Los Angeles Un-American Mayor

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    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/5/27/02810.shtml
    Take a peek at the new L.A. mayor has to say.

    Friday, May 27, 2005 12:25 a.m. EDT
    L.A. Mayor: Mexico Will Shape My Policies

    Los Angeles Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday that Mexico will play an important role in shaping his policies, reports Mexico's El Universal Online.

    "We are starting a new era. Instead of closing the borders, as stated by Schwarzenegger, we should look at our border as an opportunity," Villaraigosa said. "This is a time of great importance, not just for us to rediscover our roots, but looking to create a mutually beneficial relationship," added the city's first Latino mayor since 1872.
    The top L.A. Democrat lamented that the recent passage by Congress of The Real ID Act, if signed into law, would prevent illegal aliens from getting driver's licenses.

    "Politicians in the United States need to understand that immigrants come here for the same reason that immigrants have always come: to work," Villaraigosa told El Universal. "Instead of punishing and demonizing them, we should try to integrate them."

    There's more to the article in the link.
     
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    Good thing he has zero power outside of LA. How the hell will Mexico shape his policy? Will he have the LAPD set up dope rings? Will he lessen or commune sentences of drug dealers who pay off his administration?
     
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    Is anyone on this board FOR giving illegal immigrants driver's licenses or legalized forms of ID (like a state ID card)?

    If so, can you please explain to me why?

    I am flabbergasted everytime I hear that someone thinks its a good idea to grant someone here illegally legal forms of identification that would allow them to enjoy rights and privledges reserved for legal citizens....why should we reward people for starting and/or continuing their lives in this nation illegally?

    Please understand, I am not against immigration, my grandparents were Irish-immigrants, and I understand that those here illegally are searching for the same things my grandparents were. What I support however, is increased LEGAL immigration. In todays world, it is essential that we know who is in our country...and as of right now, we haven't the slightest clue.
     
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    it's the politicians who are clueless....! :rolleyes:
     
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    I have to disagree, they aren't clueless, they are deliberately obtuse. At the risk of pissing off the wrong constituents they are willing to turn a blind eye. What will there answer be when the next terrorists to attack our country on our own soil got here by crossing the borders illegally and have been working in the very chemical plant, medical research center, hospital, or school, that they then proceded to blow up?!?

    As I said before, I support immigration, I know that the vast majority of people crossing the border illegally simply want the chance for a better life. But I also know that the majority of Muslims in this country are not terrorists...that didn't stop a couple of them from killing 3000 Americans because we weren't paying attention...should we really make the same mistake with the millions of people who flood into our country every week? Worse yet...should we be HELPING them get documentation that can be easily used to gain access to dangerous things, not to mention benefits and privledges?
     
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    but now we are to consult with the very Mexican government that encourages this? I say we consult with Mexico allright. At the point of several thousand weapons pointed at them at the border. Vincente Fox senses that American politicians want to kiss Hispanic ass so he can say or do anything which years back might have resulted in a guy like Black Jack Pershing giving his pissant military a little Yankee "visit".
     
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    Since the majority of L.A. is Mexican, why not just give it back to em? The citizens voted him in, why not let em have it, its a shithole anyway.
     
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    You got that part right. I HATE LA. It's just atrocious. You can go for miles and not see anything but signs in Korean. That's to say nothing of the squalor of the barrios.

    New LA mayor is on the cover of Newsweek over the words "LATINO POWER." Think Newsweek would ever declare "White Power!"? Doubt it. But what's the difference?
     
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    Hmm I haven't been in L.A. in 16 years, but doesn't sound like much has changed!
     
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    Why don't we think the other way. Why don't "we" TAKE part of Mexico? Like Acapulco maybe, or any of the other high class resort cities. Sure... here Mexico... take L.A., but we're taking some of Mexico in return.
     
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