Originally posted by Pedro4077
If You Were Born There - Stay There
Immigration these days is all about Poor, War Torn, Bloodthirsty Religious Fanatics moving to Western Countries. These people are a drain on Welfare
with their Unrestricted Breeding and lack of Education.
Why should we foot the Bill for this?
"Unrestricted Breeding" is not the drain on welfare. admittedly lack of education (not their fault really) can be, but generally that is an issue
that can be fixed. the main reason for the "welfare drain" is that the government tends to pass it out freely to immigrants, while at the same time
ignoring the people who were born there. again not really an immigrant's fault, that is the fault of the government.
Many times they do not even bother to learn English, or the Socially accepted practices of the Nation that has adopted them.
you DO have a point there. many (by no means all) do seem to shun learning the language of their adoptive countries (note it is not always English).
this makes it rather difficult for both them and people they have to deal with problematic at times. i say that after years of having to do things
like try to have a 7 year old try to translate very important information to people, then have those people who can not speak the language freak out
because i could not speak theirs. i had even been told i had no business working where i did because i did not speak THEIR language. then there is the
fact that the government spends a pile of money by having FREE translators for these people. if a person does not speak the language that is their
problem, if translation is needed that is their issue to deal with.
an immigrant should also respect the social practices of their adoptive nation. i'm not talking religion or anything. but things like respect for
women especially, (not do things like try to get money back because i should KNOW that a WOMAN is NOT CAPABLE of making that type of DECISION
as well as things like free speech. or telling us we should not eat/sell pork as they don't like it. they also should not try changing the laws of
their adoptive country to conform to the laws where they came from. they CHOSE to come, they CHOSE where they came. if they want to live by laws
similar to where they are from they should have CHOSEN a place with similar laws.
Call me a Racist if that makes you feel better, but it is a fact. Who is immigrating to Somalia, who is immigrating to the Philippinnes, who is
immigrating to Haiti?
um IT IS NOT A FACT "who is immigrating to Somalia, who is immigrating to the Philippines, who is immigrating to Haiti". personally i don't know
anyone immigrating to Somalia or Haiti, but i'm sure it does happen. as for the Philippines i DO KNOW FOR A FACT that people DO IMMIGRATE to here
from all over ESPECIALLY from the US, Canada and Europe. so i will call you out on that error. and it is not just people who have Philippines ancestry
either. i see many white, black, Chinese, Korean, Japanese etc people and hear several different languages at the immigration office, as well as out
and about the country. admittedly there are not the numbers i see back home, but it does occur.
i guess technically i can be considered an immigrant right now. but at least the COUNTRY i am in does not pander to immigrants quite like back home. i
AM NOT handed WELFARE just for showing up for example, i am expected to SUPPORT MYSELF. something i wish was the same back home. i am EMBARRASSED that
i can't speak the native language (i am leaning slowly tho), but i am lucky that my native language just happens to be the business language. and ANY
translation i need is upon myself to supply, if i don't have someone to translate for me that is my problem in a day to day situation. if i can't
understand a shop keeper for example i don't "freak out demanding that THEY should SPEAK MY LANGUAGE", i just can't buy something, unless i can
get someone to translate for me. i also don't berate people for eating a dog (ok if it was MY dog there would be an issue
), as that is MY
CULTURAL ISSUE to deal with. i don't expect them to change that part of their culture just because the culture i am from finds it unacceptable.