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Mr. Ruben Navarrette, Jr….A nice guy I’m sure, but….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-06-2012

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I read Mr. Navarette’s column almost every week in the Albuquerque Journal. I think part of my problem with Mr. Navarrette is I don’t understand his word usage. As an example he said, “This administration has all but declared war on the Latino immigrant community.” Did he mean to say, “almost declared war on illegal immigrants?”. I don’t think any of us have a problem with legal entry Latino’s, do we? No we don’t Mr. Navarrette…They are good folks and get this…I am a Republican and I like them….another comment he made “….ropes state and local police officers into enforcing immigration law by requiring them to submit fingerprints of those arrested who they suspect of being in the country illegally (read, Latinos)…. Well, Duh….They are lawbreakers sir…..You know we need a lot of those folks to help on farms and in the construction industry, but that requires reworking the guest worker program Mr. Navarrette….(read, lawful,my comment here)….Another comment…..”The Department of Homeland Security is encouraging a form of ethnic profiling just to boost its deportation figures”…(read preforming their duty, my comment here also)….I think you are saying, Mr. Navarrette, that America is picking on the illegal aliens, even when they are breaking the law by being here unlawfully, that we should just ignore them…You seem to say, “They are ok…they are MY people”….Why not write your column about the guest worker program and upgrading it and revamping how our businesses request folks from Mexico and other Central and South American countries. Contrary to your belief, the average Republican does not hate Latino and I think you know that….You are obligated to follow the law, I have the same obligation and so does our friends who cross our borders…..Write me an article about that Mr. Navarrette and I will back you 100 percent…..Looking forward to your next article (read, you can always get me going).I guess I could stop reading him, huh?…Pete Hester

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I just left the Albuquerque Journal website and scanned Mr. Navarrette’s last 25 articles. He does appear to be the Journal’s chief writer on immigration matters because everyone of them dealt with the subject, and he took essentially the same line in every one of them. At least, the guy is consistent. Of course, he is consistent. His secret desire is to see our southern border disappear and to see arise a United States of Mexico (U.S.M.) with Spanish the dominant language and Espanic culture the dominant culture. I say to Mr. Navarrette, “If we live long enough that may happen, but let’s not rush it.” It should happen slowly and legally through a peaceful transition. I am a member of the Catholic Church where bilingual services are now common and where priests can no longer function unless they are bilingual. There is nothing wrong with having to learn at least enough of a second language (and even a third and a fouth) in order to function. Come on America! Let’s not be so lazy!

thanks, Errol..

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