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Phyllis Schlafly: Are Mexican Immigrants Assimilating Or Invading?
Too Good Reports ^ | December 2, 2001 | Phyllis Schlafly

Posted on 11/30/2001 7:47:46 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, support for the United States has poured in from around the world, but the response from Mexico has been decidedly lukewarm. A Gallup poll reported that 78 percent of Mexicans oppose contributing troops to a multinational coalition, and we have seen no indication that Mexico will modify its oil policy of acting like a member of OPEC.

While there is no evidence that the 9/11 terrorists entered over the Mexican border, the trial in El Paso of an Iraqi smuggler produced evidence that he alone brought more than 1,000 Middle East illegals into the United States via that route, charging his clients $10,000 to $15,000 each. Border Patrol agents have confirmed the increase in illegal aliens coming from the Middle East across our southern border and the fact that Arabs pay up to $50,000 each for a "coyote" to smuggle them into the United States.

The 9/11 events have temporarily shelved the foolish proposals to grant amnesty to three million Mexicans illegally living in our country. Unfortunately, there is no indication that Mexico has retreated from its longtime goal of opening the U.S. border.

In Chicago on July 27, 1997, then Mexican President Ernesto Zedilla told the National Council of LaRaza, "I have proudly affirmed that the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders." He announced a Mexican constitutional amendment that purports to allow Mexicans to retain their Mexican nationality even though they become U.S. citizens (which is contrary to the U.S. naturalization oath).

When President Vicente Fox came to the United States this year, he reiterated this line, proclaiming that "the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders" and includes migrants living in the United States. He called for open borders and endorsed Mexico's new dual citizenship law.

Some Mexicans use the term "reconquista," which is Spanish for reconquest, to describe their desire to see California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas acquired by Mexico and named the new country of Aztlan. They are teaching their youth that the United States "stole" those areas from Mexico and that they should be "returned."

The United States acquired the Southwest a century and a half ago in three ways: part by the 1845 annexation agreement with Texas, which was then an independent republic, part ceded by Mexico in the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo after the Mexican-American War, and part by the 1852 Gadsden Purchase.

Mexico's claim to the Southwest originated with the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas, which drew an imaginary line on the map to divide the Western Hemisphere between Spain and Portugal. Because geography had so many unknowns at that time, Portugal got only Brazil (which is why Brazilians speak Portuguese).

Other countries never recognized this treaty, and Americans consider it ridiculous even to talk about giving the Southwest to Mexico. Most national borders all over the world have come about as the result of war.

Mexicans obviously have no thought of invading the Southwest with troops, so their hope is reconquista by migration, both legal and illegal. According to Mario Obledo, founder of the Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund, "California is going to be a Hispanic state and anyone who doesn't like it should leave."

An amnesty rally in the Los Angeles Sports Arena on June 10, 2000 attracted 25,000 people. In demanding amnesty for illegal Mexican aliens, the speakers proudly announced the names of at least a dozen unions in Los Angeles that are now headed by Mexicans.

Vicente Fox presented Mexico's Congress with a five-year development plan to eliminate the U.S.-Mexican border. He said he plans to serve "the 100 million Mexicans who now live in Mexico and the more than 18 million who live abroad," and to "strengthen our ability to protect and defend the rights of all Mexicans abroad."

Juan Hernandez, appointed by Fox as special liaison to Mexicans abroad, lobbies to get U.S. driver's licenses issued to illegal aliens and defends the Mexican government's issuance of desert survival kits to those sneaking across the border. On ABC's Nightline on June 7, he boasted: "We are betting that the Mexican-American population in the United States ... will think Mexico first."

Fox's five-year plan calls for building a larger consular presence in the United States, and this is already in operation. In U.S. areas with large Hispanic (including illegal) populations, the Mexican consul donates to the local public schools the same textbooks that are used in every elementary school in Mexico, grades 1 through 6.

The books, written in Spanish and including all academic subjects, teach that America "stole" the southwest from Mexico and that Mexico is entitled to take it back. The Mexican government considers these textbooks a symbol of Mexican national pride, guarantees a set to every Mexican child, and makes it a crime for anyone to sell them.

The only reason we learned about this Mexican plan is that one school in Santa Ana, California, decided to sell the books at a book fair and the local Hispanics kicked up a fuss about it. The school apologized to the Hispanics for selling the books, but should have apologized to the students for accepting the books in the first place.

The question we should ask our Mexican immigrant friends is, are you assimilating or invading?

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To: mvscal
No doubt, in 100 years Mexican-American snobs will be looking down their noses at [insert next immigrant wave] and making dire predictions about the decline of American culture.

In 100 years there will be no Mexico or United States.

221 posted on 11/30/2001 9:42:28 PM PST by RickyJ
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. My knowledge of history leads me to believe that 100 years from now this country will be a balkanized region of half a billion mostly poor souls, separated into dozens of third-world cultures, with a small number of rich elite running a massive, totalitarian welfare state that will make the Stalinist excesses of the former USSR look like a paradise.

Sounds about right to me. California is leading the way. And it makes us sooo proud.

223 posted on 11/30/2001 9:47:54 PM PST by Pelham
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At that time, Oxnard Ca. was 20% Mexican primarily because there are a lot of farms out this way. Now Oxnard is 65-70% Mexican.The crime rate has increased 120%...the homicide rate is up 260%....gangbangers abound and older people are afraid to go out at night. Pretty little homes in 1983 are now slums by the HUNDREDS,and property values have plummeted.

It was bad when I worked there in '89. Half our clients did not speak english....when they wanted to, that is. Workers comp claims always jumped at the end of each season (i.e. strawberry, celery, watermelon, ect...) We could time it to the tee. And we had to keep our car doors locked and secured at all times during a typical work day. Lovely.

I wished I knew the answer, other than being vigilant in our own neighborhoods. Take them back. Maybe as communities, we can get them back too.

224 posted on 11/30/2001 9:48:20 PM PST by kstewskis
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To: Carol-HuTex
Turn of the Vacancy sign.

Dang, who left the sign on?

The cable and construction companies should be heavily fined when they get caught hiring an illegal alien.

225 posted on 11/30/2001 9:50:55 PM PST by RickyJ
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To: SocialMeltdown
The Irish and European Catholics brought with them European culture and values.
Mexicans bring neither.


226 posted on 11/30/2001 9:50:57 PM PST by PRND21
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To: Digger
You are right, this is the biggest problem facing the US, barring a nuclear attack. Bush seems to embrace this influx of illegals into this country. He wanted to give amnesty to 3 million illegals(by the way folks this makes them felons). Why should Bush care he is a multimillionaire. However it will be the middle class of America that will pay the heavy price.
228 posted on 11/30/2001 10:03:56 PM PST by doc
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To: madrussian
EVERY question you ask in your post #76 had been addressed.
Read the damn thread before you attack.
229 posted on 11/30/2001 10:05:09 PM PST by PRND21
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To: F16Fighter
IMHO, you cannot have enough 5.56 and 7.62mm on hand for that day.


230 posted on 11/30/2001 10:06:40 PM PST by Travis McGee
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To: PatrioticAmerican; Pelham
"Mvscal is a college graduate and a Gulf War veteran"

I wonder how many points affirmative action boy had added to his raw SAT scores to get into college?

231 posted on 11/30/2001 10:08:32 PM PST by Travis McGee
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To: mvscal
You call your grandfather a wetback ? He must be real proud of you. So nice that you can use racist remarks against your family members from one side of your two faces while attacking the opinions of others as racist comments..........

How long have you been a member of the flat earth society ?

232 posted on 11/30/2001 10:09:18 PM PST by Squantos
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To: mvscal
Move to the barrios of Santa Ana, Ca.. With the flood of illegals from Mexico comes increased crime, welfare receipiants, drug smuggling, corruption, lower standard of living, a desire by many not to assimilate, etc.... Why stop with Mexico, why not open the borders to every third world nation? We can't discriminate against the rest of the world.
233 posted on 11/30/2001 10:11:21 PM PST by doc
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To: doc
Bush seems to embrace this influx of illegals into this country. He wanted to give amnesty to 3 million illegals(by the way folks this makes them felons).

Has Bush ever come out and say *why* this would be beneficial to our country (other than for some economic reasons, which are not completely valid, imho)? I must've really missed something. Or is it just a "border state governor" thang?

235 posted on 11/30/2001 10:16:29 PM PST by kstewskis
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To: mvscal
Bump. Still waiting for answers to my questions from mvscal.
Ah yes, the typical response to the Mexican invasion of the USA. Let me ask you this, when my Irish, Welsh, and English ancestors came to America were they eligible for welfare? Were they given job finding assistance at the employment dept. in their native language? Were they given free emergency medical care? Were they given more preference points for government jobs than some military veterans? Were they eligible for Social Security and Medicare even though they hadn't paid in their fair share? Were the Irish that came to Ellis island with tuberculosis allowed into the country? Did the Welsh immigrants smuggle cocaine when they crossed the border? Did these people NOT assimilate into the AMERICAN culture after 3 or 4 generations? Did my great grandmother recieve WIC benefits once my grandfather was born (during the depression)? Who the he!! do you think pays out the nose for all of the above benefits? Is it the Mexican illegals or is it the average American taxpayer? Well, considering the fact that most of the amigos that work in the fields here in the Willamette valley are working under the table I would say that Joe sixpack is footing the bill. You sir are comparing apples to oranges. History repeats itself and the USA is currently following the Roman Empire's recipe for self destruction with the help of your Spanish speaking friends.
237 posted on 11/30/2001 10:17:38 PM PST by Tailback
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To: Carol-HuTex
Amen Carol. Well stated.
238 posted on 11/30/2001 10:20:52 PM PST by kstewskis
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To: Danielle; Travis McGee
Very good post Danielle .......Albeit the disruptor won't respond to honest debate IMHO. S/he's just one more idiot savant that has fell face first in their own pile of crap and won't be back with anything other than more personal attacks and a fake resume no one can validate.

But then this is FR and it's their lie so let them tell it like s/he want's.....

Ya'll Stay Safe !

239 posted on 11/30/2001 10:22:51 PM PST by Squantos
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To: Joseph Warren
You've made imputations that the notation of someone's criminality (to wit: Lozano's felonious conviction)...that my specificity in naming her 'makes me a bad person'.

The only reason you brought her up is because of her ethinicity. You can tell me all the "some of my best friends are Hispanic" stories you want, but the fact is you used Lozano as an example of slimy Hispanics, not slimy Democrats.

240 posted on 11/30/2001 10:22:52 PM PST by NYCVirago
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