Thursday, July 2, 2009

Vast majority of Ecuadoreans not here legally

From the Queens Courier:

Under the rumbling No. 7 line el along Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights hangs the red, blue and yellow sign of the Ecuadorian consulate. Clusters of down-and-out men sit on the sidewalk around the sign, waiting for a job that never comes. Most haven’t worked in weeks – or months, in some cases.

The immigrants’ usual living arrangement of two to three people per apartment is now closer to seven or eight as they struggle to pay the rent. Some can’t afford housing and become homeless. Those without documentation hesitate to seek social services and must often ask their families in Ecuador for money.

There are about 600,000 Ecuadorians in New York State and a third of them live in Queens, according to the advocacy group International Ecuadorian Alliance. Only 10 to 15 percent of the immigrants have documents, the group says.

The rest come to the country by any means they can find, often paying as much as $15,000 for the trip. Once they are here, they work primarily in construction or restaurants. A small number start modest businesses.

18 comments:

-Joe said...

Vast Majoriety--no shit!

When did these criminals who jumped our border become immigrants ?

Wade Nichols said...

When did these criminals who jumped our border become immigrants ?

The tactic of the leftists is to define deviancy down.

You and I are both old enough to remember when a smelly guy on the street looking through the trash can was correctly called a "bum", "wino", or a "vagrant". But the leftists have co-opted the language, and we're now forced to call these wretches "homeless persons".

In a similar vein, if you killed your daughter, you were called a "murderer", and either were put in the electric chair, or sent up the river for 50 years. Nowadays, if you're from the middle east, practice "the religion of peace", and you kill your daughter, they call it "an honor killing".

What a bizarre-O world we live in!

Anonymous said...

So now they are asking for money from their families "back home"? They are not sending money to "their country"? OK, so go where the money is - go "home".

Anonymous said...

When will the department of buildings get out to these neighborhoods and shutdown all the illegal conversions; these dwellings are DANGEROUS!

Wade Nichols said...

Future headline in Queens Courier, year 2525:

"Asteroid To Strike Earth Tomorrow, Wiping Out Humanity - Ecuadoreans and Mexican Day Laborers Hit Hardest"

Erik Baard said...

Find me a liberal who defends "honor killings" or respects the term? I've got plenty of disgust for some excesses of "cultural relativism" but haven't seen any evidence that sane, respected, typical liberals excuse murder, especially on this count.

Miles Mullin said...

So now they are asking for money from their families "back home"?

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Bullshit pure 'n simple. Media capital of the world my ass.

Snake Plissskin said...

Oh this is just a machine hack newspaper set up for more tweeder programs, affordable housing, etc.

Like mushroooms, feed em shit, keep em in the dark and if they stick their heads up cut em off.

Wade Nichols said...

Find me a liberal who defends "honor killings" or respects the term?

Find me a feminist who said anything about O.J. Simpson.

Find me a feminist, registered Democrat from Queens who spoke out publicly against Hiram Monserrate. If they did, it wasn't when he smashed a wine glass in his girlfriend's face, but when Monserrate defected to the Republicans. THEN they went completely ape shit!

Find me a liberal who has spoken out against the Taliban stoning women to death in Afghanistan, or other such crimes against women.

Remind me again - Who was it that put H.I.V. patients in camps? John Ashcroft, or Fidel Castro?

Remind me again - Who flew those planes into the World Trade Towers? Right wing, Christian fundamentalists from the Midwest, or pious members of the "religion of peace" from the Middle East?

You may be a "Baard", but you're obviously no bard, and you have me bored. You should be forever barred from this board!!!

Woo! Hoo! said...

You may be a "Baard", but you're obviously no bard, and you have me bored. You should be forever barred from this board!!!


PRICELESS!

Anonymous said...

dunno...pretty sure none of y'alls is native americans...just sayin

Wade Nichols said...

dunno...pretty sure none of y'alls is native americans...just sayin

More leftist word games - obfuscation, semantics, drivel....you're putting me to sleep.

ALL of us can trace our ancestry to Africa, if we go back far enough. Should we all hyphenate ourselves as "African Americans", and line up at the affirmative action trough?

What's your point anyways? Do you even speak English? My Ebonics translator isn't working very well lately......

Anonymous said...

Wade, its kind of early to be hitting the bottle my friend.
that was quite the drunky rant you went on.

Anonymous said...

cry me a river and let them camp out on the grounds of gRacie mAnsion and guiliani's properties as well-not too many know that rudi sued to keep nyc's sanctuary status.

Anonymous said...

yes wade. i speak english very well. i also learned spanish, which i'd recommend you take the time to do, so it will be easier for you to speak with your future colleagues, caretakers, doctors, lawyers, judges, firemen, and clergy.

perhaps you should consider moving to a place where you can be surrounded by other white people who share your sad, sad view of our country.

viva queens - the most colorful place on earth.

Wade Nichols said...

Wade, its kind of early to be hitting the bottle my friend.
that was quite the drunky rant you went on.


It's never to early to hit the bottle! It's always "happy hour" somewhere in the world.

I could go for a cask ale, like the ones I had in Seattle last week. The Pacific Northwest definitely has better beers than the East Coast. Alaskan Amber is quite good also.

so it will be easier for you to speak with your future colleagues, caretakers, doctors, lawyers, judges, firemen, and clergy.

Hate to disappoint you, dude, but I don't foresee the professional classes in this country speaking much in Spanish any time soon. Mostly social workers, maybe some hedge fund "masters of the universe" giving orders to their nannies, and perhaps the executives at Univision, but that's about it.

When Bill Gates starts instructing Microsoft employees to converse en Espa├▒ol, let me know....

perhaps you should consider moving to a place where you can be surrounded by other white people who share your sad, sad view of our country.

I've actually considered making such a move, where I'd be surrounded by mostly white people. One such place that I've visited, and found quite enjoyable was Argentina. I was there for 3 weeks, mostly mountain climbing, but also feasting on steak and Malbec.

I might just move there when this country starts to resemble "Escape From New York", in about 5 minutes.....

Anonymous said...

RIGHT ON "Snake"!!!

Shit-aki mushrooms...a clubhouse specialty!

Guess Who said...

Ah hell, and let the mind rot Wade? This board admires your rare charm and sparkling wit. If you are on sauce you make a hell of a lot more sense 99% of the great unwashed babbling in cyberspace.

Naw, you might be happy for about 5 minutes in some tropic isle, or acting out some fantasy of 'boss' waited on hand and foot in some third word setting -- but with your mental octane that will tire real fast.

OK, then move to Queens near the 7 train and give it a try – and save yourself a lot of money and effort when you see what its like when you are not on vacation. Think you have problems with Monster-rat, hell he's a piker compared to the Peronists.

They say Argentina will soon be a first world country -- its just around the corner -- and its been there since the 1930s. Heard that in school before you were born.

Here is the navel of the universe. A vibe that keeps all cylinders of the old V-8 just humming along.

Great place for the kids, too!

PS Yes, beer sucks in NY.