Report Finds Widespread Discrimination Against Latino Immigrants in South

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 12:08 pm

A new report released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that low-income Latino immigrants face increasing hostility as they fill low-wage jobs in the southern United States, which until recently had few Latino immigrants until recently. Based on a survey of 500 low-income Latinos across the South — including legal residents, undocumented immigrants and U.S. citizens — the report concludes that Latinos are frequent victims of theft, workplace discrimination, sexual abuse and violence.

“The assumption is that every Latino possibly is undocumented,” Angeles Ortega-Moore, an immigrant advocate in North Carolina, told the law center’s researchers. So discrimination “has spread over into the legal population.”

The report describes horrific abuses of Latino immigrants, including a young mother arrested and jailed when she asked to be paid for her work in a Tennessee cheese factory; a migrant bean picker whose life savings were confiscated by police during a traffic stop, and  a rapist in Georgia going unpunished because his 13-year-old victim is undocumented.

“We’re talking about a matter of basic human rights here,” said SPLC President Richard Cohen in a statement released with the report. “By allowing this cycle of abuse and discrimination to continue, we’re creating an underclass of people who are invisible to justice and undermining our country’s fundamental ideals.”

According to the report, this “civil rights crisis” can best be addressed by comprehensive immigration reform that offers a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Two weeks ago, an Obama administration official said that President Obama plans to introduce just such a plan later this year. Although Latino and immigrant advocacy groups have been pushing for a path to legalization for years and had won some support from President George W. Bush, restrictionist groups and many Republicans argue that legalization will heighten competition for legal U.S. workers already facing high levels of unemployment.

However, supporters of immigration reform, including many economists, argue that legalization in the long run can raise government revenue and boost consumer demand and investment.

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55 Comments

HernandezUSA
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 10:10 am

I would say , there is wide spread descrimination against the American people by Illegal aliens from Mexico and the predatory business owners and Obama who are sponsoring them.

Illegal Aliens Latino our not do not have American civil rights here in the United States, if they don't like being treated like the criminals they are , then GO HOME.

RACIST groups like “La RAZA” and the Obama administration are pushing a LATINO (MEXICO) only agenda against the American people and it needs to stop!


Marianne
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 10:13 am

The SPLC is nutty. They think that discrimination can be legislated away. Why don't they just demand that the human race mutate into unisex to wipe out sex discrimination? They are absurd.


Just Me
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 10:48 am

The survey is biased. They used 500 (five hundred) Latino people out of millions of Latino's.
That is an extremely skewed poll. The whole report is biased and the data is unacceptable with such a small survey.


Bill - Atlanta, GA
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 10:52 am

The Southern Poverty Law Center is the biggest LEFTWING organization there is and their studies are known to be extremely inaccurate. Just ask Lou Dobbs.

Case CLOSED!


FE
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 10:57 am

First of all, be educated because America is not just the USA is the whole continent. Just becuase you were born in the USA, does not give you the right to ignore your own people. You are Latina or Latino too. American yeah right ! You wish to!!!!!


HernandezUSA
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 11:36 am

America is the U.S.A you uneducated one.

I did not say , the “AMERICAS” which would include North, Central and South America.

There are millions of Americans of Latino and Hispanic decent that call themselves Americans and NOT by their former nationalities names.

Americans include all RACE's (Latino, Hispanic, Indian,Asian, Black and even white), so when i say Americans I include everyone that is a citizen of this Nation!

Just because you prefer to be a RACIST and only care about that #$% hole of a Country called Mexico is pathetic.


24AheadDotCom
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 11:41 am

Here's some background information on the Southern Poverty Law Center. Click the links at that page to read more.

What the SPLC supports would allow the “cycle” to continue. They will always agitate against enforcement of our laws, so even if we waved a magic wand and legalized everyone, a new population of illegal aliens would build up as the SPLC and their friends agitated against enforcement.

OTOH, if we started enforcing our laws, that would deprive the SPLC and their friends of a power base and something to complain about (and thereby get donations).

Regarding the last bit from Eviatar, those “economists” aren't factoring *all* costs into the equation, including the non-financial costs such as giving a foreign government even more power inside our country.


Bettybb
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 11:45 am

The SPLC is notorious for distorting statistics. I wouldn't trust a word they say.

I wonder when they are going to study the racistm of the pro preferential treatment for Hispanic lawbreaking illegal aliens. The Pew Hispanic Center says almost all illegals are Hispanic.

Why should Hispanics who are breaking the law be given preferential immigration treatment over people who are attempting to come to our country legally of all other races and ethnic groups?

Why should Hispanic American families be given a greater right to family reunification in terms of number of family members allowed in, timing of arrival, and conditions of entry, over American families of all other races and ethnic groups?

Illegal aliens commit crimes. Illegal entry is a crime. ID theft, document fraud, tax evasion are all felonies – Americans and legal immigrants spend a long time in jail for those crimes.

Preferential immigration treatment for Hispanics is RACISM.

No one in America should be above the law.


Smith
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

Hernandez ? You should change your last name this is pathetic..,!! See ya!!!!


Dick Hertz
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 12:22 pm

The Lou Dobbs worship society is out today. Otherwise this report would have elicited a big “No Duh” from anybody who knew a smidgen of history. Which is apparently not many commenters here. The American South used to be the Mexican North in a sense. All those mounds in the Mississippian region were built by Native people who were tied into empires in modern Mexico. Its the white trash hillbillies and Klanners that are newcomers. If we were smart as a nation we would work to merge with Mexico and cross pollinate their system with some of our puritanical racialist Germanic lust for order discipline and punishment, and maybe tone us down with a Mexican appreciation for life, living, family, tradition, good food and art. Let's trade Britney and Hannah Montana for Salma Hayek and Paulina Rubio, and let Lou Dobbs host Sabado Gigante or El Gordo y La Flaca and the fat man can work for CNN and maybe make it viewable again after Time Warner turned it into Baby Fox, the Finland of the Axis News Networks.


HernandezUSA
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 12:42 pm

LOL……thats it………..no better response………………..you lose…..

There will be “NO” Amnesty for illegals……..

There will be “NO” comical “AZTLAN” – Mexico sold America the land 160 years ago…….Deal with it…….”SMITH”

SO SEE YAA


Bettybb
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 12:49 pm

I guess you favor racist prefential immigration treatment for Hispanics.

I guess you don't believe in the rule of law.

I guess you haven't studied much history if you think Mexicans populated the American south in days gone by. It's a nice myth, and one that the pro lawbreaking Hispanic Illegal aliens supporters are pushing like mad. You might want to do some studying and not buy into the propaganda.

I guess you are not familiar with US history either. You really should check it out.

You obviously are against the most fundamental of American values….you know those old white guy values of equality, democracy, the rule of law, equal protection under the law, and being against racism.

There is nothing wrong in having LEGAL IMMIGRANTS from all over the world. in fact that is what makes our country great.

But giving prefernetial immigration treatment to lawbreaking Hispanics is just plain racist.


HernandezUSA
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 12:52 pm

You forgot about:

“The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed on February 2, 1848 by American diplomat Nicholas Trist, ended the war and gave the U.S. undisputed control of Texas, established the U.S.-Mexican border of the Rio Grande River, and ceded to the United States the present-day states of California, Nevada, Utah, and parts of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming. In return, Mexico received US $18,250,000[33] ($453,021,154 today)—less than half the amount the U.S. had attempted to offer Mexico for the land before the opening of hostilities and the U.S. agreed to assume $3.25 million ($80,675,000 today) in debts that the Mexican government owed to U.S. citizens.” – thats right, Mexico SOLD the LAND to the United States of America!

And until in just the recent century with flood of illegals from Mexico, California and the rest of the Western part of the United States have flourished, unlike the third world nation of Mexico, today it is till just as corrupt as it was 160 years ago, leaving is citizens among the worlds poorest..


HernandezUSA
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed on February 2, 1848 by American diplomat Nicholas Trist, ended the war and gave the U.S. undisputed control of Texas, established the U.S.-Mexican border of the Rio Grande River, and ceded to the United States the present-day states of California, Nevada, Utah, and parts of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming. In return, Mexico received US $18,250,000 ($453,021,154 today)—less than half the amount the U.S. had attempted to offer Mexico for the land before the opening of hostilities and the U.S. agreed to assume $3.25 million ($80,675,000 today) in debts that the Mexican government owed to U.S. citizens.

Yep, thats right “Mexico” sold the land to the United States!


Estoban
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

We are a consensual society under a Constitution that provides rights, freedoms and the mechanics to create laws that we citizens live by. Citizens accept that breaking our laws results in proscribed punishments and full jails testify to the fact. An unholy alliance of lawbreaking illegal aliens, criminal employers and elected officials that look the other way are hypocrites and anarchists. They feel that they can pick and choose which laws are convenient for them to follow and willingly break those that are personally inconvenient. This breaks down our admired legal system and works against the rule of law that we depend upon for our daily safety and national security. All lawbreaking illegal aliens should be deported, all criminal employers should be jailed and elected officials that have failed to carry out their oath of office to defend the Constitution and our laws should be fired, voted out of office, impeached and perhaps charged with criminal dereliction of duty. The 1986 amnesty was a total failure. Never again!


Susan R
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

I do not one dime spent on illegal immigrants. Come here illegally face the consequences.
Tired of pressing 1 for English because they are too lazy or just plain unwilling to learn English.

They live like roaches, playing load music and trash everything they touch. They bring disease and crime.
SEND THEM HOME


Abused Citizen
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 3:34 pm

“According to the report, this “civil rights crisis” can best be addressed by comprehensive immigration reform that offers a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.”

I disagree.

This “civil rights crisis” can BEST be addressed by the return of hispanic illegal aliens to their countries of origin. That would totally avoid any confusion between citizens and legal immigrants of hispanic descent vs. lawbreaking illegal aliens of hispanic descent.


MaryJ
Comment posted April 21, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

Dick Hertz:
Its the white trash hillbillies and Klanners that are newcomers.
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No doubt you think that you are showing your liberal “tolerance” and “peacefulness” with this ridiculous post, but “white trash” is a racial slur. Just because it is an accepted racial slur, doesn't make it less hurtful or racially bigotted. Clean the beam out of your own eye before you point to your neighbor's mote.


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wtobias
Comment posted April 22, 2009 @ 6:34 am

do you mean legal immigrants or illegal immigrants because the constitution protects legal immigrants there is a difference one gets permission to come here the other breaks the law its sad but there are laws on this go back to were ever you come from and apply to become a citizen if you are illeagal if you are here legally get a lawyer and bring a lawsuit


wtobias
Comment posted April 22, 2009 @ 6:42 am

yes and the united states paid Mexico for the land it holds so if you want it back you need to buy it that's if we decide to sell it


????
Comment posted April 24, 2009 @ 5:17 am

Interesting point of view. Learning is critical to all of us and no matter how hard or easy it is don't stop.


donald cho
Comment posted May 6, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

Your moniker “dick Hertz” describes you well. Your pro-amnesty/open borders ideology has tainted your arguementation . Why do you hate America so much? Why don'tyou mate with a Mexican and move to Ciudad Juarez to advocate your crackpot views. See howt the zetas would reactt too it . My insight tells me you've got a chronic case of ED,


Dan
Comment posted May 8, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

Well in order to become a citizen you have to pass a test. The citizenship test is in English. Latinos who are migrating to the U.S. don't speak English, as result they would not be able to take the test or even pass it.


Dan
Comment posted May 8, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

Actually the United States forcefully took this land from the Mexican in the Mexican-American war. They didn't buy it.


L. MacRuairi
Comment posted May 13, 2009 @ 10:48 am

No one should be abused by anyone, BUT illegal hispanic aliens also bring abuse in the reverse direction to WE THE PEOPLE, THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY. I am a victim of crime at the hands of an illegal hispanic alien trespassing, that almost cost me my life when I asked him to leave my property he attacked me. I was almost prosecuted and sentenced to prison because of this our fight, so BELIEVE ME the “abuse” also works in the opposite direction in terms of illegal hispanic aliens.
My belief is that the main people that our government needs to be protecting first are CITIZENS, not illegal hispanic aliens that break immigration laws to come here, and they continue to break laws once they get into our country. Also, I believe their should be NO amnesty for illegal hispanic aliens , because they are breaking in line of the “true immigrants” that are trying to immigrate to our country within the rule of law. Illegal hispanic aliens not only bring “illegal jobs”, but also crime, hispanic gangs, over crowding, and disease.
My Best To You All,
Highlander
Georgia


L. MacRuairi
Comment posted May 13, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

No one should be abused by anyone, BUT illegal hispanic aliens also bring abuse in the reverse direction to WE THE PEOPLE, THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY. I am a victim of crime at the hands of an illegal hispanic alien trespassing, that almost cost me my life when I asked him to leave my property he attacked me. I was almost prosecuted and sentenced to prison because of this our fight, so BELIEVE ME the “abuse” also works in the opposite direction in terms of illegal hispanic aliens.
My belief is that the main people that our government needs to be protecting first are CITIZENS, not illegal hispanic aliens that break immigration laws to come here, and they continue to break laws once they get into our country. Also, I believe their should be NO amnesty for illegal hispanic aliens , because they are breaking in line of the “true immigrants” that are trying to immigrate to our country within the rule of law. Illegal hispanic aliens not only bring “illegal jobs”, but also crime, hispanic gangs, over crowding, and disease.
My Best To You All,
Highlander
Georgia


paula8736
Comment posted October 7, 2009 @ 5:29 am

WOW! Can we say prejudice? Or maybe discrimination? You know, just because you may have seen a few Mexicans that live like this doesn't mean they're all like that. Hell, I know SOOO many Americans like that! I understand that you're being narrow-minded about the situation. Have you ever actually been to the border patrol? I doubt it. Because if you had you would see the ungodly things that these Mexicans go through to become LEGAL aliens. Maybe you should google it. Oh, and by the way, most of those “crimes” that you talk about- Mexicans are the victims. Do you know how many Mexican women get raped per year in the U.S. and how many of their rapists are actually jailed? 1%. Is that okay with you just because they're Mexican? Or they don't speak English? Talk about inhumanity! I hope you don't pass that kind of attitude on to your children, because MAN the future would be in TROUBLE!

Have you ever been to a foreign country? Let's re-phrase that, a non-English speaking country? I have. Do you know what their opinion of Americans is? Chauvinists. Bigots. Disrespectful. Hypocrites. Do any of those sound nice to you?

Our country was founded on the principles of freedom and liberty for all. Other countries want to see once more the ideals set down in the poem by Emma Lazarus which is inscribed on the statue of Liberty:
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

I'm proud to be a citizen of culturally diverse country (there are people from all over the world!). Maybe if you were you might be a little less ignorant and a little more educated and open-minded.

Oh, and by the way, which country did your ancestors come from? Because at one point, they were illegal immigrants, too. Unless you're an Indian, of course.


alexautobody
Comment posted November 9, 2009 @ 11:00 pm

fuck off
we dont bring diseases
wer not the trash europeans that orginally took our land


highlander2
Comment posted December 3, 2009 @ 3:55 pm

OK. Maybe you don't bring diseases so much, but you do bring drugs, over crowding, gangs, and crime! After all the very nature of an illegal hispanic alien is that they broke federal immigration law to illegally come to the U.S.
No matter what you Asstecs say; you lost a war, and you sold the land in question after you got your butts kicked by we U.S european saints.. Also, let's look at who the Asstecs were: an evil tribe of blood thirty people who enslaved other hispanic tribes, and made sacrifices to their god Satan. Don't believe it? Then, watch the movie by Mel Gibson; Apacolypto that shows why the decline of the mayan kingdom happened. They were evil and our Creator took them out! So good bye to the astecs.


highlander2
Comment posted December 3, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

OK then. Look at what alexautobody said. Hummm. That looks like discrimination, and prejudice to me, and we took your land??? Really, do you really believe that crap???
Here is the truth of what happened to your peoples land. The Mexican–American War was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas. Mexico claimed ownership of Texas as a breakaway province and refused to recognize the secession and subsequent military victory by Texas in 1836.
In the U.S. the conflict is often referred to simply as the Mexican War and sometimes as the U.S.–Mexican War.[1] In Mexico, terms for it include Intervención Estadounidense en México (American intervention in Mexico), Invasión Estadounidense de México (American[a] Invasion of Mexico), and Guerra del 47 (The War of '47).
The major consequence of the war was the Mexican Cession of the territories of Alta California and Santa Fe de Nuevo México to the United States under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In addition, Mexico accepted the loss of Texas and the Rio Grande boundary.
Let's talk about what is really going on here in this asinine article entitled Widespread Discrimination Against Latino Immigrants in South; first off, the discrimination we speak of here is against ILLEGAL hispanic aliens and their recent storming of the U.S.. We are not talking about legal hispanic U.S. CItizens who came to the U.S. through and by the rule of law, there is a big difference. I think what most American Citizens, (and not just U.S. Citizens of European descent) are upset about is that our own U.S. government is NOT properly protecting our U.S. borders, and thus U.S. Citizens from the encroachment of foreign peoples (mostly of Mexican/ Hispanic descent) that come to the U.S. illegally and undocumented as to their backgrounds (most have criminal backgrounds bringing drugs, crime, and gangs to the U.S.) and expect handouts from the American government and the American people, all the while sticking with their own, and shouting racist, racist! anytime any U.S. CItizens stand up and says, “hey, wait a minute here….This illegal alien stuff is NOT right, nor good for our nation or the safety of our citizenry.”
Here is the truth, the Mexican people lost a war, and lost their land by selling those territories to the U.S.. An extremely dangerous drug war rages just over our southern border with Mexico, and it is spilling over into the U.S. bringing with it drugs, gangs, and the over crowding of the U.S. with hispanic illegal aliens that DO NOT CARE about the United States, nor any U.S. Citizen in it. These illegal aliens only care about their own hispanic groups, and are extremely loyal to their homelands. Now, I say to all the illegal hispanic aliens this, if you can read this that is: GO BACK HOME TO YOUR COUNTRIES, SPEAK SPANISH, AND DO WHATEVER in your own countries, BUT LEAVE WE U.S. CITIZENS ALONE, ANE QUIT TRYING TO CLAIM OUR SPACE, OUR LAND AS YOURS. Atzlan was destroyed by our Creator, because it's people in power were evil, blood thirsty beings, that made human sacrifices, and such. Just check out the movie Apoycalypto by Mel Gibson, and look at some history, if you want to talk history. Look at what your own people did to your own people….sacrifices, and such.
The truth is that the discrimination that this article speaks of is not some racist white agenda, NO not at all, but rather, hard working U.S. Citizens of ALL races, colors, and creeds that are waking up and realizing the naked truth of the price of CHEAP ILLEGAL FOREIGN LABOR FROM MEXICO, (and other latin countries) are We The People are losing jobs, and peace of mind, as our country is infiltrated with criminals from other nations who care nothing for the U.S.
Here is my point, U.S. Citizenship should not be for sale, nor for lottery, nor for the reward of migrating to the U.S. ILLEGALLY! This cheapens our U.S. Citizenry, and threatens each and every U.S. Citizen, by infusing the U.S. with a battery of illegal aliens for work details for greedy U.S. businesses, with the result of overcrowding the U.S. with illegal hispanic aliens with criminal backgrounds stealing U.S. CItizens jobs!
If you believe in what I say here, contact your constituents in U.S. government and let them hear our voices! WE U.S. CITIZENS want our borders secured, and our immigration laws ENFORCED, not played games with! DOWN WITH ALL AMNESTIES FOR ILLEGAL HISPANIC ALIENS!!! American Citizens are NOT lazy, and there is NO job that WE THE PEOPLE are not willing to do. Now, driving down the minimum wage by infusing our nation with a huge work force of illegal aliens is WRONG. So, wake up America, and vote out of office anyone that supports illegal immigration, amnesties, and liberal penalties for those who violate our nation's immigration laws. Enough is enough.


ROFL
Comment posted March 10, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

LEARN TO SPELL

Racist


tony the patriot
Comment posted March 10, 2010 @ 8:02 pm

so then if its your land then we need to go to war again and take the land back AGAIN!!! If you disrespect us, we disrespect you.. and war we will bring to you… On a white horse and we'll bring hell with us because you deserve it and it's way past due… We'll start with ms13 and every other hispanic gang first, then the politicians will follow.. We're not screwing around this is total all out WAR!!!.


Swami_Binkinanda
Comment posted March 11, 2010 @ 2:17 am

See? I was totally right. People here are so hung up on their anti-Mexican Lou Dobbs frothy ranting they can't make any sense.
Before the first Spaniard came to the New World or the first refugees were spewed from the UK and Germany, the Native people were trading as far as Minnesota from what is now Mexico. Maybe if we as a country were less concerned about ranting about our neighbors, we could work with them to all of our advantage. The border is a fantasy, people and their needs and desires are real. If only the Lou Dobbsians would follow their ur-master Rush Limbaugh to (socialist) Costa Rica…we would have WIN! Shakira for president!


Swami_Binkinanda
Comment posted March 11, 2010 @ 8:17 am

See? I was totally right. People here are so hung up on their anti-Mexican Lou Dobbs frothy ranting they can't make any sense.
Before the first Spaniard came to the New World or the first refugees were spewed from the UK and Germany, the Native people were trading as far as Minnesota from what is now Mexico. Maybe if we as a country were less concerned about ranting about our neighbors, we could work with them to all of our advantage. The border is a fantasy, people and their needs and desires are real. If only the Lou Dobbsians would follow their ur-master Rush Limbaugh to (socialist) Costa Rica…we would have WIN! Shakira for president!


smartguy
Comment posted May 10, 2010 @ 3:11 am

seriously… you're a moron.. your country doesn't WANT to stop illegal immigration, what don't you understand. Honestly, don't you think they could EASILY stop illegal immigrants if they enforced some new laws – put a satellite over the border and put out a fine for anyone hiring illegal immigrants. Why don't they do it? Gains for privatized companies – why would they pay the citizens $15-$20 an hour to do the same job that these immigrants do for lower than minimum wage. And the argument that the illegal immigrants are stealing your employment is completely bogus, would you really want to be occupying the same positions they do, I don't think so, as much as you say you would. Even if you decide to, would you do it for less than minimum wage, I don't think so, so what happens… inflation, US economy goes to the dumps. Also, imagine how much it would cost to track down, house and deport such a massive population… isn't your government already in enough debt? Really, please go get educated before you make dumb ass recommendations.


smartguy
Comment posted May 10, 2010 @ 3:13 am

thank you for educating this retarded, narrow minded woman… i hate when uneducated people make ignorant comments without the slightest idea of what they're talking about.


mona1592
Comment posted May 10, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

talk about uneducated racist lady!
just because some of my own people decide to live that way does not mean that everyone else in this country lives like that…what does playing loud music have to do with any thing? music is part of our culture. excuse us because we know how to live it up and have a life unlike people like you. we work for what we have and if we do not live with high accomodations like you belive you do does not make us less than anyone else in this country! narrow minded people have to become educated in what they are trying to oppose to. AND ONE MORE THING…..
YOU ARE PROBABLY MORE OF AN IMMIGRANT THAN ME, IM IN MY LAND AND YOU JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE TAKEN CREDIT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS YOURS!

ignorant people now a days! just stay shut up!


mona1592
Comment posted May 10, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

you are EFFIN pathetic! you have a hispanic last name and decide to go against your own people?

HA HA HA HA HA

wanna be full american over her has to accept his culture and STOP BEING IGNORANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
100% MEXICAN AND PROUD OF IT!


paj
Comment posted August 19, 2010 @ 5:12 am

After reading numerous comments about people, races, where they come from etc., it really bogs my mind. There is no mention about all of the million aliens that find there way to the United States. Here we are supposedly a new generation, a new time, and we are still filled with so much hostility, and stereotypes, prejudice, and nothing ever gets accomplished. We are all just simple a bunch of “Haters” of all things different from what we are. We should not be blaming our times on people. Go back and read what was happening during World War 11 and Hitler generation. It sounds pretty much the same. No difference. No difference. If we allow our indifferences to overpower our senses, then it's not wonder where all this has led us to.


Isamal
Comment posted November 8, 2010 @ 10:59 pm

Well gee there seems to be a little grudge your holding no? Hispanics aren't the only immigrants,unless a person is a native American their ancestors are probably immigrants too. And either way man all the “Hispanic-immigrants” are not bad you need to stop looking at people like that we are not all the same, there are bad Hispanics as well as good ones, bad whites, blacks, Asians (etcs) as well as good ones and so on. I see what you mean about protecting citizens first but dang your making yourself sound really selfish. Just saying. I think what we need to do is talk it out and try to find a solution together, its not cool how everyone just gives their opinion but neither of the sides listen to each other. You have strong points but immigrants aren't the only criminals, gangsters, or drug dealers. I respect your opinion and I hope mine has not offended you, I really do and if it has I'm truly sorry but this is what I believe.
Thanks
Yours Truly
Isamal


Sjm7170
Comment posted January 4, 2011 @ 3:45 am

I am a conservative and a person of faith. I believe that the opportunity that this country offers is the reason why so many risk it all to have the chance to work harder than I or any other citizen ever will in their lives. I believe in the dignity of human life from conception until natural death and shun calling God’s children anchor babies, or fighting abortion in third world countries and then inviting death upon those same post-born fetuses when they try to come to the United States. I welcome hard working people of faith who come to this country – like my forebears – and who revitalize what it means to be an American. I do not understand the nationalist socialism under the guise of conservatism of people who believe they shouldn’t have to compete with immigrants for jobs on the basis of talent. I believe in the rule of law, and so I, like so many advocates for immigration reform, work to ensure that people have a safe and legal way to come to this country without risking death and predation along the border, and so we know who is here.


Kms801
Comment posted February 2, 2011 @ 5:30 am

Interesting. But just so you know, your facts on illegal hispanics are wrong. The majority of them do not have criminal backrounds. America is hiring illegal immigrants because they would rather pay an illegal immigrant 6 bucks an hour than a demanding citizen 12. Don’t be mad at the illegal immigrant, it is the business owner who is hiring these people. Look at your own counrty. Who is really benefiting from illegal immigration? The oober rich and the huge coorporations. If the government really wanted to, they could end illegal immigration. But even they know how much they benefit so they’re not going to. And of course they’re going to keep people like you waiting for something to happen by catching a couple of illegals here and there. They are only doing it to create a symbol the the illegal to keep them quiet and where theyre at and to also please the american citizen. It’s all about balance. You happen to be one of the fools who fall for it.


Aymeh16
Comment posted February 2, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

i completely understand what you are saying but you should not blame all the hispanics for what one person did to you. anyone could have done it. in this case it was a hispanic but just because he did this doesnt mean all hispanics are the same. Your attacker could have been a white person, a black person, a chinese person.. etc but you shouldnt blame one persons actions on a whole race.


Ronb98
Comment posted February 27, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

leticia olalia morales of 15501 pasadena ave #8 tustin ca 92780 sbmitted fake documents and paid a consul 5000.00 dollars to obtain a US tourist visa. she is now applying for citizenship.


Anitaondeck
Comment posted March 14, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

This is just not the way we should describe them by stereotypes how come we can’t talk about how lazy other races are


Anitaondeck
Comment posted March 14, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

This is just not the way we should describe them by stereotypes how come we can’t talk about how lazy other races are


Dominican Pride!
Comment posted March 17, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

As a Hispanic, I am heart broken! I do not have a desease, you probably do! Also last time I checked many other races live in this country too, hence “THE MELTING POT”!! Also, most Americans are decendants from the Pilgim, which let me remind you immigrated from England! So if Im an immigrant, the hell you are too lady!.. People like you those that are so close minded that dont even read history books, because you obviously dont know history!. And English is option 1 and Spanish is usually option 2 because those are the most talked languages, not because of immigrants, ignorant!!


Dominican Pride!
Comment posted March 17, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

As a Hispanic, I am heart broken! I do not have a desease, you probably do! Also last time I checked many other races live in this country too, hence “THE MELTING POT”!! Also, most Americans are decendants from the Pilgim, which let me remind you immigrated from England! So if Im an immigrant, the hell you are too lady!.. People like you those that are so close minded that dont even read history books, because you obviously dont know history!. And English is option 1 and Spanish is usually option 2 because those are the most talked languages, not because of immigrants, ignorant!!


Sweetandsour1705
Comment posted March 31, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

Wow, I can not believe that somebody would take the time to do this. Take a few minutes to read the Bible. You ought to respect the privacy of others and help your brothers and sisters, not find ways to make their lives more difficult. It is a shame. May God help you find your way :)


Sweetandsour1705
Comment posted March 31, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

Wow, I can not believe that somebody would take the time to do this. Take a few minutes to read the Bible. You ought to respect the privacy of others and help your brothers and sisters, not find ways to make their lives more difficult. It is a shame. May God help you find your way :)


Sweetandsour1705
Comment posted March 31, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

Wow, I can not believe that somebody would take the time to do this. Take a few minutes to read the Bible. You ought to respect the privacy of others and help your brothers and sisters, not find ways to make their lives more difficult. It is a shame. May God help you find your way :)


Jjmjusmc32
Comment posted April 30, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

so if a man rapes a women u should respect thy nabor and not say anything coming into this country illegaly is a felanoy same as rape wake up the law is the law for a reason i am a strong suporter for a fast track to citizenship but untill then they are crimanls and should be treated as such ie . i am a United States Marine i have a gay friend i have known since the 12 th grade i am 29 now if i were to have seen him with a man and not jusy heared about it if i have hard evadence i would have turned him in but now that it ok to serve oppenly gay i saport him 100% and will punish anyone who treats him wrong


56735
Comment posted June 18, 2011 @ 3:02 am

a hole why is it that when immigrant is mentioned the word Hispanic is the only one that comes to your mind I ask you are you a native Indian of this country or does your family come from another country. Because if you are not a native Indian you to are an alien.


Vern
Comment posted August 27, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

You Red Necked Bigoted Racist SOB


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