posted on May, 7 2011 @ 03:19 PM
Immigration is a very hot button issue in this country and all over the world. We are not the only country with immigration problems, we are however
one of the most Pollitically Correct countries involving what needs to be done.
We as a country have failed to properly secure our borders and our country has suffered as a recourse of these actions. Our products are becoming
printed in half english, half spanish, and the majority of our telephone services, internet, credit cards, etc. etc. instruct you to "Press one for
english" whenever you make a call.
I have nothing wrong with immigrants IF they follow the set proceedures to legally enter this country. What I do have a problem with (and many years
experience directly dealing with) is illegal immigrants entering the country, not bothering to even TRY and speak english, have their kids translate
for them the most basic needs and consistantly reproduce without reason while putting more strain on our financial system.
I am not racist, I am not a bigot, but I have seen and dealt with these kinds of people directly. I also know some immigrants (not all from Mexico)
that have fought and scraped to get where they are and I hold them in the highest respect, even if they speak broken english, they are trying. However
to subscribe to the idea that the children are the victims and to give the parents a pass is exactly why we are in this situation. Yes, children have
no bearing on what their parents do, but that does not relieve the parents from wrongdoing or the responsibility to take care of their children
I don't agree that we should provide required education to immigrant children, but I do think that if the parents try and enter the system as it is
intended, then we should extend our hand and help. By giving them another excuse, we are furthering the list of reasons why they come here in the
first place. I agree with Arizona's laws that were passed recently and I don't think they are profiling; I think they are the few people stepping up
to address a problem that has long been overdue for an overhaul.
Foreign countries should have systems set up like ours to aid children in difficult situations, it should not be up to the american taxpayers (and
myself) to support every child that is subject to hard circumstances and bad parents. I have enough to worry about just supporting my own children,
and making sure they speak english, not spanish.