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Old 06-02-2017, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Mexico Vows $50 Million Legal Fund to Fight U.S. Deportations - Breitbart
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Old 06-02-2017, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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That's a "drop in the bucket" compared to the $26 billion in 2016 sent to Mexico from the US: https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article...-year-are-sent and put an outgoing tax on that money could easily help build that wall and that has been suggested.
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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That's a "drop in the bucket" compared to the $26 billion in 2016 sent to Mexico from the US: https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article...-year-are-sent and put an outgoing tax on that money could easily help build that wall and that has been suggested.
They should definitely tax those . That's money that leaves the country and never comes back.

I live in L.A and there are a ton of these little storefronts saying "send money to Mexico ,el Salvador "etc . Signs in Spanish of course .
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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Technology might be the problem. Back in the day when the masses were arriving they had no choice but to learn our language and customs. They could of course still speak and follow their customs at home and in neighborhoods but when they were out in society and on the job they had to "be American".
People once saw it as a source of great pride to have learned english and assimilated into American culture.


Today with technology we have press 2 for Spanish, multi lingual signs, computers that link people to their families that are still back home and satellite dishes that bring their TV into their new American home.

We bend over backwards for immigrants today and they don't are not required to learn the language or our customs.

The bigger problem comes when they want to bring their customs and oppose them on us.
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:16 AM
 
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:18 AM
 
Location: the Sticks
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Your opinion is flawed, but that is your right to be flawed.
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:39 AM
 
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What are you describing as "assimilation". Believe it or not, there are many different types of cultures in the United States and they are all as American as the next.
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:41 AM
 
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Ive seen anti Trump protests in Los Angeles where Mexican flags are flown .


And I have seen pro Trump protests where the Confederate flag was being flown.
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Old 06-06-2017, 01:30 PM
 
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That doesn't matter in 2017. Mexico LOST a lot of land and, not all was by the US beating that country in a war. Guatemala and so on were also part of Mexico but, I get the feeling Mexico does NOT want that land back.

Like I've said before: I'm sorry the US only took half of Mexico, we should've taken ALL of it in 1848. Period.
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:41 PM
 
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What are you describing as "assimilation". Believe it or not, there are many different types of cultures in the United States and they are all as American as the next.
Read #3 in the following link. That will answer your question:

Assimilation | Define Assimilation at Dictionary.com

Some people mistakenly assume that assimilation means forgetting one's own ethnic culture. It does not. People are free to practice their own customs and worship in religious churches/temples/synagogues with others who hold the same customs. No one is stopping them from doing so.

However, when one moves to another country, it is the responsibility of that person to learn the native language, the laws and the customs plus be expected to adhere to them. If I were to move to another country, it would be my responsibility to learn the local language, the local laws and the local customs. It's not the responsibility of the new country to adapt to immigrants, it's the responsibility of immigrants to adapt to the new country.
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