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Nearly 70 percent of Mexicans surveyed said that Mexican-Americans – including those born in the United States – owe their primary loyalty to Mexico, not the U.S., according to a Zogby poll commissioned by the Center for Immigration Studies.
The in-person poll, taken during August and September, sampled 1,004 Mexicans across the country on subjects related to illegal immigration and amnesty in the United States.
When asked “Should the primary loyalty of Mexican-Americans be to Mexico or to the U.S.?” 68.8 percent of respondents in Mexico said that it should be to Mexico, while only 19.7 percent said it should be to the United States. Another 11.5 percent of respondents said they were not sure.
Ive always held the sentiment that mexicans and mexican-americans are merely here to erode american soverignty and to essentially take back the land they lost in the mexican-american war of 1846-48.
Why do many Mexican immigrants -- legal and illegal -- have trouble assimilating into American culture? Most of the 10 to 12 million Hispanics estimated to be here illegally are from Mexico
"Interest in going to the United States remains strong even in the current recession, with 36 percent of Mexicans (39 million people) saying they would move to the United States if they could. At present, 12 to 13 million Mexico-born people live in the United States."
CIS noted that "the perspective of people in Mexico is important because Mexico is the top sending country for both legal and illegal immigrants.
"In 2008, one of six new legal immigrants was from Mexico and, according to the Department of Homeland Security, six out of 10 illegal immigrants come from that country."
yankee hatred is a pretty rife down there in mexico, im pretty sure mexicans know a thing or too about mexican-american relations.
Originally posted by fleetlord
"Nearly 70 percent of Mexicans surveyed said that Mexican-Americans – including those born in the United States – owe their primary loyalty to Mexico"
Whoa, whoa, whoa hold it right there!
So 70 % of Mexicans said that Mexican-Americans should owe loyalty to Mexico??
This almost tricked me, since it says that it interviewed Mexicans on what Mexican-Americans owe their loyalty to.
If somebody asked me as an American: "To which country do Americans living in Austrailia owe loyalty to?"
I would reply: To the USA of couse!
-Asker--"But do the Americans in Australia actually do that?"
-Me--"I have no idea, why don't you go ask them who they owe loyalty to!!"
I would not accept this poll as representing to which country loyalty is owed. I think it should be called: Which country MEXICANS think that Mexican-Americans should owe loyalty to.
Of course, when it says "Mexicans" it could mean Mexican-Americans too, but I've already made my points and am sticking with 'em.
Originally posted by Avenginggecko
reply to post by TheCoffinman
You very nearly tricked me. Thanks to Fleetlord and Jam for pointing out what I initially missed.
I know quite a few first and second generation Mexican-Americans and if you asked them if they'd prefer to live in Mexico or the US they'd probably laugh at you...same answer for the loyalty question. Actually, they'd probably give you a confused look because the only people who think Mexican-Americans are trying "invade" the US and take over for Mexico are the deeply fearful and quite frankly racist.
If you've ever had the chance to actually talk to someone who "jumped the fence" and had a baby, they didn't do it for Mexico, they did it to leave Mexico and give their child a better life. It's illegal and not right, I know, but the reasons aren't what many think.
Everybody has a place in their heart for their family's country of origin. But that's just it, a sense of nostalgia. Crazy thing about 99% of Americans is that regardless of what nationality or generation they are, they are really freaking proud of being an American.
The pinned down platoon was at the mercy of the enemy guns.....Silvestre's fellow soldiers were helpless before inevitable disaster. With incredible courage the young PFC stood to his feet and entered the mine field to attack the enemy. Mines exploded around him but he continued on, attempting to not only attack the enemy but to draw their fire away from his comrades. Suddenly a mine exploded beneath him, severing his leg below the knee. Enemy fire continued to rake the field as Silvestre collapsed to the ground, then struggled back up on his one good leg and the shattered remains of the other to continue the attack.
Private Herrera couldn't be stopped. He was determine to attack the enemy that threatened to destroy his platoon. Then another mine exploded, this one beneath his remaining good leg, severing it below the knee. Unable to continue his advance, despite intense pain and the unchecked bleeding of the stumps below his knees, Silvestre lay in the minefield to pin down the enemy while others of his platoon skirted the minefield to flank and capture the enemy. Later Silvestre said, "I was protecting my squad with a machinegun. I was trying to draw their fire. I stepped on one (land mine), it blew me up. Then I stepped on another one with another foot. I was fighting them on my knees."
where do mexican-americans come from... mexico.. legal or illegal.. why would there views differ from mexicans in mexico... where do mexicans send thier money... mexico!.. its a conspiracy, im not being racist at all.. your pulling your racism card to discredit the conspiracy, thats fine, whatever go ahead and try, all im saying is that there is a conspiracy by mexican aztlan groups like la raza who speak for the majority of mexican-"americans" that they are here to reconquer the land they lost from the "white racist yankees"
o jam321: they sponsered and orgnaized those huge massive rallies in 2006... of course they know about la raza and the chicano movement... where did they get the flags, the posters, the organization from?? not a grass roots movement but one with a aztlan/mexican nationalist agenda...