U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Which GOP candidate is best on illegal immigration?
Ron Paul 10 30.30%
Mitt Romney 11 33.33%
Newt Gingrich 2 6.06%
Rick Santorum 10 30.30%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-27-2012, 04:39 AM
 
47,576 posts, read 58,699,632 times
Reputation: 22158

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom9 View Post
No one because they all need the Latino vote so no one will fully commit. Newt might talk a good game but once he's in office he'll be just like all theothers before him and next to nothing.
Newt isn't even talking a good game. He's got some amnesty he's promising them, if they manage to break the laws for 25 years, they're in and will be entitled to a nice big American social security check for their retirement here - and of course can then start bringing in all the family members they left behind.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-27-2012, 04:43 AM
 
47,576 posts, read 58,699,632 times
Reputation: 22158
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marce30 View Post
I was watching the news today and they said 68% of the Latinos think the most important thing is inmigration and they have faith in Obama but they feel like he let them down because he couldnt pass an inmigration reform but they still would vote for him in November. The Democrats are latino friendly, that's why they would always (or the majority) vote Democrat. There's no way the latino community would ever vote for a Republican candidate. Being latino and voting republican makes no sense, its like being gay and voting republican. Why would they vote for a party that wants to take their rights away ?
That's because of the extremely large numbers of them who are here illegally, the Conservative latinos were those who have long roots in the USA or the more Cuban refugees -- but the recent arrivals are not at all Conservative. Just like their very high abortion rates and welfare dependency, they also adore Obama because he refuses to enforce immigration laws and promises them many great benefits if they break the laws of this country.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2012, 07:25 AM
 
14,307 posts, read 11,146,155 times
Reputation: 2130
My question would be is how gaining the Latino vote translates into a party or politician having to thumb their noses at our immigration laws? Why do so many Latinos think their ethnic kind should be above those laws? What rights are being taken away from Latino citizens?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
17,985 posts, read 17,140,226 times
Reputation: 30111
They can all say anything to get elected and then change their minds. Even Obama! Obama has gotten rid of a lot of illegals.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Maryland
15,179 posts, read 15,809,199 times
Reputation: 3028
Quote:
Originally Posted by malamute View Post
Newt isn't even talking a good game. He's got some amnesty he's promising them, if they manage to break the laws for 25 years, they're in and will be entitled to a nice big American social security check for their retirement here - and of course can then start bringing in all the family members they left behind.
That certainly appears to be his plan. . .

Quote:
"I just want to allow the grandmother to be here legally with some rights to have residency but not citizenship so that he or she can finish their life with dignity, within the law."
Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich Spar Over Immigration During CNN 2012 GOP Debate In Florida (VIDEO)

Apparently he doesn't realize it is not uncommon today for some to become a grandmother or grandfather at 35. That's what happens when babies having babies is the acceptable norm.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2012, 04:38 PM
 
1,487 posts, read 1,989,494 times
Reputation: 934
Quote:
Originally Posted by california-jewel View Post
Commit to what, pander and kiss butt, don't think so, if that is how they have to go after the hispanic vote, oh well.

Romeney had commit to me, he has a stance and he ain't backing down from it.
You telling me Obama does not need the hispanic vote, is this why he bows down to their every whim, and kisses butt every chance he has.
Every body needs the Hispanic vote Dems Reps Everybody. Romney has a commitment? We'll see about that. So has everybody since Reagan but once they got into office poof...there it went. If Romney turns out to be different I'll be more than surprised.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2012, 05:08 PM
 
14,307 posts, read 11,146,155 times
Reputation: 2130
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom9 View Post
Every body needs the Hispanic vote Dems Reps Everybody. Romney has a commitment? We'll see about that. So has everybody since Reagan but once they got into office poof...there it went. If Romney turns out to be different I'll be more than surprised.
No, they don't. The Hispanic vote is overinflated. Only 10 million voted in the last election. The combined white and black vote miniscules the Hispanic vote.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2012, 05:13 PM
 
1,580 posts, read 1,422,338 times
Reputation: 748
Quote:
Originally Posted by chicagonut View Post
No, they don't. The Hispanic vote is overinflated. Only 10 million voted in the last election. The combined white and black vote miniscules the Hispanic vote.
Agreed. I am a registered Independent. Should Rick Santorium rise in the ranks he would get my vote as he appears to be the only candidate whose stance against illegal immigration does not shift with the wind. While the hispanic rate is growing rapidly in this country, what the pandering idiots don't take into account is that a vast majority of "hispanics" counted in that population are anchor babies and illegal aliens.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2012, 05:19 PM
 
20,611 posts, read 12,282,218 times
Reputation: 5895
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marce30 View Post
I was watching the news today and they said 68% of the Latinos think the most important thing is inmigration and they have faith in Obama but they feel like he let them down because he couldnt pass an inmigration reform but they still would vote for him in November. The Democrats are latino friendly, that's why they would always (or the majority) vote Democrat. There's no way the latino community would ever vote for a Republican candidate. Being latino and voting republican makes no sense, its like being gay and voting republican. Why would they vote for a party that wants to take their rights away ?
Sounds to me the "tribal loyalty" thing is MORE important to Hispanics than being loyal to the US.

Many Latinos ARE Republican, Cuban Americans come to mind.

Chicanos who are voters are few compared to anglos or even blacks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-27-2012, 05:29 PM
 
14,307 posts, read 11,146,155 times
Reputation: 2130
Quote:
Originally Posted by PurpleRain_1 View Post
Agreed. I am a registered Independent. Should Rick Santorium rise in the ranks he would get my vote as he appears to be the only candidate whose stance against illegal immigration does not shift with the wind. While the hispanic rate is growing rapidly in this country, what the pandering idiots don't take into account is that a vast majority of "hispanics" counted in that population are anchor babies and illegal aliens.
Are you aware that in one of the very first debates Santorum held a completely different opinion on illegal immigration? He sure changed his tune of late. I hope he is being honest with this supposed change of heart. I doubt he has a chance to gain the nomination anyway.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top