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Old 04-03-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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First off, yes, I am an immigrant; my family moved here when I was four years old. No, I am not an illegal, I became a citizen in 2011 and before that I was a permanent resident. I am proud of my Mexican heritage and proud of the sacrifices my parents endured to give me a better life. This does NOT however mean that I have to support amnesty. In fact whenever I have discussed the issue with people they inevitably say, "don't forget where you came from." To them I say, if my parents could sacrifice enough to pay lawyer and application fees to get my siblings and I green cards(with only my father working as a farm laborer by the way) then there is no excuse for anyone else not to become a resident the legal way. So enough with the hypocrite, backstabber, and traitor accusations; if they really wanted to, they could become permanent residents the legal way.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
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First off, yes, I am an immigrant; my family moved here when I was four years old. No, I am not an illegal, I became a citizen in 2011 and before that I was a permanent resident. I am proud of my Mexican heritage and proud of the sacrifices my parents endured to give me a better life. This does NOT however mean that I have to support amnesty. In fact whenever I have discussed the issue with people they inevitably say, "don't forget where you came from." To them I say, if my parents could sacrifice enough to pay lawyer and application fees to get my siblings and I green cards(with only my father working as a farm laborer by the way) then there is no excuse for anyone else not to become a resident the legal way. So enough with the hypocrite, backstabber, and traitor accusations; if they really wanted to, they could become permanent residents the legal way.
First off - Thank you and congratulations! It is a wonderful accomplishment.

Second - Disregard those people. You have a lot to be proud of. Don't let them minimalize your accomplishment or make you feel guilty for abiding by the law. You are a role model that sadly many will not have to emulate to receive the same priveledges as you get to enjoy.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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First off, yes, I am an immigrant; my family moved here when I was four years old. No, I am not an illegal, I became a citizen in 2011 and before that I was a permanent resident. I am proud of my Mexican heritage and proud of the sacrifices my parents endured to give me a better life. This does NOT however mean that I have to support amnesty. In fact whenever I have discussed the issue with people they inevitably say, "don't forget where you came from." To them I say, if my parents could sacrifice enough to pay lawyer and application fees to get my siblings and I green cards(with only my father working as a farm laborer by the way) then there is no excuse for anyone else not to become a resident the legal way. So enough with the hypocrite, backstabber, and traitor accusations; if they really wanted to, they could become permanent residents the legal way.
I have often heard the term HINO (Hispanic in name only) applied to people like you who are of Mexican ancestry and yet want our immigration laws enforced and no amnesty for those who break them by the ethnocentric segment of your ethnic group. It's really a shame to be viewed in that manner when you obviously put your loyalty to your country above ethnic ties. Good for you! You are a breath of fresh air.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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First off, yes, I am an immigrant; my family moved here when I was four years old. No, I am not an illegal, I became a citizen in 2011 and before that I was a permanent resident. I am proud of my Mexican heritage and proud of the sacrifices my parents endured to give me a better life. This does NOT however mean that I have to support amnesty. In fact whenever I have discussed the issue with people they inevitably say, "don't forget where you came from." To them I say, if my parents could sacrifice enough to pay lawyer and application fees to get my siblings and I green cards(with only my father working as a farm laborer by the way) then there is no excuse for anyone else not to become a resident the legal way. So enough with the hypocrite, backstabber, and traitor accusations; if they really wanted to, they could become permanent residents the legal way.
Who is calling you a hyporcite in the first place?

That seems very stupid. If anyone does call you that and of illegal status, you should attempt to get them deported.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:27 PM
 
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Who is calling you a hyporcite in the first place?

That seems very stupid. If anyone does call you that and of illegal status, you should attempt to get them deported.
Heard it from everyone on message boards to friends who know or are related to someone who is illegal. The person in particular who said "i should remember where i came from" was my girlfriend's uncle. He himself is an illegal(in fact I believe his wife is as well) and he had a look of utter shock when I stated my opposition to amnesty.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:31 PM
 
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Who is calling you a hyporcite in the first place?

That seems very stupid. If anyone does call you that and of illegal status, you should attempt to get them deported.
Many Hispanic citizens would consider him a race traitor. They can't be deported.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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First off, yes, I am an immigrant; my family moved here when I was four years old. No, I am not an illegal, I became a citizen in 2011 and before that I was a permanent resident. I am proud of my Mexican heritage and proud of the sacrifices my parents endured to give me a better life. This does NOT however mean that I have to support amnesty. In fact whenever I have discussed the issue with people they inevitably say, "don't forget where you came from." To them I say, if my parents could sacrifice enough to pay lawyer and application fees to get my siblings and I green cards(with only my father working as a farm laborer by the way) then there is no excuse for anyone else not to become a resident the legal way. So enough with the hypocrite, backstabber, and traitor accusations; if they really wanted to, they could become permanent residents the legal way.
Good for you
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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First off - Thank you and congratulations! It is a wonderful accomplishment.

Second - Disregard those people. You have a lot to be proud of. Don't let them minimalize your accomplishment or make you feel guilty for abiding by the law. You are a role model that sadly many will not have to emulate to receive the same priveledges as you get to enjoy.
^^ This
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:50 AM
 
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I have often heard the term HINO (Hispanic in name only) applied to people like you who are of Mexican ancestry and yet want our immigration laws enforced and no amnesty for those who break them by the ethnocentric segment of your ethnic group. It's really a shame to be viewed in that manner when you obviously put your loyalty to your country above ethnic ties. Good for you! You are a breath of fresh air.
That's just so sad. I swear the "crab pot" thing goes with Mexicans too; if 1 wants to come here legally AND become American, many of the others try to drag him back down by calling him a sellout and so on. Sheesh!
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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First off, yes, I am an immigrant; my family moved here when I was four years old. No, I am not an illegal, I became a citizen in 2011 and before that I was a permanent resident. I am proud of my Mexican heritage and proud of the sacrifices my parents endured to give me a better life. This does NOT however mean that I have to support amnesty. In fact whenever I have discussed the issue with people they inevitably say, "don't forget where you came from." To them I say, if my parents could sacrifice enough to pay lawyer and application fees to get my siblings and I green cards(with only my father working as a farm laborer by the way) then there is no excuse for anyone else not to become a resident the legal way. So enough with the hypocrite, backstabber, and traitor accusations; if they really wanted to, they could become permanent residents the legal way.
Congratulations on becoming an American citizen!

Don't listen to people who are calling you a hypocrite. I think you are 100% right for not supporting amnesty. Why should lawbreakers get the same rewards you and your family worked hard and sacrificed for? It's total crap.
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