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Are we supposed to feel sorry for these Mexicans?


I felt like the movie was trying to make us actually feel sorry for these Mexicans. They sneak into our country, live here tax free, get good paying jobs when many tax-paying Americans can't get one, and use drugs on the job, but we're supposed to feel bad for them because their working conditions aren't as good as they'd like? I'm sorry but it didn't work on me. If they're gonna live here illegally, their jobs should suck and they should get taken advantage of by these companies. Many of the problems they faced wouldn't have came up if they came to this country the right way.

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Referring to human beings as "these Mexicans" has a racist tinge to it. As for the use of drugs I thought this film was fairly clear in showing that was part of the overall culture within the plant. After all Coco got her drugs from her supervisor, who also in effect used quid pro quo to require her to have sex with him.

In addition they were shown to be exploited by the company, and at various other points along the way.

But in fairness to your point the film did not offer any answer to the issues of immigration in a more social and political context. I did not find it overall to be any defense of illegal immigration, if you will.

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You've obviously never heard of human trafficking.

And their jobs really aren't that well paying, considering the lack of any health coverage or benefits. Working in a slaugherhouse actually used to be a desirable job before it was industrialized.

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Health coverage and benefits belong to people who pay taxes, contribute to their health care premiums, and are legal citizens. Face it, illegal immigrants want all the benefits of living in the U.S., with none of the responsibilities.

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Face it, illegal immigrants want all the benefits of living in the U.S., with none of the responsibilities.


What a stupid and irresponsible thing to say. Many immigrants are busy doing the jobs that most Americans wouldn't dream of in their entire lives, such as slaughtering cattle and cleaning the sh*t out from factories.

Not only that, but your argument is amazingly shortsighted. Most undocumented immigrants WANT to become legal citizens, and if they were able to obtain jobs that allowed them full benefits and normal pay, they'd actually be able to become legalized.

Like it or not, immigrants (undocumented or not) are the backbone of America's labor work-force.

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"Health coverage and benefits belong to people who pay taxes"

Not when you are working for a corporation! They should be giving them no matter what!

Now if you wanted to go with a government healthcare system, you would be right.

Illegals are only here because our corporations are encouraging them to come. If you saw this movie, you would not be blinded to the fact that we are doing it to ourselves.



RIO OLYMPICS!!!! August 5th!

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Yes, the mexis in this movie are exploited by American racists like you.

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POLITICS!

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a human should feel
compassion
for another human.

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I'm sure mexican drug cartels feel a lot of compassion for the human lives they'll destroy. Or the mexican gangster when they're raping your daughter, such passion!!!

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^^^^ THIS

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LOL. YOU TOTALLY MISSED THE POINT!

How about the corporations are hiring people, like the guy in the car, to go over the Mexican workers and take advantage of them? How about you blame the corporations for lowering their standards and not hiring Americans, like you, to do these kid of jobs and pay well? How about helping to clean up OUR IMAGE and not let these corporations get away with what they are doing in our country?

Look at the bigger picture because really, stealing your jobs is what we are doing, not what Mexicans are doing. The U.S. is shooting itself in the foot.

RIO OLYMPICS!!!! August 5th!

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They also bring drugs to the U.S. destroying thousands of lives, and form gangs and commit crimes against americans once they arrive in America from their illegal immigrantion. There's no excuse, illegals MUST be deported, why should they be given citizenship if they didn't enter the legal way and don't have the skills necessary to migrate? When whites immigrate illegaly to other places, no one gives us special treatment. really, it would be better if they didn't migrate at all and stayed in mexico, they should fix their own country by themselves, get their *beep* together and work, instead of migrating to other countries and ruining them too...

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