posted on May, 1 2006 @ 08:35 AM
For the record:
I don’t have any issue's with people wanting to live in the USA, its what its all about after all. But there is a process for it.
I take issue with people who want to side step the process to be here. Nobody has the "right" to live in any country other than where they were
born. I couldn’t just move to any other country I wanted too and just live there (even Mexico), there is a process for it. So why should there be
no process to come here? If I was a legal immigrant in the US, I’d be majorly PEEVED at all these protestors who are here illegally. They
didn’t need to do anything to compete for the same jobs and benefits than I did.
Fact: Undocumented, illegal aliens don’t have medical or auto insurance severely taxing the system. Tax payers are paying for them each and every
time there is an issue. I.e. LEGAL citizens are paying for the ILLEGAL ones.
Fact: Even though illegal aliens benefit from the health and social system, they aren’t paying taxes, further stretching the systems ability to
provide for its citizens.
Fact: Regardless of the jobs in question, illegal immigrants do in fact reduce the amount of jobs available as a whole.
So, to summarize: Everybody should have the ability to APPLY to come to the USA, but nobody has the right to automatically be here unless they were
born here (and born here to legal residents)
So this isn’t a "non issue", it’s a huge issue. I don’t want to pay (as a tax payer) for people to sap into my families benefits if they
don’t pay taxes themselves. I also don’t want to get into an accident with people are unable and unwilling to be insured.
Look at it this way: They have made a conscious decision to avoid paying taxes and insurance to beat the system. These people have come to another
country without due process for the sole ability to avoid the costs of the system while receiving all of the benefits. They want to be above the
system, and that’s illegal. If I stopped paying my taxes and insurances today I would be sent to prison, so why should it be legal for illegal
immigrants to do it?
Happy primero de Mayo!!!
[edit on 1-5-2006 by skippytjc]