Ojo: The "Cholo Word Of The Day" is simply for fun. This is not an academic exercise, therefore I do not spend much time checking for espelling or grammatical errors. Most of the words are not only used by "cholos," but by many people in S. Texas - and their usage can vary. c/s

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Mexican Immigrants Targeted in Georgia

This sucks.

Authorities have linked a string of home invasions that left five Mexican immigrants dead with an armed robbery that occurred last month after reviewing descriptions of weapons used in both crimes.

Javier Guzman and Juventino Leon were assaulted in their trailer on Sept. 13 by three men wielding chrome pistols and baseball bats, similar to the weapons used in the south Georgia slayings on Friday.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is this not being treated as a hate crime? Are hate crimes only commited against gays and blacks? Where is Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpen to speak about social injustice or equality? Where is the 6 oclock news to report this?
Worst of all why isn't our community demanding answers on behalf of our paisanos? Wake up Chicano/a community...

2:34 PM

 
Blogger Latino Republican said...

Yep.

Thanks for making me aware of this....I didn't know this happened until now. *sigh :(

2:14 PM

 
Blogger DP said...

As an American who has been trying for some two years to aquire the the
ability to live abroad and NOT getting my permits the recent going ons
with Immigration here have sparked my intrest. below you will find an
article from an ex-pat site about Americans Living in Latin America who
are being told that they are not wanted and that they should go home. I
hope you will keep in mind in the comming months. If other counties
specifically Mexico are not going to embrace Americans that are there why
should Mexicans be welcomed here?


http://www.expatfocus.com/index.php?name=Blogs&mode=display&id=321

Americans Marching on Mexico City.

(The Americas Press Agency, March 29, 2006)

Thousands of Americans residents in Mexico marched on Mexico City; and
hundreds more marched on other Latin American capitals to protest what
they perceive to be the unfair treatment they have been receiving in those
countries.

“We cannot work here”, complained John Smith, a resident of Tijuana. “They
tell me: “Mexico is supposed to be for Mexicans.” “I have applied for many
jobs here, at restaurants, and also at factories. I have run out of my
savings and explained to them that I had a family to feed. They were
laughing at me and showed me the door. They said that non-citizens were
not eligible to work here. “You are not a Mexican”, they said. The owner
of the factory got angry at me and screamed on top of his voice- “Yankee,
go home”!

Jane Johnson, a long time resident in San Juan, Costa Rica, has lost her
job with the American company where she had been working for the past four
years. She had been trying to find work with the local company, but was
told that “All the opportunities in our country are for Ticos (Costa
Ricans)”, and that “Americans are not eligible to work here”, “We do not
hire foreigners!” “What will I do?” complained Jane, “I have no money and
I must go back to my country. These people are racist. They won’t give me
a job. Not even one of them”.

Steven Jefferson, a resident in Guatemala City has complained that when he
went to the local hospital he was not able to get free treatment there.
“They said that I actually had to pay for the medical exam. That is
preposterous! I deserve free medical treatment! And how come nobody speaks
English here and there are no signs and brochures in English? English is
the language of the world! How come these people do not speak it?”

Many Americans were carrying star-spangles banners and singing “Oh, say
can you see…”

Police with dogs and water cannon, aided by the local immigration
officials with batons and night sticks started dispersing the
demonstrators. There were army trucks nearby and riot troops were called
in. The protests attracted crowds of angry local onlookers many of whom
were chanting “Gringos! Go back to your country!” Some members of the
crowd grabbed the American flags that the protesters were carrying and
started stomping on them. Many hit the Americans while shouting “You
accursed Yankees, get out of our country!” at them.

Robert Ferguson, an American resident in another Latin American city had
this to say: “When I came here with money and stayed at five-star hotels,
they were treating me so nicely, and everybody was so friendly to me and
respectful and all that. I had dates with beautiful ladies. I was like a
king here. When I ran out of money, the people turned into devils. The
smiles just disappeared. They are treating me like a dog now. Nobody will
give me a job. I have been to hundreds of places. Here, if your last name
is not Gomez, Lopez, or Rodriguez, you cannot work anywhere. Nobody will
even consider you. They do not want a poor American, a poor foreigner to
be a burden on their economy. They are so nationalistic and racist! What
can I do? I am starving. Please, American Embassy, take me home! Somebody,
please help! You can send me money by Western Union”.

Jose Rodriguez, a Mexican citizen, has commented- “They come to our
country and they want jobs? But this is our country. They have no right to
be here. They are only guests here. Yankees, go back home! We don’t want
you here! Come with money or get out! We do not need a poor Gringo
competing with the locals! “Mexico is para los Mexicanos!” Viva Mexico!”

Col. Jorge Perez of the local anti-riot forces had this to say: “We’re
going to get every one of these darn Gringo foreigners, and deport them
within days”. The ones that survive our jails and torture chambers, that
is. We do not like to release cripples; it makes our country look bad. We,
Mexicans, are nice people if you are rich, but don’t you dare come here
and look for work! We don’t like indigents. And also, if you overstay your
visa and are in the country illegally we have special treatment for you.
It will make the Spanish Inquisition look like kids camp”.

Many arrests were made and reports of beatings, vicious canine attacks,
torture in police dungeons and deportations have reached the US embassy.
The American Ambassador had this comment: ‘They are racists! They do not
want to give our citizens jobs. We are friends and good neighbors. Why are
they doing it? We, Gringos, are so nice to them. We give them all these
factory jobs and then amnesty. I will lodge a protest with the United
Nations tomorrow!”

Several Americans, severely beaten and chased by angry Latin American
citizens and policemen were banging on the US Embassy’s doors screaming
“Help! They are going to kills us! Help!”

James Brown, a US worker who had the audacity to look for a job in Mexico,
barely escaped an attack by two German shepherds unleashed on him by the
Mexican police and was now recuperating inside the Embassy compound. “I am
an American”, he complained. “Mexico is in the Americas just like our
country. They are a nation of immigrants, too. The Indians are originally
from Siberia and then, the Spanish are from Europe. There are so many
people here whose origins are from other countries; people whose ancestors
are Portuguese and French. And Vicente Fox has an English name. I have an
uncle whose last name is Fox. We do not want much here. We just want to
work and build this country and send some money from here to the US. The
ladies are so beautiful, and if you have a little bit of money, the people
are so friendly. So, I just want to work and live here. What’s wrong with
that? But they beat me so bad and they have tortured me. They said that if
I did not pay a bribe, they would not release me. I had ten dollars and I
gave it to them. They let me out, but had set two vicious mutts on me and
they were chasing me all the way to the Embassy. It is all about fairness.
Mexicans come to our country to work. So, we want to go to their country
to work. We want to live in Mexico, make money, have kids and also, get
some medical care. Is that too much to ask for?”

Some people have also reportedly demonstrated in several American cities
in front of the consulates of Mexico, Guatemala, and Costa Rica chanting:
“Racists! Racists! Human rights for Gringos! Human rights for Americans!”,
but there has been little press coverage of the event.

Reported by Jose Smith in Mexico City
and John Rodriguez in San Jose, Costa Rica

11:08 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in
>>1907.
>>
>>"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who
>>comes here
>>in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us,
>>he shall be
>>treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an
>>outrage to
>>discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace,
>>or origin. But
>>this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an
>>American, and
>>nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here.
>>Any man
>>who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an
>>American at all.
>>We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room
>>for but one
>>language here, and that is the English language... and we have
>>room for but
>>one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
>>
>>Theodore Roosevelt 1907
>>
>

6:37 AM

 

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