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Old 07-18-2008, 05:18 PM
 
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Do you really know the Mexican people, other than the ones you helped
give birth for? Have you ever been to Mexico? I think you might have done them a favor by quitting your job.
I have been to Mexico and still go a few times each year. Love the people and the country. Of course, the people I meet and know in Mexico are not illegal criminals that came to our country to get freebies. I have much respect for the people of Mexico. I will say that some Mexicans are some of the best artisans when it comes to woodworking or working with tin and such.[/quote]

I go to Mexico at least once a week. I too love it there and we have made some wonderful friends there. You are correct they are fabulous artisans.
For people that are poor, they have their music going and I see friendly people that have to live under dire circumstances. I feel totally safe there, and I know of many people that are helping build schools and soup kitchens for the ones that live at the dump.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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I feel totally safe there, and I know of many people that are helping build schools and soup kitchens for the ones that live at the dump.
If I may ask, where in Mexico do you normally go that feels safe and when was the last time you were there?

The reason I ask is I have been down to Baja dozens of times in the last 15 years, and aside from the police trying to shake a few pesos from me, I have always felt safe. However the last time I went January of 2007 turned out to be the same day the Feds came into town and took away the badges of a large number of TJ Police Officers. Throughout the entire 5 day trip to TJ, Rosarito, and Ensenada had a "different" feel and I did not feel as safe on that journey.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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[quote=RandomU;4515546]If I may ask, where in Mexico do you normally go that feels safe and when was the last time you were there?

The reason I ask is I have been down to Baja dozens of times in the last 15 years, and aside from the police trying to shake a few pesos from me, I have always felt safe. However the last time I went January of 2007 turned out to be the same day the Feds came into town and took away the badges of a large number of TJ Police Officers. Throughout the entire 5 day trip to TJ, Rosarito, and Ensenada

I was in Nogales, nothing fancy and each time I go, I wonder how they endure their life there and feel lucky that we have clean streets, good schools for our children. I have been there so many times and know my way around there pretty well that I do feel safe. Now if I were there at night, I don't think I would have the same feeling.
Some of the people I have got to know, have no desire to live in the US but they would like basic things for their families, some things we take for granted.
I have seen the Fed's a few times in the back of a pickup truck with there rifles.
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:54 AM
 
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"I wonder if it makes them proud to be Americans?" Boy are you naive: They are ILLEGAL ALIENS, they are not Americans.
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