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NM governor says grandparents came to US illegally
AP ^ | 08 Sept 2011 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS

Posted on 09/08/2011 8:43:10 PM PDT by Palter

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.

Martinez has long acknowledged her Mexican heritage. But when asked previously about reports that her grandfather was an illegal immigrant, her office has said Martinez was unsure of his status since he abandoned the family when her father was young.

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." However, Martinez was not directly quoted in the story addressing her grandparents' immigration status.

Martinez spokesman Scott Darnell said Thursday the governor had just recently learned of her grandparents' immigration status through media reports that cited census records showing her grandfather entered the country illegally.

"The governor has no reason to question that 1930 Census record about her grandfather and has always known, and publicly spoken of the fact for years, that her family roots trace back to Mexico," Darnell said.

"It's unfortunate that some are choosing to personally attack the governor, but these tactics prove that supporters of giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants have run out of legitimate defenses for a bad policy."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: duplicate; illegal; illegalalien; martinez; mexico; naturalborncitizen; newmexico; susanamartinez

1 posted on 09/08/2011 8:43:14 PM PDT by Palter
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To: Palter

Snoooooozzzze. Ho-hum. Yawn.


2 posted on 09/08/2011 9:00:01 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Palter
My ancestors came to New Mexico and Colorado (territories) with Cortes. My grandparents were born as subjects of the King of Spain and then they became Mexicans.

The day they became Americans they cried with joy and would never let anyone speak Spanish in their home until the day they died.

3 posted on 09/08/2011 9:01:33 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: atc23

I’m confused, is it being acknowledged that illegal incursion is bad, or are they saying there’s nothing to this intrigue. Sadly liberals get to twist whatever they want with the media making a hoopla to cover them.


4 posted on 09/08/2011 9:12:04 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: JDW11235

Oh, I’m not really confused, I know there’s no logic to the attacks. But it would sure be confusing if one didn’t understand the way liberals work.


5 posted on 09/08/2011 9:12:55 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: Palter

My ancestors arrived illegally on the MayFlower. Boy have the natives paid for their open border policy since!


6 posted on 09/08/2011 9:28:44 PM PDT by MNDude (Congratulations Jimmy Carter, you are no longer the worst President in History!)
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To: atc23

American Beauties, those two. Congrats.


7 posted on 09/08/2011 9:35:04 PM PDT by TwoSwords (Has anyone seen my suspension of disbelief pills?)
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To: Palter

What are these “first papers” that the “aliens” lacked? Would that mean what we call a passport today? Or lacking official permission to visit?


8 posted on 09/08/2011 9:36:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Palter

I personally believe she is an illegal since her grandfather is not from USA! AND why would anyone vote for her as governor is beyond me! I am soooo sick of all of the illegals who come to America and take away our rights as citizens and they actually have NO RIGHTS. That is my opinion and opinions are neither right nor wrong.


9 posted on 09/08/2011 9:40:50 PM PDT by CaliGirl (Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave)
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To: CaliGirl
"...and opinions are neither right nor wrong."

Whoever told you that was expressing an incorrect opinion. At least, that is my opinion.

10 posted on 09/08/2011 9:50:57 PM PDT by OldEagle
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To: Palter

This was a different country 50+ years ago- very different. What we have today isn’t like the simple illegal immigration of 50-60 years ago, it is an invasion. So, I’m not particularly interested in these events that occurred many decades ago but I am greatly interested in what is happening along our southern border today.


11 posted on 09/08/2011 9:53:45 PM PDT by RC one (Voting isn't a simple act of civic duty anymore, it's a complex act of civil war.)
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To: RC one

>> This was a different country 50+ years ago- very different.

Amen. Milton Friedman had lots to say about this - that there are real reasons to restrict illegal immigration in a welfare state.


12 posted on 09/08/2011 9:59:10 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: OldEagle
All I can say as you are a NUT case from the illegal side of the planet! I said Opinions are NEVER right nor wrong....I don't get what part of that you certainly don't understand!!!
13 posted on 09/08/2011 10:03:04 PM PDT by CaliGirl (Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave)
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To: atc23

Wow. You must be really old. Were your grandparents really born in the 1820s? You must be 150 years old for that story to make any sense whatsoever.


14 posted on 09/08/2011 10:06:18 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: CaliGirl
I personally believe she is an illegal since her grandfather is not from USA! AND why would anyone vote for her as governor is beyond me! I am soooo sick of all of the illegals who come to America and take away our rights as citizens and they actually have NO RIGHTS. That is my opinion and opinions are neither right nor wrong.

Believe what you want, but the fact is, having been born in El Paso in 1959, she's eligible to be President.

15 posted on 09/08/2011 10:13:18 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

Apparently NO ONE reads what anyones writes. I NEVER said she was not born here in the USA. I SAID she is not a citizen of the USA, and she is NOT! YOU personally do not need to tell me she is, because she is NOT! The morons on this site pisses me off because NO ONE reads what anyones writes. They all “assume” they know, so they post. It cracks me up to read day after day what the morons write. It’s all so funny if you ask me. AND, YES I am a Republican who READS everything that is put in front of me! In the lack of you and many others who do NOT READ anything that is put in FRONT of themselves.


16 posted on 09/08/2011 10:24:53 PM PDT by CaliGirl (Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave)
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To: CaliGirl
"All I can say as you are a NUT case from the illegal side of the planet!"

That is another example of what I was referring to in my earlier post.

17 posted on 09/08/2011 10:32:40 PM PDT by OldEagle
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To: CaliGirl
I NEVER said she was not born here in the USA. I SAID she is not a citizen of the USA, and she is NOT!

So. If she's not a citizen, then she must have renounced her natural born citizenship. I'm sure that would have made the news, given she's governor of a US state. Do you have a link? Do you know your BAC?

18 posted on 09/08/2011 10:37:05 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: OldEagle

YOU make NO sense! But what can I expect from you who continues to post from me. I was mainly stating a FACT, and you and another continues to make a post. I fine that to be stupid! What else can I call it?


19 posted on 09/08/2011 10:39:36 PM PDT by CaliGirl (Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave)
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To: CaliGirl

I usually never make commets because of morons like you and others. I will stop making comments due to the fact that there are stupid morons like you and others. So be IT!!!


20 posted on 09/08/2011 10:41:46 PM PDT by CaliGirl (Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave)
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To: Palter
NM Governor Says Grandparents Came to US Illegally
21 posted on 09/08/2011 10:44:44 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: CaliGirl

Are you mentally ill, arguing with yourself?


22 posted on 09/08/2011 10:48:40 PM PDT by sagar
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To: sagar

Actually, that was the first post she said that made sense.


23 posted on 09/08/2011 10:54:29 PM PDT by EnglishCon
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To: EnglishCon

True, I wholeheartedly agreed, as well, when she called herself a stupid moron.


24 posted on 09/08/2011 10:59:26 PM PDT by sagar
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To: JDW11235
is it being acknowledged that illegal incursion is bad, or are they saying there’s nothing to this intrigue

Neither. They're trying to say she's a hypocrite for being against illegal immigrants' "rights". Same old liberal baloney.

25 posted on 09/09/2011 1:12:57 AM PDT by BfloGuy (Keynesians take the stand that the best way to sober up is more booze.)
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To: cynwoody

“So. If she’s not a citizen, then she must have renounced her natural born citizenship.”

I see what you did there. FAIL.


26 posted on 09/09/2011 2:23:36 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Palter

Link to yesterday’s thread and comments:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2775674/posts


27 posted on 09/09/2011 10:48:22 AM PDT by CedarDave (Hurricane Irene -- cleanup will give the economy the stimulus Obama wants (US taxpayers pay))
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To: CedarDave

Yeah, sorry. When I did a keyword search under new mexico nothing showed up. My fault.


28 posted on 09/09/2011 10:55:05 AM PDT by Palter (Even liberals need jobs.)
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To: QBFimi
Milton Friedman had lots to say about this - that there are real reasons to restrict illegal immigration in a welfare state.

Yet another reason to get rid of the welfare state. Seems to me that would be cheaper and more effective than building walls and checking papers and arresting people and deporting them.

And the welfare state is evil anyway. Illegal immigration or no, we shouldn't have it.

29 posted on 09/09/2011 11:00:59 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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