, Portuguese, and variably French – are primarily spoken.

People here are way too ignorant. Hispanic is not an ethnicity or a race. 62% of immigrants are Mexican, no surprise there when you consider the old Mexican – owned states. There are other RACES, ETHNICITIES, and NATIONALITIES that are illegal. I’m not from Mexico, but is rather sad to see people being very high and mighty, when we all now that there are many people that would deserve a chance on the county. For example the Dream Act.

Sure they should kick out all the crinimals, and welfare should come to an end.

But hell. you can’t genralize, might as well gather us all up and put us in a cage, in a “relocalization” camp like they did the Japs.

Wake up.No one and NO one is a pure American.

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By: sk_usa http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/30/in-praise-of-latin-american-immigrants/#comment-30250 Tue, 04 May 2010 18:57:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7093#comment-30250 Bernd,
Rephrasing Churchill words:
“If in yours 20’s you don’t feel sorry for illegals you have no heart if in yours 30′ you still fell sorry for illegals you have no brain.”

No modern western society can afford take aboard 12,000,000 uneducated poor.

Doesn’t matter how hard they work. They will never able to cover cost of social services they get including schooling for numerous kids and emergency rooms.

Now put on top:
High crime rate among Latinos and illegals. Yep. We pay for prisons, police etc.
Overall drag on economy that comes with uneducated mobs.
Denying jobs to USA’s poor. Guess where these guys end up. No they don’t cross to Mexico, they stay in US and collect benefits.

I don’t live in Ivory Tower. I helped quite a few successful/unsuccessful immigrant families.

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By: Messinger http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/04/30/in-praise-of-latin-american-immigrants/#comment-30245 Mon, 03 May 2010 13:15:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7093#comment-30245 The main reason the Federal government has not done anything to “legalize” undocumented immigrants is because of pressure from ignorant voters who are victims of their racism and demogogic politicians.
Even Bush knew they are needed in this economy.
Contrary to popular belief, undocumented people pay taxes, and spend a lot of cash, thus pumping much needed cash flow into the economy. By the way, in order to claim welfare, unemployment, food stamps, medic care, you need to provide proof of citizenship. Undocumented people don’t go to hospitals, don’t see a doctor because they live in the shadows and are afraid of being reported.
Given, they pay taxes and can’t vote, they should at least be treated with dignity. After all, they are human beings, just the same as a white person; all children of the same God.

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