a reply to: Kali74
If South and Central American nations weren't being overrun with cartels, criminal gangs, and enabled by corrupt police and political leadership, we
would have little issues with immigration.
I think this country needs the hard working folks who come here. I would prefer they came here legally. But the illegals that are here are scared of
their homelands. While some are criminals, that doesn't make them all criminals and I think we need to observe that. We need to help those people, not
kick them out. This is America, land of the free and home of the brave.
We also are the people with the Statue of Liberty that faces the rest of the world and says:
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles.
From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!"” cries she
With silent lips. “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-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”