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Old 08-21-2008, 08:32 AM
 
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So illegals are Mexicans, eh? They are considered 'our people' to the Mexican government? That hardly sounds like immigrants dying to become American citizens to me.

True story about remittances, though and the harm to immediate families they can cause. My grandfathers mother sent most of my great grandfathers paycheck 'home' to Prague to support the extended family left there. As a result, my grandfather and his sisters lived largely on tripe, and all had to quit school by the eigth grade in order to support the US household and the Czech one. My grandfather lived till 87, and he hated his mother for this till his death. You can't tell me that scenes like this aren't being played out in Mexican households all over the country....and could also account for the drop in remittances.
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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So illegals are Mexicans, eh? They are considered 'our people' to the Mexican government? That hardly sounds like immigrants dying to become American citizens to me.

True story about remittances, though and the harm to immediate families they can cause. My grandfathers mother sent most of my great grandfathers paycheck 'home' to Prague to support the extended family left there. As a result, my grandfather and his sisters lived largely on tripe, and all had to quit school by the eigth grade in order to support the US household and the Czech one. My grandfather lived till 87, and he hated his mother for this till his death. You can't tell me that scenes like this aren't being played out in Mexican households all over the country....and could also account for the drop in remittances.
Very good point there; camping!

My father is an (legal) immigrant from Hungary and used to help out some of the family there.

Me: I am an American first and feel very little cultural kinship to those people in Hungary.
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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Makes sense to me: supporting illegal immigrants over American Blacks would be political suicide for Obama.
I know plenty of blacks besides myself, Benicar and Alanboy who refuse to vote for him for that very reason. He is losing momentum daily and he has no one to blame but himself. The pimping and hispandering has turned off more than a few Americans across the racial divide.
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I know plenty of blacks besides myself, Benicar and Alanboy who refuse to vote for him for that very reason. He is losing momentum daily and he has no one to blame but himself. The pimping and hispandering has turned off more than a few Americans across the racial divide.
Not to mentio the fact that he just loves the damn UN and wants everyone to be a citizen of the world like he believes himself to be.
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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I would like to hear from Mr. Obama some ideas on how to improve life in our inner cities, address the growing gang problems, especially with some of the more brutal South American gangs here. His approach seems to be to keep the borders open and import even more criminals. At least he gets more votes.
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:38 PM
 
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I would like to hear from Mr. Obama some ideas on how to improve life in our inner cities, address the growing gang problems, especially with some of the more brutal South American gangs here. His approach seems to be to keep the borders open and import even more criminals. At least he gets more votes.
You are absolutely right. While he lives in Hyde Park, which is one of the few remaining decent areas on the south side of Chicago, murders, rapes and robberies do occur in that area as well.

I doubt that either he or McCain have their finger on the pulse of local issues at this time. They are too busy trying to win the election.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:51 PM
 
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I would like to hear from Mr. Obama some ideas on how to improve life in our inner cities, address the growing gang problems, especially with some of the more brutal South American gangs here. His approach seems to be to keep the borders open and import even more criminals. At least he gets more votes.
Yes, it's time the candidates answer what they would do for the American people.
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:29 PM
 
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Makes sense to me: supporting illegal immigrants over American Blacks would be political suicide for Obama.
Over American Blacks? What does that have to do with anything? What about supporting illegals over Americans would be political suicide?

Anyway, the nerve that guy has asking for his compatriots to send more money..
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Over American Blacks? What does that have to do with anything? What about supporting illegals over Americans would be political suicide?

Anyway, the nerve that guy has asking for his compatriots to send more money..
I agree. I think it is time we get rid of the - before American.
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