What is it with all the recent Mexican hatred that's being thrown around?

I'm from the UK and recently, mostly on this site actually, I've seen a number of disturbing trends towards Mexicans and immigrants. Questions like "Should the border patrols be issued rifles and shoot on sight orders for all Mexicans". Disturbingly, many people said "Yes. !" They're being blamed for unemployment, poverty, crime, drugs, you name it. Bizarrely, recently they've even been accused of having something to do with the Sept 11 attacks!! Where is all this coming from??? I think people are missing the point. If the only problem is that they are illegal. shouldn't somehitng be done about the immigration system to make it more possible for them to be in the US legally?

Asked By: Bapboy - 6/17/2006
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Our first objective was to tighten our borders. In the wake of doing that it was discovered that there were 11 Million immigrants living here illegally. The vast majority came here over a vulnerable Mexican border. The discovery led to severe critisism of the illegal Mexican population in the U.S.. All of the things... More
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Additional Answers (29)
Its cuz the minority is become a majority and stupid short sighted fearfull idiots don't like it. Maybe they are scared of all the job competition.
Answered By: kurticus1024 - 6/17/2006
It's not hatred of Mexicans.It's hatred of people illegally entering the country,abusing our system and demanding special treatment,all at the expense of legal residents.
Answered By: Fish <>< - 6/17/2006
Stupidity, that's my opinion anyways. People are so racist these days that you can't even walk down the street without hearing hatred. It is crazy. I try to accept all people, regardless of race.
Answered By: chabela0731 - 6/17/2006
You are dead wrong. Mexicans have lived peacefully in this country for many years. Ameicans are objecting to the 12 million illegal aliens that are flooding into the county overburdening our schools, health systems, etc. Some are criminals, child molesters, even terrorists. Every country in the world has immigration... More
Answered By: notyou311 - 6/17/2006
i think these feelings have always been there just that now everyone used the immigration debate to sort of throw out political correctness and become more vocal about their hatred for us. it's sad because i have tremendous respect for U.S. and its laws but if people are just going to turn it into a race/ethnicity... More
Answered By: noviadluismi - 6/17/2006
You are lying LOL! nobody except Americans can get rifles legally. You are just saying this to stir stuff up. what does UK stand for to you? Under kindergarten?
Answered By: jstaguy58 - 6/17/2006
Because by pure form of the logic of the laws of economics(kind of like the laws of physics they cant be broken) they create an unatural labor market thus lowering labor costs with no substancial lowering of the price of the product produced, thus forcing american workser who should be paid a substanicially larger wage... More
Answered By: corrino111 - 6/17/2006
with me it's a simple legal matter. When they cross our border illegally they are criminals, that must be treated as criminals, arrest and deported back to mexico. Police arrest reports indicate 70 percent of all violent crime in areas near the mexican border are committed by illegal aliens, 90 percent of drug crimes... More
Answered By: Pobept - 6/17/2006
Most likely is because it is an election year and politicians thin think they still have the ability to capitalize on racism. Which here in the USA everyone Hates someone and since the Illegal Immigrant card has been floating out there for at least 15 years and no one has used it. Because of this Bush was caught with... More
Answered By: prpipes1 - 6/17/2006
Peronsally I think it's just Bush's way of taking our minds off the War of Iraq. He did the same thing with Gay Marriage and all of a sudden it went away after a month or so then came back two years later when he had nothing else to use. But I personally have no problem with them being here I would just like them to be... More
Answered By: trumpetgod_86 - 6/17/2006
Welcome to the truth, now you can learn what's going on... More
Answered By: yars232c - 6/17/2006
Mexicans are seeking a better life. The people who come here work very hard to raise their standard of living.
Answered By: luvpink - 6/17/2006
There is an immigration law going thru the House of Representatives and Senate that will either allow the i****************s to stay and have a chance at citizenship, or deport them all. Many Mexicans (and other people) marched through the streets protesting the bill that would deport them. This angered alot of... More
Answered By: Mendi8a - 6/17/2006
perhaps we have forgotten the history that has occurred for the past 200 yrs. lets review... More
Answered By: joeblack605 - 6/17/2006
It's NOT hatred of mexicans, it's HATRED of ILLEGALS,who sneak into the country,and expect EVERYTHING to just be handed to them, at the TAXPAYERS expense... More
Answered By: sealrborders - 6/17/2006
I believe since many say No-you can not come in because we are hurting. Some will not take that answer... More
Answered By: hadenough - 6/17/2006
Its coming from law-abiding, taxpaying Americans that are sick and tired of foreigners coming here legally or illegally and trying to take over our country. We are being overrun by them! Most of them are just here for the free ride and just take and take and give nothing in return. They are rude and insolent, and... More
Answered By: Jeanne M - 6/17/2006
Currently, millions illegal aliens commandeer jobs away from American citizens. If they don't steal those jobs, they depress the wages to the point of legalized slavery. We have an estimated one millionsof illegal aliens... More
Answered By: hayleylov - 6/17/2006
because they came here illegally and they are asking the government to respect their rights as a human after disrespecting the government by going here illegally
Answered By: deathsite2026 - 6/17/2006
Ignorance and stupidity, I don't know why people are all on Mexicans, the only people that have a say if immigrants belong in the United States, are the real Americans which are the Native Americans not the people who call themselves the "white" race, their just as much immigrants as Mexicans are because most of them... More
Answered By: Bannetty55 - 6/17/2006
Whoosh.......*wiping my head* I am so glad you didn't use racists. I am so tired of hearing that word... More
Answered By: sqwirlsgirl - 6/17/2006
9/11 was somewhat of a coincidence that caused the stock market to go topsy turvy. Then inflation became a problem again. Layoffs and outsourcing hit an all time high which meant that unemployment is high, too. So when people are feeling threatened about their job and their stability at work, they lash out at the next... More
Answered By: rudegrrl - 6/17/2006
I am English and I've lived all over the world. I try to fit in, never do anything to upset the people, my hosts, of any country that I have the privalage to live in. I never live the ex-pat life, living together in areas that they take over. I don't make any demands on the governments or the people, I honour local... More
Answered By: resortcaroline - 6/17/2006
If you think that hatred is rampant now, before amnesty; wait and see what happens if amnesty is granted yet again. This is one of many reasons amnesty can't be given at this point. Face it, people all over the world, are quite frequently bigots and racists; even without good reasons for them to be that way. Allow a... More
Answered By: JuanCarlosNoMore - 6/17/2006
I get abused in checkers from a few people because my real name happens to be Yolanda and they think Im Mexican when Im not. I am a European. I was shocked also by what was going on and couldnt understand why they were aiming at me all the time. Strangely enough.....Im not racist at all and dont really want to get... More
Answered By: carmellavella - 6/17/2006
Bapboy, no, the solution is not to let them all come legally. The problem is that they are already swamping our services such as education and health care which in border states can no longer adequately provide for our own people. We want them to respect our limits and not expect us to pay for them if they come... More
Answered By: DAR - 6/17/2006
Give the authorities a shoot to kill policy and the UK authorities the same.
Answered By: andy f - 6/18/2006
Remember - it is not that long ago that the ancestors of the very people complaining now were immigrants themselves. All Americans except Native americans are descended from immigrants. How swiftly they forget... More
Answered By: monkeyface - 6/22/2006
Many americans tend to willfully fear the immigrants out of paranoia that comes from propaganda... More
Answered By: pax_nocturna - 6/23/2006
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