On Saturday I took Tessa to the Asian Festival, and yes I know I have already stated this, however, I saw something that has been bothering me ever since. The illegal immigrants march. I am so angry. Now don’t get me wrong, if you want to come to this country, do it the right way. Let’s check a few facts shall we:
If you cross the Iranian border illegally you are detained indefinitely, if you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot. If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally you will be jailed. If you cross the Chinese border illegally you may never be heard from again. If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally you will be branded a spy and your fate will be sealed. If you cross the Cuban border illegally you will be thrown into a political prison.
If you cross the U.S. border illegally your get:
A job, a drivers license, a social security card, welfare, food stamps, credit cards, subsidized rent or a loan to buy a house, free education, free health care, a lobbyist in Washington, billions of dollars worth of public documents printed in your language and the right to carry your county’s flag while you protest that you don’t get enough respect. I just wanted to make sure I understand why illegal immigrants are protesting.
I am seriously angry, while I believe that Arizona has gone too far, what are we to do regarding this situation? I have no issues with people coming here from other countries, just do it the proper way. The legal way, as a matter of fact, my fiancée is an immigrant, a legal immigrant. He is not a citizen, however, he renews his legal status when he is supposed to, he pays taxes, he does not live on welfare nor food stamps, doesn’t have free health care. I have many other friends who have come here from different countries; once again, they did it the proper way, legally.
My ex-husband’s grandparents were immigrants from Italy; they came through Ellis Island, no picnic there. However, once again, they came here legally. Settled here, made huge contributions to this country.
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
That is what it says on the Statue of Liberty, we mean it, we just want you to come legally. Like you have to in any other country.

4 Replies to “Immigration”

  1. Bravo. I AGREE!!! Also people should stop making up things to complain about. I mean come on. Like you said look at what we would have to go through and endure if we were in Mexico illegally. You mean to tell me that you couldn’t go through the proper channels to have a better life.

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