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Old 09-21-2008, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The combination of a lack of jobs due to a worsening economy and an unprecedented series of governmental work raids have got immigrants down in the dumps, according to findings in a new survey.

The Pew Hispanic Center, a nonprofit research think tank based in Washington, concluded that Hispanics across the country, and in particular immigrants, are increasingly concerned about staying employed and being deported.

Latino immigrants increasingly pessimistic about life in U.S. (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/Latino_immigrants_increasingly_pessimistic_about_l ife_in_US.html - broken link)
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:56 PM
 
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Hooray!!! Maybe they'll start returning to where they came from.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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Hooray!!! Maybe they'll start returning to where they came from.
Agree completely !!
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:26 AM
 
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Hooray!!! Maybe they'll start returning to where they came from.
Just to clarify, it is mentioned near the end of the article that the poll did not ask about legal/illegal status, so there are of course legal residents who responded.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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Just to clarify, it is mentioned near the end of the article that the poll did not ask about legal/illegal status, so there are of course legal residents who responded.
So if they don't like it then they can leave too. No big deal. All of us are having more difficult times these days. There is no reason they should be any different.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:21 AM
 
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So if they don't like it then they can leave too. No big deal. All of us are having more difficult times these days. There is no reason they should be any different.
Your response doesn't make any sense. All the poll is showing is a sense of worry about their current state of being. Why does that equate to you as 'like it or leave it'?

So if natural-born citizens show pessimism about the current situation in the U.S., they should leave too?
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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Their pessimisstic? So am I, so are a lot of people. Why would this be news?
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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According to Pew's annual national survey of Latinos, nearly two-thirds of Latino immigrants said their lives have worsened over the last year and nearly as many fear that they, their relatives or their friends could be arrested at any time and shipped out of the country.
Someone please correct me if I'm mistaken, but it certainly sounds as though these "immigrants" are in fact illegal. Unless the laws have changed, "legal" immigrants would not fear being "arrested at any time and shipped out of the country." Are we now arbitrarily deporting legal immigrants? I guess I missed that memo.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:06 AM
 
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Someone please correct me if I'm mistaken, but it certainly sounds as though these "immigrants" are in fact illegal. Unless the laws have changed, "legal" immigrants would not fear being "arrested at any time and shipped out of the country." Are we now arbitrarily deporting legal immigrants? I guess I missed that memo.
They, their relatives or their friends. Which means any one of the three. Not necessarily the first clause. Which means that its likely common that many people have friends or family who are illegal immigrants.

Comprende?
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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Are we now arbitrarily deporting legal immigrants? I guess I missed that memo.
Hey Benicar, maybe if they deport a few million of us , and with the remittances we send back, it will help bail out the economy.
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