illegal immigration and you.
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In the spirit of full disclosure, while I am against illegal immigration, my mother crossed the border in '74. As a consequence I was born here and am a U.S. citizen. My parents are now citizens due to Reagan's amnesty in the 80's which made them legal residents. I thank God my Mom came here to the United States even though it was illegal. I know I am biased about that because I benefited from it. Illegal immigration was not that big and as dangerous in the 70's and very early 80's. It became a huge problem that had to be stopped from the 90's onward.   

(04-21-2010, 01:36 PM)Robert De Brus Wrote: I also have a problem with the culture of Mexico.  Things like banditry and socialism are celebrated over there, and many bring this mindset with them.  I often see their Catholicism used as a vehicle for nationalism instead of actual faith (example - the pro-immigration rallies that have alot of Our Lady of Guadalupes, but no crosses).

That is true. There is a cultural problem among Mexicans. My family is Salvadoran and they have assimilated well into American life with many of my relatives who are U.S. citizens and speak English. My generation, including all my cousins, have grown up American. Central Americans are not as nationalistic as Mexicans. In fact, Central Americans and Mexicans are not that fond of each other. Mexicans are extremely nationalistic to the point of being fanatical. They cling to their culture and consider themselves Mexicans first above all else. They are so nationalistic, it is not uncommon for Mexicans to turn on their own national team in sports, and root for the foreigner instead, when their team plays poorly.

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illegal immigration and you. - by BlessedKarl - 04-20-2010, 07:18 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Iolanthe - 04-20-2010, 07:35 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-20-2010, 07:37 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by HotRod - 04-20-2010, 07:39 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-20-2010, 07:43 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-20-2010, 08:34 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by glgas - 04-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Gizmo - 04-21-2010, 02:16 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by F-14 Dave - 04-21-2010, 05:06 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by glgas - 04-21-2010, 06:25 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-21-2010, 10:10 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Tradchick - 04-21-2010, 11:43 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 02:29 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 04:50 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ardens - 04-21-2010, 05:32 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-21-2010, 05:36 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 05:39 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-21-2010, 06:10 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-21-2010, 06:16 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 06:17 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ardens - 04-21-2010, 07:30 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-22-2010, 01:09 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ardens - 04-22-2010, 03:33 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by HotRod - 04-22-2010, 03:35 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by mom - 04-22-2010, 03:59 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-22-2010, 04:02 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by mom - 04-22-2010, 04:39 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ggreg - 04-22-2010, 05:14 PM
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