reply to post by Becoming
Quoted from >>>>>>>>>>civilliberty.about.com...
"But our government's leaders, white supremacists though they were, weren't stupid. They knew they had a railroad to build, and they knew they'd
need Mexican labor to build it. When 55,000 migrant workers were brought into the former Mexican territories to work on the railroads between 1850 and
1880, nobody called them illegal aliens--but that's essentially what they were. Our leaders looked the other way as they were paid substandard wages,
worked under harsh conditions, and received none of the constitutional protections that U.S. citizens received. Our leaders, whose supporters stood to
benefit from the labor, saw no problem with this and made no serious effort to end the practice. Sound familiar?
Immigration really picked up in 1910 with the Mexican Revolution; over 50,000 Mexican workers immigrated to the United States every year looking for
jobs, and our leaders welcomed them with open arms as long as there was a need for them--they proved particularly useful during World War I. Then, as
soon as the public began to grow concerned that the migrant workers were taking jobs from citizens, American political leaders suddenly discovered
"the rule of law." Maybe this sounds familiar, too.
In 1929, the U.S. government responded by cracking down on undocumented immigrants. Well, that was the pretense, anyway. Of the two million people
forcibly deported to Mexico during this period, 1.2 million had been born in the United States and really should have been considered citizens"
Quoted from >>>> immigrationmexicanamerican.blogspot.com...
""Hate Crimes against Latinos" are increasing at the same rate as "Hate Groups in America" are rising.
The FBI reports that since 2003 - "Hate Crimes against Latinos" increased by 41%. SPLC reports since 2000 - "Hate groups in the US" have increased
by 48%. It is clear these hate groups are recruiting on the web. Their audience? Young people. Their target? Illegal Immigrants."
also from same source
"Activitists from the restrictionist groups “Save our State” and “Voice of the People” conducted numerous demonstrations. Many demonstrators
included members from Neo-Nazi, Skinhead and White Nationalist groups. Both SOS and VoP are affiliated with CAPS, the Minutemen, PA Pundits, Diggers
Realm and other like-minded restrictionist groups and websites.
Beyond Hate Crimes are the Racial Profiling raids occurring across the country in locations where restrictionist laws were introduced. Examples
include Maricopa County in Arizona and Tulsa, Oklahoma. State and Local law enforcement agencies in partnership with ICE through 287 (g) agreements
have conducted numerous “Suppression Sweeps” in towns with large Latino populations which have resulted in Racial Profiling, not only for Latinos
but anyone who “looks Latino” including Native Americans, Asians, Middle Easterners and Pacific Islanders. In Maricopa County, these suppression
raids have caused all Brown people (and people with loved ones that are Brown) to live in fear, constantly carrying their Passport, Social Security
Card and Birth Certificates along with their Driver´s License. If they are caught up in a suppression sweep, without these documents, they are likely
to be incarcerated into a Detention Center until these documents are produced. This has caused Latino parents across Maricopa County to ensure their
young children have these documents on their person at all times, along with a cell phone and numbers to call. Their children live in fear of being
stopped by the police."
Quoted from >>>>>>>>. en.wikipedia.org...
"According to a Pew Hispanic Center report, in 2005, 56% of illegal immigrants were from Mexico; 22% were from other Latin American countries,
primarily from Central America; 13% were from Asia; 6% were from Europe and Canada; and 3% were from Africa and the rest of the world."