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NM Governor Says Grandparents Came to US Illegally
ABC News US ^ | September 8, 2011 | Russell Contreras/AP

Posted on 09/08/2011 6:09:21 PM PDT by CedarDave

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has acknowledged her paternal grandparents came to the U.S. illegally, amid national attention and protests over her ongoing efforts to bar illegal immigrants from getting driver's licenses.

"I know they arrived without documents, especially my father's father," the Republican said Wednesday in an interview in Spanish with KLUZ-TV, the Albuquerque Univision affiliate.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: illegalaliens; illegals; immigration; martinez; susanamartinez
Not really new news to us in NM and she has long acknowledged her Mexican heritage. This occurred nearly 90 years ago in the 1920's. Of course back then El Paso was a sleepy, dusty town and residents of both communities passed back and forth freely without many problems. No razor-wire fences, no Border Patrol every several hundred yards, no long lines at the checkpoints.

Also, she says her grandfather abandoned the family when her father was young and not much is known about him.

This is a slime story to make it appear she is abandoning her heritage and people in her effort to prevent illegal aliens from receiving NM driver's licenses.

1 posted on 09/08/2011 6:09:28 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

NM list PING! Click on the flag to go to the Free Republic New Mexico message page.

(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for anyone to use. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)

2 posted on 09/08/2011 6:16:53 PM PDT by CedarDave (Hurricane Irene -- cleanup will give the economy the stimulus Obama wants (US taxpayers pay))
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To: CedarDave

I don’t know much about the woman but I do know that I’m not real concerned about 90 years ago. Sounds like she’s trying to do the right thing in this case.


3 posted on 09/08/2011 6:17:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: CedarDave

Obviously trying to undermine support for her among conservatives. It won’t work. As long as she does the right thing, she can’t be held responsible for the sins of her grandparents.

In fact, what’s the problem, if these jerks support illegal immigration? Typical liberal hypocrisy.


4 posted on 09/08/2011 6:19:35 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: CedarDave
Yes, there was a revolution going on in Meheeco then, no?

Mexico was exempted from the system of quotas created by the Immigration Act of 1924, with U.S. politicians hoping to dissuade the revolutionary government from carrying out the nationalization the nation's oil reserves decreed in the 1917 Constitution of Mexico.

5 posted on 09/08/2011 6:19:41 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Cicero
Some of us are bright enough to realize that Mexicans coming into America then were a whole different breed than what we see today.

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6 posted on 09/08/2011 6:22:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: CedarDave

Susana Martinez is a great woman and a true conservative.


7 posted on 09/08/2011 6:23:52 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: CedarDave
The lady is doing what is right for her state and the United States.

It is scum like: " advocates and some religious leaders cited Martinez's family history as a reason the governor should drop her effort to repeal the driver's license law."
And those who think in terms like: "have you forgotten your heritage?"

Who are among today's greatest threats to the nation ... after the current pretender to the White House.

8 posted on 09/08/2011 6:26:22 PM PDT by norton
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To: bwc2221
She is also one helluva shot!
9 posted on 09/08/2011 6:28:19 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: norton

I happened to notice a tweet to Michelle Malkin yesterday that said something like. “Bitch, you’re asian, how dare you oppose amnesty”.


10 posted on 09/08/2011 6:28:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: CedarDave
One thing needs to be known - this lady is a REPUBLICAN!

I was born in El Paso, and grew up very close to the border - used to cross into Mexico frequently with my parents - to visit places to eat, and buy a few toys with my few pennies. Never was a problem, and any kind of crime was very rare back in those days.

Later grew up in 'Hot Springs' - now 'T or C' - still have family there.

I do know this too - about NM. The Democrats there used to be far more conservative than were the Republicans. That changed over time, but there are still a lot of very conservative Democrats there.

11 posted on 09/08/2011 6:57:50 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: CedarDave

Non-issue, irrelevant/immaterial, `red herring.’
Arguing with children/lefties: “No! You are!”


12 posted on 09/08/2011 6:58:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (Governor Rick Perry: "No border fence")
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To: CedarDave
Uh... forgot to say re 'a slime story'

Of course! They HATE her with a passion.

13 posted on 09/08/2011 6:59:17 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: CedarDave
Parts of my family trace back to the Anasazi who were in this territory for over a thousand years. At various times other groups such as Navajos Spain, Mexico, Texas, the Confederacy, the United States, have claimed sovereignty of this area. sometimes without having a military presence here.

Mostly the people in this area just went about their own lives without knowing that some group or other was claiming them. It is no surprise if some people may have been used to entering or exiting without notify the proper authorities.

14 posted on 09/08/2011 7:08:30 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Santelli is the real leader of the tea party.)
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To: mylife

You’ve got that right, I wouldn’t want her shooting at me. We need more people(women and men) like her in politics. Why is it that it seems like only the women Republicans are real conservatives and have all the balls, while most of the men are frickin’s wimps(policians I mean, not FReepers!)


15 posted on 09/08/2011 7:18:50 PM PDT by calex59
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To: CedarDave

And my father is a lunatic, Haliburton started the Gulf War, I Love Obama Democrat. My step-great-grandfather was a Texas Democrat and in the Klan. Thank God we are individuals in this country and not burdened by the choices of our ancestors like in other countries.


16 posted on 09/08/2011 7:19:48 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: CedarDave
No worries; I doubt Susana`s grandparents were consumed by reconquista radicalism as so many illegals are today.
17 posted on 09/08/2011 7:46:34 PM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: bwc2221

Susana Martinez was born July 14, 1959. That makes her an American citizen.


18 posted on 09/08/2011 8:06:29 PM PDT by proudpapa (Palin-West - 2012)
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To: CedarDave
Her comments Wednesday appeared to be the first time she has answered the question definitively. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported in July that the 1930 U.S. Census Bureau record lists Martinez's paternal grandparents’ citizenship status as “AL” for “alien,” a status that refers to “all foreign-born persons neither naturalized nor having first papers.”

So much for Census information being kept confidential. Things like this, and the fact the government used Census info to roundup Japanese Americans, are why I only tell them how many are living in my home.

"What was different then was the lack of enforcement," San Miguel said. "The border patrol was created in 1917, and there were just a handful of border patrol agents. There was no way they could enforce the law."

No, what was different was our Supreme Court had not ruled to bankrupt the country by forcing Americans to pay the medical and educational costs for illegals.

19 posted on 09/08/2011 8:21:15 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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Funny thing is noone seemed to be concerned with Bill Richardson’s heritage...old timers around here swear he was born in Mexico where he still has family- yet his official bio has him born in U.S..

Surely party affiliation has nothing to do with the concern- or lack of.

You are right she has not hidden her past as so many have. Maybe that’s why it is news?


20 posted on 09/08/2011 8:42:27 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: mylife

Whoa! Impressive!


21 posted on 09/08/2011 8:44:46 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: CedarDave

Thanks for exposing the nonsense. Weren’t hispanos the majority in Arizona and NM until the 1940s? Arizona was still a territory in 1911. The governor’s grandfather wasn’t breaking the law by crossing into the U.S. at that time, I’m fairly sure.


22 posted on 09/08/2011 9:24:38 PM PDT by Havisham
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“So much for Census information being kept confidential.”

Census information *is* confidential. For 72 years. Then it’s published.

The 1930 Census was released to the public in 2002. The 1940 Census is due to be released next year. Genealogists are counting down the days.


23 posted on 09/09/2011 5:24:52 AM PDT by Vickery2010
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To: Havisham
Weren’t hispanos the majority in Arizona and NM until the 1940s?

I don't know about the 1940's, but they are now the majority in NM.

24 posted on 09/09/2011 7:15:19 AM PDT by CedarDave (Hurricane Irene -- cleanup will give the economy the stimulus Obama wants (US taxpayers pay))
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To: Vickery2010
Census information *is* confidential. For 72 years. Then it’s published.

Census information is, as with all other government forms, confidential as long as those with access want it to be.

25 posted on 09/09/2011 9:21:52 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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