posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 01:56 AM
reply to post by Grendel39
I realize they have legal status to work. But the argument is that illegal immigrants take away high paying jobs. Since when is working in a field or
fast food considered a high paying job. All I am saying is that our high paying jobs are going overseas or being given to immigrants legally. Why
can't we invest in the education of Americans so we can keep these jobs. Are Americans not educated enough to be doctors that we have to import them
from other countries?
As for housing problems, I don't think its born of illegal immigration. I think it was just a get rich quick thing on behalf of many corrupt people.
I believe 300 or so were arrested a few days ago. The sad part is that many good decent people got hurt, regardless of their race or immigration
By the way I am not for illegals coming here. I am also in favor of securing all of our borders. But it gets to me that many American born Hispanics
are being looked down on, discriminated against, and harassed because of this issue. From 1987 up until 9/11 this was not a big issue. Why did it take
20 something years to become an issue? Why did our country prosper so much in the most part during these years if illegal immigration puts such a
strain on our economy? Illegal immigration is not the sole reason our health care is in crisis, illegal immigration is not the sole reason our jobs
are being taken away (ever talk to a sprint operator in India), nor is illegal immigration the sole reason our crime rate goes up. Many people are
using this issue to cover up and distract from other reasons that are hindering these areas.
I am merely trying to educate people so that they
won't be fooled that illegal immigration is the root of all of our problems. I am awake to the fact that illegal immigration hurts us, but I disagree
to the extent.
All I want is fairness. Secure all 4 entry ways. All we talk about is the border with Mexico. Last I heard th terrorist came in legally and overstayed
their visa or have entered through the northern border. Mexico is not the only way they can come in. In addition just because someone is Hispanics
shouldn't give anyone the right to assume that the person is here illegally. Illegals come in all different size, shape and color. Just because the
majority of illegals are Hispanics, due to close proximity of our borders, doesn't mean we make up the entirety. I have enjoyed debating this issue
with you and just like you have given me some points to ponder I hope I have done likewise.
[edit on 21-6-2008 by jam321]