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June 29, 2006

Remember the Alamo video

At the AILA annual conference I visited the Alamo with my wife Iris. This historic site is located in San Antonio, Texas. The site commemorates where 200 Texan volunteers fought against the Mexican Army of Santa Ana. The battle ended on March 6, 1836 when the 2,000 Mexicans overwhelmed the smaller Texan force. The conflict began when the dictatorship of San Ana proposed to take away the citizenship of Texans. The reasons sound familiar in today times; the new immigrants (Texans) did not speak the language (Spanish) did not know the customs (Mexican) bought in diseases and where taking economic opportunities from the natives. After the battle the cry to remember the Alamo was used to rally Texans against Santa Ana. The proposal to deprive the Texans of their Mexican citizenship started the revolution which ultimately led to Texas becoming independent from Mexico. I have place a video of me visiting the Alamo at youtube.com for you to see;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8auN_VqFMOU

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 29, 2006 08:47 AM

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