posted on Apr, 17 2003 @ 08:10 AM
Well, UP, I live in Texas, which is on the border of Mexico. We have a lot of Mexican immigrants (some legal, some illegal) and a lot of them don't
speak English. Many, if not most, are completely uneducated and work in menial jobs (dishwasher, housekeeper, lawn mowing, etc.)
So, you see, I am in that situation. So is the whole state of Texas and California and New Mexico and Arizona. And yes, we have drugs ang gangs
and all brought in from Mexico. We pay to school their children.
How do I feel about it? Well, I've learned some Spanish, and like many people here, I'm glad that they do take the low-level jobs (like mowing my
lawn) that most Americans don't want to do. Most of these immigrants are good citizens in that they pay taxes and stay out of trouble.
And I still say there's quite a difference between the current situation and a parallel one of Mexicans suddenly overrunning the country and pushing
Catholicism on all of us by forcing us to accept aid only from Catholic organizations who wish only to convert us to that religion.
I hadn't heard of Muslims going door-to-door to convert anyone in Europe... am i behind the times, then? I thought the recruiting was done mainly in
the same sorts of ministries that the Christians do.