reply to post by OutKast Searcher
The problem with the system that you are proposing is that it would allow anyone into this country, no matter what and that can not be allowed. In
this country, gone are the days of some medical problems, such as polio, and other diseases that the government worked very hard to eradicate from the
population, yet in many countries are making a come back in force. Do we allow the sick to come in, to work, exposing thousands to a potentially
I do support legal immigration, those that took the time to go through the front door and ultimately worked hard to become a citizen. I will follow
the laws, welcome them in as my neighbor and fellow citizen. But those who sneak across the border, those who support and justify such are no better
than those who supported slavery and continued it so long ago. Illegal immigration is a horrible thing, ultimately while a majority of those who are
seeking a better life come here to do such, the reality is that they are breaking the law to sustain a system that is pretty much keeping them out of
the loop. Yes they may work for less, and longer hours, and for what? At what point does it stop being financially feasible to keep them? How much
is it worth for a parent to hug a child, but can’t due to an injury sustained while on the job, and then they can’t get the help they need or
change the working conditions due to fear or even that they may be deported for breaking the law? Why is it that the federal government allows for
the breaking of some laws by those who are not citizens of this country, yet will throw the book at the citizens who do?
National parks destroyed, property trespassed and vandalized, land ruined is just to name a few of the problems that all come up due to this issue.
And there are some parts of this country you can not go, if you do, there is a good chance you could get killed from just being there, even if you are
giving aid to those who have broken the laws of the country.
No I can not work for less than 7.25 an hour, as I do enjoy the place I live, some of the modern creature comforts that come along with such. At
least with that 7.25 an hour, I get the benefit of the full protection of the laws when it comes to working a job.
So you are saying that 20 plus people living in say a 2 bedroom apartment is healthy and good for moral? I personally like a bit of space, one where
I can sit alone if I desire, and not have to worry about where I am sleeping, or even if I have to go to the bathroom, not having to fight to get in
Reality is that if someone is paid under the table, there is no taxes, no social security, no fica, futa or suta taken out of the pay check.
Let me ask you this, OutKast searcher: Would you allow for a group to come to where you live, take your food, use your house, and not help with the
upkeep? Or would you expect them to provide some sort of aid. Is that fair? Those who are not in the country legally, break the laws, and
ultimately they do such without impunity. They trespass where ever they like, take what they want, often with no thank you or asking.
I have lived in areas with a high illegal immigration population, and I can tell you that it is not all as you would put it. While they are hard
working, doing the jobs that some may find to be undesirable, the reality is that at times they are a problem. Many tend to be alcoholics, drinking
excessively, often getting quite nasty when they do not get their way. While they try to keep to themselves often isolating themselves from the rest
of society, and get irate when someone can not speak Spanish, and down right rude. The are a lively bunch, yet at the same time I must wonder, if
they took the steps to come to the country legally how different would their lives had been, if they would be in a better place or preferring their
home country. There is nothing that ties or binds them to this country, while that may have an appeal, the reality is that there is slowly a setting
up of 2 separate countries, one being the one that they are from and one in which they are now living. A country can not exist that way, it divides a
house and in the words of Abraham Lincoln: A house divided can not stand.