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Post time 2008-1-12 08:28:10 |Display all floors
All non-white immigrants in the US are treated like second class citizens.

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Post time 2008-1-12 08:28:57 |Display all floors
Commentary: Waves of Anger Wash Across All Latinos
December 21, 2007
Ernesto Portillo Jr. -- The Arizona Daily Star,

When the Pew Hispanic Center reported last week in a new poll that an increasing number of Hispanics are feeling uncomfortable with the mounting measures against illegal immigration, one important aspect was missing. History is repeating itself.

Again in our communal American history -- when the majority has set its sights on scapegoating a minority -- the ill-effects of anti-illegal-immigrant policies are widening in larger circles.

And those turbulent waves are washing over legal Latino immigrants and American-born Latinos.

The laws, while aimed at freezing out undocumented immigrants, are heating up the rancor toward Latinos in general. We are being made the culprit and cause of whatever afflicts our country.

There is mounting anecdotal evidence that Latinos are being asked to prove their citizenship while crossing the border ports of entry or driving around town. While racial profiling exists, it's hard to prove.

But Latino racial profiling is there. Just like the stares I get when I speak Spanish in public. The rising resentment against the public use of Spanish is the direct result of debate over illegal immigration.

That debate has turned into an attack on Latino culture and presence to a point of ad nauseam: Latinos are unpatriotic and do not value education. Latinos debase American society and values.

And those are the nicer attacks.

The same was said in previous generations of Irish, Jews, Germans, Italians, Poles, Chinese, Haitians, Cubans and other immigrants who came to this country -- legally and illegally.

The predecessors of today's immigration bullies -- failed presidential candidate Tom Tancredo, Arizona state Rep. Russell Pearce and television commentator Lou Dobbs -- attacked immigrants, accusing them of not wanting to learn English and of destroying American culture.

That is what, in part, the Pew report said.

It found slightly more than half of all Latino adults in the U.S. are fearful that someone close to them will be deported. Nearly 66 percent believe Congress' failure to enact comprehensive immigration reform has made life more difficult for Latinos. And some Latinos feel their lives are made more difficult by increasingly angry public rhetoric on immigration.

But this is just warmed-over history.

In the 1920s, tens of thousands of Mexicans were forcibly returned home at the hands of local and federal governments. A decade later, as the Great Depression gripped the country, an estimated 400,000 Mexicans and Mexican-Americans were sent back across the border, many of them shipped in rail boxcars like cattle.

In the 1995 book "Decade of Betrayal: Mexican Repatriation in the 1930s," authors Francisco E. Balderrama and Raymond Rodriguez estimated that nearly 1 million people of Mexican origin were "repatriated."

And the forced reverse migration continued in the 1950s, during the notorious "Operation Wetback."

Supposedly we've grown up as a country and will not repeat these ugly chapters. Instead, Latinos will face laws requiring proof of citizenship on demand and more suspicious, invasive questions.

Of course, many U.S.-born Latinos support the growing number of punitive legal and police enforcement measures aimed at undocumented immigrants in Arizona and other states.

But Latinos who cheer the efforts may think twice when the day comes they are denied a job, turned away at a public agency or stopped and asked about their citizenship because of their surname or their skin color hue. ... more=%2Fpolitics%2F
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Post time 2008-1-12 08:30:13 |Display all floors
I don't know if my last post will come up!

So here is the link to it:

Waves of Anger Wash Across All Latinos ... more=%2Fpolitics%2F
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Post time 2008-1-12 08:39:01 |Display all floors
Originally posted by gotohell at 2008-1-12 08:28
All non-white immigrants in the US are treated like second class citizens.


The majority of white americans seem to be lashing out on all of them.
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Post time 2008-1-13 02:38:50 |Display all floors
i just visited USA.. it's not that bad

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Post time 2008-1-13 03:14:59 |Display all floors
Originally posted by gotohell at 1/11/2008 06:28 PM
All non-white immigrants in the US are treated like second class citizens.


More like the hispanic community is into serious spin control to prevent the 10+ million illegal brothers and sisters being deported back south of the border.

And before you rant, consider this:

I have spent the last four years, watching my wife and I pucker our @$$es as we go through the legal immigration process, to make sure we do everything by the book - while we watch a bunch of illegals scream for another round of amesity in front of us - daring the police to arrest them.  Talk to the Asian, African, European, Middle Eastern, and all other immigrant groups that doing it the legal way - there is NO LOVE for these Bull$#!+ Artists.
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Post time 2008-1-18 10:13:07 |Display all floors
for someone not to be treated as a second class citizen in the US, you need to be,

Caucasion, male, heterosexual, and with a full head of hair,

which isnt going to be that many....

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