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Old 07-06-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me how Thousands of Guyanese have settled in Schenectady, HOW? WHY? and are they all legal?
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:56 PM
 
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From what I've read, they are legal, but there could be some exceptions. Here's some information as to how they got there in the first place: Race Matters - For Schenectady, A Guyanese Strategy

Here's a couple of websites about the community: Welcome to GuyaneseSchenectady.com Schenectady’s very first Guyanese and Caribbean American community website. GuyaneseSchenectady.com is a news and informational website which goals are to connect, promote and support the targeted Schenectady and N.

Guyanese American Association of Schenectady!!
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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From what I've heard, the former mayor helped move them here from the NYC area and that they are renovating houses in Hamilton Hill. I haven't heard that the majority are illegal.
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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do they have distinctive restaurants and shops?
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Old 07-09-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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do they have distinctive restaurants and shops?
From what I've read, it seems like they do. I believe the websites have some good information about that.
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:25 PM
 
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I thank the four of you for your informative replies to my post. Somehow, one of the replies took me from Schenectady to New York City. After reading 7 pages of posts and replies on the Guyanese immigrants in New York, and adding them to my direct contacts and some working relationships with Schenetady Guyanese, I have concluded that these people are very rude. They have no intentions of conforming to the culture of the U.S.A. Yes, they want to avai themselves of our land of opportunity. They pledge alegence to their own flag. listen to their own music. Eat their own food. Even keep their own language. Ignore the fact that English is the language of the U.S.A. Our Flag is Red,White, and Blue, stars and stripes. We celebrate the Fourth of July, and our National Anthem is the Star Spangeled Banner.
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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I thank the four of you for your informative replies to my post. Somehow, one of the replies took me from Schenectady to New York City. After reading 7 pages of posts and replies on the Guyanese immigrants in New York, and adding them to my direct contacts and some working relationships with Schenetady Guyanese, I have concluded that these people are very rude. They have no intentions of conforming to the culture of the U.S.A. Yes, they want to avai themselves of our land of opportunity. They pledge alegence to their own flag. listen to their own music. Eat their own food. Even keep their own language. Ignore the fact that English is the language of the U.S.A. Our Flag is Red,White, and Blue, stars and stripes. We celebrate the Fourth of July, and our National Anthem is the Star Spangeled Banner.
Umm, that doesn't make sense, as English is the official language of Guyana.

Also. from what it looks like, the people came by way of NYC. So, I don't understand what you are getting at.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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Cissy8, Wow I can't believe you just posted that. I thought it was rude. I haven't had that experience when I've met folks from Guyana. I think maybe as anyone new to this country your heart is still there, thinking about having left your homeland, and friends and family behind. When I was in MA and had lots of Brazilian neighbors, they were very much the same way as the Guyanese are here. They still love their homeland but realize their future is here. My Brazilian neighbors flew their flag, listened to their music and made their food. They were a different culture and I didn't understand since I've lived in the US my whole life, but they were some of the friendliest neighbors we ever had. They would have huge parties in their yard, great food, lots of drinks, great music. My husband and I would be the only white people there. They made us feel very welcome. I'm sure the Guyanese would respond the same way if they were my neighbors now. I like have a little pieces of other cultures in our city. The diversity is what makes life interesting.
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:29 AM
 
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two posts, both about Guyanese.

I suspect someone not here for information.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:33 PM
 
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Life is too short, lets all try to show a bit of love and tolerance....
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