I thought I was pretty staunch about illegal immigration reform until this past winter when the 25 year old son of a friend -- a veteran -- lost his job to an illegal alien who was willing to work landscaping for 1/2 the going wage, with no overtime, no benefits. And when he couldn't find another job, he went to welfare and was told that he was a white, American-born, English speaking male, without ten kids to support -- AND HE DIDN"T QUALIFY. That young man just about starved to death this winter. So much for taking jobs Americans don't want. This incident made me unwavering. And as long as illegals will work for "nothing" they will remain second class, uneducated and poor in America.
From an American citizen whose grandparents and great gandparents were immigrants -- LEGAL immigrants -- who is tired of illegal immigrants (forget that "undocumented worker" crap) tell us that they are entitled to be here:
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE ENTITLED TO NOTHING (NADA) EXCEPT DEPORTATION.
THEY HAVE NO RIGHTS HERE.
THEY ARE ILLEGAL.
WHAT PART OF ILLEGAL DON'T THEY OR OUR CONGRESS UNDERSTAND?
Everyone keeps complaining that it would be too costly to deport 11+ million illegals. I say, they got here on their own and at their own expense and they can leave the same way. Why should American citizens and LEGAL immigrants pay for illegal behavior? Give them 90 or 180 days to get their affairs in order -- including documentation from American employers -- and go home. Then you are ENTITLED to put your name on a list and ASK PERMISSION to come and live and work in America. You can live in the country of your birth until background and health checks are conducted. Those that held jobs here would have priority to return. If you are illegal and are caught in the U.S. after the 90 day period, you get your butt deported and your name on a list that you can NEVER seek residency or a work permit here.
I feel strongly about this. No amnesty. No special treatment because they broke the law. And I don't care how long ago you broke the law and how many kids you've popped while you were here. No more free schooling. No more free medical benefits. No more free welfare. No more signs in Spanish. Learn English, and I don't think I should have to pay for it. No one taught my grandparents English in schools when they came here as adults nor did anyone offer lessons in schools. They had other immigrants that spoke English teach them on their own time at their own expense. It's the price -- and the priviledge -- of being in America.
Yes, immigration must be reformed -- but only immigration enforcement. Enforce the laws we have now and BUILD THE WALL. When that is done, we can talk "reform".
Now, I'm going out shopping and spending like there is no tomorrow! Boycott my a$$. This is MY little demonstration in support of OUR immigration laws. You don't like those laws? LEAVE. THERE'S THE DOOR. ADIOS.
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