posted on May, 19 2010 @ 02:26 PM
I met and married a Mexican man when I was 16 and he was near 20. I was very innocent, and although he rapped me I thought he loved me. Having been
raised by a single non-loving Mother and no male influence I knew nothing about men.
I was soon pregnant and became a mother. I tried to be a good Mother and wife, I strove to understand my now ex-husband and his family and to love
them, I had never before met a Mexican before my husband, I feel that I may have a very unique view of Mexicans in the US in some ways.
I had several problems with my in-laws that are rarely discussed as far as I have read.
#1 All of my brother and sister-inlaws worked for pay under the table the ones here legally did that and also received welfare...one had 13 kids.
They received a 4 bedroom house that they paid somewhere around $50.00 a month for by the gov. the house was already rented to them before the family
with 13 kids even left Mexico...they did come legally nearly everyone in this nice new housing project with huge yards was Mexican and all the ones we
knew had illegals living with them.
#2 All of my in-laws became angry if I insinuated they were Americans, they constantly told me "this is not my country...Mexico is my country" and
all had Mexican flags in their homes and or cars. They constantly insulted "Gringos" and when i tried to learn Spanish never helped but made fun of
me. THEY never spoke English.
# 3 Text, all my in-laws said they would never fight for the country that was feeding and caring for them like their own did not. They
assured me that they would leave to Mexico if a war started and a draft happened. During the Vietnam war while my brother fought they left, all but my
ex-husband who was turned away from the army for health reasons
#4 Very strange...one of my brother-inlaws who was always in trouble with the law and seldom worked but loaned his SS number to illegals, one day
made some remarks to some "gringos' and started a fight...one of them shot at him while he was yelling names at them from up on a bridge. he was
shot in the head, got free medical care and recovered all but a weakness to the right arm, for this he received Disability, he immediately moved to
Mexico and his disability check from the US was sent to him there year after year where he was able to live very well on it like a wealthy man.
The sad thing is their children raised here in our schools really ARE Americans, deport the illegal parents and the children do what? Some of them
don't even speak Spanish and by second generation my nephews and nieces children did not even like Mexico when they were forced to go visit.
I was taken to their hometown in Mexico for 10 horrific days once! There was still no running water in 1976 except a handful of places, the hill
across from my inlaws house was covered in human feces and toilet paper, I was told basically it was the town bathroom. Behind my inlaws house running
through the town was a stream..open sewer ditch for the few with running water. Only a few people who had returned from the USA had cars so ours was a
head turner. It was a trip to hell!!Yet they would not even show the slightest appreciation for the country that had actually made them wealthy back
there in Mexico, they had servants to buy and prepare food to do laundry and cleaning all from welfare here.