Thank You Tucson Weekly/Ms. Herreras. It's about time another Frida Artist Woman expresses so well. Bravo!!
love love love THIS ARTICLE!!! She has me at Duvet and Cleveland :)
That's very inspiring!
Oh how the tiny violin sings when the Weekly tries to garner sympathy for law breakers. One day, I am going to find that tiny violin that the weekly keeps playing for everyone who has some sob story and break it.
Let me begin my views on this article by first quoting and showing the TW's question, along with the answer Mr. Saldivar's answer, which will then be followed up by my comment.
[b]"Why is this issue important to you?"[/b]
"[i]I came into the U.S. when I was 8 years old. At that age, I knew I was going into a new country, and I realized I wasn't born here. But it wasn't until high school that it was an issue. I was a 4.0 student and involved in many clubs in my high school. That I would be unable to go to the university and get scholarships based on my hard work didn't seem possible. But since high school, I became somewhat of an activist in my community."[/i]
Comment: For being as bright as you are, you never once thought to ask your parents to help you become a legal citizen, even though you knew you were here illegally? You never even thought to yourself 'hey...i want to go to college but I need to be legal and it may be an issue when I go to administrations....perhaps I should do something about it?" Look kid, I know you are a great student and did things at clubs and around your community, but I do not understand why you still did nothing to help yourself. To me, it's like your lying about that GPA, when you didn't even use common sense.
"[b]Have you been able to continue your education?"[/b]
"[i]Due to my involvement, I have been able to get some scholarships, and fortunately, I have been able to continue my education. There are resources out there, but not a lot of undocumented students know of these resources. They become unmotivated, and some think the only way out is to go back to their country of origin. But we have worked to let students know there are opportunities and resources to go to school."[/i]
Comment: And so you are helping other students continue their education while they live here illegally? Shame on you. You should help them get a student Visa or perhaps a Temporary residency card so they do not run into the road blocks you have. You say you want to help students find resources so they can stay and continue their education....well here is your chance, help them by making it legal for them to at least be here as students and not as Illegals who will always be looking over their shoulder in fear. Quit adding to the problem by finding loop holes.
[b]"What do you think of Gov. Jan Brewer's order to prevent DREAMers from getting driver's licenses?"[/b]
"[i]I am not surprised. We have seen many attacks on our community, and this is just another one. We saw it with SB 1070, HB 2281, Joe Arpaio and Russell Pearce."[/i]
Comment: You do know why she called that into action correct? And no its not because its an attack on people of colored skin. It's because why should Legal Residents here whatever their ethnicity should be, pay for those who do wrong? Why should the system reward those who play the system and break the NATIONAL LAW? You know this to be true, but you are just as bad as those whom you say discriminate against you. You spread fear and hate among your own, by making anyone who is actually doing as the Constitution says and upholding the law, out to be monsters and haters. Look in the mirror sir.....look in the mirror. You are nothing more than an instigator and trying to make everything into a petty racial issue.
"[i]Right now, nothing is set in stone, but we want to establish a relationship with lawyers. We want and need lawyers involved in our community forums to provide legal advice. ... Sometimes, it might be better not to apply.[/i]"
Comment: Let's hope the lawyers you do find will tell you everything you need to know about the "deferred action" plan... That this entitles you to work....not find a loophole so you can still be here breaking the law by not being a LEGAL resident.
"[b]What misconceptions frustrate you?[/b]
"[i]We've heard we've only come here ... to take American jobs. ... I've been here more than 12 years. I consider myself American, and Tucson as my home. The main thing that I want to make sure people get right is that we are not illegal. We are undocumented.[/i]
Comment: Yes, I have heard that misconception as well. I know there are many here to look for good honest work and many will do the things Americans find beneath them. (that's the problem with many people now days...not willing to do the simplest thing or work hard.)
You have been here for more than 12 years and in all that time you never once tried to make the United States and Tucson, your true home? I bet you still haven't tried have you? It's people like you that make others angry who go about things the proper legal way. Did you know I have had the honor of knowing people who were once illegal finally come to me happily and show me their citizenship certificates? They waited years but were able to finally pull it off. They say it was worth it. Perhaps you should show some pride in the country you call home and actually do it a service and become a legal citizen.
Oh and by the way, yeah your undocumented, but your still illegal by being here without going through the proper channels. Your parents and you have broken the law. Thus you are illegal.
Now, I know some people are going to cry foul over my comment, but hey, you have an opinion and I have mine.
Libby is a lieing deceaving and only helps homeless for personal gain
An amusing interview. Ms. Molina begins her response to the question regarding her feelings about the US Supreme Court's recent rulings on SB 1070 by saying, "It's disappointing that they stuck so closely to constitutional law..." Don't you just HATE it when that happens? Don't they know that almost NO liberal positions will EVER be upheld if the US Supreme Court keeps doing THAT? Ms. Molina seems to be suggesting that it would be much better for us to just scrap that outdated old document called the US Constitution and have the US Supreme Court rule FOR liberal causes ALL the time.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh... but Ms. Molina, later in the interview has THE classic liberal solution to ALL opposition. "Educate." Like all liberals, she seems to think that "if only other people were as educated and enlightened as WE are, they would agree with us." The idea that someone might be just as educated and enlightened as she and have a different opinion from her own is anathema to her---as it is to almost all liberals. Liberals are simply unable to comprehend such a thing. It is not only anathema to them, it is also tantamount to sacrilege.
Always get a kick out of it when someone on this publication's staff refers to themselves as a "journalist". Very funny.
Hospitality begins at home, too. And Jesus said to be nice to your neighbors.
Are you the TX Jesse guy who just lost the election? It should have made you stop and think. Cause this is my home, and if people from Texas are welcome, then so are people from Mexico, Canada or anywhere else. Making my home here is not justification for denying others the right to make theirs here. If you don't like diversity, you have the freedom to migrate. Allow others some freedom too.
Perhaps these people could find a better way to spend their time than helping criminals break the law. There are honest people in Tucson who need help. Remember, Charity begins at home.
Thank you Tucson Weekly/Ms. Herreras. I wish Tig much success and I forgive her.
great article Mari, thank you very much.
Thank you Tucson Weekly/Ms. Herreras. Precisely and one can only hope.
I don't see what on earth he is talking about here.
"Tucson Padres (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) owner Jeff Moorad will be looking to sell the franchise he bought from Merritt Paulson, the former Portland Beavers. Tucson is not seen as a permanent home for the team, and it sounds like a deal could be done in a couple months."
Other stories indicate Boise and El Paso investors lining up. This seems more like a ploy to persuade investors to get involved here by attendance numbers (?) but its so misleading to say "if you come we will stay."
I lived in Tucson for many years, and loved it there. The thing I liked the best was the wonderful mixture of cultures that blended so well to make it an exciting and progressive city - a city that was so proud of it's Hispanic and Native American cultures (that were present in the area long before settlers from the East arrived - Oh no! that's one of those ideas we want to ban!). Tucson is indeed a product of many cultures coming together to form a richness in tastes and texture, music and art, not found in other cities. There has been, in the last few years, a movement to "re-revise" history - to take history back to the "good old days" when the white anglo settlers were always the heroes, and indiginous, Afro-American, and ethnic immigrant cultures were either non-existant or to be "overcome" or "conquered". We had, for many years, thanks to brave new historical authors, come away from such an antiquated and false view of history. But now, with the new conservative trend toward fear, control, and censorship, we seem to be returning to a new era of darkness. They want to make everyone think alike, speak alike, eat the same foods - they want to ban books and programs designed to help young people appreciate the history of their city - their history. The books on this list are far less dangerous than the paranoia and fascism that wants to keep them from being read. I miss Tuscon - I sure hope those of you who still live there don't find yourselves thinking the same thing.
I work for TUSD. I have read some of the "banned" texts. I can understand why you could be upset with a book like "Rethinking Columbus" or "A People's History of the United States" - if you are a right-wing fascist. I think some of Arizona's politicians fall into this category. It is clear there are members of the Arizona state legislature that hate public education and hate Tucson. That puts TUSD squarely in their cross-hairs. I support Mexican American Studies but the space between the rock and the hard place is never as black and white as portrayed in these sounds bites.
Thanks for highlighting Arlan's work. He is one of Tucson's jewels!
As soon as we saw the yard at TCS we were hooked. Definitely one of the best outdoor learning areas in the city. It was hard to leave our 3-year-old at preschool, but the co-op environment eases you into it, and the kindness and excellent teaching that only Cherie Lazaroff can provide set him up for a positive experience then and for the rest of his school years.
My son went to TCS and had Cheri Lazaroff as his teacher. He still remembers his years there and and being part of the TCS community was a very special time for my whole family. It is an amazing school and Cherie along with the other teachers we met there are truly gifted teachers and good human beings. I would recommend TCS to any family and would send my kids back there in a heart beat.
TCS is a wonderful school. I have friends who are in their 30s who had Mrs. Lazaroff as a teacher. I also have friends that have their children there now, and one that has left the school this year due to administration problems. From what I heard, their money woes cannot all be blamed on the economy.
If every child could have Cherie' Lazaroff as their 3 year old teacher, the world would be a kinder, better place. We consider ourselves so lucky that all three of our children were so fortunate to start their school experience with this wonderfully gifted teacher. <3
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