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Hispanics mobilize against city immigration act in Hazleton, Pe...

There are 660 comments on the HispanicTips story from Jun 29, 2006, titled Hispanics mobilize against city immigration act in Hazleton, Pe.... In it, HispanicTips reports that:

"Latino supporters from Allentown, Harrisburg, Scranton and New York converged in Hazleton on Wednesday to oppose the city's anti-immigration proposal, which they believe has national ramifications.

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billy schwartz

Miami, FL

#21 Jul 14, 2006
Born in USA wrote:
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Hello no King here! Stop trying to add spin. ITS THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE ie: George Washinton. Duh get it!
The US prior to 1776 was ruled by the british monarchy, king George 6!!!! Know youre history!!!! Thank YOU!!!
Jack

United States

#22 Jul 14, 2006
Rachel wrote:
<quoted text>
you sound jealous -- and scared -- what a sad combination --
were you parents immigrants -- how many of us ( our ancestors ) came over on ellis island -- we forget what it was like for our ancestors -- I hear people scared and racist -- I guess like I said first it was the blacks -- now it is the Mexicans --if the mayor was of a different race would he make the same rules ? I do not think so --
Stupid. Ellis Island immigrants were LEGAL immigrants. They followed the rules.
patfedup

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#23 Jul 14, 2006
Rachel Dewberry wrote:
<quoted text>-- so we are scared -- scared of another 9/11 day --that does not mean we single any one gruop -- and by the way -- as we try to close our borders --( it should also include canada ) the cells are probably already here
the enemy is not the dark people -- just look who the new head of al qaeda is -- a citizen from calif -- we need to practice restraint --not mob lychings and surely not mass hysteria
you rachel...do not live in a border state, so what do you know about illegals and the problems. what also do you know when the schools are filled with them...taxes go up all the time. Taxes in Texas are paid directly to the independent school districts so we know about the increases constantly. so shut up if you are not affected by illegal immigration.1196
Kristie

San Diego, CA

#24 Jul 15, 2006
patfedup wrote:
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you rachel...do not live in a border state, so what do you know about illegals and the problems. what also do you know when the schools are filled with them...taxes go up all the time. Taxes in Texas are paid directly to the independent school districts so we know about the increases constantly. so shut up if you are not affected by illegal immigration.1196
They say more and more states are becoming border states weither they like it or not. So those that haven't felt the influx of illegal immigration will eventually in one way or another. This is a USA problem and our laws need to be enforced and our border needs to be secured. www.fairus.org
Elayne

United States

#25 Jul 16, 2006
The goverment created Welfare Reform for American single mothers. How is it that Illegal aliens can get more social services and other benefits than most legal tax paying citizens. I have low income American citizens calling me all the time saying that they can't even get in to see clinicians at local health departments cause illegals have all of the appointments locked in. These American citizens also tell me that they are told by health department staff that it will be 6 months to a year before they can be seen. Many of these citizens have serious medical ailments too. It is sad in which the states of our social services programs and other programs have become since the infiltration of masses of illegal aliens.
Karen Summerville SC

Lenoir City, TN

#26 Jul 22, 2006
Rachel Dewberry wrote:
as I read the 'blogs" I hear people being scared of "anything " that is different -- and the racism that is coming out behind the computer screen -- folks -- racism is alive and well in good ole USA -- first it was the blacks --now it is the Mexicans -- The "whites are scared because any way you look @ it they are now the minority -- and they (the whites are used to being #1 in theis country -- how does it feel ??
Why does everyone blame everything on racism, and where does the real racism come from. racism has nothing to do with it. your missing the point
steve

Miami, FL

#27 Jul 22, 2006
Jimmy C wrote:
Rachel Dewberry
Have you been to Miami recently? Well, I have & if you don't speak fluent spanish you won't feel @ home there I assure you. Last time I checked Miami is in the USA. The immigrants are coming here but not embracing our culture. Whites aren't being racist we are just trying to preserve our language and culture. When the street signs are in spanish........ there's a problem!
MaCain And Kennedy are driveing the illegals to atlanta so don't you cry you will get more Hazleton. Atlanta a larger city have fun and enjoy
steve

Miami, FL

#28 Jul 22, 2006
Proud American-PR-Tainos wrote:
<quoted text>
Take some time to read what you said again Jimmy! If you know anything about the history of the language and culture of Miami or Florida in general you would know that this land was home of native american indians and was part of a spanish colony. Doesn't it make sense that that region perserve the culture from the original natives and settlers of the land. Oh wait, you mean preserve the language and culture of WASP english speaking people! All people screaming that this is not about racism are only kidding yourselves.
My parents immigrated from Puerto Rico in the late 1950's with seven children to Northern Ohio knowing little to no English. By the way, for many of you so called native Americans Puerto Ricans from Puerto Rico are American Citizens by Birth. My parents went on to raise 13 children without using any public assistance. Instead they taught me and my siblings the value of hardwork and family values. Oh that is only an American cultural thing! Get real! I was the 9th child and the first to get a college education as well as serving as Marine Corps officer for over 10 years prepared to give my life for the American way of life. To me the American way of life is the embracing of our diversity. America is a great country because of the variety of people that worked to build it from where ever they came from and to just set the record straight that many of these came here outside the legal methods historically.
Remember all of you, only the native americans were here legally. the rest of you invaded. The fact that Hazleton has statue of Christopher Columbus is shame and is most likely attributed to the fact that it has large historical Italian population. If only you all could read the truth surrounding the barbaric invasion that Columbus inflicted upon the people of Puerto Rico known as the Tainos Indians.
Their were no spanish in puerto rico untill spain got there. Columbus work for spain. that how you became. so that not your country . your a nomad
Tony

United States

#29 Jul 22, 2006
Why does it cost soo much to get a Mexican hunting liscence these days. I remember when you used to be able to shoot them on site. Now you need to pay to harvest Mexicans. Where is the justice in that. You can't even get $25 for their hides anymore.
steve

La Crescenta, CA

#30 Jul 23, 2006
Rachel Dewberry wrote:
as I read the 'blogs" I hear people being scared of "anything " that is different -- and the racism that is coming out behind the computer screen -- folks -- racism is alive and well in good ole USA -- first it was the blacks --now it is the Mexicans -- The "whites are scared because any way you look @ it they are now the minority -- and they (the whites are used to being #1 in theis country -- how does it feel ??
She want a 1878free ride
steve

La Crescenta, CA

#31 Jul 23, 2006
billy schwartz wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a consulting business in Miami, the street signs are English my friend. Dont fabricate lies to make your case. Just embrace the fact that the US was founded by immigrants like George Washington who broke the law against King George by disobeying him and he wasnt illegal by doing that??
Did you look real close. Did you. no
steve

La Crescenta, CA

#32 Jul 23, 2006
Rachel Dewberry wrote:
<quoted text>-- so we are scared -- scared of another 9/11 day --that does not mean we single any one gruop -- and by the way -- as we try to close our borders --( it should also include canada ) the cells are probably already here
the enemy is not the dark people -- just look who the new head of al qaeda is -- a citizen from calif -- we need to practice restraint --not mob lychings and surely not mass hysteria
All Americain know the grovernment is obstruction justice. Who are the laws for. Come on tell me. You seem to know every thing. Who are the laws for.I can't here you.
steve

La Crescenta, CA

#33 Jul 23, 2006
billy schwartz wrote:
<quoted text>
The US prior to 1776 was ruled by the british monarchy, king George 6!!!! Know youre history!!!! Thank YOU!!!
British did not rule that tryed that all like Spain and lost. Look at St Augustine Thay sold it to United States
steve

La Crescenta, CA

#34 Jul 23, 2006
Rachel wrote:
<quoted text>
you sound jealous -- and scared -- what a sad combination --
were you parents immigrants -- how many of us ( our ancestors ) came over on ellis island -- we forget what it was like for our ancestors -- I hear people scared and racist -- I guess like I said first it was the blacks -- now it is the Mexicans --if the mayor was of a different race would he make the same rules ? I do not think so --
You are what you say, racist. Think about it what you are saying. You have a one track mind. I know you don't like laws. The laws are for us Americain only. That how you see it.Stop crying
steve

La Crescenta, CA

#35 Jul 23, 2006
billy schwartz wrote:
<quoted text>
but didnt he disobey the king, which was against the law?
My be if you had balls. Your other world would not had been un liveable.
steve

La Crescenta, CA

#36 Jul 23, 2006
Proud American-PR-Tainos wrote:
<quoted text>
Take some time to read what you said again Jimmy! If you know anything about the history of the language and culture of Miami or Florida in general you would know that this land was home of native american indians and was part of a spanish colony. Doesn't it make sense that that region perserve the culture from the original natives and settlers of the land. Oh wait, you mean preserve the language and culture of WASP english speaking people! All people screaming that this is not about racism are only kidding yourselves.
My parents immigrated from Puerto Rico in the late 1950's with seven children to Northern Ohio knowing little to no English. By the way, for many of you so called native Americans Puerto Ricans from Puerto Rico are American Citizens by Birth. My parents went on to raise 13 children without using any public assistance. Instead they taught me and my siblings the value of hardwork and family values. Oh that is only an American cultural thing! Get real! I was the 9th child and the first to get a college education as well as serving as Marine Corps officer for over 10 years prepared to give my life for the American way of life. To me the American way of life is the embracing of our diversity. America is a great country because of the variety of people that worked to build it from where ever they came from and to just set the record straight that many of these came here outside the legal methods historically.
Remember all of you, only the native americans were here legally. the rest of you invaded. The fact that Hazleton has statue of Christopher Columbus is shame and is most likely attributed to the fact that it has large historical Italian population. If only you all could read the truth surrounding the barbaric invasion that Columbus inflicted upon the people of Puerto Rico known as the Tainos Indians.
Miami was never part of a spainsh colony. What this lets make things as we go. Stop your crying. Don 't play us American for fools. The more illegals that come in the more money you make that what it's all bout with you. Bottom line. Like I saided don't play us Americain for fools.
David W

United States

#37 Jul 23, 2006
Rachel Dewberry wrote: that does not mean we single any one gruop -- and by the way -- as we try to close our borders --( it should also include canada )

Don't get Canada involved in this....as a LEGAL Canadian immigrant now living in PA...I can tell you...this country needs the help of anyone it can get to stop illegal aliens entering the US. Trust me...I know from experience...the amount of paperwork and money I had to go through to get here would curl your hair. I had to get a CANADIAN passport before I could obtain a PA state drivers license! I don't see the Mexicans needing a Mexican passport! Immigration laws in this country are not as strict against the Mexicans as they are against the Canadians. Your own president thinks the Mexican border is the longest trading border the US has.....he needs to get educated first!!!!
steve

La Crescenta, CA

#38 Jul 23, 2006
David W wrote:
Rachel Dewberry wrote: that does not mean we single any one gruop -- and by the way -- as we try to close our borders --( it should also include canada )
Don't get Canada involved in this....as a LEGAL Canadian immigrant now living in PA...I can tell you...this country needs the help of anyone it can get to stop illegal aliens entering the US. Trust me...I know from experience...the amount of paperwork and money I had to go through to get here would curl your hair. I had to get a CANADIAN passport before I could obtain a PA state drivers license! I don't see the Mexicans needing a Mexican passport! Immigration laws in this country are not as strict against the Mexicans as they are against the Canadians. Your own president thinks the Mexican border is the longest trading border the US has.....he needs to get educated first!!!!
Try to close the borders will not get the borders closed. Our votes are going to tell the government to close the borders and to inforce the immigrant laws and all the on the books. We did not vote on or ask the government to obstruction justice on our immigrant laws or other laws or dump our country to who every. Members of our government need and will to be vote out of office. By 85 % of the americans votes. The government need all the votes thay can get to keep up what thay are trying to do Obstruction justice. 85 % We will take our country back.
Born in USA

United States

#39 Jul 24, 2006
billy schwartz wrote:
<quoted text>
The US prior to 1776 was ruled by the british monarchy, king George 6!!!! Know youre history!!!! Thank YOU!!!
This about today and future problems. Get out of the past and tell me why your so pro illegal. Again whats your gain? Do you have a lot of illegal clients?

Give it up and stop trying to spin away from whats really the problem!
Born in USA

United States

#40 Jul 24, 2006
Rachel wrote:
<quoted text>
you sound jealous -- and scared -- what a sad combination --
were you parents immigrants -- how many of us ( our ancestors ) came over on ellis island -- we forget what it was like for our ancestors -- I hear people scared and racist -- I guess like I said first it was the blacks -- now it is the Mexicans --if the mayor was of a different race would he make the same rules ? I do not think so --
Rachel you are so far off base on this you don't even make sense. Stop trying to drag racism into this. Its NOT about race,its about breaking our laws and you know it.
My ancestors came here the legal way and certainly didn't demand protest or disrespect the American flag and the American way of life.
Why don't you stop your nonsense.

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