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Old 08-18-2010, 09:54 AM
 
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Historically New York (city) has always been a melting pot of immigrants from all corners of the globe - which isn't surprising being as it was the main point of entry for immigrants from Europe and elsewhere.

What IS changing according to the article is the change in the demographic being fuelled by VAST hordes of illegals from one particular country.
It is happening all over the country now as mostly Mexican illegals and their offspring are spreading out. Most don't want to become a part of the melting pot and far too many citizens of Mexican ancestry are of the same mindset. They want to remain Mexicans in America rather than Americans of Mexican descent.
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:00 AM
 
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It is happening all over the country now as mostly Mexican illegals and their offspring are spreading out. Most don't want to become a part of the melting pot and far too many citizens of Mexican ancestry are of the same mindset. They want to remain Mexicans in America rather than Americans of Mexican descent.
I agree, they are taking over more than just the south west nowadays. and forget about the melting pot. It is gonna be a mexican pot soon as everyone will be forced to learn spanish
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:48 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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as a nyer...

1. nyers should be more concerned with east indians on h1b visas IMHO.
2. mexicans come over poor, do what they need to in order to survive, survive and end up owning businesses. other ppl should take note.
3. why does this thread exist? where is the OP on dominicans, puerto ricans, etc. assimilating? east harlem and washington heights are two of many areas with large spanish speaking populations where SOME ppl never learn english or postpone learning english for decades and survive because of the community. where is the attack on them?

stop picking on mexicans. the overwhelming majority that come over here are very nice ppl with goals and they do what they need to to achieve those goals.

a large portion of ppl complaining need a life.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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I used to work with many Filipino immigrants and citizens and what you are saying is the truth. They are educated, hardworking and assimilate well into our society... are not rude, arrogant and demanding with a sense of entitlement as many Mexicans are. Of course to my knowledge the Mexicans I speak of were either legal immigrants or citizens of this country and not illegal aliens but we have already been provided with much evidence that the illegal ones are the same way.

Don't get your hopes up that many Americans of Mexican ancestry are going to join the rule of law bandwagon and demand the removal of illegal aliens from our midst. Ethnocentricism seems to be a part of the culture.

thanks for your wonderful generalizations.
you sound brilliant!
[sarcasm off]

god this post is just garbage all around. you really have it in for "the mexicans" dont you. even after admitting little interaction with ILLEGAL mexicans. i thought it was about illegals. you really do sound like a former poster.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:50 PM
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It is happening all over the country now as mostly Mexican illegals and their offspring are spreading out. Most don't want to become a part of the melting pot and far too many citizens of Mexican ancestry are of the same mindset. They want to remain Mexicans in America rather than Americans of Mexican descent.
have you ever been to washington heights? east harlem? parts of the bronx? chinatown in manhattan? chinatown in flushing? corona? jackson heights?

americans in general have always been about segregation. this isn't some new phenomenon. there have always been little italy's, little vietnam's, little tokyo's, koreatowns, etc.

but all of a sudden its a problem because of mexicans, huh?
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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i agree. most NYers dont have a problem. immigration has always been part of the story in NYC. they have seen waves of all kinds of people come and go. at one point it was irish. italians. dominicans. egyptians. chinese. now its just mexicans. its much ado about nothing from most new yorkers. there has been a spike in one group. there are still many other groups. its NY for heavens sake.

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as a nyer...

1. nyers should be more concerned with east indians on h1b visas IMHO.
2. mexicans come over poor, do what they need to in order to survive, survive and end up owning businesses. other ppl should take note.
3. why does this thread exist? where is the OP on dominicans, puerto ricans, etc. assimilating? east harlem and washington heights are two of many areas with large spanish speaking populations where SOME ppl never learn english or postpone learning english for decades and survive because of the community. where is the attack on them?

stop picking on mexicans. the overwhelming majority that come over here are very nice ppl with goals and they do what they need to to achieve those goals.

a large portion of ppl complaining need a life.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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as a nyer...

1. nyers should be more concerned with east indians on h1b visas IMHO.
2. mexicans come over poor, do what they need to in order to survive, survive and end up owning businesses. other ppl should take note.
3. why does this thread exist? where is the OP on dominicans, puerto ricans, etc. assimilating? east harlem and washington heights are two of many areas with large spanish speaking populations where SOME ppl never learn english or postpone learning english for decades and survive because of the community. where is the attack on them?

stop picking on mexicans. the overwhelming majority that come over here are very nice ppl with goals and they do what they need to to achieve those goals.

a large portion of ppl complaining need a life.
ďVery nice peopleĒ donít lie, cheat, and steal to attain goals. If they are so hardworking and resourceful, why canít they survive at home? And, please donít tell me there are no opportunities in Mexico. There are. However, they canít subsidize their incomes by abusing taxpayers.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:59 PM
 
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they do what they need to to achieve those goals.
Yeah, off my tax dollars.
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:00 PM
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ďVery nice peopleĒ donít lie, cheat, and steal to attain goals. If they are so hardworking and resourceful, why canít they survive at home? And, please donít tell me there are no opportunities in Mexico. There are. However, they canít subsidize their incomes by abusing taxpayers.
have you ever seen northern mexico in person? just curious...
have you ever been to a country where english wasn't the spoken language?

i'll answer your post after you answer these two questions.
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:01 PM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Yeah, off my tax dollars.
so now all mexicans are illegal immigrants?

out of curiosity, do you own any businesses?
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