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Old 06-07-2009, 03:56 AM
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It's also interesting to remember which group fought hardest against the Bracero Program:

UFW: The Official Web Page of the United Farm Workers of America

Public Law 78 stated that no bracero-a temporary worker imported from Mexico-could replace a domestic worker. In reality this provision was rarely enforced. In fact the growers had wanted the Bracero program to continue after the war precisely in order to replace domestic workers.

The small but energetic National Farm Labor Union, led by dynamic organizer Ernesto Galarza, found its efforts to create a lasting California farmworkers union in the 1940's and 50's stymied again and again by the growers' manipulation of braceros.

Over time, however, farmworkers, led by Cesar Chavez, were able to call upon allies in other unions, in churches and in community groups affiliated with the growing civil rights movement, to put enough pressure on politicians to end the Bracero Program by 1964.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:26 AM
Location: Mesa, Az
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Originally Posted by Negrapola1975 View Post
What I think you may be confusing is the aversion, or in fact the outright refusal to assimilate in this country. Other cultures do it. Africans come to this country and while they are free and proud wearing their garbs and have their ethnic stores and restaurants, they speak english and try to assimilate.
You notice that as well I see................

Hell: Black African immigrants and their US born children may be the most successful socio-economic group here in the USA----------ahead of Jews, Asians, etc. One is in the White House.

Virtually every Black from Africa whom I had dealings with seems to be a pharmacist, MD, etc.

So much for racism today keeping the Black man down at least here.
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Old 08-22-2009, 01:14 AM
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We already have this thread. Maybe the two should be linked.

Being opposed to illegal immigration does not make one a racist.
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:14 PM
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Being opposed to illegal immigration does not neccessarily imply that one is a racist....of course not. On the other hand, it's entirely possible to be a 'flaming' racist, and yet to be quite unconcerned about illegal immgration..or even in favor of it.

You can ALSO have a financial interest in illegal immigration, be in favor of its continuation, and be strongly opposed to controlling it....and STILL not have any sympathy for illegals as fellow human beings. Slave owners in early-day America were "in favor" of importing Africans, yet that didn't mean they were 'friends of the black man', or had any interest in their slaves as human beings.

Racism (or the lack of it), and illegal immigration are two separate issues. The two don't neccessarily have any connection.
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:05 PM
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<<But, it literally takes a pen stroke to legalize them.>>

Not so. It takes paperwork, fines, and paying taxes to become legal the way the House and Senate want it. That's a bit more than a 'pen stroke.' It takes people to handle all this, so it would also be very costly to create a new government agency to oversee it. Enforcing existing laws, and deporting those who refuse to leave on their own, would be far more cost effective, and efficient.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:41 PM
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If it were then most western nations are racist and the supreme court is loaded with them as well as the congress. They afterall make the laws and they enforse the laws.Being in the country without a visa or being a citizen is illegal.
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