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US treasurer resigning, returning to California (Run for Senate Ahead?)
Sac Bee ^ | 5/22/03 | Jeannine Aversa - AP

Posted on 05/22/2003 8:29:12 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Edited on 04/12/2004 5:50:59 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin, the highest-ranking Latin American woman in the Bush administration, plans to leave her post at the end of June, the Treasury Department announced Thursday.

Marin, who became the 41st treasurer in the summer of 2001, is being floated as a possible Republican contender for a Senate seat from California in 2004.


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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2004; california; resignation; resigning; returning; rosariomarin; treasurer
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Rosario Marin, the next Senator from California. Born in Mexico , she's a shoe-in.
1 posted on 05/22/2003 8:29:12 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Ping
2 posted on 05/22/2003 8:29:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic ... Saving America .. One Village at a Time)
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To: Kuksool; fieldmarshaldj; GraniteStateConservative; Torie; No Dems 2004; William Creel; BillyBoy; ...
MEGA Senate ping!

Rosario Marin is running!

3 posted on 05/22/2003 8:35:07 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (That's my theory and I'm sticking to it! At least for the present . . .)
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To: NormsRevenge
HaHaHa,,,eat my shorts San Jose Mercury News editorial staff who today said the GOP ain't got any candidates to down Boxer......
4 posted on 05/22/2003 8:35:10 AM PDT by spokeshave ( against dead wood (albore) Frogs & Rats)
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To: NormsRevenge
I wonder how soon it will be before we all hear from the communist left that she isn't "Hispanic enough".
5 posted on 05/22/2003 8:51:42 AM PDT by Commiewatcher
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To: JohnnyZ
I know some people don't feel she's conservative enough, and I haven't heard enough about her positions to judge for myself, but I think that in California we have to take what we can get. I believe Rosario Marin can beat Barbara Boxer, and with Dennis Praguer out of the race I don't think there's any other California Republican who could.

This will also help Bush's efforts to carry California in 2004.
6 posted on 05/22/2003 8:55:51 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: Commiewatcher; AuH2ORepublican
I wonder how soon it will be before we all hear from the communist left that she isn't "Hispanic enough".

Too late, already started. She worked for "anti-Hispanic" Gov. Pete Wilson, remember? She's clearly a race traitor. {gag}

Marin is apparently not pro-life, but hopefully she opposes some abortion and supports things like parental consent. I don't see her as someone out on the Olympia Snowe Frenchie Fringe; she can be expected to support things like tax cuts, but probably not extensive spending cuts, though I'd bet she would go along with with consolidating/streamlining programs to reduce cost. She's a billion times better than Boxer, and she can get elected, and that's the key here. She's got the Bush aura, which means $$$$, so she will be able to run an active statewide campaign. It'll still be tough to take out Boxer, and running statewide is a new and different experience, but if pro-lifers swallow hard and think about how much better she'd be than Boxer, the Cali GOP could be united for once.

8 posted on 05/22/2003 9:15:43 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (That's my theory and I'm sticking to it! At least for the present . . .)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Rosario Marin, the next Senator from California. Born in Mexico , she's a shoe-in."

I'm a little skeptical with that assessment. While it may sound overly traditional, I think it's going to take a candidate with brass nerve to defeat Boxer, the aptly named liberal. It may sound strange, but I think that a very strong white male candidate would have a better chance to defeat Boxer. The Democrats already have a non-traditional candidate in the race: a Jewish woman. Trying to match this could have similar results to the New Mexico GOP gubernatorial disaster in 2002. Don't forget that a minority candidate Matt Fong ran against Boxer in 1998, but failed to galvanise even the Asian vote.

Consider that white males won the vast majority of NB Senate & gubernatorial races throughout the nation in 2002 (even though they were sometimes pitted against women or minorities): TX, GA, MO, NY, MA, RI, etc.

I remember hearing it rumoured that Michael Reagan might run. Has anybody heard anymore on that?
9 posted on 05/22/2003 9:22:10 AM PDT by No Dems 2004
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To: No Dems 2004
My gut feel on Michael Reagan - hHe enjoys doing what he is doing. Life as a senator is not all its cracked up to be.

Babs is vulnerable, no matter how much you spin the lack of candidates or ethnicity of same.

We'll see soon enough. It looks like the campaign season for 2004 and for California, specifically, will kick in very shortly.

10 posted on 05/22/2003 9:30:56 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic ... Saving America .. One Village at a Time)
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To: NormsRevenge
I smell a BIG RINO. Only these types are supported by this administration. So watch your back, pubbies, you are probably getting another Bloomberg.
11 posted on 05/22/2003 9:35:32 AM PDT by Digger
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To: NormsRevenge
Very smart if Rosario Marin runs. Boxer has consistently filabustered Judge Estrada and can't use the gender card. Hope the GOP makes lemonade out of their lemons.
12 posted on 05/22/2003 9:37:19 AM PDT by NEWwoman
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To: Digger
I smell a BIG RINO. Only these types are supported by this administration.

Oh, absolutely! Look at Saxby Chambliss, John Sununu, Jim Talent -- total RINOs!!!! And now they're wrecking things in 2004, with Richard Burr in North Carolina -- he's only, what, 99% conservative??? OH, THE SHAME OF IT!

Dope.

13 posted on 05/22/2003 9:38:44 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (That's my theory and I'm sticking to it! At least for the present . . .)
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To: NormsRevenge
As long as she's not a Riordan, she's better than Boxer.
14 posted on 05/22/2003 9:50:43 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("It's the same ole story, same ole song and dance, my friend")
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To: NormsRevenge
bttt
15 posted on 05/22/2003 10:41:26 AM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: NormsRevenge
As treasurer, Marin oversees the makers of America's greenbacks and its coins - the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the U.S. Mint, respectively.

Sounds like she's played a major role in converting the dollar to the Look, Feel and Value of the Mexican peso.

16 posted on 05/22/2003 10:50:54 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: JohnnyZ; Black Agnes; Regulator; Brownie74; glc1173@aol.com; A CA Guy; CoryLund; Bikers4Bush; ...
That loathsome token appointee seems to spend a lot of time in the dump south of the border working to speed up Mexico's strip-mining of the U.S. Check out this article... it tells of her days as mayor of illegal alien infested, buzzard flag-flying Huntington Park. That rathole is as bad as South Gate (see South Gate: Mexico Comes to California by Roger McGrath). This woman even causes the Democommies running bankrupting California to jump for joy.
17 posted on 05/22/2003 11:38:05 AM PDT by Tancredo Fan
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To: Tancredo Fan
Thanks for the links. Good articles and background info.
18 posted on 05/22/2003 11:53:01 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic ... Saving America .. One Village at a Time)
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To: JohnnyZ
Don't forget Rep. John Linder (GA-7) and Sen. John Sununu are stinking RINOS as well. Conservatives ought to let Marxists like Maxine Walters and John Conyers run the "show" in Washington.
19 posted on 05/22/2003 11:58:45 AM PDT by Kuksool
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To: Commiewatcher
I wonder how soon it will be before we all hear from the communist left that she isn't "Hispanic enough".

faster than you can say Miguel Estrada.
20 posted on 05/22/2003 12:00:24 PM PDT by votelife (FREE MIGUEL ESTRADA!)
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To: Kuksool
Don't forget Rep. John Linder (GA-7) and Sen. John Sununu are stinking RINOS as well. Conservatives ought to let Marxists like Maxine Walters and John Conyers run the "show" in Washington.

I have NO idea how to read that post.

Are you referring to "moderate" Johnny Isakson, who is NOT the White House candidate in Georgia? (WH not getting involved in GA -- at least not yet.) Or to Linder, who is conservative but not running for senate? And the Sununu thing has to be a joke, 'cause he's a conservative star. So maybe that was sarcastic. And then the Waters/Conyers comment just went way over my head. So I guess I'm lost.

21 posted on 05/22/2003 12:15:37 PM PDT by JohnnyZ (That's my theory and I'm sticking to it! At least for the present . . .)
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To: Tancredo Fan
That loathsome token appointee seems to spend a lot of time in the dump south of the border working to speed up Mexico's strip-mining of the U.S.

Yeah, let's send those damn 'spics back to Mexico!!! And dismantle Little Italy while we're at it! /sarcasm

Why don't we hear what a real American has to say:

Later, as she dined on quesadillas at El Gallo Gira, a sprawling Mexican cafeteria and bakery on Pacific Boulevard, the mayor said that "human nature" alone will motivate Huntington Park's immigrants to gradually loosen their ties to Mexico. They will follow the path of the German, Italian and eastern European immigrants who had crossed the Atlantic early this century, she added.

"People will learn to become good Americans, and they will move on," Ms. Marin said above a booming mariachi singer. "Huntington Park is just a springboard."

End illegal immigration, sure, but there's no need to hate on people coming to America to work, raise a family, and live the American dream!

22 posted on 05/22/2003 12:24:58 PM PDT by JohnnyZ (That's my theory and I'm sticking to it! At least for the present . . .)
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This woman even causes the Democommies running bankrupting California to jump for joy. >>>>>>>

I see our *amigo* Rosario is in the news again !!

Last time we talked she was @ the White House looking for
federal acceptance of the PHONY matricular card.

Hopefully the Prez told her where she should keep *her card*, & sent her back to LA LA Land.....

She's just another legal, aiding & abetting the MILLIONS
of ILLEGALS...
23 posted on 05/22/2003 12:25:26 PM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: JohnnyZ
I was making reference to last year when some posters on FR complained about RINOS taking over. Some posters regarded GOP candidates - Bob Smith, Bob Barr, Bob Peeler, and Jim Snyder – as the true champions of conservative principles. While accusing their primary opponents – John Sununu, John Linder, Mark Sanford, and Liddy Dole - as being Marxist infiltrators who will do the bidding of Maxine Walters and John Conyers. It was so laughable. Freepers were accusing Pubbies of being RINOS without offering any proof.
24 posted on 05/22/2003 12:32:58 PM PDT by Kuksool
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To: Digger
No RINO could be as bad as Boxer. No way, no how.
25 posted on 05/22/2003 12:40:18 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (RATS will use any means to denigrate George Bush's Victory.)
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To: Kuksool
I getcha now. Wasn't around FR for that. RINO abuse is a wonderful thing!
26 posted on 05/22/2003 1:09:48 PM PDT by JohnnyZ (That's my theory and I'm sticking to it! At least for the present . . .)
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To: JohnnyZ
Why don't we hear what a real American has to say : >>>>


Gee, you seemed to have over-looked what THESE Americans & MEX. Americans had to say about Huntington Park, CA
while Ms. Marin was the mayor.......

from the same article.......


"I don't see anything positive," said Louise Zeltner, 79, who settled in
Huntington Park with her husband 34 years ago. They are the last white
couple on their block. A frail woman, Ms. Zeltner said she rarely ventures
outside because she is terrified of gangs.

"I have no friends anymore," she added, as she sagged into her living room
recliner. "I have no one to talk to. Everybody's Spanish."

Ms. Zeltner's next-door neighbors, Angel and Dolores Medina, are
Mexican-American old-timers who harbor resentments of their own. They say
Huntington Park was a nicer town when they emigrated here from Guadalajara,
Mexico, in the 1950s. They blame the decline on the current wave of
undocumented immigrants.

"I don't go out at night anymore," said Mr. Medina, 74, a retired
meatpacker. "It's too dangerous. My wife and I got mugged."
27 posted on 05/22/2003 1:17:51 PM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: NormsRevenge
"Rosario Marin, the next Senator from California. Born in Mexico , she's a shoe-in."

Not a "barefoot in?"

28 posted on 05/22/2003 1:26:47 PM PDT by Redbob
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To: txdoda
They blame the decline on the current wave of undocumented immigrants.

I didn't quote them but I referenced that point to the xenophobe above.

The 79-year-old woman was very typical; I didn't want to poke fun, but she would not feel safe around unruly kindergardeners or Mel Martinez either. That's no different from a Pole living in Little Italy; of course they'll feel out of place!

29 posted on 05/22/2003 1:34:43 PM PDT by JohnnyZ (That's my theory and I'm sticking to it! At least for the present . . .)
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To: txdoda
She has done more for American than you have. I don't understand how you can hate someone because of their skin color.
30 posted on 05/22/2003 2:43:28 PM PDT by ACAC
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The 79-year-old woman was very typical; I didn't want to poke fun, but she would not feel safe around unruly kindergardeners or Mel Martinez either.>>>>>>>>>

Hey, this couple wasn't MUGGED by 5 yr. olds, they were
mugged by a Hispanic Street Gang, I assume, since HP, CA is about 95% Hispanic.


That's no different from a Pole living in Little Italy; of course they'll feel out of place!>>>>>>>

Both couples had lived in HP for 30/40 years, now they're retired. If they "feel out of place" you think THEY SHOULD MOVE ??, or just remain *inside* because they're too scared
to go outside.??

Huntington Park, CA,(& their stats.) is a very good example
of how Un-controlled immigration and RAMPENT ILLEGAL imm.
is turning parts of America into a cesspool like Mexico.

from the same article....

30,000 living in each sq. mile of the city......

population more than 25% ILLEGAL.....

Senior Class had 1600 students and WOW!!! it looks like 600
of them actually got a DIPLOMA....LESS than 40%

(no wonder TAXPAYERS are moving from CA)


31 posted on 05/22/2003 2:45:40 PM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: Digger
Just wondering... what specifically is your evidence for the RINO charge against Marin? Not sure if you're from California or not, but if she can defeat Barbara Boxer and at least halfway support me as a Republican constituent, I'll back her.
32 posted on 05/22/2003 2:50:22 PM PDT by bayareablues
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To: JohnnyZ
of course they'll feel out of place!

Why should any American have to feel out of place in her home of many years because of illegal aliens? Shouldn't it be the illegal aliens feeling out of place? Shouldn't illegal aliens be deported?

Los Angeles has approximately 2 million illegal aliens residing here, according to estimates, probably more. Legal residents and taxpayers here are forced to pay the bills for their keep. Recently one L.A. supervisor tried to pass a bill to make illegal aliens pay for part of their medical care. The bill was shot down by the pro-illegal alien lobby, including most of the supervisors. This is unfair to taxpayers. It isn't a racial thing, it's a financial thing. Why should taxpayers be responsible for border hoppers? The costs are enormous, and California is bankrupt.

33 posted on 05/22/2003 3:00:53 PM PDT by janetgreen
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To: ACAC
I don't understand how you can hate someone because of their skin color. >>>>>>>>

I don't hate anyone because of their skin color....and your
Ms. Marin is pushing for the US government to accept the
Matricula Card issued by the CORRUPT mexican gov't. (gee, is that racist?) Or did I miss her speech about accepting
just any phony I.D.'s from ALL countries??


She has done more for American than you have>>>>>>>>

Yeah, Ms. Marin helped turn HP, CA into a true "American
City", where even the mex. Americans are complaining.

Huntington Park, CA,(& their stats) while Ms Marin was mayor .........


30,000 living in each sq. mile of the city......

population more than 25% ILLEGAL.....

Senior Class had 1600 students and WOW!!! it looks like 600
of them actually got a DIPLOMA....LESS than 40%

(no wonder TAXPAYERS are moving from CA)

34 posted on 05/22/2003 3:01:50 PM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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To: ACAC
Duhhh...Marin is white. Her main claim to fame is...she's from Mexico. And she doesn't believe that the United States should have laws, at least not the ones she disagrees with, so that might be just a teensy source of friction.

She aids and abets illegal immigration, money laundering, and promotes the arrogation of power by a foreign government in the United States by demanding the acceptance of government identification issued by a foreign government, specifically to aid and abet a Federal crime in the United States. So...what country, what people, what history do you think she's loyal to?

And why do you have a hard time understanding why the rest of us don't particularly care for a person from another country advocating the abolition of ours?

35 posted on 05/22/2003 3:04:31 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: NormsRevenge
Good grief! The Admin is crumbling before our eyes!
36 posted on 05/22/2003 3:05:32 PM PDT by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts; proofs establish links)
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To: janetgreen
Recently one L.A. supervisor tried to pass a bill to make illegal aliens pay for part of their medical care. The bill was shot down by the pro-illegal alien lobby, including most of the supervisors. This is unfair to taxpayers. It isn't a racial thing, it's a financial thing. Why should taxpayers be responsible for border hoppers? The costs are enormous, and California is bankrupt. >>>>>>>>>

Saw where this happened.....too bad for CA TAXPAYERS..
and TX is right behind you....:o(





37 posted on 05/22/2003 3:33:58 PM PDT by txdoda ("Navy-brat")
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From the Mercury News

U.S. Treasurer's resignation may mean competitor for Boxer

Mercury News Washington Bureau
U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin.
U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin.

U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin, a Southern Californian whose name adorns America's currency, announced her resignation today amid widespread speculation that her name will appear next on California's 2004 election ballot.

Marin, whose family came from Mexico when she was a frightened 14-year-old, is the first immigrant to have her signature imprinted on America's currency. Now 44, Marin may seek to make more history as California's first Latino senator.

As the highest-ranking Latina in the Bush administration, some Republicans have been touting Marin as a potential challenger next year to Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. Marin has been publicly noncommittal and declined an interview request Thursday. She said in her resignation letter only that she and her family decided to return to California.

It's been a remarkable rise for Marin, who attended college at night while she worked days at City National Bank in Beverly Hills. As a young assistant receptionist, she said in an interview last week that she learned a valuable lesson she took with her to Washington.

``I learned from there that everything that leaves my desk has my signature and needs to be excellent,'' Marin recalled in an interview last week. ``Now the dollars have my signature.''

38 posted on 05/22/2003 4:14:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic ... Saving America .. One Border Crossing at a Time)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Marin's family moved from Mexico to California (that's a nice PC way of putting it), where she lived until Bush tapped her for the Treasury job.

Only native born Americans should hold any post in government for the obvious reasons which she has amply demonstrated.

39 posted on 05/22/2003 4:59:01 PM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: NormsRevenge
Damn right, she's a shoe-in. My vote is hers!

God, I want Boxer to lose, big time.

40 posted on 05/22/2003 5:00:59 PM PDT by onyx
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To: MissAmericanPie
moved from Mexico to California

Standard newsroom required boilerplate for "they crossed the border illegally". I don't know that it's true in her case, but it wouldn't shock me.

Cool, huh? They couldn't find a native born American to hold the position. 300+ years of history, families with 10 - 15 generations here, but....none of us were qualified. Only someone from a country that has always been our enemy.

Guess we know how our government feels about us.

41 posted on 05/22/2003 7:08:32 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Regulator
"Guess we know how government feels about us"

Yes we do, and some of us are getting entirely fed up of having our noses rubbed in the fact.

42 posted on 05/22/2003 7:28:07 PM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: NormsRevenge
The U.S. Treasurer's job is ceremonial. I'm sure Boxer and the liberal media will say Marin is a lightweight who just signs currency. I'm sure this woman is just part of Karl Rove's strategy of appealing to soccer mommies and Hispanics.
43 posted on 05/22/2003 10:28:47 PM PDT by Holden Magroin
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To: janetgreen
Why should any American have to feel out of place in her home of many years because of illegal aliens? Shouldn't it be the illegal aliens feeling out of place? Shouldn't illegal aliens be deported?

I've been pretty clear that I support legal immigration (& allowing more of it) and a massive crackdown on illegal. (Heck, I'd go so far as to lift all limits to legal #s, or at least double the # -- if we also have a zero-tolerance policy on illegals. Then at least we'd know who's in the country, businesses would be on a fair playing field vs. those who would hire illegals for peanuts, etc.) Right now we're almost exact opposite that posish.

44 posted on 05/23/2003 6:22:36 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (That's my theory and I'm sticking to it! At least for the present . . .)
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To: JohnnyZ
(Heck, I'd go so far as to lift all limits to legal #s, or at least double the # -- if we also have a zero-tolerance policy on illegals.

We're already taking in a million a year legally, how much more would be enough for you... 10 million, 20 million, how about a billion?

The US is not a job fair, it's our home, and the views of a tiny minority, maybe 1% who have been imposing upon the rest of us an endless wave of humanity, legal or otherwise isn't going to last much longer. After 1924 and the Great Wave we had a 40 year pause to assimiliate and Americanize the new immigrants, it's time for another one.

45 posted on 05/23/2003 7:43:03 AM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
We're already taking in a million a year legally, how much more would be enough for you...

I would think 3 mil would be plenty, then. a little more than 1% of the US population per year. Of course, the INS (ugh) would need to have the tools to help these folks integrate into America; hook 'em up with local English classes, that sort of thing.

The benefits of legal immigration are tremendous in terms of growing the US economy and adding new blood to the business world, and cracking down on illegal immigration would limit the downside that a lot of folks dread.

46 posted on 05/23/2003 8:02:57 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (That's my theory and I'm sticking to it! At least for the present . . .)
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To: JohnnyZ
I would think 3 mil would be plenty, then.

Well I, and about 80% of the population (read the polls) think 500,000 or less annually is plenty, as it was in the eighties. We had very prosperous times during that decade without bringing in the world. We do not need all this immigration to grow the economy, that's Wall St. Journal fallacy being perpetrated by Alan Greenspan and others.

All it is a tool used under the guise of keeping inflation down with the real intention of supplying greedy CEOs with cheap labor, as with the H1-B program. This while we pick up the tab for all the social costs. It's a scam, and we're on to it. And the policy will be changed shortly. If it isn't, Congress is going to have one heck of a time with an angry public, many of whom are losing their jobs at the expense of "growing the economy".

47 posted on 05/23/2003 8:19:00 AM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: JohnnyZ
End illegal immigration, sure, but there's no need to hate on people coming to America to work, raise a family, and live the American dream!

American dream? What exactly has she ever done positive for this country? It seems she's spending most of her time back home in Mexico trying to figure out ways to get more American money headed into Mexico. What she ought to do if she cares so much about her people is move back to Mexico, run for office there and do something about the terrible corruption there. She's not for Americans in the least ---it's fine for her to be for her people but she needs to do it the right way.

48 posted on 05/23/2003 8:45:16 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: JohnnyZ
With millions of Americans out of work and millions of jobs leaving to Mexico and China and soon leaving to Latin American countries, we need no immigration. Immigration levels should be tied to the economy and the economy today is terrible. Texas and California are facing disaster with very high state budget deficits, a huge class of uninsured people with great medical needs because they come from third world countries ---and you think we need to bring in more? You pay for them.
49 posted on 05/23/2003 8:48:08 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: JohnnyZ
Hook them up with English classes? Why? During the 40s and 50s many legal immigrants from Italy and Yugoslavia came to my town. They didn't have any special treatment, yet they learned English quickly. They also weren't lining up at welfare offices, they were too proud to ask for help. They did it on their own, and in that way they lived the American dream.

These people were welcomed and respected, unlike the current crop of illegal aliens which are invading by the millions and use up every social service we so foolishly offer. Our towns are turning to slums, and we just keep giving, and they just keep coming. I'll never forgive George Bush for his sloppy immigration policies.

50 posted on 05/23/2003 9:08:07 AM PDT by janetgreen
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