posted on May, 1 2006 @ 10:36 AM
The illegals that I know are hard working, honest, law abiding citizens. They are not abusive of the system and are just good people. I've worked
with them for years and support their drive to be legal.
They've been wanting to gain legal status for years, but are afraid to go to the INS to apply for fear of being deported. Most have been here for
more than 10 years, speak the language well, are well educated in our country's customs and politics. For that matter, most of my illegal friends
are more aware of political matters than most citizens that I know.
For those that have learned the language, our customs, our political system and obey our laws, I press for their right to be granted legal status
We need a means by which they can apply for and gain legal status without fear of deportation. They own homes, have families and jobs here and can't
take a chance of being deported.
If our government wants to build a wall to stop the current immigration or wants to deport those who have been here less than 2 or 3 years, then that
is fine. But it would be wrong to deport those who have built honest lives here...just as wrong as it would be to deport any one of us citizens and
make us prove our citizenship after a few months or years of waiting.
Before judging them, perhaps we should walk a mile in their shoes...
I agree that we should deport those who have a history of legal problems or who do not pay child support to their X-wives or who do not work to
support themselves, but on the flip side, we need to support those who are honest hard workers.
Today it is far to difficult to gain legal status in this country.
Who will stand with me and say that we need to support honest immigrants who have built lives here?