MOVING TO MEXICO State, National, International, posted by AZisRight, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 3, 2010 at 6:32 am
I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.
We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico , and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements.
We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws.
I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I'm on my way over?
Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:
1. Free medical care for my entire family.
2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.
3. Please print all Mexican government forms in English.
4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking (bi-lingual) teachers.
5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and history.
6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school.
7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both breakfast and lunch.
8. I will need a local Mexican driver's license so I can get easy access to government services.
9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico but I don't plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won't make any special effort to learn local traffic laws.
10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer.
11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my house top, put U. S. flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.
12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.
13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family, or about the strain we might place on their economy.
14. I want to receive free food stamps.
15. Naturally, I'll expect free rent subsidies.
16. I'll need Income tax credits so although I don't pay Mexican Taxes, I'll receive money from the government.
17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Gov't pays $4,500 to help me buy a new car.
18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican Social Security program so that I'll get a monthly income in retirement.
I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for all his people who walk over to the U.S. from Mexico . I am sure that President Calderon won't mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.
Thank you so much for your kind help. You're the man!!!
Posted by SteveP, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on May 3, 2010 at 8:30 am SteveP is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
We're not supposed to point out the double-standard because it would expose the illegal alien sympathizers for the hypocrites they are.
I would love to see some of the dirtbag protestors in SF and LA move to AZ for a while and live on the front lines of the drug, gang and smuggling war taking place on our land. They've moved the battlefield from Mexico to AZ and we are told only families looking for work to better their lives are sneaking over the border.
Seal the border, then deal with the criminals already here.
Posted by Clueless, a resident of the Heritage Oaks neighborhood, on May 3, 2010 at 9:25 am
If my memory serves me correctly, many of those programs were in-place long before Obama took office. Is he the blame just because he's a minority? I pay hundreds of thousands of dollars on taxes each year to support government services so yes I do feel the pinch. But I'm not so dumb that I would blame that all on Obama. Let's stop the finger pointing and try to come up with a solution.
Posted by jimf01, a resident of another community, on May 3, 2010 at 10:09 am jimf01 is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Finger pointing is exactly where it should be, the federal government has to clean up illegal immigration. The head of the federal government is ?
And Obama did offer a solution. It apparently satifies neither side, but I actually believe that it is the best compromise. Unfortunatley, Obama only gives it lip service, right after he slams Arizona for trying to enforce the federal laws that Obama's ICE will not.
There is talk but no legislation. There are demonstrations and anger on both sides, but no offer of compromise.
Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, on May 3, 2010 at 5:30 pm
Illegal Eastern Europeans in Key West, Floria under the radar? Web Link
Also, thousands of PROSTITUTION rings smuggled into the US throught the Tijuana/San Bilateral corridor. The women and children who are trafficked into the US are purchased for sex by American citizens.
Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, on May 3, 2010 at 5:47 pm
This post relates to the hundreds of thousands of women and children who are trafficked into the USA and are purchased for SEX by American males: fathers, husbands, uncles, brothers, cousins, grandfather's, etc. etc. etc. Are some of you surprised? READ ABOUT HOW THEIR PRESENCE IMPACTS THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM THAT YOU PAY FOR.! NOT ONLY THAT, IT'S A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY IN THE USA AND THEY DON'T EVEN PAY TAXES...TEE HEE HEE, TEE HEE HEE...how do you like them apples? Hmmmmmm....the point, it's NOT JUST "MEXICANS" WHO ARE THE PROBLEM! This group of illegals are brought in by organized crime and they are all here illegally...tee hee hee, tee hee hee...
Posted by To Cholo, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 4, 2010 at 7:28 am
The sexual exploitation of girls/women has nothing to do with this post. What you are talking about happens mostly in the asian/european countries. Thailand is especially bad, but some of the russian areas are awful too. In the US, it happens mostly when some pervert kidnaps and enslaves a girl for sexual purposes (Dugart case for instance) and that is because our laws are not tough enough on sex offenders. That is not to say that it does not or cannot happen with mexican girls as well, but that is not as common and it is not what this post talks about.
I can tell you that, having friends in Mexico, I know for a fact that over there, if you do not speak Spanish, you are not going to make it as far as going to school, holding a decent job, etc.
Mexico does not provide free health care for people who are not Mexicans, nor does it provide pensions to people who cannot prove their Mexican citizenship. It does not give official government forms in languages other than Spanish. Want a driver's license? Speak/read/write spanish or forget it.
Illegal immigration is a big problem in the US. I see it in our public k-12 schools. We have kids who cannot speak English. Now, the asian kids come up to speed quickly and they are soon helping our schools with their high test scores. Their parents are hard working and do not drain the system financially speaking. The spanish speaking ones, most of them, are usually behind grade level and don't have the support system needed at home, plus they are the ones using free lunches, their parents are often here illegally and are a drain in the system.
The Arizona law may not be perfect, but it passed because the federal government refuses to deal with the problem. Amnesty is not the solution, as it would reward an illegal act and encourage more illegals to come in.
Sad to say, but the illegals that come to the US from Mexico are the bottom social classes in Mexico. The educated mexicans come to te US LEGALLY, as they are professionals and well to do people.
Illegal immigration is a problem and has to stop, period.
Posted by To Cholo, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 4, 2010 at 7:33 am
One more thing, Cholo:
The illegal immigrants from Mexico here in the US do not even speak their own Spanish language properly and are often illiterate even in their own language (cannot read or write it), and that is part of the reason they are so slow to learn English, if they learn it at all.
The professional mexicans here in the US come here legally and are fluent in English, and like most of the Asians, are not a drain to the system and their kids do well.
So Cholo, stop being such an advocate for illegals, they are a BIG problem and unless the problem is addressed, the US will suffer in the long term.
Posted by Clueless, a resident of the Bridle Creek neighborhood, on May 4, 2010 at 9:05 am
To "To Cholo":
You must be new to PW. Cholo is likely some 12-year-old with nothing that's worth anything to say. S/he just comes here to put up a bunch of random and useless comments that no one care to read. So next time you see the name Cholo, don't even bother reading, less responding.
Posted by jimf01, a resident of another community, on May 4, 2010 at 10:35 am
clueless - appears to me that this is perhaps the one issue that "cholo" is not clueless on.
Although when attempting to disgrace US officials for sexual abuse of immigrants, cholo fails to include Mexicans who perpetrate the same abuses on non-Mexicans attempting to traverse Mexico en route to the US border.
cholo also fails to acknowledge that a disgraceful situation is the abuses the average immigrant suffers seeking assistance from a coyote or smuggler
The debate carrying on also by-and-large fails to acknowledge the border violence and intimidation the people of Arizona are living in fear of every day.
One rancher described finding 17 dead bodies and two copies of the Koran on his property in the last two years
Why do we tolerate this situation and the American apartheid the illegal immigrants are living under here?
Why is it tough to do the humane thing, secure the borders and establish a fair guest worker program so we can track the people entering our country and allow immigrants to work here, earn money, pay taxes, drive insured vehicles, etc?
Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, on May 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm
for those of you in need of an education re: prostitution, consider reading: Web Link Many fascinating articles & research.
There is also an article about the Natasha Trade: Web Link
yup...presidents, senators, reps galore, big bigness, the Catholic church, have too much to lose to support immigration reform. The profits are enormous for agri-business and they have powerful lobbies. CONSIDER AMNESTY THE ANSWER!
It's coming...remember the word, AMNESTY!
BRACEROS? I SAY AMNESTY!
not to forget, lots of American dollars bills going to Mexico and not coming back to fill the pot...