a reply to: macman
You know, I've really been paying attention to this topic. It seems to be truly fronted by the younger generation of about thirty and younger
(christ, that makes me feel old even saying that). I cannot help but think that it is because they grew up going to school with an even faster
growing population of immigrants here in the United States. It seems that this newer generation is very much driven by the altruistic idea of
"they're people too....how can a PERSON, a HUMAN BEING be ILLEGAL?".
Don't get me wrong. I personally love the opportunity to make new friends from other cultures and learn about them, their life, and their culture.
I've even got a few muslim friends. I cannot say that I agree with their religious beliefs and practices at all, but, I love them as people. I love
the fact that I personally now have a better understanding of the entire situation at hand, rather than going by heresay and main stream media fear
tactics. I am NOT against these people.
against the idea of them breaking our laws. Period. I've taught my daughter that when she goes to ANYBODY's home, she is to follow
THEIR rules. IF she doesn't like those rules, she should politely excuse herself and come talk to her mother and I to discuss it, and maybe have a
better understanding of the bigger picture. Suffice it to say, if you go to even such a similar culture as the UK, and break a law, your ass ends up
in their jail system.
This is how it is, and should be. Period.
I myself have a daughter who's mother kidnapped and took back to her native country with. I, as her father, have no special rights or opportunities
to gain citizenship in her country. I weighed my options earlier in the situation. I could have moved there, and simply overstayed my visa, and
attempted to work in my field under the table. I gave it LOTS of thought and consideration.
What would that have taught my oldest child, once she realized the way I moved there, and lived?
I love people. I feel bad about the situation. I feel horrible about the idea that there are cultures where life is so horrible and lacking in
financial opportunities to make themselves better off that the only real opportunity for them is to break another country's laws which the
constituents of that country made and live by. I truly do.
love people. I've known a few folks that were here illegally, and I can say that they were good, hard working people. I truly
cared about them. I still do.
But the simple fact is, if you broke the law, you should be held responsible and pay back your debt to the society at hand.
This is in no way a feel good situation. I wish there was a way, but there isn't. The new immigration rules put into effect are going to do nothing
but put greater strain and stress on our society. That means these people are putting their needs ahead of ours, with little concern.
That is just wrong, as I'd never do that to someone else.