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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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