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“Why Aren’t You Speaking English?” A Texas Senator is receiving praise and criticism.
KTRH 740 ^ | Friday, June 17, 2011 | By KTRH STAFF

Posted on 06/17/2011 5:15:27 AM PDT by tje

During committee testimony this week in Austin, a Texas senator interrupted a Spanish speaker and telling him he should "be speaking in English" during a committee hearing.

Antolin Aguirre of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition was testifying against Senate Bill 9 that would help crack down on illegal immigrants in Texas. Aguirre spoke through an interpreter even though he had been in the U.S. since 1988.

Two minutes into Antolin Aguirre’s testimony, Sen. Chris Harris, a Republican from Arlington, interrupted asking Aguirre’s interrupter, "Did I understand him correctly that he has been here since 1988?" Harris asked. "Why aren’t you speaking in English then?"

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; antolinaguirre; chrisharris; english
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God Bless Texas
1 posted on 06/17/2011 5:15:30 AM PDT by tje
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Your statement should be like this: ‘GOD BLESS TEXAS!!!!”

2 posted on 06/17/2011 5:17:26 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils. " Arthur Wellesley)
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To: tje

If you go here ( you can vote on whether you approve of this Texan Senator’s comments or not. Left side about half way down.

3 posted on 06/17/2011 5:18:00 AM PDT by tje
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I stand corrected...

4 posted on 06/17/2011 5:18:36 AM PDT by tje
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To: tje

This is a man worth supporting!

5 posted on 06/17/2011 5:19:12 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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Sen. Chris Harris, for Governor!
6 posted on 06/17/2011 5:22:42 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: tje

I’m guessing that Aguirre speaks english just fine but spoke spanish for show.

7 posted on 06/17/2011 5:23:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: tje

Learn english and speak it or leave.

8 posted on 06/17/2011 5:24:29 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: 2001convSVT
95.83% YES

4.17% NO

9 posted on 06/17/2011 5:25:13 AM PDT by sniper63 (Ever wonder why they call themselves Hamas, but don't eat pork?)
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To: tje

This guy has been here since 1988 and he’s speaking for an immigrant rights group. First, if he doesn’t speak English, what exactly makes him an immigrant, rather than a guy, who’s just moving the border north? Second, was he a legal immigrant, who applied with all the paperwork or did he arrive illegally. Third, is he an American citizen? Has he shown any intention to become part of American society or does he want to change our country into his country?

10 posted on 06/17/2011 5:25:32 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: tje

According to the article, the man had been living in America for 23 years but felt more comfortable speaking in front of the assembly in Spainish. I’m sorry, but that’s a load of crap!! Most people in this country will go to great lengths to try to understand someone who speaks English as a second language. No one in that hearing would make fun of him or anything like that. He would have garnered more sympathy for his position if he came before the committee trying to act like he’s assimilating to America. Coming there speaking Spainish, it sounds like he and his cause want to take over America, not assimilate.

11 posted on 06/17/2011 5:25:41 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: cripplecreek

95 % Yes.

12 posted on 06/17/2011 5:26:53 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: sniper63

That poll needs FReeped. The yes side is dropping.

13 posted on 06/17/2011 5:29:21 AM PDT by houeto (Palin/DeMint - 2012!)
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I voted: So far, results are:

Yes 92.31 %

No 7.69 %

14 posted on 06/17/2011 5:32:09 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: tet68

I learned the no speak english trick years ago when my shop hired some illegals.

I asked one of our American hispanics to help me out because he spoke a little spanish. He told me that “they speak english just fine, they just don’t speak it to you.”

15 posted on 06/17/2011 5:33:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

The idiot should have spoken in uncomfortable english since he is in AMERICA. The Senator was absolutely right in calling the clown out.

16 posted on 06/17/2011 5:33:50 AM PDT by biggredd1
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Hyphenate musta got his orders from Mexico, Central or South America. Was that his real identity? Illegals' use multiple identities.

Illegal Manuel Mejia Ordonez ordered to repay $3M in Calif employment fraud
San Francisco Chronicle | June 26, 2010
FR Posted June 26, 2010 by artichokegrower

A former Marysville resident has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay back $3 million in fraudulently obtained unemployment compensation. US Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said 31-year-old Manuel Mejia Ordonez was sentenced to eight years and one month in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and identity theft. (Excerpt) Read more at ...

QUESTION How does a citizen of Mexico make $3 million in unemployment claims? A. By establishing multiple identities. The fraudster, Manuel Mejia Ordonez, got eight years for conspiracy to commit mail fraud........and identity theft.


Illegal Jose Madrigal, the Washington state rapist, had some 30 identities.


REFERENCE Hayward, California woman charged in mass thefts of IDs
Henry K. Lee / Copyright San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Oakland Police Dept Mug Shot: Mishel Caviness, Hayward, accused of
running a large-scale operation devoted to stealing people's identities.

HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA -- A Hayward woman has been charged with numerous felony counts for allegedly running an identity-theft operation that created fake Social Security and California identification cards, checks and credit cards. Mishel Caviness, 40, was arrested after an investigation by Oakland police and the U.S. Secret Service.

The probe began when an Oakland city employee reported in January that someone was fraudulently cashing her checks, according to police Officer Ryan Goodfellow and court records. Caviness was identified with the help of surveillance-camera footage from Bay Area stores, police said.

A search of her apartment on the 21000 block of Foothill Boulevard in Hayward last week uncovered a printing operation capable of making fake checks and credit cards, police said. Also found were 900 blank credit cards, personal information belonging to as many as 1,000 people, blank checks and computers, police said.

Alameda County prosecutors charged Caviness with forgery, identity theft, forgery of a driver's license and grand theft. She has a previous conviction for welfare fraud and told police that she is disabled and unemployed. She is being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in lieu of $325,000 bail.

SOURCE Page C - 3 of the San Francisco Chronicle

17 posted on 06/17/2011 5:38:24 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: tje

I did and I do. Annoys the heck out of me when someone is speaking another language when you KNOW they know English.

18 posted on 06/17/2011 5:40:09 AM PDT by momtothree
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Illegals establish several identities with phony SS nos and fake documents these "impoverished immigrants" buy from itinerant document brokers for several thousand dollars.

Illegals know their strength is is forming voting blocs to put pressure on lawmakers.They establish multiple identities.......AND ALL OF THEM VOTE.

Illegals are well-briefed on US law WRT getting on the gravy train----most of the US tax dollars they score are sent back home to Third World hellholes where they intend to the US govt checks keep rolling in.


RIDING THE US GRAVY TRAIN An illegal alien w/ wife and five children violates our borders. He gets a job mowing lawns for $5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that low wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, so each year, he files an Income Tax Return to get "EITC---earned income credit" of up to $3,200 scot-free. He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent. He qualifies for food stamps and no deductible, no co-pay free health care. His children get free school breakfasts and lunches. The kids qualify for monthly SSI checks, faking ADD; the illegal and his wife get SSI if they fake being aged, blind or disabled; SSI qualifies them for Medicare. Plus illegals don't worry about pricey car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance, and qualify for relief from high energy bills. All that is collected with one identity.


REFERENCE NOTE Earned Income Tax Credit is available only to immigrant workers who obtain legal work status. But the law allows immigrants to claim EITC for up to three years prior to obtaining that status. Workers simply file a tax return for the years in which they were not legally eligible to work in the US. The most widespread abuse stems from the requirement that children live with the worker for more than six months of the year. IRS does little to verify the claim. Many immigrants claim non-existent children, or claim children who they’ve left behind with relatives. Those with two or more children and income below $32,121 could get as much as $4,008. It is estimated that illegals received $22 billion EITC.


THE LUCRATIVE PHONY ID BUSINESS----NORTH BERGEN, NJ -- July 21, 2006 -- Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, L/E said. The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker.

The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses for any state in the US, passports and resident alien cards, said state police. Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. Authorities wouldn't identify the NJ hotel by name for fear it would spark retribution from savage drug cartels operating in the US.

The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout. L/E approached the Texas brothers when they returned to the NJ hotel and questioned them separately. The Texas brothers consented to a search.

Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs.

All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street. Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 fake Social Security cards. ####

19 posted on 06/17/2011 5:41:14 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: biggredd1

I agree with the Senator, this guy is going to lecture Texans in Spanish about immigrant rights. That’s balls

20 posted on 06/17/2011 5:43:14 AM PDT by NYCop (In Memory of Maj Francis E Visconti USMC, MIA since 22 NOV 65, but not forgotten)
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