posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 07:07 AM
Before the flaming posts start, please read the entire posting and consider what is being stated.
Interesting story and one that give pause for thought and consideration. We live in a nation of laws, and are expected to follow those laws no matter
that. The concept and original concept of the system that the US has, was designed that justice should be blind, and no one, from a small child up to
the President of the United States should be above the law.
Illegal Immigration has been a problem for years, make no mistake about this, as this issue did not start here recently, and goes back to the days of
the 1940’s and World War II. Illegal Immigrants have been coming here since that time frame, and the problem has only gotten worse over the years,
to the point where it is a problem these days, and the concept is that Illegal Immigrants us the United States of America as a banking machine and
those who hire Illegal Immigrants are using such as cheap labor for their own profit. It is a vicious cycle, and affects the entire country.
Currently is has fueled a new rum triangle, with the illegal narcotics in the US.
Unfortunately for every story like this one, there are often stories where the person is not so good, and has committed far more serious crimes, and
did not get fully punished except to be expelled and come back to do such again.
It can be stated that this case and others like it are a real shame, as you have a child, through no fault of his own, was brought here, while very
young, by his parents, some 15 years ago, and has remained in the US, finishing his education. Then he broke the law, and got sent to jail and now
the question has been brought up on if they should deport him or not.
There are more and more cases like this one that is coming up, and as much as it is going to hurt or stink, but we should all follow the laws of the
country, and yes he should be deported. His parents should be punished harshly, as they have condemned their own child to a life, where he would
ultimately have to break more laws to survive in this country. They were irresponsible in their actions and the victim in this case is an 18 year old
child, who has to pay the ultimate price for such. The US, can no longer afford to be so forgiving, or willing to accept or even be expected to take
care of people from other countries, while it can no longer afford to take care of its own citizens. It was wrong for them to expect that it would be
alright for their child and to put all hopes of him, and them to get citizenship. The Dream Act was a bad law, that would have not only given him
citizenship, but his entire family and possibly his extended family, and the law was very reflective of such. The solution to this issue will neither
be easy or simple, and people like this child will get hurt. That is unfortunately, but the law has to be equal on all sides, to both those living
here and those who are wanting to come here. It is good that no one got hurt or was seriously harmed in the accident, cause if there was, then the
outcry would have been far worse and the hatred towards this child would have been greater.
Recently those in power have forgotten that the law must be blind and has started to subject the country to a one sided rule. Counties, cities and
states that are sanctuaries for illegal immigrants are now all under the pinch of the economy and can no longer afford to protect those who they
The solution is not going to be fair in the case of this child, but if I was ICE, and in charge, yes I would deport him, however, I would leave the
door open for him to come back and become a citizen, thus satisfying both sides.
Now having read the posts, there are a few other things that many are not considering, the boarders of a country are important. Yes they do separate
us from having contact, but here is the question are you prepared to have to learn another language, and go by the customs that you may not agree
with? Would it matter if your parent, or child or anyone in your immediate family were to get sick from a disease that your country has protections
against, and the other does not? Kind of makes you think when you put it into terms like that, borders separate countries for a reason, as wars have
been fought, cause the people of that area spoke one language or another. Open borders, means that a people who may not hold the same values or live
under a stricter code can come in and condemn and persecute you for violating one thing or another. And with an open border, you may find that while
one economy may suffer, the other prospers. Every country out there, has a different set of standards on what is and is not acceptable, and different
expectations of its citizens. From language to the very essence of what makes a people unique. Are you willing to lose that which makes you unique?
Our very culture and history are all based on the borders that surround us and it would be a shame to see such be lost. In Europe, where they do have
open borders, as part of the EU, it is starting to come very apparent that maybe such was not a good idea, as it is hard to find something uniquely of
one culture or another, as the people travel and merge.
I am not against immigrations, nor should the country, however, illegal immigration is a real problem, and the longer that the federal government
waits, the worse it is going to get.