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Immigrant Influence Discussed

Vote Doubled Since 2008, Group Says At Forum

Posted: February 18, 2013 at 5 a.m.

The number of immigrants voting in Arkansas has more than doubled since 2008, with an estimated 25,000 voting in the 2012 election, according to organizers of a forum Sunday in Springdale.

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There is much to be gained by Northwest Arkansas embracing the immigrant population.

Posted by: Tankersley101

February 18, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How about the "immigrants" doing the"embracing?"
They have jammed their language and culture down our throats and if we didn't like it, then we were the ones who had problems! I don't want to live in a third world "town" (or country) but much of Springdale already is third world!

Posted by: rufusmccoy

February 18, 2013 at 9:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

RE "They have jammed their language and culture down our throats"
How so?

RE "much of Springdale already is third world!"
Much of Springdale has been third-world for a long time.

RE "if we didn't like it, then we were the ones who had problems!"
You're living proof of that. It's pretty much all you ever comment about. Waaah for you.

Maybe you should move to Rogers. After all, our knuckle-dragging Teabagger chucklehead in Congress put those immigrants in their place after he became mayor because of their "immigrant problem".

Posted by: AlphaCat

February 18, 2013 at 10:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

First of all, Springdale is a place with countless opportunities for those that would go seek them out. I've seen Third World, Springdale ain't it. Secondly, I don't know what the problem is with Rep. Womack voting to enforce the law.

Dios bendiga a Estados Unidos y el gran estado de Arkansas.

Posted by: Tankersley101

February 18, 2013 at 11:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Alpha
I wish someone would put the illegal aliens in their place, namely Mexico.
Drive around Springdale and look at all of the Spanish signage. Check out the Mexican colored buildings, or get stuck behind an illegal driver as they sit through the green light because they don't know how to drive or follow our tracffic laws. Hold on, they are "illegal" so why should they follow the laws? They dont have a license or car insurance! Get out a little bit more, Alpha. And you will see what I mean. Just hope that you don't get hit by one of our illegals!
Unfortunately, we have become the armpit of NWA with a little help from attitudes like yours.

Posted by: rufusmccoy

February 19, 2013 at 6:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

rufus,

International driving laws are so similar, you would only recognize a few differences. And who gives a care about the color of a building. The paintitng was probably a measure of sound marketing.

RE-

"Unfortunately, we have become the armpit of NWA with a little help from attitudes like yours. "

Ever been to south Fayetteville?

Posted by: Tankersley101

February 20, 2013 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

RE "I wish someone would put the illegal aliens in their place"
Do you actually believe that all immigrants are illegal?

RE "Drive around Springdale and look at all of the Spanish signage. Check out the Mexican colored buildings"
I've got news for you: illegals don't put up signs and paint buildings.

RE "or get stuck behind an illegal driver as they sit through the green light because they don't know how to drive or follow our tracffic laws."
If I can ever get unstuck from behind the incompetent white drivers, I'll give it a try.

RE "Just hope that you don't get hit by one of our illegals!"
I have been in quite a few fender-benders, and three serious auto accidents. Only one of them involved an uninsured illegal immigrant; that was in Waco, Texas in 1986. When I drive, I hope I don't get hit by anybody.

RE "They dont have a license or car insurance!"
The ones with licenses and insurance do.
..

RE "Ever been to south Fayetteville?"
How dare you impugn the Bail Bond District? And I'll have you know that the White Star is a tavern of some repute.

Posted by: AlphaCat

February 20, 2013 at 10:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )