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Old 09-19-2007, 02:13 PM
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I realize this may be a sensitive issue, and of course I have my own opinion, but I have much to learn and given this board seems to be a well-educated forum, I am interested in reading what other people have to say about the following topic:

Recent attention to "Sanctuary Cities" has arisen via the Republican Presidential debates. If a Sanctuary City is defined as a city that accommodates illegal immigrants, making it easier for them to move freely in the community, conduct commerce, and utilize government services while discouraging the police from proactively identifying them, would San Antonio fit the bill? Would it fit it in Part? In Full? Not at all?

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Old 09-19-2007, 02:20 PM
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Its always pretty easy to conduct business and live in SA if you are not legal. I have not heard of a problem with it and I know plenty of illegals around.
Old 09-19-2007, 02:37 PM
Location: Stone Oak
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Most illegals tend to move to Dallas or Houston, in SA there are alot of 2nd, 3rd 4th gen(and older) Mexian Americans and they will report illegals.
Old 09-19-2007, 04:27 PM
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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hmm, I have found that you can't get a straight answer from a google search, that's for sure.. Is there an official list? I've never heard of a vote by the city council here to officially make San Antonio a sanctuary city..

I will agree with SAtoDallas though. From what I've witnessed while out and about, people with Mexican heritage that are US citizens don't seem to take too kindly to anyone they perceive as illegal. It appears to be mostly a language thing. I've witnessed several instances where a person would go up to a worker in a store and start speaking spanish (assuming that the worker spoke spanish by their looks I'm assuming) and the worker would give them a dirty look and reply in english..

I could be totally wrong in my perception, but that's the good thing about them. Right or wrong, it's still my perception
Old 09-19-2007, 06:08 PM
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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I have an illegal friend who just lost his job because of the lack of papers to prove legal status. It seems alot of businesses in town are now beginning to crack down and follow the laws about documentation.
I've also seen a decrease in the number of people who do not speak English in those manual jobs usually done by "illegals" I kinda think the businesses in San Antonio are beginning to crack down on hiring illegals.
If SA was a sactuary city, it looks to be turning around. My opinion of course.
Old 09-20-2007, 05:14 PM
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Sorry for my late reply but San Antonio is most definitely not a sanctuary city. In my honest opinion though, I have no problem with sanctuary cities.
Old 09-21-2007, 11:13 AM
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If the police pull over an person they do not ask legal status. Nor do they hand the person over to the BP. Yes, I'd call SA a Sanctuary City.

Our leadership should change this IMO.
Old 09-21-2007, 04:35 PM
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For the contractors I know, the legal status of their employees is not a consideration. Mention deportation and they'll get testy.
Old 09-22-2007, 11:40 AM
Location: 78218
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I wonder if the same people that complain about illegals or use words like "Sanctuary City" ala FIXED News Channel, are willing to pay $9 dollars for a head of lettuce or pay four times as much for their McMansion.

I also wonder if those are the same people shopping at Walmart trying to save a buck on the backs of Chinese laborers who make less than $1 per hour at the peril of America's children, pets and economic future.

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Old 09-22-2007, 11:43 AM
Location: Katy-zuela
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Originally Posted by SAtoDallas View Post
Most illegals tend to move to Dallas or Houston, in SA there are alot of 2nd, 3rd 4th gen(and older) Mexian Americans and they will report illegals.
Sounds like Germans reporting Jews. I'm scared of what this country is coming to.
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