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¡Ask a Mexican! Day laborers and the pecking order

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GUSTAVO ARELLANO 

¡Ask a Mexican!

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 1:01 am, Wed Apr 30, 2014.

Dear Mexican: Is there a pecking order at the places where you see day laborers awaiting to be hired? What’s the hierarchy? Are all those dudes Mexican or are some Central and South American, and if so who has priority when the random contractor comes by to pick up a worker for the day? Also, after they make a bunch of loot, do they go back to Mexico and live in the lap of luxury or what? Gracias!

Dude Who Already Got a Job

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2 comments:

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 12:56 pm on Tue, Apr 29, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    I remember regularly reading "One of our 50 is Missing" in which New Mexicans related their experiences with folks who confused New Mexico with Mexico. It seems to me like New Mexicans have always had to work to make sure people knew that New Mexico was a culturally unique place, not just some small version of Mexico. But now Santa Fe's grand old newspaper is importing a column about what it's like to be a Mexican in Orange County, as if that's somehow relevant to the New Mexican experience. I don't get it.

     
  • Carolyn Garcia-Martinez posted at 9:46 pm on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    CarolynDM Posts: 427

    WTF is this all about? Why not go out and question some of the "local", losers in this town and see what their pecking order is for who gets to burglarize the next house for other people's stuff so they can sell it for their drugs. You know, the ones who commit the majority of crime in this city, the ones who won't work because it's easier to collect welfare and be on Medicaid, the teenagers who have three kids already that are being supported by the us the taxpayers. Why in the world in the New Mexican printing this garbage. You've definitely come to a new low! Geeze!

     

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