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Old 12-12-2007, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Growing numbers of Guatemalan and Mexican immigrants are marrying and having U.S.-born children, creating mixed Latino families with ties to three countries at once.

These new inter-Latin American families are also less likely to return to their home countries, their children tend to integrate into American society faster and more are converting from Catholicism to evangelical Christianity, immigration experts and community leaders say.
Arizona Republc article (broken link)

Very interesting article. Maybe some of not most are illegals but still.

Unless it is due to the above people being more accepting of change and assimilation in general.

Last edited by ArizonaBear; 12-12-2007 at 07:30 AM..
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:32 AM
 
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Maybe some of not most are illegals but still.

What does that sentence mean?

Not once in the article do they even mention the word illegal.

Slow news day? Couldn't find a news story that had 'illegal' in the article, so you just threw it out there?

Should I ask for a source so you can prove that?
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:40 AM
 
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What does that sentence mean?
A cursory glance at the sentence would reveal he most likely meant to say, "Maybe some if not most are illegal."

Typos happen.


Sometimes you don't *need* sources to make presumptions. Given that there is only a fixed amount of persons from Mexico and Guatemala let in "legally" each year, and given that their representation in America exceeds the amount that would be here if everyone was legal, it is safe to assume that at least SOME are illegal.

Not too many "Guatemalan tourists" walking around.
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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What does that sentence mean?

Not once in the article do they even mention the word illegal.

Slow news day? Couldn't find a news story that had 'illegal' in the article, so you just threw it out there?

Should I ask for a source so you can prove that?
Yes: I did throw the word 'illegal' in there------------the Arizona Republic is known for being pro illegal immigration.

You certainly like to voice your opinions-------------I have that same right!

'nuff said!
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:09 AM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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remember that this is the immigration forum, not just illegal immigration forum
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:13 AM
 
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Yes: I did throw the word 'illegal' in there------------the Arizona Republic is known for being pro illegal immigration.
Oh, I see, you were just helping make your source more credible, eh? ....
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:52 PM
 
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Guatemalans, Mexicans blending as families

Yes criminals on the lam tend to bond. I am glad the Mexicans are treating the Guatemalans better in the USA than they do in Mexico.
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:42 PM
 
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Many years ago, I worked with two brothers-in law. One was from Guatemala, and one was from Cuba. They were married to two sisters from Mexico. Though all were legal, the Guatemalan called his brother-in-law "mojado del agua salada", ('saltwater w*tback) as a friendly 'put-down'. Nice guys, lots of fun to work with....
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:44 PM
 
Location: California
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Guatemalans, Mexicans blending as families

Yes criminals on the lam tend to bond. I am glad the Mexicans are treating the Guatemalans better in the USA than they do in Mexico.


LOL!!!! "Criminals on the lam tend to bond". Technically they did not commit a violent felony by coming here.
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:49 PM
 
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Guatemalans, Mexicans blending as families

Yes criminals on the lam tend to bond. I am glad the Mexicans are treating the Guatemalans better in the USA than they do in Mexico.
If Mexican and Guatemalan illegals are "criminals on the lam", would that make Basque illegals "criminals on the lamb"? (This is mostly relevant to Idaho and Nevada, I suppose).....
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