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Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
Has anyone watched Traffic, the Mini Series? Then you know what Im talking about.
But for those who havent, part of the story, is that terrorists, stole bio weapons, small pox, from the Russians. They took the smallpox, infected a boatload of illegals who were trying to sneak into the US.
A Very realistic scenario. Terrorists wouldnt have to worry about smuggling a barrel of Anthrax across the borders: simply go to Hong Kong, Mexico, wherever, find a gaggle of illegals who are paying to sneak itno the US, Infect them with a contagion via food or water, and viola: your terror weapon has been delivered with cutoms and security none the wiser, and it can easily spread that way too.
Human distribution devices. So, I ask, if a damn Tv show can show the obvious, why the hell have our security guys not taken it into consideration and listed illegal sneak immigration as security threat number one?
Perhaps they already know, and are planning to look the other way like they did 9/11?
Originally posted by James the Lesser
vote for republicans.
Originally posted by nativeokie
Why is it that if you are against "illegal" immigration you are attacked for being anti-Immigrant?
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
Isolationism was our best policy, it kept us from suffering the henious wars that devstated other countires. Our isolationism made us strong. Our isolationism can save us again. And, EX...........our ideals are fine for us, but have you ever considered the rest of the world does not believe or want it? So we dont push it on them, or "defend" them.
The fate of the rest of the world concerns me little. They will either fight each other, or they will figure it out on thier own. Our job is only to secure our existance and keep a wary eye on the world, observing, but not interfering. They have been doing whatever it is they do long before we came along, i see no reason or benefit in getting involved in centuries old intrigues and ethnic rivalries.
Our isolationism will require us to get involved in other renewable ebergy sources and conserve more, instead of throwing everything away like kids and using it up. Our whole system needs a total rebuild.
Originally posted by nathraq
Yes, Eastcoastkid, I agree. I stated earlier on this thread, I married a German national. We went to the DMV to take her drivers test, and they had the test in Spanish,Polish, and Russian. That really ticked me off. It was bad enough it took a YEAR to get her and my children here. It was bad enough that my congressman didn't do squat to help when I asked him. What was worse was when I would call the American Consulate in Frankfurt to get updated status reports, and they were only open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. And not one American answered the phones. It was German Nationals. The same people who told me NOT to contact my comgressman, because it will slow down the process!!!
I can only imagine your intense frustration! Who the hell is your congressman? He should be fired!
This is what happens when you try to obey the immigration laws in this country, and do everything by the book. And that is why illegals have absolutely no business here.
People who sneak over, jumping ahead of everybody are LAWBREAKERS, plain and simple. They should be treated as such. Never given amnesty or whatever!
My family came here from Croatia in 1908 . My great-grandfather had to wait 8 years for his family to get here. It was hard, but he made it, legally. No one was here to help them. There were no support groups, no signs being posted in Serbo/Croatian. School was taught in English. But somehow, they made it. As did the millions of legal immigrants from all corners of the globe.
You're right. That's how most of our families began here. The hard but legal way, with no special treatment.
Originally posted by riffraffalunas
small world nathraq
my in-law family immigrated in 1908 Also !!
but they were from Lithuania, it took years for
them all to get here, to become Coal Miners in W Va
I also went thru Ellis Island (when it was operational)
but i was a German refugee of Lithuanian heritage
there are still citizenship classes & tests before
Naturalization....all those illeagles miss out on the
pomp, ceremony, and pride you get when taking
the oath,Allegience & becoming a citizen...