Today I am just doing a little venting on the topic of Illegal Immigration. As this is a personal perspective venting, there are no links, websites, or citations attached in this piece. I just felt the personal need to write about this topic as I live in a Border State and this topic is a very big topic for us here in Arizona!
While Illegal Immigration is a hot topic for all of us here in the US, I can’t help to wonder….. Have any of our National Level Officials thought to look at a more sensible option? LOCK DOWN THE BORDER AND MAKE THE FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS FIX THEIR OWN DAMN COUNTRIES?
The biggest excuses for people coming here to our country Illegally are:
1. They want the American Dream.
2. They want a better way of life than what is being provided for them in their own countries.
Just think… If countries like Mexico actually cared about their own people, worked the way they were supposed to, and weren’t so corrupt; there wouldn’t be a need for people to want to leave or be forced out! Also, at some point in time the people in these Foreign Countries are going to have to stop running, stand up for themselves, and force their Governments to change. After all, the United States has done this numerous times in our Nation’s history and our Country was founded upon people wanting a change.
I recently heard at an Hispanic Republican event that a lot of Hispanic Illegals don’t want citizenship, they just want to be able to come out of the shadows, be able to work, and send money back home to their families. That blew me away and truly disturbs me! That is basically saying we want what you have to offer, but we don’t want to be one of you. It also says, we don’t care how your country and its Legal Citizens are affected by us being here, we just want to take what you have and go!
I mean really! Illegals are called Illegals for a reason! What they are doing is circumventing the system we already have in place which is in itself ILLEGAL! They are not just Hispanics either! They are people from all over the world! Why are we as a Country playing Big Momma to other Nations (That often hate our guts), when we can’t even take care of our own citizens effectively?
In my opinion, we have our own Homeless, Veterans, Children, and Families here in this country, that are either citizens or people who went the appropriate route to gain citizenship that need our help. We are already seeing jobs, health care, welfare, and other vital resources needed for our own citizens being affected by Illegal Immigration. We are also seeing the crime rate go up (especially in Border States) because not all Illegals are coming here with good intentions, for the right reasons, or for work.
Many people are Immigrants and our country was founded by Immigrants! Our nation has been made great and is a melting pot because of this fact. But… People tend to forget that there is a big difference between being an Immigrant who has immigrated legally to the United States and an Illegal Immigrant who has circumvented the legal system. We must stop confusing the two! If you do not believe that, try going to a foreign country ILLEGALLY and see what happens! They do not welcome you with open arms as we do here, and you more than likely will serve a stiff penalty for doing so!
I do understand the bleeding heart syndrome for people in other countries less fortunate than we are. I do understand the want to help others grow! BUT…. What I do not understand is the willingness to step on, penalize, and take things away from our own citizens to get this done. It is not our fault that other countries don’t care about their own people’s welfare! I for one am tired of people blaming the United States for other countries way of running their own countries. I am tired of people expecting us to take on, fix, and pay for what is really their own problem that they themselves caused and refuse to accept responsibility for or fix. If we are truly going to be forced to be the World Police, then we should be policing in a more effective manner.
As the old saying goes: You can’t help others if you can’t help yourself!
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