Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The O.C. Register on Immigration

I was recently checking the good-old O.C. Register online news on immigration and I was sadden by a new bill being proposed by self-proclaimed Minuteman Assamblyman Tim Donnelly which resembles Arizona bill SB7010 which criminalizes undocumented immigrants.
One of the things that saddens me the most is the racist comments made by people who read the OC Register, like the one below:
"I think this is absolutely fantastic. I am so tired of all the Mexicans here. They come here for a better life but don't even have enough respect for this country to speak english. I couldn't even get a job at McDonald's because of all the Mexicans. And they call themselves Mexican Americans. That's disgusting. It's about time we did something about this. We need to take America back! Not everyone will like my comment but we all are entitled to our opinions."
This made me think, you are in Southern California and yet you are tired of all the Mexicans here?
Newsflash, Mexicans have been here for longer than you have buddy! Additionally, this person is lumping all Mexicans into one so-call "race" as though they can be homogenous and visually identified.
Another comment came from a "Betty Crocker" like woman who stated the following:
"This is some of the best news I have heard in a long time!!
We really need to get the illegals out of California. We are totally broke and can ill afford services for illegal immigrants wherever they snuck in from"
This woman is completely ignoring the fact that our economy is the way it is now, not because of undocumented immigrants but because of the poor/selfish choices our politicians have made the past years, and the result of unregulated capitalism.
Check out the article and maybe make a comment http://www.ocregister.com/news/bill-286334-san-california.html

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