It's sad that some people's vocabulary is so limited, that they have no other choice but to use epithets?
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FIELD OF DREAMS
Inspiring success: Your story on the prosperous Latino farmers makes a mockery of most of the remarks that ignorant Arizona crackers make about "worthless" Mexican immigrants.
The people profiled in your story are what America is all about. They came here and didn't ask for handouts. They came here and worked for what they have. They have prospered beyond most of our wildest dreams. They own their own businesses and have made their community a model. What an inspiring story!
The most interesting note in the article was how housing values have held stable, and in some cases risen, in this area of Washington state because of Latinos buying homes. Meaning they did not make things worse; they made things better.
Laura Thomas, Phoenix
Wait, he "gamed" the system how?: Okay, this guy [Sergio Marquez] comes here illegally, gets deported, comes back, gets legal, and then makes big bucks with his farm. Whether or not he is a model businessman and employer, he is a guy who gamed the system and is hardly worthy of a New Times cover story.
Stop trying to sell us on the idea that illegal immigration is fine. Your propaganda isn't working!
Ron Witt, Phoenix
News you can use: Amidst all the right-wing propaganda against illegal aliens around here these days, it was refreshing to read an inspiring story of immigrants who came to America and prospered. This was an important story to force-feed the crackers in Phoenix.
Juan L. Montero, Phoenix
What a country: I am Native American and know that Anglos came here illegally and brought crime, drugs, and alcohol with them. [They] ruined a beautiful way of life for my ancestors.
Unless you are Native American, stop talking like you are here legally. You are the children of illegals, and you rant against the very issue that allowed you to be U.S. citizens. You continue to destroy lives, just as your ancestors once did.
Elisamaria Hernandez, San Tan
Mexicans valuable in U.S.: "Welcome to Mi Pueblito" is an important story for Arizonans to read. It describes a place where Mexicans have made a positive difference in their adopted land.
Granted there were extenuating circumstances (the one guy was able to get a green card by marrying an American), but the article demonstrates how hard-working Latinos were able to get ahead, against all odds.
This story went a long way toward proving how valuable Latinos are in our country, how they should be embraced, not shunned.
C.H. Whitaker, address unavailable
"Amnesty" no picnic: The amnesty given to immigrants by ol' Ronald Reagan was in 1986. My father was one of these immigrants.
I might add that you had to prove that you had legally entered the country, had been working, and had been paying taxes — and not left the country (except, for example, for the death of a family member).
These were among a bunch of other hoops immigrants had to run through. In other words, it was not really an amnesty.
Juan Volpe, address unavailable
You're saying resistance is futile?: Nina Shapiro is not an objective reporter, as she writes with complete disregard for U.S. sovereignty and promotes usurping the U.S. Constitution.
We know that immigration into the United States is important. My concern lies in the wanton disregard for an orderly immigration policy that stresses assimilation.
There is a reason that the citizenry of other countries migrate here: desirable lifestyle. But if individuals [coming to this country] forsake the foundation from which our citizenry is born, conflict will ensue.
There is a reason why I cannot come into your house, invited or not, and begin to undermine the culture of your household.
I have benefited greatly from Mexican nationals and enjoy their integrity and work ethic, but they should be indoctrinated for assimilation, or we will lose what made this country desirable.
You know what happens when you assume: So an illegal immigrant crossed the border, got busted, got sent back to Mexico, crossed illegally again, and had a scam marriage, right? All this in order to become legal.
And now he is employing other illegals to work a farm he shouldn't have — if our immigration system actually enforced the law. Strip him of his citizenship, and send him back to Mexico.
Dude, Ellis Island is really far from Arizona: My great-grandparents came to this country through Ellis Island in accordance with U.S. law. They didn't sneak across the border.
Immigrate legally, and I fully support people who want to come here. Do it illegally, and I say deport them.
Hmm, we didn't say that: So this man in your article is a citizen importing illegal workers? He is nothing more than a slave trafficker. His business should be shut down, and the workers should be deported.
Mexico is a developed nation, for one thing, Einstein: When my family came out West in the early 1800s, there were no Hispanics living here. They had abandoned the land because they were unable to live here.
It's sad that some people's vocabulary is so limited, that they have no other choice but to use epithets?
Was this just inter-office memo in reality something tangible? ---A DE FACTO AMNESTY BEING DISCUSSED IN WASHINGTON? It’s inevitable--proliferating by word of mouth across Mexico, Latin America and the rest of the world. It could have major consequences, bringing desperate, impoverished millions to suddenly materializing along the border, ready to run the gauntlet of the Border Patrol? Like a human avalanche the first Amnesty was to reward 3 million people with legitimization, but once the word expanded across the globe, the number turned into around 5.5 million. If you think this couldn't happen, you better read about the 1986--AMNESTY?
Our government doesn't seem to understand, taxpayers do not want to subsidize illegal immigrants anymore with health care, education and imprisonment on a federal level. The Arizona is just one state under painful financial strain to support illegal aliens and families? I didn't expect an expedited hearing from the Liberal-Mickey Mouse tribunal (the US Ninth Circuit Court in the Liberal Sanctuary City of San Francisco.) It’s a Liberal fortress like Los Angeles and 72 cities and towns, where illegal aliens gang members have got a slap on the wrist for heinous crimes. The only deadly slaughter that received any transparency from the suppressed Liberal press was the cold blooded murder of the Bolgna family, Daniel Shaw by illegal gang members in LA and SF. Go to OJJPAC for a very long list of states with Sanctuary cities.
One of the major issues are these are unfunded mandates, that fall squarely on Americans who pay for it all. The businesses that hire illegal aliens pay nothing towards these free benefits. As far as I'm concerned I trust (FAIRS) figures of the expenditures of $113 billion dollars a year, with an additional $60 billion in illegal labor money in remittances, money transferred out the country. The fact that any unilateral AMNESTY, means those illegal households will get credit for all the years they have worked illegally, would be a major problem for US citizens and legal residence in Social Security, pensions.
If the administration forced through an executive order for these people to get a free authorization to stay, the American people would rise up in defiance to this travesty. The outcome could cause outburst or violence and civil unrest. Our only chance to stop any more power grabs is to remove all Incumbents. Throw out Sen. Harry Reid, (D-NV) in November. Statistics, cost to learn at NumbersUSA.
This is for the bulldog face Joe Arpaio, you piece of crap, stinking damn Italian, where are the papers your damn father got when he came here? Show the papers to everybody, I bet you don’t have any, your damn Dago of a father came here across the ocean like all these other trash, the Irish, Italians, British, Chinese, Japs. etc. came with no papers.Everybody came here illegally across the sea 30, 40, 50 years or more ago and didn’t get any papers then. So what right do you have to demand papers from the Mexican people now, And you know the Mexican people have more right to be here than you white trash do, because this country belonged to the Mexican and Native American and Spanish people, not you, you dumb ass sons of bitches.And this ugly bitch Gov. of Arizona, Jan Brewer, this bitch is so ugly that if I were her I would be embarrassed to go out in public, I would like to know where the hell she and her family roots came from I bet her or her roots came from other countries across the ocean. And for all these sons of bitches that salute Hitler and act like they are in Nazi Germany, all those filthy monsters should all go back to Germany if they love Germany and Hitler so damn much. Don’t be saluting your crap here you sons of bitches, this is not your country, this country belongs to the Native Americans, Mexicans, and Spanish people that were here 1st!All of you white SOB’s came here begging for a piece of this country, now you think you own it, You don’t own this country, So if you don’t like Native Americans or Spanish or Mexican people, then, it’s very easy, go back to wherever your roots came from. Where the hell are YOUR papers? I bet you don’t have any papers, so you all white asses are illegal too!And you love to call the Mexican people wetbacks, but all of you white trash are wetter, because the Mexican people Only crossed the river, you crossed the OCEAN, so who is the REAL wetbacks? You are, you white pigs! Take a look at the skin on your own asses.And for the record , I’m not Mexican, I’m more American than you white asses can ever claim to be, and I will side with the hardworking Mexican people anytime, anywhere.And you like to say how dare you look at a white woman, well, who is the dirtiest filthiest pigs on this earth? Cause a white woman will fuck anything these days, blacks, even dogs.You used to harass the blacks for so long, you saw a black you would go looking for a rope and a tree to hang him, Now your white pig women screw with them, Blacks did so much rioting and shooting with authorities that now you see a black, you wipe your mouth and kneel to kiss their asses. You can’t push around the Blacks anymore so now you bunch up on the Mexican people, so I hope the Mexican people do what the Blacks did, riot, get in shootouts, and beat up people, do all the stuff the Blacks did to earn Freedom. If it’s good for the goose, it’s good for the gander too. If it worked for the Blacks It’ll work for the Mexican people.
You are doing a great Job....we the public need to know the facts....People who are againts Imigrants have no place in this Country....maybe have not had enough History lessons....I remember my School days...and I learn to respect all these people that came to form the foundations that now stand.
So keep up the good work...don't listen to negative opinions....at the end they will have to accept what is been done. We are one nation, not 50 nations....one Law will rule the land not 50 Imigration Laws...If we start having differents Laws then we will not be the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Thank You
It makes me puke when I have to read all of the idiotic, childish comments from New Times at the beginning of all the letters from their readers. Can they not have one small area where their opinion is heard without that garbage? Call Mexico a "developed nation" if you want to, but if Mexicans are so great, why is their country in shambles? The USA and Canada are doing great. What's with the corruption, violence, and widespread poverty in Mexico?
Congrats to the New Times on finding that one Mexican in the state of Washington, who after ignoring our laws repeatedly, succeeded at owning a farm. Big deal. Was that supposed to change my mind?
Notice the pro-illegal immigrant crowd no resorting to racial slurs against white people, like "crackers" and "honkeys." Shows what ignorant hypocrites, and closet racists they are. They're no better than the neo-Nazis that they claim all pro-SB 1070ers are.
I am very disappointed that your paper has promoted this protest against SB 1070. I would think if you are for the people of Arizona, you would try to promote peace. But you continue to try to point your fingers at the people that are trying to make this state a better place for all legal Americans. You seem to think this law has been brought forward to rid our state of all mexicans. Well, wake up, this law will affect all illegal people that are here and feeding off of our system. no matter what color your skin is. The hate you print in this paper at our elected officials is way out of line.To promote hate at this time in our state only shows your racist way. I have been a big fan of your paper, But no more I will line my cats litter box with it for now on. You should be trying to bring all of us together and help reform this broking nation. Gov. Brewer is not a racist, she is only trying to get the fools in Washington to get off their asses and do something about this before it's to late, if it's not to late now. with papers like this only add fuel to the fire.I am a very disappointed reader. I my only be one reader but that may lead to more people to boycott your rag.
Judge Bolton did what the obama administration wanted her to do. What a discrace to our constitution. Both want to let this country fill up with illegals. November can't get here soon enough. obama and his socialist radicals have got to go. clintion closed Detroit so the mexicans can have jobs. What is comning to this country from mexico are criminals, drug dealers, rapist and bums looking for hand outs.
There wouldn't be drug dealers without buyers. And guess who the buyers are?? Criminals, maybe I'd say a few of them. But when they were arrested here why would they deport them back knowing they'll come back? I say adopt the 3 strikes and your out law for Arizona. Rapists? Come on, majority of the pedophiles and rapists are white and blacks. Every race has bad people in it. Do you hear illegals bringing up the crap Americans do? No. And LOL at the last part of your comment "bums looking for hand outs" really? LOL. Seriously have you ever drove past the highway exits? Or were you too stupid to notice what skin color they were? Or too ashamed? I'd be ashamed, people that can work legally opting for spare change. Sad but that's how it is =D!