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Why Are So Many People Afraid Of Mexicans?

Old Jul 20th 2010, 11:57 am
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Default Why Are So Many People Afraid Of Mexicans?

Substitue any state you want, but I live in upstate NY. An unusual number of people are concerned about Mexicans. And considering I'm a short drive from Canada the intensity of worry is a little odd to me.

Why?

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Default Re: Why Are So Many People Afraid Of Mexicans?

i live in Denver, Colorado and our mexican population is high, i also work in a construction and out of 40 staff 33 of them are mexican. they are mostly nice people i think. no need to be afraid of them.
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Originally Posted by Herpes Simplex View Post
Substitue any state you want, but I live in upstate NY. An unusual number of people are concerned about Mexicans. And considering I'm a short drive from Canada the intensity of worry is a little odd to me.

Why?
We have a 70-year old Mexican lady living next door. She keeps inviting us round for food and booze. The last time we went I had the hangover from hell the next day. Also one time she broke me with habaneros. Needless to say, I'm very afraid...
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DEY TUK ER JERBS!!!!
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They had better never eat in a restaurant in NYC if they are!!!!
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Old Jul 20th 2010, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Herpes Simplex View Post
Substitue any state you want, but I live in upstate NY. An unusual number of people are concerned about Mexicans. And considering I'm a short drive from Canada the intensity of worry is a little odd to me.

Why?
The TV machine tells them so.
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I think your subject line is wrong. People are generally not 'afraid' of Mexicans. USC are angry that so many Mexicans, Central Americans and South Americans have entered the US either illegal, without inspection, or have overstayed their visas and remain in the US to live and work.
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I think your subject line is wrong. People are generally not 'afraid' of Mexicans. USC are angry that so many Mexicans, Central Americans and South Americans have entered the US either illegal, without inspection, or have overstayed their visas and remain in the US to live and work.
What visas?
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In Maine for some reason you have to substitute Mexicans for Somalians. They came to the US legally though.

I still think Maine is an odd choice for West Africans to pick as their desired destination.
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What visas?
The unseen ones for shopping like the Canucks have
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In Maine for some reason you have to substitute Mexicans for Somalians. They came to the US legally though.

I still think Maine is an odd choice for West Africans to pick as their desired destination.

Canada has the same problem as Maine. Particularly in Ottawa and they ain't happy about it either.
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I used to spend November and December, of every year, transporting migrant workers, from "South of the Border" to a factory in Wisconsin.

They were the nicest people you could expect to be around. We had some very good times, and, talked about Football (the real one) and other things too.

Why weren't we transporting US Citizens........they didn't bother applying for the decent paying jobs which were available - simple as that.


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Originally Posted by sime303 View Post
In Maine for some reason you have to substitute Mexicans for Somalians. They came to the US legally though.

I still think Maine is an odd choice for West Africans to pick as their desired destination.
Not to be an annoying pedantic asshole but Somalia isn't West African.

Immigrants form little networks (ghettos, communities, whatever you want to call them). I'm sure Maine isn't the only destination for Somalis ... just one of many.
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Not to be an annoying pedantic asshole but Somalia isn't West African.

Immigrants form little networks (ghettos, communities, whatever you want to call them). I'm sure Maine isn't the only destination for Somalis ... just one of many.
LOL I actually meant East Africa.

A lot of them were taken to Georgia and Minnesota I want to say, but for some reason they all travelled to Maine. Infact in Lewiston, Maine the Mayor issued a statement saying that the City couldn't take anymore Somalis (2,000 had arrived in a short period of time) and he was called a racist. He was actually being quite sensible as the small city's infrastructure couldn't cope with that amount of influx that quickly.

I don't know if they moved here from other parts of the US for family reasons, state welfare or climate. Most of them were asylum seekers.

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LOL I actually meant East Africa.
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