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Young immigrant, newly fearless, ponders future

There are 21 comments on the Anchorage Daily News story from Nov 3, 2012, titled Young immigrant, newly fearless, ponders future. In it, Anchorage Daily News reports that:

After a lifetime of avoiding any public place where she might be asked for identification, had she just made the biggest mistake of her life? Would she be stopped, arrested, detained - and deported? Nervously, she handed over her boarding pass.

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#21 Nov 15, 2012
spytheweb wrote:
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"Mexicans abhor education. In their country, illiteracy dominates. As they arrive in our country, only 9.6 percent of fourth generation Mexicans earn a high school diploma. Mexico does not promote educational values. This makes them the least educated of any Americans or immigrants. The rate of illiteracy in Mexico stands at 63 percent."
If you are using a forum post as "evidence," I fear your education is little better than that of the immigrants.

Do you seriously believe only 9.6 percent of 4th generation immigrants gets a HS degree? If that were the case, the overwhelming majority of the population in a city like San Antonio would not have a HS diploma (which, of course, is not the case).

I know you probably aren't well educated, but come on, you can't believe something that ridiculous. Or, rather, you shouldn't believe it.

BTW, the literacy rate in Mexico is nearly 90%(and rising rapidly). Below the USA, but clearly above the ridiculous 63% you posted.

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