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Old 11-26-2008, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Dream on mr bear.........
FYI: I live here in the Phx area and I can see with my own two eyes that Hispanics* are thinner on the ground compared to a year ago.

*Spanish speaking Mestizos/Indians

In fact: I stepped into a Wal-Mart in Mesa recently (no comment--------I try to avoid that chain) and many of not most of the Indians in there were our 'local talent'............folks from the Salt River rez close by. Six months ago Spanish was common in that particular store.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I didn't know all Hispanics were illegal or immigrants.
Where exactly did he state that? I interpret it as there are a lot less Hispanics which probably means they moved elsewhere. If a large % of the populace is illegal it only makes sense to think that Illegals moved on.
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Please define "Hispanic influence"? What exactly are you referring to.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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The only people speaking ONLY Spanish are recent immigrants. They might spend their whole lives speaking only Spanish in the United States, but their kids learn English.

People like to point out cases where people have been here 10, 20, 30 years and don't speak English, but they are always immigrants.

It won't become the primary language though.
I see you really don't know very many Spanish speaking people. I have family that lives in NM and part of that family happens to be related to a family that has been in the NM area since before it became a state, and even owns land that was a land grant from Spain. That whole family speaks Spanish at home, and anywhere else that they can. Yes, the children do speak English when they have to but if you listen to the children, they have a very heavy accent because of still speaking Spanish so much, and English only when they have to. I can also show you many people who have been in this country for well over 15 years and they don't speak English. Why? Because we have made it too easy for them not to is why. I don't care if one is an immigrant or not, if they have been here for as long as 15 years and longer then there is no damn excuse for them not speaking at least a bit of English. This country should make English the official language and English should be the only language that any government, be it local-state-or federal, business anywhere in this country.
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