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Old 11-07-2009, 08:55 PM
 
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I would add; great family values and traditions, great dancers and basaball players, more recently basketball and football players, etc, best beer, rum , and tequila, etc.....
Those traits could be applied to most all ethnic groups and their cultures not just Mexicans. Also there are negative things within most cultures also. Why would someone mention illegals when speaking of cultural practices? Don't the legal ones have the same traits? What has status to do with it?
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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There is no reason to 'love' illegal immigrants.

One can empathsize with them and their dillemma, but 'love' them? No.

Now, I do have utmost respect for legal immigrants who have actually filled out the paperwork, waited in the back of the line, and came here lawfully.
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I'd rather shop at Wal-Mart than many small businesses AS many small "community oriented" businesses hire NOTHING but Illegal Aliens.. At least at WAL-MART one may see a bit more diversity..
Not in Oklahoma where HR1804 is fairly well enforce....except for maybe in Tulsa.

The Walmart here in my town hire's Americans with disablities.

Sure , there illegals in OK, but there all in hidding.I haven't seen 1 illegal working any job, (including landscaping) since I've been here.

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Old 11-07-2009, 10:52 PM
 
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Not in Oklahoma where HR1804 is fairly well enforce....except for maybe in Tulsa.

The Walmart here in my town hire's Americans with disablities.

Sure , there illegals in OK, but there all in hidding.I haven't seen 1 illegal working any job, (including landscaping) since I've been here.
Same where I live in Fl. Amazing how we get things done without a illegal work force.
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Same where I live in Fl. Amazing how we get things done without a illegal work force.
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:59 PM
 
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Not in Oklahoma where HR1804 is fairly well enforce....except for maybe in Tulsa.

The Walmart here in my town hire's Americans with disablities.

Sure , there illegals in OK, but there all in hidding.I haven't seen 1 illegal working any job, (including landscaping) since I've been here.
Have you seen any Latinos working those jobs?
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Have you seen any Latinos working those jobs?
Legitimate Latinos yes...Why do you ask?
The topic here is about "Illegal immigrants" not Latinos, Hispanics or Mexicans.
So don't go trying to pull the race card.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:13 PM
 
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Legitimate Latinos yes...Why do you ask?
The topic here is about "Illegal immigrants" not Latinos, Hispanics or Mexicans.
So don't go trying to pull the race card.
Well, I'm just saying. You're saying you havent see one illegal working those jobs. How did you come to that conclusion?
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Well, I'm just saying. You're saying you havent see one illegal working those jobs. How did you come to that conclusion?
I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess they were speaking English. That would filter about 90%. No one can be absolute but we can sure narrow the parameters. Legal workers can go to a temp agency, most Illegals can be seen loitering in parking lots. Sure you'll find a few Americans going this route but not the majority.

Or we can just play with the semantics of being 100% certain. We can always ask them and they would surely tell a stranger their status
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Well, I'm just saying. You're saying you havent see one illegal working those jobs. How did you come to that conclusion?
(one)...after living in So, California for 36 yrs. where illegals have taken over a good portion of the manual labor jobs and small businesses.and you hear just as much if not more spanish being spoken than Engish.
The difference is VERY noticable.

(two)....I've been a Small Engine Repair mechanic for 19 years and I had my own repair shop for most of those years in California. I repair landscape equipment. In California very few, if any, Lawn/Landscape services were run by english speaking US citizens and if the didn't have a green card.... I refused to repair their equipment.
In Oklahoma, 1/4-1/2 of our customers are Landscape services. There's been no need to ask to see a green card from any of them.

Does that satisfied your question? Or do you need more proof? Because I have it.

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