Cultivating kinship: Campaign celebra...

Cultivating kinship: Campaign celebrates Hispanics' common ground

There are 12 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Feb 8, 2009, titled Cultivating kinship: Campaign celebrates Hispanics' common ground. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Photo: Roger Montoya and Salvador Ruiz, co-founders of Moving People Dance Centre, pose for a photo during a Somos un Pueblo Unido celebration Saturday at El Museo Cultural.

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equality

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Feb 9, 2009
Human rights is the issue here and all of us deserve to be treated with respect. The problem with immigrants rights groups is that they are overlooking the fact that most immigrants are illegal. Please make way for a correct path for legal status. Otherwise they are draining services and monies, meant for US citizens, paid for by US citizens. Immigrants are not "entitled" to all of these services and they are not entitled to protest or to demand special treatment. As Americans, we are not allowed to protest or demand anything in Mexico or anywhere else for that matter. It is a priviledge to be in this country and everyone should earn their status the legal way.
Concerned

Tijeras, NM

#3 Feb 9, 2009
Exactly, I've seen no sign of fairness anywhere. Our taxes have paid for thousands of immigrants to get food stamps and free medical treatment. My American born son was turned away from medical treatment because he had no insurance. Right behind us several immmigrants (illegal) got seen immediately. Who's making the line? We deserve first and foremost any thing that can help our citizens move forward. How can we sit here saying that they need to be helped, when they are being helped in more ways than one. And yes, they to expect special treatment. I refuse to go into an American business and expect the immigrant for ME to speak their language. No, I lived in a foreign country, and no one catered to me. If they want rights they need to earn them. So far it's nothing but handouts they get. They are becoming more demanding lately, and pushy too. We have enough locals that need help desparately. How is it that a homeless American can't get into low income housing, yet places are full of immigrant families. Come on now, somebody better open their eyes quickly. Let's not make another mistake, what will be left for our children when they grow up????????
santafe old timer

United States

#4 Feb 9, 2009
If you love them so much, push for amnesty for the ones that have murdered many New Mexicans.

I am sure that the N.M. legislature would think that was a good idea.

Is the group going to wear "pink" in honor of a common heritage?
santafe old timer

United States

#5 Feb 9, 2009
"equality" hit the nail on the head.

Let the bleeding hearts go to Mexico and protest. They will then cry to the citizens of New Mexico to get them out of jail.
jetjock

United States

#6 Feb 9, 2009
Equality hit it on the nose. Illegals have drained all the energy from so many. Our schools are beyond awful -- english as second -- has killed so many programs. The lack of the illegals "no money" has drained social srvs. And regretablby all the children being produced is a continuing drain.

I was behind an illegal--21 --preparing to have her fifth Amer. citizen and proud of it--no husband for any of them
Intercultural

Santa Fe, NM

#7 Feb 9, 2009
The illegal immigrants should be holding an event to apologize to all the citizens that they took jobs away from.
cactus jim

United States

#8 Feb 9, 2009
so they get together to plot against the anglo's.nothing new there.

Since: Oct 08

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Feb 9, 2009
No tardaron los racistas en comentar aqui.
Most immigrants are NOT illegal. It is nearly impossible to get on Medicaid if you are even a LEGAL immigrant. You DO have rights in Mexico. The constitution of the State of New Mexico guarantees bi-lingualism. And the constitution of the USA guarantees that every child born here is a citizen.
Saquen sus cabezas de sus huecos, racistas.
Pancho Vanilla

Las Vegas, NM

#10 Feb 9, 2009
Can you spell "intolerance"? All you letter writers would be fine with allowing unlimited numbers enter Santa Fake if they were to bring money to spend in this overpriced tourist area. It is true that one can't enter any food service establishment in the Capital Silly without encountering Spanish-speaking (probably) Mexican immigrants. But look at what they're doing: they're serving up fast food for the most part. Or they might be helping to wash your car or trim your hedges. I for one love the opportunity to visit with them when I can. They have a lot to offer, including improving my northern New Mexican way to speaking. No, the immigrants are NOT taking away significant jobs. Not convinced? Just ask Gov. Bill how many "mojados" are among the huge number of recent "exempt" hires.
Intercultural

Santa Fe, NM

#11 Feb 9, 2009
I'm sure that all the immigrants in NM got here legally. Even Caroline Kennedy apparently dropped her senate bid because she had an illegal working for her. Yes, everyone is here legally...
local from here

Santa Fe, NM

#12 Feb 9, 2009
Concerned wrote:
Exactly, I've seen no sign of fairness anywhere. Our taxes have paid for thousands of immigrants to get food stamps and free medical treatment. My American born son was turned away from medical treatment because he had no insurance. Right behind us several immmigrants (illegal) got seen immediately. Who's making the line? We deserve first and foremost any thing that can help our citizens move forward. How can we sit here saying that they need to be helped, when they are being helped in more ways than one. And yes, they to expect special treatment. I refuse to go into an American business and expect the immigrant for ME to speak their language. No, I lived in a foreign country, and no one catered to me. If they want rights they need to earn them. So far it's nothing but handouts they get. They are becoming more demanding lately, and pushy too. We have enough locals that need help desparately. How is it that a homeless American can't get into low income housing, yet places are full of immigrant families. Come on now, somebody better open their eyes quickly. Let's not make another mistake, what will be left for our children when they grow up????????
The immigrants aren't the reason you dont have health care. It's the sellout politicos who have sold us out for generations fault. At least the immigrants help each other. They patron each others buisness, give each other work, and network to save money. Vs. the people from here selling out to get ahead.
local from here

Santa Fe, NM

#13 Feb 9, 2009
Pancho Vanilla wrote:
Can you spell "intolerance"? All you letter writers would be fine with allowing unlimited numbers enter Santa Fake if they were to bring money to spend in this overpriced tourist area. It is true that one can't enter any food service establishment in the Capital Silly without encountering Spanish-speaking (probably) Mexican immigrants. But look at what they're doing: they're serving up fast food for the most part. Or they might be helping to wash your car or trim your hedges. I for one love the opportunity to visit with them when I can. They have a lot to offer, including improving my northern New Mexican way to speaking. No, the immigrants are NOT taking away significant jobs. Not convinced? Just ask Gov. Bill how many "mojados" are among the huge number of recent "exempt" hires.
Santa Fake, hahahahahahahah. Anyway good take, I agree.

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