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Old 02-09-2014, 08:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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The lamestream media has gotten their facts wrong on this one though. This Yahoo article states that Hispanics are "nearly 40% of the state's voters", when in fact only 26% of Texas' voters are of Hispanic lineage. it's still not "chump change", but please get your facts right, lamestream media, Source, Pew Research center

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If the Repubs won't defend American laws on immigration, who will?

http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/10/0...lection-texas/
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:20 PM
 
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The lamestream media has gotten their facts wrong on this one though. This Yahoo article states that Hispanics are "nearly 40% of the state's voters", when in fact only 26% of Texas' voters are of Hispanic lineage. it's still not "chump change", but please get your facts right, lamestream media, Source, Pew Research/Willie Velasquez institute.

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If the Repubs won't defend American laws on immigration, who will?
Time to fire up the deportation wing to the Republican Party. Can you deport people who are citizens and have the right to vote. Republicans will have to ask themselves that question.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Immigration would not be so bad, if it were not for the free nanny state they feed off of.


The return of Operation Wetbacks, would do this nation some good, as it did in the 1950's when all our fighting men came home needing a job.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Time to fire up the deportation wing to the Republican Party. Can you deport people who are citizens and have the right to vote. Republicans will have to ask themselves that question.
No party is talking about deporting legal citizens. The politicos erroneously seem to think that Hispanic Americans are in favor of illegal immigration.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:42 PM
 
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Immigration would not be so bad, if it were not for the free nanny state they feed off of.


The return of Operation Wetbacks, would do this nation some good, as it did in the 1950's when all our fighting men came home needing a job.
Hmm, record deportation numbers under Obama.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:48 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Hmm, record deportation numbers under Obama.

Under Operation Wetbacks, the idea was to get them to self deport, keeping their families together and save the tax dollars.
Those they did deport were put on a slow boat to south Mexico.


It worked really well and very little taxpayer money was spent on the program.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:52 PM
 
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Under Operation Wetbacks, the idea was to get them to self deport, keeping their families together and save the tax dollars.
Those they did deport were put on a slow boat to south Mexico.


It worked really well and very little taxpayer money was spent on the program.
It really isn't a good comparison. The US desperately needed laborers during the war, and Mexico agreed to let them come. Then they wanted them back. They key here is Mexico actually wanted them. Illegal immigration is a supply and demand dynamic. They'll keep coming as long as employers here will hire them. It's no different than the War on Drugs trying to stop drug use by trying to cut the supply, rather than the demand.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:57 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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It is difficult to estimate the number of illegal aliens forced to leave by the operation. The INS claimed as many as 1,300,000, though the number officially apprehended did not come anywhere near this total. The INS estimate rested on the claim that most aliens, fearing apprehension by the government, had voluntarily repatriated themselves before and during the operation. The San Antonio district, which included all of Texas outside of El Paso and the Trans-Pecos, had officially apprehended slightly more than 80,000 aliens, and local INS officials claimed that an additional 500,000 to 700,000 had fled to Mexico before the campaign began. Many commentators have considered these figures to be exaggerated. Various groups opposed any form of temporary labor in the United States. The American G.I. Forum, for instance, by and large had little or no sympathy for the man who crossed the border illegally. Apparently the Texas State Federation of Labor supported the G.I. Forum's position. Eventually the two organizations coproduced a study entitled What Price Wetbacks?, which concluded that illegal aliens in United States agriculture damaged the health of the American people, that illegals displaced American workers, that they harmed the retailers of McAllen, and that the open-border policy of the American government posed a threat to the security of the United States. Critics of Operation Wetbacks considered it xenophobic and heartless.



OPERATION WETBACKS | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:07 PM
 
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I bet Rand Paul doesn't even support Jim Crow...RINO!!!
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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The lamestream media has gotten their facts wrong on this one though. This Yahoo article states that Hispanics are "nearly 40% of the state's voters", when in fact only 26% of Texas' voters are of Hispanic lineage. it's still not "chump change", but please get your facts right, lamestream media, Source, Pew Research center

Yahoo!

If the Repubs won't defend American laws on immigration, who will?

Latinos in the 2012 Election: Texas | Pew Hispanic Center

One of the biggest problems in immigration are that a lot of Texas businessmen are like hogs at the trough slurping up the swill when it comes to cheap employees who can be intimdated by the INS !!! So when you are going to start treating these bastards who are the backbone of the Texas GOP like criminals and make them pay serious fines and jail time to stop this stuff?
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