Illegal Immigrants Turn to Traditional Healing

May 9, 2008 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.nytimes.com

The curandera is weary from work. Three, four, five times a day, the undocumented farm workers knock on her apartment door, begging her to cure their ailments..

They complain of indigestion, of rashes, of post-traumatic panic attacks. Then there are the house calls that compel her to crate up her potions and herbs and drive across town, often after midnight, to escape the notice of immigration police.

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DAISY

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May 9, 2008
 
ew illegal immigantras and gross
DAISY

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i mean are gross so are people who aren't white
hill billy

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May 9, 2008
 
little less beer and dope...and most of them would not need a doctor...unless female,,and they are all pregnant
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DAISY wrote:
i mean are gross so are people who aren't white
What are you, 13?
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I never knew that some simple herbs and massage could "cure" virulent TB, Chagas, Hepatitis, and Leprosy.

“Ma0 BaMa THE GREAT DECEIVER”

Since: Mar 08

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May 9, 2008
 
good! now our illegal alien socalized medicine program wont spend so much of our tax money.
camille

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As long as they stop using our hospitals and ERs, it's fine with me.

“This too shall pass”

Since: May 08

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May 9, 2008
 
The "toxicity of American poverty"? Try going back to Mexican poverty if this country isn't workin out for ya.
Susana

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I'm 13 years old and even I'm disgusted by what you are saying. How would you like it if you got sick in a forgein country and they didn't let you go to a hosptial and you had to try medcine that could possibly kill you. It's not funny when somebody dies.
And think about this
while you tell ilegal immagrants to get out
a child is killed
while you say rasits comments
a family is left homeless
while tell mexico to fix their country
a pregnat women is shot
While you say illegals are messed up
america goes to war
While you say illegals children are monkeys
your child is doing stuff that shouldn't be doing.
IT ALSO SOUNDS LIKE WE NEED TO FIX OUR COUNTRY TOO!!!

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May 10, 2008
 
Susana wrote:
I'm 13 years old and even I'm disgusted by what you are saying. How would you like it if you got sick in a forgein country and they didn't let you go to a hosptial and you had to try medcine that could possibly kill you. It's not funny when somebody dies.
And think about this
while you tell ilegal immagrants to get out
a child is killed
while you say rasits comments
a family is left homeless
while tell mexico to fix their country
a pregnat women is shot
While you say illegals are messed up
america goes to war
While you say illegals children are monkeys
your child is doing stuff that shouldn't be doing.
IT ALSO SOUNDS LIKE WE NEED TO FIX OUR COUNTRY TOO!!!
Hon,you are clueless and need to spend some time playing with your dolls.
Let the adults deal with this problem.

You need to look up the word,BRAINWASHED.
You obviously have been.

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First,illegals can and do use the USA hospitals free of charge. It is the law that ALL who go to the hospital must be seen.

Racism has nothing to do with illegal immigration,more than hispanics are here illegally.

Illegal immigrants kill and rape children too,you do know that,correct?

USA citizens are finding it very hard to make a living and many are finding themselves homeless too, you do know that?.

The millions of illegal men that are in the USA should be back in their country protecting that pregnant woman.

Illegals are messsed up? Hmmmm.
Illegals should not be in the USA,they are breaking the law.

The USA is in everyones business,shouldn't be that's way but it is. Would you prefer we stayed out of everyones business? I would too.

I've only heard one person call any children "monkeys" and it was a city councilwoman from Carpentersville,who is hispanic.

Just curious,what is "my" child doing that it shouldn't? Be online,like you,fighting for something you do not understand?

When you say "OUR COUNTRY", which are you speaking of?

The USA citizens are trying to fix our country.
Why are the illegals not in thier country trying to fix it?

Hon,you need to do alot of research.
First rule of learning....ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS;then research the answers.

I will tell you exactly why I am against the illegal invasion (I will show you why I said invasion).

www.mexica-movement.org
read it.

Aztlan:
Listen to what is said and by whom.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

While you're at it,listen to this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Have you ever said this?
BETTER SEE THIS

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Better see this..

www.audacityofhypocrisy.com/

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May 10, 2008
 
BETTER SEE THIS wrote:
Better see this..
www.audacityofhypocrisy.com/
Why?
Susana

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May 10, 2008
 
Indyeast wrote:
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Hon,you are clueless and need to spend some time playing with your dolls.
Let the adults deal with this problem.
You need to look up the word,BRAINWASHED.
You obviously have been.
Sorry dude but i just can't pretend that this isn't happening. You exspect me to be in my own world while grown ups distory this one sorry but i just can't do that
pudbert_Savannah GA

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May 10, 2008
 
GOOD!!!

STOP stealing MY taxes by using our emergency rooms at no cost to you.

And people wonder why our heath insurance has tripled in the last couple of years.
pudbert_Savannah GA

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Susana wrote:
I'm 13 years old and even I'm disgusted by what you are saying. How would you like it if you got sick in a forgein country and they didn't let you go to a hosptial and you had to try medcine that could possibly kill you. It's not funny when somebody dies.
And think about this
while you tell ilegal immagrants to get out
a child is killed
while you say rasits comments
a family is left homeless
while tell mexico to fix their country
a pregnat women is shot
While you say illegals are messed up
america goes to war
While you say illegals children are monkeys
your child is doing stuff that shouldn't be doing.
IT ALSO SOUNDS LIKE WE NEED TO FIX OUR COUNTRY TOO!!!
I (and much of the civilized world) would call home to their original country and ask their insurance company what steps they should take to get proper medical care without leeching off of other people's taxes that pay for your "Entitlement" mentality.

I know your culture doesn't understand that somebody ELSE pays for your FREE medical expectations. Nothing less than stealing out of somebody elses pocket.
pudbert_Savannah GA

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May 10, 2008
 
DAISY wrote:
i mean are gross so are people who aren't white
So What wrote:
<quoted text>What are you, 13?
No, she's just from the "if everyone doesn't pay for all my needs, then they're racist" and "Entitlement" mentality.

“Only here for 75 or so years.”

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Susana wrote:
I'm 13 years old and even I'm disgusted by what you are saying. How would you like it if you got sick in a forgein country and they didn't let you go to a hosptial and you had to try medcine that could possibly kill you. It's not funny when somebody dies.
And think about this
while you tell ilegal immagrants to get out
a child is killed
while you say rasits comments
a family is left homeless
while tell mexico to fix their country
a pregnat women is shot
While you say illegals are messed up
america goes to war
While you say illegals children are monkeys
your child is doing stuff that shouldn't be doing.
IT ALSO SOUNDS LIKE WE NEED TO FIX OUR COUNTRY TOO!!!
It is amazing how unlike a 13 year old girl you sound like...

Trolling for pedos officer Brown?
Susana

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Kev-0 wrote:
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It is amazing how unlike a 13 year old girl you sound like...
Trolling for pedos officer Brown?
wow it must be amzing that found a girl who can think for herself. i'm not dumb. i no all this stuff cuz my math teacher always tells us whats happening in the world werid huh but still he a great teacher
p.s i came on this website for a current events report but i guess i'll have too show this to the school news paper

“Only here for 75 or so years.”

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Susana wrote:
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wow it must be amzing that found a girl who can think for herself. i'm not dumb. i no all this stuff cuz my math teacher always tells us whats happening in the world werid huh but still he a great teacher
p.s i came on this website for a current events report but i guess i'll have too show this to the school news paper
If this is research for a report I recommend you work on your grammar a bit before writing the paper.

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