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Old 08-14-2009, 09:08 PM
 
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Yeah you pretty much cant control the amount of immigrants coming from Mexico to the U.S..The numbers are probably beyond what the census says. Im Latino, I grew up in the West Coast/ and PR most of my life..I try to be polite and cool with everyone i meet. I have noticed over the years that Mexicans definately like to stay in their own bubble and way of thinking.Some can be cool, Some can be racist twards Blacks too.. Especially in Cali.I'm not sure why that is? Kinda closed minded if you ask me. It seems like Puertoricans, Colombians, Dominincans, Ecuadorians are more open to new cultures and people from different areas.
Tell me about it bro! Seems like you're in Northern Cali. I'm in the south, better known as Northern Mexico. I'll be the first to admit that I DO have a handful of tight second or third generation Mexican-American friends. Their mentality is totally different from that of those who grew up in Mexico. The new arrivals are a whole other story. They're deplorable. I don't understand the mentality. They mostly display a backward way of thinking and tend to look down at every Latino who doesn't agree with their ways. I ignore them or go out of my way to avoid contact with them.

Aside from just being interested in menial/labor work, most of the ones I've met have ZERO regard for the rule of law or normally acceptable behavior. I went to a gathering several years ago. Most were Mexicans. I showed up with my brother. He and I drank in moderation knowing that we'd both have to drive later. I saw a few of these guys get really drunk and jump right into their car to drive away. I asked the host about their condition. His response..."Oh, don't worry! They're use to it."

I could give other examples but what's the point. Maybe the ones in PR will learn a lesson in civility. If not, they will surely get their asses kicked (again)!



 
Old 08-15-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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I know if I were in their shoes, going to PR would be a much smoother transition than going to say "Montana". Basically similar wages for similar work; possibility of cheaper living; similar climate; no language barrier with all of the same U.S. perks. Makes sense to me. I'm surprised there's not a million of them there.
Give 'em some time...........
 
Old 08-15-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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Give 'em some time...........
I pray you're wrong. I met a husband and wife of mexican descent during a 4 hour hike in El Yunque in 2008. I spoke mainly to the wife. The husband for some reason kept his distance. Not sure why he behaved that way. But the point is that the wife assured me that they weren't planning to move away at all. I cringed inside.

Can you imagine if a million decided to do the same???

Given the limited resources and land mass of Puerto Rico, I sincerely believe there should be limits as to how many people are allowed to live on the island. Same goes for the number of cars that should be allowed on the island.
 
Old 08-16-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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IT doesn't help that PR cannot make its own immigration policies. Everything rests with the federal government, and they're more focused on the US-Mexico border than they are with the Mona Canal border.
 
Old 08-16-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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PR is tiny though, and there are only so many jobs to go around. I would be shocked if the numbers ever become substantial.
 
Old 08-18-2009, 11:31 AM
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Not every Mexican are hard-working people. I do not like when people say that Mexican are hard working people because not all of them are like that. The ones that you know are hard-working people because they are illegal. Also they have no other choice, so they work in cutting grass at 92 degrees.

good point, but what if puerto ricans weren't american citizens?? would they be the same way because they couldn't get welfare, or some other entitlement? What would happen if Puerto Rico gained its independence and the U.S cutoff welfare, food stamps, and federal housing? Not every Puerto Rican is lazy, but just like some of the people in the States, they know how to take advantage of all these federal programs.. You think someone really wants to cut grass all day in that kind of weather, or have some meaningless job for little pay. I'm personally against welfare. It promotes laziness, demovitation, and irresponsible people! I've been to some public houses in PR, and the insides were nice... LCD tv's, playstation 3, etc. It did bother me a little..
 
Old 08-18-2009, 11:50 AM
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Tell me about it bro! Seems like you're in Northern Cali. I'm in the south, better known as Northern Mexico. I'll be the first to admit that I DO have a handful of tight second or third generation Mexican-American friends. Their mentality is totally different from that of those who grew up in Mexico. The new arrivals are a whole other story. They're deplorable. I don't understand the mentality. They mostly display a backward way of thinking and tend to look down at every Latino who doesn't agree with their ways. I ignore them or go out of my way to avoid contact with them.

Aside from just being interested in menial/labor work, most of the ones I've met have ZERO regard for the rule of law or normally acceptable behavior. I went to a gathering several years ago. Most were Mexicans. I showed up with my brother. He and I drank in moderation knowing that we'd both have to drive later. I saw a few of these guys get really drunk and jump right into their car to drive away. I asked the host about their condition. His response..."Oh, don't worry! They're use to it."

I could give other examples but what's the point. Maybe the ones in PR will learn a lesson in civility. If not, they will surely get their asses kicked (again)!


How would you compare the mentalities between a mexican and a puerto rican who just arrived to the U.S?
 
Old 08-19-2009, 05:22 PM
 
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I doubt that any Mexicans, illegal or otherwise would be moving to a very small crowded island with 15% unemployment.
 
Old 08-21-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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Tacos have become popular worldwide.

When they made the Metro in San Juan they brought in some Mexican workers. There was a uproar. Do not really think there are many Mexicans. More Dominicans and Venezuelans. Cubans also Cubans.

Compared to the US, PR. is very expensive. And the pay is generally low. I do not think most Mexican or most immigrants would want to live in an expensive place and work for low pay. Why do you think many from PR. over the decades have gone to the US.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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I want to know something too. Are there any Costa Rican people and Guatemalan people living in Puerto Rico? becuase I'm mixed both Costa Rican and Guatemalan and I'm going to PR for vacation sometimes this year or next year and I was wondering will I see any people from Costa Rica and any from Guatemala in Puerto Rico???
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