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Republicans Must Show Support for Hispanic Dreams

rreid Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 1:20 PM
Hispanics are no different than all the other ethic groups who have migrated here for a better CHANCE to live a better life. The difference is that the largest portion are here illegally. The right's stance has been to oppose the illegal act while attempting empathy for the individual. A tough stance but one I fully understand as i lived and worked in So. Cal for 40 years. I oppose the illegal act but once the person becomes my coworker and neighbor, they must be judged as any other human being. This was once a relatively easy stance because most immigrents, legal or otherwise quickly assimilated and blended in. That has changed because of the hundreds of gov. programs and those that make their livings administrating the programs.
aalexander306 Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 4:11 PM
I've worked overseas with colleagues and students who live in countries poorer than Mexico. Once you've worked with these would-be immigrants who follow our laws and pay high fees/tuition to come here, once these would-be immigrants have "faces", you might better understand how unfair and unjust rewarding illegal aliens with legal status really is.
loadstar Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 2:18 PM
There is a common red herring analogy about opposing poor, often ignorant, ethnocentric Hispanic ILLEGALS--->

"Hey, they said the same things about the poor Irish and Italians and Jews 100 years ago!"

There are several HUGE differences...

1) America itself is much different-- we are now an "advanced service economy" where education & communications skills are essential to advance

2) Hispanics are usually very low aptitude-- average I.Q. < 90...and often undereducated. That low innate aptitude was NOT true of European or Asian immigrants

3) When they crossed the pond, Euro's WANTED to become Americans; Hispanics want is taught in socialist-bent Mexican schools...
loadstar Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 2:18 PM
...Mexicans are also taught, erroneously, that much of the U.S. rightly belongs to Mexico, and should be taken back via a Reconquista

4) We have a PC welfare state now; ILLEGALS take to that like ducks to water...but we cannot afford the "Po' People" we already have

5 Again, I am NOT an ethnocentric, isolationist, American chauvinist. I would attach green cards to all graduate diplomas we grant to foreigners who currently go home to compete with us. BUT, I believe that tolerating and even embracing ignorant, poor, low aptitude Hispanics is a ticking time bomb for socio-economic disaster!
Colonialgirl Wrote: Mar 21, 2013 3:31 PM
They don't want to "Become American Citizens" ; they want to STAY Mexicans and turn the USA into MEXICO that slime pit of drug gangs, murder and political corruption.
Rarely does a political party issue a document so scathingly critical of itself and its most recent presidential nominee as the report of the five-member Growth and Opportunity Project of the Republican National Committee.

It refers to Mitt Romney on occasion as "our presidential nominee" and notes disapprovingly of his reference, in the debate about immigration, to "self-deportation."

And while the report states modestly, "We are not a policy committee," it does call for a policy -- "comprehensive immigration reform" -- that many, perhaps most, Republican members of Congress oppose.

I think there's some risk here for the Republican National Committee....