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Old 12-10-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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Unless they are a refugee (and there aren't that many) it would appear that most likely they are here Illegally.
a) I never planned or wanted to move to the US.
b) I almost managed to flunk a whole school year because of my unwillingness to learn English. I still do not like anything about this language. Unfortunately my parents stuck me into a private school to end up as interpreter/translator amongst others English:>) But even in AL I have no problem to deal with daily life without using English.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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It was stated in the article already that the students didn't speak English therefore when you take into account that the parents didn't either I only mentioned the parents at that time. When you take into account that the entire families didn't speak English it puts up a red flag that more than likely the entire family is here illegally. Is that clear enough for you now?
I'm not going to disagree, there is a fairly decent chance they could be here illegally. Just don't flat out say they must be here illegally because they don't speak English because there are people, even families living in the country that have legit legal documentation and speak little to no English.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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a) I never planned or wanted to move to the US.
b) I almost managed to flunk a whole school year because of my unwillingness to learn English. I still do not like anything about this language. Unfortunately my parents stuck me into a private school to end up as interpreter/translator amongst others English:>) But even in AL I have no problem to deal with daily life without using English.
Which proves my point about colonization rather than assimilation.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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a) I never planned or wanted to move to the US.
b) I almost managed to flunk a whole school year because of my unwillingness to learn English. I still do not like anything about this language. Unfortunately my parents stuck me into a private school to end up as interpreter/translator amongst others English:>) But even in AL I have no problem to deal with daily life without using English.
There are many just like you. Only, most are here illegally. Unlike you, they love everything this country has to offer; that is, other than its laws and culture. However, our government eagerly accommodates them, so they are not inconvenienced.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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a) I never planned or wanted to move to the US.
b) I almost managed to flunk a whole school year because of my unwillingness to learn English. I still do not like anything about this language. Unfortunately my parents stuck me into a private school to end up as interpreter/translator amongst others English:>) But even in AL I have no problem to deal with daily life without using English.
I take it you plan on leaving as soon as possible.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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a) I never planned or wanted to move to the US.
b) I almost managed to flunk a whole school year because of my unwillingness to learn English. I still do not like anything about this language. Unfortunately my parents stuck me into a private school to end up as interpreter/translator amongst others English:>) But even in AL I have no problem to deal with daily life without using English.
Two quick notes here:

#1: your English is damn good so your 'hate' is not that deep.
#2: I suggest you find another country to move to---------although, English being the lingua franca of the world, it will follow you everywhere.
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:55 PM
 
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As for the word 'Mexican'...........it is based on the Spanish word 'mejica' which means 'mixed'
HUH???? What are you talking about? mejica is not even a word in spanish or nahuatl. Even the word Mexico does not mean mixed. I'm sure you can google

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Old 12-16-2009, 12:12 AM
 
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SHOCKER - Mexicans Want to Deal Only With Mexicans - Americans Not Welcome (http://www.carthagepress.com/news/x1295939200 - broken link)

Far beyond "look like me". This describes something much deeper and darker than mere skin tones or ethnicity. They will only respond to other Mexican nationals. This condition goes a long way in explaining why it is necessary to have more Mexican consulate offices than we have state capitols, why we see a dual government materializing before our very eyes, the resistance to assimilation, the disdain for Americans - and other nationalities of which we have many - of all colors, the disrespect for American law, the animosity towards everything American, in short everything we hate about their
behaviors and attitudes and the whoring of our national sovereignty by merchants and politicos.
WOW! So now Mexicans only want to deal with Mexicans. What a way to twist things.

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"Majority of the parents care, they just can’t communicate,” Perez said. “They felt mistreated by the school, and the school felt insufficient to reach them. The parents really want their children to succeed.”
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:49 AM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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In addition, my oldest son is half Mexican and his daughter is 3/4. Her mother is from Chihuahua, Mexico. I am in no way racist in any way, shape or form. I'm just sick of hearing the discrimination card being played.

You and me too, and most of my friends, after a while, it just gets plain stale and old. And I have more mexican friends, then any other race, or they are mixed, they even agree, they also get tired, of the same thing, you should hear them talk about there own race.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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HUH???? What are you talking about? mejica is not even a word in spanish or nahuatl. Even the word Mexico does not mean mixed. I'm sure you can google

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Then I suggest that you put up a link proving me wrong.
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