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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: Cacique
Amen ... and you Sir are welcome here ... IMHO.
321 posted on 12/03/2001 1:32:30 PM PST by clamper1797
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Your father is now a statistical anomily....a freak!!

I'm sorry ... I don't know what you mean ????

322 posted on 12/03/2001 2:50:51 PM PST by clamper1797
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To: Joe Hadenuf
Our sovereignty is paramount for this nation to remain free and great.

In context of illegal immigration, from any country, motorvoter registration is a prime example of proof that our leaders aren't concerned about national sovereignty. National sovereignty, rule of law, constitutional republic...these are quaint notions that we can shout about on FR; but if you talk about them off the forum to most citizens, you're regarded suspiciously as a racist, a wingnut, or just generally strange. Very frustrating.

324 posted on 12/03/2001 4:46:17 PM PST by Semaphore Heathcliffe
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To: Semaphore Heathcliffe
Very frustrating.

Correction. Understatement. Infuriating.

325 posted on 12/03/2001 4:52:40 PM PST by Semaphore Heathcliffe
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To: Semaphore Heathcliffe
I agree. Its a very sad state of affairs. Our elected representitives remain treasonously silent. And I hold them directly responsible, and I have little more than contempt for them.
328 posted on 12/03/2001 5:42:50 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf
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To: Joseph Warren
The editorial writer is another anti-American liar. Either there are people registering and voting illegally or not. A witch hunt has not a thing to do with it.
329 posted on 12/03/2001 5:52:21 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf
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To: NYCVirago
I like watermelon and fried chicken just fine. Apparently grafitti "tagging" embarrasses you. You're so.... sensitive.
330 posted on 12/03/2001 9:05:16 PM PST by Pelham
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To: Joe Hadenuf
I will , for the 102nd time, state that phony drivers licenses and social security cards are sold in every liquor store parking for 200.00 both for 300.00....they all buy both!!!!!
331 posted on 12/03/2001 9:22:37 PM PST by 1 FELLOW FREEPER
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To: christianswindler
Please don't challenge our President's judgment in time of war

Why? Is he Infallible during wartime? That's an interesting idea you have, it reminds me of the Divine Right of Kings. Thanks for the advice, but when Dubya proposes something very bad for the US I'm going to criticize him despite his Infallibility.

332 posted on 12/03/2001 9:25:16 PM PST by Pelham
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To: Joseph Warren
How long can a great country remain great, or even remain prosperous, if crime pays and honesty doesn't????
334 posted on 12/03/2001 9:29:27 PM PST by 1 FELLOW FREEPER
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To: mvscal
Back then things were VERY different. One could not access any parts of "the system" unless they spoke English, there was no welfare, and they WANTED to assimilate. These days, immigration, FOR MANY, though not all, IS different. Every immigrant has to be assessed on their own merits. Apparently the brilliant Mrs. Schafly's last line about ASKING them if they are assimilating or invading flew right over your head! You are the pinhead!

And furthermore, America was CORRECT in questioning the patriotism of Germans in WWI and WWII and the Japanese in WWII. Did it ever occur to you that the reason people used to assimilate is precisely because there were social pressures to do so? If you wanted to get a job, you had to speak English and be GRATEFUL for being in America!

335 posted on 12/03/2001 9:37:08 PM PST by rightwinggardeninggirl
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To: Joe Hadenuf
Joe you ROCK MY WORLD with your brilliance!
336 posted on 12/03/2001 9:41:26 PM PST by rightwinggardeninggirl
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To: NYCVirago
PatrioticAmerican's post was well-reasoned. It's foolish to compare it with mine, since mine was expressly designed to annoy a thin skinned La Raza crybaby.
337 posted on 12/03/2001 9:44:23 PM PST by Pelham
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To: Travis McGee
This is disgusting to me also. I attended a national student leadership conference last month, and it was run by a bunch of Anti-american socialists who were bitching that foreign students are having their "civil liberties" taken away from them because they are having their records opened by the FBI. WAAAAAAAAAHHH! They framed this as a "students' rights violation" issue! Like foreigners are guaranteed the same rights as I, an American citizen, under MY constitution? These leftists are destroying America because they control the entire education system, K-12 and College too.

THE ONLY WAY to save our country is to forcibly remove them from every nook and cranny they hide in, and replace them with wise old men (and some women) who spent their lives in the private sector, or in the military, who are 100% committed to rebuilding the hearts and minds of America's students! OUST THE COMMIES NOW!

338 posted on 12/03/2001 10:09:03 PM PST by rightwinggardeninggirl
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To: Joe Hadenuf
I tell people this invasion of millions is no accident etc. And they give me the stupid dog look. Many Americans have been conditioned to turn into milk toast when mention of this massive invasion of millions. Its sickning.

Reminds me of that scene in Back To the Future when George McFly tells his son Marty that he didn't want to stand up to Biff after Biff intimated him in his own house, because he didn't want any Con-fron-ta-tion. So it is with the Sheeple. After we are done kicking Muslim a$$ abroad we face a civil war with the Illegals for control of our southwest territories and elsewhere. It's coming and nothing can stop it. These truly are interesting times.

339 posted on 12/03/2001 10:33:10 PM PST by WRhine
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To: rightwinggardeninggirl
BTTT. Nice post.
340 posted on 12/03/2001 10:36:32 PM PST by WRhine
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