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Day without Mexicans planned
San Antonio Express News ^ | 13 May 2010 | Miguel Timoshenkov

Posted on 05/17/2010 4:39:13 AM PDT by Racehorse

As a protest against Arizona’s controversial immigration law, the chambers of commerce from Nuevo Laredo to Matamoros have agreed to set May 25 as a “Day Without Mexicans” on the South Texas border. Business leaders are calling on all Mexican nationals to avoid crossing the international bridges into the United States for any reason, but particularly for shopping, on that day.

“Our action will be united and preventive,” said Emilio Girón Fernández de Jáuregui, president of the Nuevo Laredo Chamber of Commerce.

As have many Mexican officials, Girón Fernández de Jáuregui criticized Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for criminalizing the lack of documents when “historically, Mexican nationals have left their money in border cities.”

He added that business owners and merchants traditionally have rejected and protested measures that violate human rights. Contrary to earlier reports, there are no plans to block the international bridges as part of the May 25 protest, Girón Fernández de Jáuregui said.

The decision to ask Mexican citizens to avoid traveling to the United States on May 25 was the result of a conference called by the national Chambers of Commerce earlier this week. Chamber officials from each of the cities along the Texas-Mexico border agreed to the plan and will develop their own ways of calling for the boycott.

“It will be a grand moment of solidarity among border Mexicans,” Girón Fernández de Jáuregui said.

(Excerpt) Read more at mysanantonio.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: immigration; mexico; politics; unitedstates

1 posted on 05/17/2010 4:39:14 AM PDT by Racehorse
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To: Racehorse

Umm isn’t that the point of the AZ law?


2 posted on 05/17/2010 4:43:03 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Racehorse

Only one day? Pikers.


3 posted on 05/17/2010 4:44:21 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Racehorse
Try a day without Mexican drug cartels, gangs and other crimincals causing violence. That would be more accurate of the Arizona law and basically what we are actually trying to prevent.

Anything else is mindless, racist liberal fluff.

4 posted on 05/17/2010 4:46:01 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

I’m sure the folks in Arizona when they get this news, will nervously look at the sands in their hour glass, and RUSH to undo what they’ve done. I think I will plan my border crossing to the USA on May 26th in total spite.


5 posted on 05/17/2010 4:47:34 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Racehorse

Guess they’ll have to mow their on lawns.


6 posted on 05/17/2010 4:49:24 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Racehorse

I pulled this post from my response on another thread. It will tell you about the last “Day without Mexicans” which was in San Diego. LOL

“my uber-lib friend in San Diego called me after the huge amnesty rallies (the ones where they were carrying Mexican and other nation’s flags). I think it was in May of 2006. They had a boycott, also.

That same left-wing Jewish friend was in heaven. He could hardly contain himself. He said “It was awesome! I wasn’t stuck behind 1977 cars belching smoke. I whizzed through the drive-thru at lighting speed, since the people spoke English. I had to pick up some electrical tape and I went into Home Depot. No day laborers and English speaking help! Totally awesome. I saved ten bucks in gas with less traffic on the freeway!”


7 posted on 05/17/2010 4:51:45 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Racehorse

I don’t have a problem with Mexicans or anyone else as long as they are here legally and obeying our laws. It’s the other 10 million that are here illegally that need to go away.


8 posted on 05/17/2010 4:53:06 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Racehorse

How about a Decade Without Mexicans?


9 posted on 05/17/2010 4:54:06 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: Racehorse

Sounds like a good day to go to Wal Mart.


10 posted on 05/17/2010 4:57:19 AM PDT by tal hajus
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To: thethirddegree
I have a probelm with all immigration. AMERICANS need jobs, period. But by all means, lets continue with the charade that we "need" lots and lots of foreign workers.
11 posted on 05/17/2010 5:02:15 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Racehorse
Day without Mexicans planned

Good!

Now they'll know exactly which ones to fire and replace with Americans.

12 posted on 05/17/2010 5:11:52 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: Kozak

yes, and while we’re at it, the rest of the century would be fine.
however, they’ve got their claws into the cash cow that is the
united states, and they plan to clean us out, aided and abetted
by our very own leaders. it sucks.


13 posted on 05/17/2010 5:16:18 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: gussiefinknottle

Are we allowed to : 1) remove illegals from hospitals where they are being treated, 2)ask illegals not to come to school, 3)ask illegals not to use any welfare services, 4) make imprisoned illegals clean the highways, etc. All these protests are silly and counterproductive. The sad fact is that illegal immigration cost much more than America gains EXCEPT FOR THE CORRUPT BUSINNESSES WHO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM AND THE POLITICIANS WHO WANT THE LATINO VOTE. THE AVERAGE LATINO IS WORKED INTO A LATHER BY THESE SPECIAL INTERESTS.


14 posted on 05/17/2010 5:22:34 AM PDT by AZFolks (uet)
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To: Racehorse

Does that mean they won’t be at school or the Emergency rooms?


15 posted on 05/17/2010 5:27:49 AM PDT by PushinTin (NEVER, argue with an idiot, they drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience!!)
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To: Racehorse

Gonna be some quiet hospital ERs there... oh, wait..


16 posted on 05/17/2010 5:28:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: agere_contra
Only one day? Pikers.

You're right, if they are to have any effect it needs to be a Year Without Mexicans, or maybe Don't Come Back Until The Law Is Over Turned By The Supreme Court. That will show the Gringos!

17 posted on 05/17/2010 5:28:04 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Racehorse

Damn... should be a NATIONAL thing, not just out there.


18 posted on 05/17/2010 5:29:36 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: Lockbox

I was thinking a ‘millennium’ would be better.


19 posted on 05/17/2010 5:31:17 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Racehorse

Why only a day? Wouldn’t a decade without Mexicans make the point more forcefully?


20 posted on 05/17/2010 5:39:26 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Racehorse

When my wife and I visited El Paso-Juarez a few years ago, we encountered thousands of Mexicans crossing the international bridge to shop in the markets near the foot of the bridge in El Paso. I don’t know if they’d be too happy about a boycott.


21 posted on 05/17/2010 5:43:28 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Racehorse

I’d rather look forward to a Decade Without Mexicans.


22 posted on 05/17/2010 5:52:24 AM PDT by Jay W
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To: Racehorse

May 25 no beer cans in Home depot parking lot film at 11:00.


23 posted on 05/17/2010 6:09:20 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Racehorse
Day without Mexicans planned

I don't suppose they'd want to make that a weekly holiday, would they?


24 posted on 05/17/2010 6:11:15 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their ass at God while praying.)
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What if Americans use the same day to refrain from buying dinner at the local cerveza? Or a Sprite at the bodega? Or tires from the el loco wildcat trader at his aluminum barn on the access road (where's your business license, ese? "I don need no steenking..." )?

They want a boycott? No problemo, pendejo.

25 posted on 05/17/2010 6:37:56 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: Racehorse

Let’s try a whole year, that way we can really feel the effects.


26 posted on 05/17/2010 6:40:47 AM PDT by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: Racehorse

27 posted on 05/17/2010 6:52:25 AM PDT by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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Please, please extend it to a decade long celebration.


28 posted on 05/17/2010 7:58:55 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Racehorse

That’s like the joke in movie Boondocks Saints:

An Illegal Mexican Alien, Radical Muslim terrorist, and Freeper find a magic bottle in New York City and a Genie comes out and tell them that because they’ve freed him the Genie will give each the thing that would make them the happiest.

The Illegal Alien Mexicano says, I demand to have all my illegal alient bretheren of La Raza, now in the US, to be united and returned in splendor to Mexico as a wealthy people, to be ruled by Nancy Pelosi. Zot! The wish is granted.

The Muzzy then says, I demand that all my Muslim brothers become wealthy and, under the leadership Barack Obama, moved to a Caliphate in Saudi Arabia, the home of the Prophet (PBUH); Zot! The wish is granted.

The Feeper speaks last, and says, “all I want is a Coke, please, Sir, Mr Genie”.

The Genie is puzzled, and asks, why do you ask me only for a Coke?

The Freeper replies, “Well, gee, Mr. Genie, Sir, I already have everything that I could possibly wish for!


29 posted on 05/17/2010 8:04:53 AM PDT by dtrpscout (A bad dog is better than most good people.)
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To: Racehorse

Works for me.

Why not try 365 days without Mexicans as a second step.


30 posted on 05/17/2010 8:08:30 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (If you can read this you are the resistance. (Oh and the GOP can bite me for $$$))
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To: Racehorse

I bought a bird feeder. I hung
it on my back porch and filled
it with seed. What a beauty of
a bird feeder it was, as I filled it
lovingly with seed. Within a
week we had hundreds of birds
taking advantage of the
continuous flow of free and
easily accessible food.

But then the birds started
building nests in the boards
of the patio, above the table,
and next to the barbecue.

Then came the poop. It was
everywhere: on the patio tile,
the chairs, the table ..
Everywhere!

Then some of the birds
turned mean. They would
dive bomb me and try to
peck me even though I had
fed them out of my own
pocket.

And others birds were
boisterous and loud. They
sat on the feeder and
squawked and screamed at
all hours of the day and night
and demanded that I fill it
when it got low on food.

After a while, I couldn’t even
sit on my own back porch
anymore. So I took down the
bird feeder and in three days
the birds were gone. I cleaned
up their mess and took down
the many nests they had built
all over the patio.

Soon, the back yard was like
it used to be .... Quiet, serene....
and no one demanding their
rights to a free meal.

Now let’s see.
Our government gives out
free food, subsidized housing,
free medical care and free
education, and allows anyone
born here to be an automatic
citizen.

Then the illegal’s came by the
tens of thousands. Suddenly
our taxes went up to pay for
free services; small apartments
are housing 5 families; you
have to wait 6 hours to be seen
by an emergency room doctor;
your child’s second grade class is
behind other schools because
over half the class can’t speak
English.

Corn Flakes now come in a
bilingual box; I have to
‘press one ‘ to hear my bank
talk to me in English, and
people waving flags other
than ‘Old Glory’ are
squawking and screaming
in the streets, demanding
more rights and free liberties.

Just my opinion, but maybe
it’s time for the government
to take down the bird feeder.


31 posted on 05/17/2010 8:13:08 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (If you can read this you are the resistance. (Oh and the GOP can bite me for $$$))
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To: dtrpscout

..ooooh yeah, and while your at it Mr. Genie make that a real coke from say the 60’s, no synthetic HFCS and real herbs and spices with so much CO2 it has to come in a real strong specially shaped glass bottle.


32 posted on 05/17/2010 8:13:28 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: subterfuge

I agree!

We should not have ANY immigration other than what is truly needed (engineers, doctors, etc).

Everyone can stay out until every American that needs a job has one.


33 posted on 05/17/2010 8:39:44 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Racehorse
What do you call "A Day without Mexicans?"

A good start!


34 posted on 05/17/2010 8:43:58 AM PDT by ssaftler (Arizonans: Doing the job that Americans won't do.)
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To: Lockbox
Note to the Chamber of Commercio (or whoever he is):

There are no “human rights violations” if you are trying to keep foreign invaders out of your country. I think that can build a case on thousands of years of legal precedent.

Also, PLEASE MAKE IT A CENTURY!!!

35 posted on 05/17/2010 8:44:29 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Racehorse
Day without Mexicans

Be careful what you wish for. As if we can't live without Mexicans especially in this jobless climate.

36 posted on 05/17/2010 8:54:47 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Racehorse

Travel alert
U.S. State Department Alert

See tips for traveling safely in Mexico.

Recent violent attacks have prompted the U.S. Embassy to urge U.S. citizens to delay unnecessary travel to parts of Durango, Coahuila and Chihuahua states in Northern Mexico.

******

In the lead-up to this week’s widespread fighting, preliminary skirmishes in which civilian vehicles were commandeered to use as street barricades, broke out February 8 and 19 in Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo, respectively.

The violence could mean a new round of bad times for Nuevo Laredo, which has been relatively quiet in the past few years since an underworld pact largely halted a war that earlier devastated the city. In an unusual move, Nuevo Laredo Mayor Ramon Garza Barrios asked Roman Catholic Bishop Gustavo Rodriguez Vega for assistance in calming the nerves of the local population.

Filled with illicit activity and close to the international border, downtown
Nuevo Laredo has long been a crime-ridden zone. Some estimates calculate that half the border city’s crime occurs in the downtown district. The insecurity is causing merchants to close shop, business leader Villareal charged. “It’s important that the authorities come up with a plan to control this situation and not wait until it is out of control,” he said.


37 posted on 05/17/2010 9:04:05 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Racehorse

MEXICO UNDER SIEGE
Chicago Tribune - 11 hours ago

“Security is collapsing,” Chamber of Commerce President Juan Ernesto Sandoval ... and Nuevo Laredo, and has spilled 100 miles southward to engulf Monterrey. ...


38 posted on 05/17/2010 9:05:09 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Racehorse

"I guess we're not pouring cement today..."

39 posted on 05/17/2010 9:10:45 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: PATRIOT1876

So you are saying you and I are racist, correct? /s


40 posted on 05/17/2010 9:33:57 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: subterfuge

Nope. I’m saying that we don’t need anyone from any country here until unemployment goes down.


41 posted on 05/17/2010 11:57:27 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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