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Old 10-22-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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"Others, like 8-year-old Leslee Acuitlapa, are asked to start new lives in countries that are foreign to them.

For almost a year, Leslee and her family have lived in Malinalco, a town of about 8,000 about 80 miles south of Mexico City. Its fresco-filled convent and Aztec temple draw weekend tourists, as does the nearby golf course. But there's also considerable poverty, and the Acuitlapas are living in it.

As a construction worker, José Acuitlapa makes a fraction of what he did as a golf course groundskeeper in Georgia, where the family had a three-bedroom house. Here, everyone sleeps in one room, and the three children haven't had an easy adjustment.."
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Another BOO HOO, Lakewooder . . .

Who should we blame for this Po Me scenario?

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Old 10-22-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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TOUGH SH#T!!!! Get over it......we have to.!!!

Let's play the violin!
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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"Others, like 8-year-old Leslee Acuitlapa, are asked to start new lives in countries that are foreign to them.

For almost a year, Leslee and her family have lived in Malinalco, a town of about 8,000 about 80 miles south of Mexico City. Its fresco-filled convent and Aztec temple draw weekend tourists, as does the nearby golf course. But there's also considerable poverty, and the Acuitlapas are living in it.

As a construction worker, José Acuitlapa makes a fraction of what he did as a golf course groundskeeper in Georgia, where the family had a three-bedroom house. Here, everyone sleeps in one room, and the three children haven't had an easy adjustment.."
The parents should have weighed the ramifications of being here illegally: just like their legal 'brothers' (Wall Street and its crash) prior to all of the above doing so.
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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The parents should have weighed the ramifications of being here illegally: just like their legal 'brothers' (Wall Street and its crash) prior to all of the above doing so.
LOGIC and COMMON SENSE are not allowed, Bear!
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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The parents should have weighed the ramifications of being here illegally: just like their legal 'brothers' (Wall Street and its crash) prior to all of the above doing so.
If they were actually here for "A better life" they would have. But their main concern was "freebies" any way they can get them.

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Old 10-22-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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Mexico, and the family's parents owe all that shame and guilt. When it is thrown in our face it becomes childish manipulation.
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Mexico, and the family's parents owe all that shame and guilt. When it is thrown in our face it becomes childish manipulation.
. . . or blatant Political Bull$hit, High?
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:05 PM
 
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Mexico, and the family's parents owe all that shame and guilt. When it is thrown in our face it becomes childish manipulation.
great post on completely on target!

Articles like these are meant to shame the US into bending, if not completely disregarding, our immigration laws because it 'hurts families' or dooms people 'to live in poverty'.
How is this the US's problem? How is Mexico and all of its citizens the US's sole responsibility? I have yet to get an answer for that question, because even the most liberal of illegal apologists know that Mexico is a sovereign nation that is responsible for its own citizens and its own social morass.
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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great post on completely on target!

Articles like these are meant to shame the US into bending, if not completely disregarding, our immigration laws because it 'hurts families' or dooms people 'to live in poverty'.
How is this the US's problem? How is Mexico and all of its citizens the US's sole responsibility? I have yet to get an answer for that question, because even the most liberal of illegal apologists know that Mexico is a sovereign nation that is responsible for its own citizens and its own social morass.

No kidding, not one mention of Mexico kicking these people to the curb just how "evil" the US is.
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