Some would say that I’m racist because I have a general disdain for illegal immigrants. And see, after reading just one sentence of this post you immediately thought, “Racist!” Illegal immigration is a touchy topic in this country and the minute there’s anti-illegal immigration behavior our knee-jerk reaction is to cry racism. The fight then becomes about what someone thinks or believes rather than what the law dictates and what is right vs what is wrong. When you put illegal immigration up against racism it is essential to understand that one of those two things is indeed a factually mandated law put in place and voted on by the people of the United States while the other simply is not so and is a belief system perpetuated by society.
I’m not racist, however, not in the true sense of the word. I have absolutely no issues with people of other races and cultures. I am all for those who come to the United States the legal way and become legal citizens. I encourage immigrants to learn our language and our ways so that they might integrate into our society. I agree with immigration when it is done according to the law and the guideline set forth therein.
What I do have a problem with is people that want to come to my country, receive the perks of being in my country but don’t want to become legal citizens and adapt to the American way of life.
I don’t have tolerance for those who come here expecting to have their housing paid for, their food paid for, free medical care and a paycheck to boot. It sickens me when I see groups of illegal immigrants march up and down the streets of my city waving the flag of their country and shouting about how unfair immigration laws are and how they have rights too. It irritates me because if they had taken the proper measures to become a legal American citizen they would know from learning about our constitution that if you are here illegally you have no real rights other than to be treated as human. If you want rights become a citizen.
I once had a woman tell me that she refused to become a citizen and that it didn’t matter that she’s not a citizen she should still have all the same rights I have because she worked two jobs – under the table. To her, the fact that she wasn’t paying taxes was neither here nor there so much so that she worked to make a living rather than getting welfare. While I applaud her work ethic, not paying taxes is illegal.
One of the other reasons I’m against illegal immigration is because it’s fucking illegal. That means it is a violation of our country’s laws and that makes these people criminals. Color it whatever way you want but one type of crime is no different than another in that there are appropriate consequences for various types of crime.
I’ve been asked if I think its unfair for kids of illegal immigrants to be deported and I say yes it is fair. It is just. It is the law. Those kids should get pissed off at their parents, not America or Americans. They should demand that their parents become legal citizens and they themselves should become legal citizens so that they can partake in all the goodness that America has to offer. It is not these poor kids fault that their parents came here illegally but it is also not our responsibility to take care of those kids or their parents. We have far too many Americans that we need to take care of before we start taking care of people from other countries.
Of course I have a lot more to say about this whole topic, instructions for using an American-style toilet being a big one, but this post is already too damned long and I’m sure no one wants to hear me ramble on any further than I already have so. I know that I’m not going to make an impact on immigration laws one way or the other and I don’t really care if we are discussing it as a nation because we have already discussed it and put laws in place regarding it. As far as I’m concerned We The People, as a Nation need to start enforcing our own immigration laws and let the chips fall where they may.