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Reply to "America's 'Other' Immigrants"

Part of me feels insulted that this Immigration legislation does not include Haitian immigrants, but part of me knows that it was the Latinos that go out and did all the work, protesting, negotiation, and Voting that would bring about such legislation.  Also, Latinos are in such great number in this country compared to Haitian immigrants, and volume means something in America (sometimes).  But, i also know that African American politicians sat back and did not one damn thing or said not one damn thing in the political arena regarding Haitian Immigrants (that I know of), and African Americans did not take to the streets with Haitian Immigrants to protest their deportation, their automatically being turned away from this country or the discriminatory imprisonment of Haitian refuges in deportation camps and prison in America.  (Nor have I seen anything or much that the Haitain American community did).

 

However, we did see Latinos protesting, hold those they elected accountable, strategizing as to who they would vote in office and try to vote out of office.  And, yes, President Obama does owe his election and his reelection partly to the Latino voter.  What it probably really boils down to is, the squeaky wheel gets the oil

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