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Old 07-30-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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For those of you willing to give your homes back to anyone that claims to be an original owner of the land go for it. The rest of us will live with the thought that we legally bought it. Besides is there a statute of limitations on all this? My thought is that if Mexico could have protected the land with a standing military they would have done it. They didn't and we the USA ended up with it. Saying that I am not anti imigration. I have not been convinced that even those that are out of work will head to the field and pick produce. Not saying that I am pro illegal imigration, but those with a work visa are OK with me.
You can't just walk in and say, "hey, my great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather had a claim on the land and I want it."

Those with "claims" have legal claims that are on the books. If they didn't follow through the proper channels to ensure ownership, then they lost their window of opportunity.

My husband's family has some land that they claimed. They own it - it is theirs. Some land they didn't claim - they lost the right to claim it as theirs.

So yes - the statutes of limitation have passed.

 
Old 07-30-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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Sorry, but the ratio of people who jumped the border illegally in the last 30 years to the number who can trace their line back to New Spain is on the order of hundreds of thousands to one here in SoCal.
I agree. But if you see a hispanic at Home Depot - don't assume he's looking for work. My brother-in-law was offered "work" while stopping there to pick up supplies for our home project. He said, "no thank you." The offeror looked a bit puzzled about his complete lack of accent.

Give a person the benefit of a doubt until you know better - that's all I'm suggesting.
 
Old 07-30-2009, 01:55 PM
 
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I agree. But if you see a hispanic at Home Depot - don't assume he's looking for work. My brother-in-law was offered "work" while stopping there to pick up supplies for our home project. He said, "no thank you." The offeror looked a bit puzzled about his complete lack of accent.

Give a person the benefit of a doubt until you know better - that's all I'm suggesting.
How about the guys standing around out front, whistling and waving at any car that drives in? Can I assume they're looking for work?
 
Old 07-30-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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How about the guys standing around out front, whistling and waving at any car that drives in? Can I assume they're looking for work?
You bet! Unless you are a single hot female, and maybe the intentions are different!

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Old 07-30-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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MissNM,

My post was to add a little sarcasm to the picture. Not sure how someone today has any rights to anyones land, just because someone took it from a long distant relative.

By the way I have never been asked if i wanted to take on a little extra work while at Home Depot, but my lovely wife has been thought of as a nanny because our children are so whetto looking and her skin is a little dark. Guess they take after me.
 
Old 07-30-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I agree. But if you see a hispanic at Home Depot - don't assume he's looking for work. My brother-in-law was offered "work" while stopping there to pick up supplies for our home project. He said, "no thank you." The offeror looked a bit puzzled about his complete lack of accent.

Give a person the benefit of a doubt until you know better - that's all I'm suggesting.
No thank you is all he said? I would have spit in the guys face.
 
Old 07-30-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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MissNM,

My post was to add a little sarcasm to the picture. Not sure how someone today has any rights to anyones land, just because someone took it from a long distant relative.

By the way I have never been asked if i wanted to take on a little extra work while at Home Depot, but my lovely wife has been thought of as a nanny because our children are so whetto looking and her skin is a little dark. Guess they take after me.
And I thought I was the only sarcastic persom on the board!

And that is funny about the nanny comment.

It's strange, I lived for years in NM and never really comprehended racism. I never thought of hispanic being "not white." A little travel sure makes you realize how crazy the world can be when it comes to race and ethnicity.
 
Old 07-30-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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No thank you is all he said? I would have spit in the guys face.
He thought about using a REALLY exaggerated Cheech and Chong accent, but realized that it wouldn't have made his point as well.

And think about it - if someone comes up to you and offers you work, it is because you have the aire of a hard worker. It's actually a bit flattering. They had his economic and legal status wrong - but not his work ethic.
 
Old 07-30-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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He thought about using a REALLY exaggerated Cheech and Chong accent, but realized that it wouldn't have made his point as well.

And think about it - if someone comes up to you and offers you work, it is because you have the aire of a hard worker. It's actually a bit flattering. They had his economic and legal status wrong - but not his work ethic.
I guess that's one way to look at it, but I see it as disrespectful, like asking a random tall Black man if he play's professional basketball.
 
Old 07-30-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I think practically every state has its share of Hispanics. I've met several illegals that had settled first in MICHIGAN before migrating to Oregon. And the density probably varies in states, too. Here in Oregon, they're mostly in certain Portland suburbs. LOTS of them. I believe the last stat I read for the town I live in was 19% ~ but that is the census figure for LEGAL immigants. And in parts of Eastern Oregon, as well (farming).

Saw a surprising amount of Mexicans/Central Americans in New York City last fall.

I don't know what's with that Hispanic Origins map shown above but I'm not buying what I see on it.
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