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Well you did ask for the original purpose in documenting aliens.
As a matter of interest, all the Americans that tok part in the Revolution were aliens originally, no? When did they stop being aliens and become citizens? The constitution implies that they were citizens before the constitution was adopted. ("No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; ...")
 
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Let us turn to a blatant reality with regard to immigration, the United States and Mexico. Since the enactment of the Patriot Act, not even the U.S. Embassy in Mexico Ciy processes Immigrant Visas from Mexico to the United States. This important paperwork is the sole purview of United States Consulate in Ciudad Juarez--a similar situation also prevails elsewhere, for example in years past you could obtain immigrant visas to the US in the various consulates, now it can only be done at the London embassy--and this funneling carries its own consequence, but the most obvious is the "frustrating" of the application process.
 
 
One can note that for the wealthy such is but a minor inconvenience (and there are other means available that side-step this process), hence the system is now prejudiced to frustrate any population movement in any but the most miniscule number. Thus, the operative assumption with regard to a Mexican national absent documentation processed at Ciudad Juarez (or the earlier resident alien document issued prior to 1996) is illegal status and subject to immediate deportation. Yes, we can all blather on about Arizona's quirkiness here but Houston's Detention Center is operating at full capacity:
 
 
In fact, Texas operates the largest number of detention centers along the border:
 
ICE facilities--El Paso, Los Fresnos
Contracted sites--Houston, Laredo
 
In addition, ICE has long contracted with county detention facilities for the "internment" of illegal immigrants and the subsidy extended these most certainly promotes the ascertainig of immigration status by non-federal officials.
 
I guess, what I am saying here is let us foreswear from hypocrisy here as far as Arizona is concerned and admit that this state is simply reacting to the more stringent controls prevalent in border states such as California and Texas no matter the ridiculous rhetoric from Governor Terminator!
 
By the way, the All-American Canal System "spared" California the added expense of border control although now, activists want to install "safety features" so that individuals may safely swim across its rapid current and depth.
 
 
http://www.usbr.gov/projects/Project.jsp?proj_Name=Boulder Canyon Project  - All-American Canal System&pageType=ProjectPage
 
 
 
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Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

The Royal Navy hasn't "impressed" anyone for quite a long time...there are a lot of Limeys fondly looking upon the good old days of Maggie ThatcherEvil Smile...
 

OK... Off topic but then Arizona will crop back up shortly when we discuss "ethnic" studies!

 


 


"One of the functions of the public schools is to take kids of different backgrounds and teach them to treat each other as individuals. And this ethnic studies program does the opposite. It divides kids up by race."


Tom Horne, Superintendent of Arizona Public Schools


That is so bogus.

Ethnic studies is just like classics, but specialized on a specific ethnic group. You, of all people, Dr. G, should know this!

Besides, it is not believable that the same law that divides Arizonians into those who have to carry proof of citizenship and those who don't claiming that they want to end the Mexican American Studies program because suddenly they are so worried about integrating everyone.


This is white supremacist agenda becoming mainstreamed in the GOP.

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Ah dear Hugo, we are not discussing Ethnic Studies in the ivied halls of Academe but what is presented in high school curriculums, not only in Arizona but nationwide. I've "pulped" so much of the published junk that flows through Houston's public library system that I consider the publication of such garbage a definite threat to the Amazonian rain forest! Presenting the utterances of Jose Vasconcelos from the early 20th century in a 21st century American setting is not only pernicious but in a perverse way also represents the furtherance of Racism in a most unique way. However, in this sense "ethnic" whatever is really a particular battlefield in the School Board Clashes and actually symptomatic of the diseases spread by Schools of Education still fighting the 60s Culture Wars. Presenting the Zoot Suit as the apex of Chicano Culture is both demeaning and insulting and any educated "Latino" would wince, but then it is but a repetition of the artificial fancies that brought us Kwanza and Gangsta Rap as "cultural" expression.
 
Yes, this is a loaded topic where even the most altruistic would be shot dead in the crossfire between the truly committed (and commitable) at each extreme; however, since you have raised the issue just what does constitute "Mexican American Studies"? Certainly, Cesar Chavez can be discussed as an emblematic figure in the American Labor Movement and its history, but hey what does Mexico have to do with it? Chavez was an American story and not some ethnic side show!
 
Now you know just how grumpy the old Doc can get when the matter touches upon the subversion of Inclusion and Integration for the sake of a separatist mentailty.


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Originally posted by Seko Seko wrote:

LOL  Mean Doctor G


 
I could even go one step further and move into the realm of the sadistic by asking for an example of an "ethnic" Mexican! Need I drag out the great fraud perpetrated by one Carlos Castaneda and the pompous pissants of UCLA and their passing fantasy for fact!?! How about this actual fact: the original Texanos were all Canary Islanders! Are they African Americans?
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Add my name to the 'mean' list. Ethnic studies have no place at the High School level. First, there are more important life skills (v.g. English composition, Algebra, etc) that need the time, and secondly, the only ethnicity that High School students need to associate themselves is the 'US of A' ethnicity. They need to be educated to succeed within the national economy,

The real problem with ethnic studies is: Who is to research and write all the class materials? Who is to ensure that the materials presented are fair and balanced? Who will the fact checkers be? Who will decide the political questions? (i.e., which of competing, often antagonistic views will prevail?)  In essence, ethnic studies are a mine field for any High School. Teenagers don't need to be programmed to feel that they are ethnically superior to others, or that they will be victims merely because of their ethnicity. That 'education' belongs back in the lands and historical period that their ancestors came from. Ergo, ethnic studies are better left to Institutions of Higher Learning, where any time you feel is wasted is your own fault, and not the School Boards.

ps: In case you think this is a non-White problem, read a little of Seumas MacManus' History of the Irish Race.  The Irish were a noble race of Poets, Warriors, and scholars, and everything evil that ever happened to them was the fault of those damned English.


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Hi, Mean Dr. G. ,

Again, for an anthropologist, you should know better . Bring out Castaneda. He probably did peyote, and imagined everything else. Vasconcelos was a racist who hated everyone from everywhere.

Mexican-American Studies would be the same as Irish-American Studies, or Scots-American Studies, or Scandinavian-American Studies: the experience of these people in the U.S. Learning history has never hurt anyone. Otherwise we are all here in the process of hurting one another badly.

Teenagers are not going to learn to feel victimized in a class that last one or two hours a week. They will learn to feel victimize if they are the subject of racism in society, via laws that force them to carry your citizenship documents with you all the time.

If a community, such as the one that has hosted the Mexican American Studies classes, wants to have these classes, they should be free to have them. If parents in Minnesota want to have Scandinavian-American Studies classes, they should have them.

If the society makes it easy to integrate, people will integrate because you will make more money that way. It is that simple.

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ROTFLMAO! Perhaps we should also include Italian-American Studies or How the Mafia founded Las Vegas!Evil Smile One should have pride in whom one is and not some sub-group abstraction. As matters stand, everyone today is required to have some form of "valid" identification issued by a state organ in order to engage in the basic activities of daily life! Have you tried opening a bank account of late? So, in essence, this is a phony issue in service of competing and antithetical interests. You may find this manifestation of false parochialisms of interest but they do little to shape a true American identity. It simply repeats the nonsense of Pilgrim Pageants for the denizens of LalaLand...oh well perhaps Mel Gibson can find an idea for a film hereEvil Smile
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Mean Dr. G,

I honestly don't get your point. I just don't understand what you are trying to say.

But I will try to answer you .

If you are against made up pseudo-history, so am I. If the program teaches pseudo-history, that should be corrected, but the field is legitimate.

Questions such as how the South West became part of the U.S., what happened to the Mexicans (sorry, Spaniards... ) who were left there, when then Mexican start to immigrate to the U.S., where did they go, how were they treated, etc. are valid historical questions. Whether you like the answers or not doesn't invalidate or erase history, M. Dr. G.


As for proof of citizenship, does that mean you are in favor of the law?

You are not afraid of being harassed? Does that mean that you can pass as white? Oh, goody!
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Hey, Hugo...por mi raza hablara mi espiritu!Evil Smile  To be even more mean is it not time by now for the gueros to take their revenge on all of those milperos for all of the havoc they've caused? As for the original inhabitants of the old frontiers of New Spain they integrated into the principal currents of American daily life long ago...even the last wave who "crossed over" during the chaos of the years 1910-1926. Now if you want to address the problems of migrant labor (all under official auspices) in later years that is another subject entirely but then we would have to undertake the corollary raised by poderoso caballero es Don Dinero...Leo Carillo might have cherished his role of Grand Marshall of the Rose Parade for years all gussied up in his "Sancho" finery, but such could not hide the fact that he was one of the largest landholders of Southern California real estate in his day! The simple fact here is rather obvious: these "ethnic studies" have essentially become exercises in stereotyping--shades of lace-curtain Irish! Of course, we could have one of those superficial discussions deploring the imagery of the Frito Bandido or even Speedy Gonzalez, but then we lose all points of sense and fall into the lachrimosity of sensibilities.
 
Yes, I am speaking bluntly because the issue of illegal immigration only crosses into the area of "ethnic" studies when such simply become forums for a detailing of all the dastardly actions of the gringos who_______(insert your favorite victimization scenario). By the way, yesterday the Sugarland police intercepted a van (stolen a week earlier from a retired Houston police officer) just chock full (13 to be exact) of "undocumented" aliens. These are now in the custody of ICE--
 


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It seems that Arizona is on the verge of declaring war on LA because of illegal immigrants:
 
Lets see, when was the last time something close to this happened?
 
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Yeah, Doc. Though I believe Leo Carillo's role was "Pancho", unless of course you re arguing for the Cisco Kid as a take-off of that inmortal hijo de algo of La Mancha.
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I have got to learn not to let the mordant get the better of me; nevertheless, you devised the silent implication behind the quotes. Pancho as buffoon is reedemable socially only if you accept the Cervantesque. Otherwise, the character is truly offensive much as was "Sargeant Garcia" in the Disney reinvention of Zorro. However, do not mistake the comment as "evidence" that the old Doc is really among the radicals that have subverted Ethnic Studies and its teaching. Instead, look upon it as reflections upon a book written nearly 30 years ago, Philip Wayne Powell's Tree of Hate (1971) and still in print today. To properly take issue with demeaning caricature does not mean one must resort to the identical tool as response. Ignorant bigots will always be with us, it the "intellectual" ones that are dangerous.
 
Which brings me to a very "evident" evidence as to the vagaries of the real problem: Sacrifice of Law for the sake of political pandering:
 
 
Placing aside the modern phenomenon of "First Ladyism" (the wife as presidential surrogate), the White House Press Office stumbled all over itself in explaining how it would not "pursue" the matter despite the direct admission blubbered by the little girl. That representatives of the Chief Executive rationalized that the Law in this instance would not be enforced certainly violates the presidential oath taken on 21 January 2009 and actually forcefully undercuts the duties of ICE officialdom. Not that the MSM did not hem-and-haw as accomplices:
 
 
Of course, one might deduce that that the entire scenario was staged for political purposes but in that event the entire effort backfired as the earlier Pew Survey of 12 May predicted--
 
 
 
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If a state doesn't want immigrants it should build a reputation for harsh treatment of immigrants. People who migrate are seeking their fortune and would not willingly enter a state where they believe they'll be put through pain and misery. If deportations don't do the trick then try something else. Coming up with ways of being an asshole must be one of the most enjoyable jobs imaginable.
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Regimund, in the 1930s, California tried to keep the 'Oakie' refugees from the mid-western dustbowl from entering California. The supreme court ruled that Americans, and that would include those who have legally immigrated to the U.S., have a constitutional right to travel from one state to another. I know of no state that is anti-immigration. Arizona is anti-illegal immigration. And even without this law, Arizona law enforcement agencies were bound by oath to uphold the constitution and laws of the United States, as well as Arizona.


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Originally posted by Reginmund Reginmund wrote:

If a state doesn't want immigrants it should build a reputation for harsh treatment of immigrants. People who migrate are seeking their fortune and would not willingly enter a state where they believe they'll be put through pain and misery. If deportations don't do the trick then try something else. Coming up with ways of being an asshole must be one of the most enjoyable jobs imaginable.
 
No country in the world treats its illegals as Mexico (believe it or not) yet it continued to be a magnet for illegals:
 
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The article makes it rather plain those illegals only go to Mexico because it's the simplest route to the US, Mexico itself isn't so much a magnet for illegals as an obstacle.
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Double bubble, toil and trouble, how about some oil to roil the waters:
 
 
 
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Originally posted by lirelou lirelou wrote:

Regimund, in the 1930s, California tried to keep the 'Oakie' refugees from the mid-western dustbowl from entering California. The supreme court ruled that Americans, and that would include those who have legally immigrated to the U.S., have a constitutional right to travel from one state to another. I know of no state that is anti-immigration. Arizona is anti-illegal immigration. And even without this law, Arizona law enforcement agencies were bound by oath to uphold the constitution and laws of the United States, as well as Arizona.
The problem isn't necessarily the law itself it's the implementation of the said law.  For instance, will the police only target people of a certain look or persuasion, will they only target people who speak Spanish or look like they speak Spanish, or will they target all illegals.  Many illegal aliens come in to the country legally and overstay their visas.  Many illegals are also not Hispanic, if the non-Hispanic illegals are not the targets of this law (or prosecuted under the law) then the law is unconstitutional since it targets one group over another (that's racial profiling).  If they ask for "the papers" of every person with an accent that's going to take up a lot of money and man hours and divert attention away from other, possibly more major, crimes.
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Originally posted by King John King John wrote:


The problem isn't necessarily the law itself it's the implementation of the said law.  For instance, will the police only target people of a certain look or persuasion, will they only target people who speak Spanish or look like they speak Spanish, or will they target all illegals.


So what you are saying is that we don't have enough evidence yet to state whether of not the the law is causing problems.

Originally posted by King John King John wrote:

  Many illegal aliens come in to the country legally and overstay their visas. 
  Yes, and they are as illegal as anyone who snuck into the country illegally in the first place.

Originally posted by King John King John wrote:

Many illegals are also not Hispanic, if the non-Hispanic illegals are not the targets of this law (or prosecuted under the law) then the law is unconstitutional since it targets one group over another (that's racial profiling).  If they ask for "the papers" of every person with an accent that's going to take up a lot of money and man hours and divert attention away from other, possibly more major, crimes.

Yes, but the majority of illegals in this country are Hispanics. But, that notwithstanding, could you please quote me the part of the Arizona law that states this law is applicable to Hispanics only. I've actually read it, and it says nothing about Hispanics or Mexicans or suspected Mexicans. It is targeted to illegal immigrants. And accepting for the moment your Hispanic illegals versus non-Hispanic illegals argument, would you please quote me the section of the U.S. constitution, or a Supreme Court case, stating that targeting one group of illegals over another group of illegals is unconstitutional.
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Let us give a little History lesson here:
 
Who said--[H]yphenated Americans have poured the poison of disloyalty into the very arteries of our national life. Such creatures of passion, disloyalty and anarchy must be crushed out!
 
As a hint, ask yourself when and what were the origins of immigration laws in the United States.
 
It is quite a circle and almost an inevitability consequent to the vogue for hyphenization as institutionalized identity markers. The irony of it all should not be lost.
 
That was an exercise in long-term memory...how about an exercise on its short term counterpart:
 
The Monster from the Blue Lagoon (The Simpson-Mazzoli Act/Public Law No. 99 - 603):

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 is the most comprehensive reform of our immigration laws since 1952. In the past 35 years our nation has been increasingly affected by illegal immigration. This legislation takes a major step toward meeting this challenge to our sovereignty. At the same time, it preserves and enhances the Nation's heritage of legal immigration. I am pleased to sign the bill into law.

Ronald Reagan, 6 November 1986

However, this presidential statement also underscored the glaring loop-holes that rendered the entire effort moot:

http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1986/110686b.htm

Now, the better question here is identifying the groups that have a vested interest in identifying an overall problem as a specific anti- "Hispanic" bias so as to facilitate their own ecounters [or the evading such] with the bureaucratic requirements for legal immigration even under the aegis of the temporary such as "student" visas.



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Since this entire thread is "political", I will post a political one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWU01NIwGbg&feature=related

Certainly the president of a nation with such Draconian laws, respecting illegal aliens, calling Arizona's new law as "bad, bad, bad!" Should have his hair coloured Yellow;

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Originally posted by lirelou lirelou wrote:

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Yes, but the majority of illegals in this country are Hispanics. But, that notwithstanding, could you please quote me the part of the Arizona law that states this law is applicable to Hispanics only. I've actually read it, and it says nothing about Hispanics or Mexicans or suspected Mexicans. It is targeted to illegal immigrants. And accepting for the moment your Hispanic illegals versus non-Hispanic illegals argument, would you please quote me the section of the U.S. constitution, or a Supreme Court case, stating that targeting one group of illegals over another group of illegals is unconstitutional.


Confused  What a curious term is "illegal"... I bet native americans won't agree on whom is illegal or not in turtle island.

By the way, Arizona means dry region in illegal tongue. Anyways.


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Actually my fine-feathered friend, the native N. American tribes, have for many years had "freedom of movement" between the 48 US states and both Canada and Mexico!

This is not any hidden knowledge, but is part and parcel of any Border Patrol Agent's training.

"Behold, the poor Indian!"

That is, they could not, at least 20 years ago, be excluded nor questioned for an extended lenght of time, by anyone of the Justice Department, working for the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

All they were required to state upon questioning was "I am a North American Native American, and I stand by my rights as enumerated in the law."

Of course, most of them also carried ID's that said that they were members of such and such tribe.

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Ron

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Interesting!

Here we have something similar. There are some Ecuatorian indigenous peoples, called the Otavalos, that go all over the continent saling theirs textiles, rings and other goods. Once, the Chilean government had the bad idea of deporting them Confused... And the complain from the Ecuatorian government was formal and very tough Wink


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Perhaps I should have attributed my source for my statement above?

Thus; http://www.quotes-museum.com/quote/68893

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The so called illegal alien problem is a load of garbage. If employers like myself had the laws already on the books enforced, it would all disappear. We NEED the Mexican workforce unless you want double or triple prices for beef, veggies, and many other services. I employ illegals because I have no alternative. If they want a secure border then lets get out of Europe and quit protecting theirs. 
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Originally posted by Omar al Hashim Omar al Hashim wrote:

Quote Anyways, i am starting to doubt the enforcing of any law is going to work as long as the conditions south of the border remain as they are?

Yeah, a strong police presence and border control to stop drug, arms, and people trade between Mexico and the US would seem to be in everyone's interests. The Mexican army is already occupied in that region, but US deployments along the border would seem to be a good idea.


But wait, there's more!!!!!

Isn't there an American Department of Immigration, a Federal Government Department?

Isn't the Federal Government responsible for enforcing the US Immigration Laws?

Hasn't it always been an offence to enter the USA without appropriate visas etc?

Can a US State make a law which is the province of the Federal Government?

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