mexican citizens

The United States has a long history of discriminatory immigration policies dating back to laws prohibiting immigrants from Slavic nations and Ireland, the Chinese Exclusionary Acts, interning German, Italian, Haitian, and Japanese citizens at different points in history. Mass deportations of legal Mexican American citizens and immigrants under FDR. The Nazi comparisons are unnecessary given our own history regarding the subject. Over 80-90s years ago the United States tried to repatriate legal citizens back to Mexico.

It is as if Americans are blind to their own history.

I JUST SAW PURGE: ELECTION YEAR

AND LET ME TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I AM THAT THIS MOVIE FOLLOWED THE GRAND TRADITION OF PURGE: ANARCHY AND WAS NOT REMOTELY SUBTLE ABOUT ITS ALLEGORIES

ONCE AGAIN WE HAD “THE AMERICAN SYSTEM THAT’S SUPER PERFECT EXCEPT ACTUALLY IT ONLY FAVORS POWERFUL WHITE PEOPLE AND ACTIVELY TARGETS THE POOR, POC, AND OTHERWISE ‘UNDESIRABLE’ GROUPS”

ONLY THIS TIME WITH AN ADDED HELPING OF “ANY POLITICAL EFFORTS TO STOP SENSELESS VIOLENCE ARE DEMONIZED AS ATTEMPTS TO TAKE AWAY MY FREEDOMS”

ONCE AGAIN WE HAD A MOVIE THAT PASSED THE BECHDEL TEST AND THE RACIAL BECHDEL TEST AND WHOSE WHITE OSTENSIVE PROTAGONISTS HAVE TO BE SAVED AND PROTECTED BY THE LOW CLASS, OPPRESSED POC

ALSO A BLONDE SENATOR LADY RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AGAINST A BLOVIATING ASSCLOWN WHO REPRESENTS ALL THE WORST OF HUMANITY, WITH A MEXICAN IMMIGRANT TURNED US CITIZEN AS ONE OF THE HEROIC LEADS, I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE, MOVIE

anonymous asked:

okay so i've seen a lot of hate and drama towards latina!annabeth? and here's my opinion, i thought it would be nice to say something about it. so we know annabeth has scottish or god-knows blood from europe. we know that that's canon. yet, we don't know where she was born. where i live, in mexico, your parents can come from wherever, but as long as you're born in mexican land, that makes you a legal mexican citizen, and therefore, latinx. i think people forget that, but oH WELL THAT'S ME

In my country things work the same.

If you are born in Argentina, no matter if you come from Chinese, Scottish, Irish or whatever family, you are Argentine because you were born in this country.

dailymail.co.uk
Illegal immigrant is arrested for murder after being freed by cops
Ever Valles, 19, is accused of murdering Timothy Cruz, 32, on February 7 after robbing him at a light railway station in Denver, Colorado, six weeks after being released on bond for theft.

Freed to kill in a sanctuary city: Illegal immigrant gangster ‘robbed then murdered man at rail station’ weeks after being released in Denver despite request from ICE to keep him jailed for deportation

  • Ever Valles, 19, is accused of killing Timothy Cruz, 32, on February 7 in Denver
  • He had been released on a $5,000 bond for theft from county jail in December
  • Denver police officers let him go despite ICE request to hold him for deportation
  • They labeled the teenager an 'immigration enforcement priority’ because of his gang ties
  • It is not known how long Valles, a Mexican citizen, has been in the US
  • Denver is considered a sanctuary city and has clashed with Trump’s White House over its treatment of immigrants

Read more:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4247962/Illegal-immigrant-arrested-murder-weeks-release.html#ixzz4ZQ8gGqyz

Rosa Ortega, a Mexican citizen, has been convicted of voter fraud and sentenced to 8 years in prison in Texas after inadvertently admitting to election officials that she had been voting in Dallas County for years.  Apparently the voting fraud was discovered by chance after Ortega tried to register to vote in Tarrant County but was rejected after she admitted that she was not actually a citizen of the United States.  While she should have probably just accepted the rejection, Ortega pushed back by arguing that she had already been voting in Dallas County, an argument that drew the attention of investigators.
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:DDDDDDDD

#milyen csalás

Mexico’s border patrol racially profiles, and is not good at it

The story below illustrates two massive problems with Mexico’s immigration policy:

1) Mexico is profiling people, assuming that anyone who is indigenous cannot be Mexican. Myths of mestizaje and la raza cósmica aside, there are a lot of indigenous peoples who are Mexican citizens. 

2) If Mexico is torturing its own citizens, it seems likely that it is also torturing people who are migrants and/or asylum seekers. Torturing asylum seekers is illegal and abhorrent.

Via the Guardian (because I couldn’t find this in US-based newspapers):

Amy and Esther Juárez were edgy with excitement as they boarded the bus full of seasonal workers heading for a farm at the other end of Mexico from their home in the poverty-stricken southern state of Chiapas.

Although their brother Alberto,18, had made the same journey the previous year, it was the first time Amy, 24, and Esther, 15, had left the tiny indigenous community where they had grown up.

But about half-way there, immigration agents boarded the bus, and after checking all the passengers’ papers, ordered the three siblings to get off.

The officials accused them of carrying false documents and lying about their nationality. Then they told the youngsters that they would be deported to Guatemala, a country none would have been able to place on a map.

The baffled youngsters – who speak the Mayan language Tzeltal but very little Spanish – were transferred to an immigration holding centre in Queretero city.

Alberto, 18, was taken into a separate room by four agents who told him that unless he signed documents admitting he was Guatemalan, would die there.

One pushed me, another was kicking my leg, and a third who was very fat gave me an electric shock here, on the back of my right hand,” Alberto told the Guardian through a translator.

“I really thought I was going to die, so I signed lots of sheets of paper – but I can’t read or write so I didn’t know what I was signing.”

The three siblings were held for eight days before a lawyer from an activist group filed a legal complaint and eventually secured their release.

A growing number of indigenous Mexicans are being detained and threatened with expulsion by immigration agents looking for undocumented Central American migrants.

The trend comes amid a crackdown on migrants driven in part by political pressure and financial aid from the US. Deportations have already risen exponentially since summer 2014 when Barack Obama declared the surge in Central American child migrants a humanitarian crisis. Campaigners say that Mexico migration officials are running a secret quota system to increase the number of expulsions.

Activists say that Mexico’s National Immigration Institute is increasingly operating like an unchecked police force – and say that that like the country’s security forces, it appears to be systematically using torture against detainees.

“The order appears to be to detain Central Americans at any cost, even if that means violating the constitution, picking up people based on racist criteria and detaining and deporting Mexican indigenous youth along the way,” said Gretchen Kuhener, director of the Institute for Women in Migration (IMUMI), which launched legal action to secure the siblings’ release. The Mexican constitution states that citizens can move freely within the country, and do not need to carry ID.

Kuhener added: “This case demonstrates the power and impunity of the National Migration Institute. They can get away with it because it impacts highly vulnerable populations who may not speak Spanish, don’t know their rights, and are unlikely to complain.”

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Actually…

European Mexicans are Mexican citizens of European descent.[10] Despite that Mexico does not have a racial census, estimations from different international organizations regarding the number of this ethnic group within the country’s population range from 9% according to The World Factbook, to as high as 10-20% (approximately one-tenth to one-fifth) according to Encyclopædia Britannica.[5][6] Another group in Mexico, the “mestizos”, also include people with varying amounts of European ancestry, with some having a European admixture higher than 90%.[11] Although must be considered that the criteria to define mestizo might be different from study to study, and that in Mexico a good number of white people has been historically classified as mestizos, because the Mexican government defines ethnicy on cultural standards as opposed to racial ones.[12]

Important because…

Europeans began arriving to Mexico with the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, with the descendants of the conquistadors, along with new arrivals from Spain formed an elite but never a majority of the population. Intermixing would produce a mestizo group which would become the majority by the time of Independence, but power remained firmly in the hands of the elite, called “criollo.”[10]

Criollo resentment to the privileges afforded the Spain-born or peninsulares was part of the reason behind the Mexican War of Independence. When the war ended in 1821, the new Mexican government expelled the peninsulares in the 1820s and 1830s. However, Independence did not do away with economic and social privilege based on race as the Criollos took over those of Spanish birth. A division between “Spanish” and “indigenous” remained despite a majority mestizo or mixed-race population. However, biological features were often not enough to distinguish between the two in many cases and some mixing occurred even in the upper classes. The main distinction between criollos and mestizos became money and social class and less about biological differences. The Criollos distinguished themselves from the rest of society as the guardians of Spanish culture as well as the Catholic religion.[20]

Complicating the situation is the relationship between the European, and the mestizo population. Racial and ethnic identification is strongly associated with Mexico’s history, with descent more of a determining factor than biological traits.[10][15] Since the Mexican Revolution, the official identity promoted has been mestizo or a mix of European and indigenous, which has affected social and political policy in the country. However, these policies contradict internally and between theory and reality, with European characteristics remaining in favor to this day.[10] Since 1930, the Mexican governmenthas not included race as part of its census due to an ideology designed to stop making designations among “Mexicans”.[10] Today, there are no official counts, but unofficial estimates put the white population at about nine or ten percent.[5][10] In one survey based on self-identification, percentages of whites varied from six to 20 percent depending on when one considered biology, customs and/or origins.[22] However, due the emphasis put in the mestizo identity and culture (which was installed to eliminate divisions and create a unified identity that would allow Mexico to modernize and integrate into the international community)[15] a large part of persons biologically white are classified as mestizos by the specialists in the subject, for living in a country with dominant mestizo culture.[12]

“I am American citizen with Mexican roots.

Pope Francis, I want to tell you that my heart is sad and I would like to ask you to speak with the president and the Congress in legalizing my parents because every day I am scared that one day they will take them away from me.

I believe I have the right to live with my parents. I have the right to be happy. My dad works very hard in a factory galvanizing pieces of metal.

All immigrants just like my dad need this country. They deserve to live with dignity. They deserve to live with respect.

They deserve an immigration reform because it benefits my country and because they have been working hard harvesting oranges, watermelons, carrots, onions, spinach and other vegetables.”

– Five-year-old Sofía Cruz, an American-born girl of Mexican parents, got through a police barricade and read a letter to Pope Francis as his motorcade wound through Washington, DC.

Republicans immediately sniffed and demanded she be sent back to Mexico, we’re sure, because that’s what Jesus would want.

(Pool photo: Alex Brandon via the New York Times)

If the NYPD bombed Harlem to kill one rampaging murderer, we’d condemn the NYPD agents as murderers. But if the USAF bombs a town in Afghanistan to kill one rampaging murderer, we forgive the bombers - or cheer them on. If the state of Alabama made it a crime for blacks to take white collar jobs, we’d damn them as racist monsters. But if the entire U.S. government makes it a crime for Mexican citizens to take any U.S. job whatsoever, we accept and justify the policy. What’s the difference between “fighting crime” and “fighting terrorism”? Between “Jim Crow” and “protecting our borders”? The mere fact that the victims are foreigners, so up is down and wrong is right.
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Bryan Caplan

Seriously?
  • I am disgusted by the media posting 'Oh these white tourist had to leave Mexico because of Patricia' OH BOO HOO WHAT ABOUT THE MILLIONS OF MEXICAN CITIZENS THAT ARE GONNA LOSE EVERYTHING? THEIR HOMES? HOPEFULLY NOT THEIR FAMILIES! So media stop being dumb & actually post about important stuff not stupid stories about tourist being devastated about their short vacation.My family in Mexico are near the area its gonna hit.I'm praying for them & EVERYONE in mexico.❤🙏