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Old 09-08-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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Hello,

My husband and I are considering a move to Albuquerque from Phoenix in the next year. I was wondering what is the general feeling in ABQ towards SB1070 and towards the Hispanic community in general (not illegal vs. legal, just people of Hispanic descent).

 
Old 09-08-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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Hello,

My husband and I are considering a move to Albuquerque from Phoenix in the next year. I was wondering what is the general feeling in ABQ towards SB1070 and towards the Hispanic community in general (not illegal vs. legal, just people of Hispanic descent).
New Mexico is an illegal alien sympathizer state in general because it has a high population of Hispanics both legal and illegal so I imagine the majority oppose sb1070. I don't know of any state that has a problem with Hispanics who are here legally and respect the laws of the land over their ethnic kind. They are hard to find though.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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That's what I thought, but I tried that and I got moved to this forum.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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New Mexico is an illegal alien sympathizer state in general because it has a high population of Hispanics both legal and illegal so I imagine the majority oppose sb1070. I don't know of any state that has a problem with Hispanics who are here legally and respect the laws of the land over their ethnic kind. They are hard to find though.
Well, my husband is Hispanic but is 4th generation American... he doesn't even speak Spanish! LOL But he clearly looks Hispanic and since the whole SB1070 controversy we have been met with a certain degree of hostility in Phoenix and comments like "go back to your own country". Sad, but true. So I was just wondering what the atmosphere is like in ABQ.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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Well, my husband is Hispanic but is 4th generation American... he doesn't even speak Spanish! LOL But he clearly looks Hispanic and since the whole SB1070 controversy we have been met with a certain degree of hostility in Phoenix and comments like "go back to your own country". Sad, but true. So I was just wondering what the atmosphere is like in ABQ.
Looking Hispanic has nothing to do with sb1070 whether you live in Phoenix or out of state. Surely you don't believe that BS, do you? Besides if your husband is a citizen what has he to fear? He does have a DL or state I.D. doesn't he?
 
Old 09-08-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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Looking Hispanic has nothing to do with sb1070 whether you live in Phoenix or out of state. Surely you don't believe that BS, do you? Besides if your husband is a citizen what has he to fear? He does have a DL or state I.D. doesn't he?
You're right, it doesn't, but unfortunately some people take things like this in the wrong direction and use it as a vehicle to drive whatever feelings of hostility they have towards certian people. It isn't the law I am worried about. It is the feelings from the community. Like I said, we have encountered hostility from the citizens of the state.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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You're right, it doesn't, but unfortunately some people take things like this in the wrong direction and use it as a vehicle to drive whatever feelings of hostility they have towards certian people. It isn't the law I am worried about. It is the feelings from the community. Like I said, we have encountered hostility from the citizens of the state.
Itís sad that the selfish illegals and their greedy profiteers have made it uncomfortable for all Hispanics. As this problem worsens, the disdain will only intensify. Is your husband supportive of illegals, or does he oppose illegal immigration? If he opposes illegal immigration, he should stand up and be counted and fight this scourge.

You canít keep running from state to state. A large percentage of Hispanics (legal and illegal) have left Arizona and moved to New Mexico. Next, the citizens of NM will begin to display hostility. Then what, California?
 
Old 09-08-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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You're right, it doesn't, but unfortunately some people take things like this in the wrong direction and use it as a vehicle to drive whatever feelings of hostility they have towards certian people. It isn't the law I am worried about. It is the feelings from the community. Like I said, we have encountered hostility from the citizens of the state.
So what? I have had hostile neighbors also but there is nothing I can do about it but ignore them and go about my business and make friends with rational people instead.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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Itís sad that the selfish illegals and their greedy profiteers have made it uncomfortable for all Hispanics. As this problem worsens, the disdain will only intensify. Is your husband supportive of illegals, or does he oppose illegal immigration? If he opposes illegal immigration, he should stand up and be counted and fight this scourge.

You canít keep running from state to state. A large percentage of Hispanics (legal and illegal) have left Arizona and moved to New Mexico. Next, the citizens of NM will begin to display hostility. Then what, California?
We're not running. He was born and raised here; he wouldn't leave if it weren't for an awesome job opportunity. I just wanted to get some feedback from the people living in Albuquerque regarding this issue. The hostility we have encountered is just very new to me; I grew up in a very liberal area and never witnessed this type of thing before. I was wondering if we should expect it in NM.

And yes, it is sad that the issue has spilled over and made it uncomfortable for people of Hispanic descent.
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