posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 11:50 AM
I went to school with a man who now owns a successful framing business, he employs 15 people at his company.
He was brought here as an infant, he had no choice in the matter.
30 years later he is a success, he owns a large house in newport beach, he has a few Mercedes, he is a law abiding person.
Accept for one thing, his parents violated the law in bringing him here.
Everything he owns is in his business name and tax ID.
He has gotten pulled over a few times, its gotten to the point that he has to do Cal Trans every time (its a running joke that we will see him on the
side of the road every now and than)
He pays taxes, he contributes, his company is growing in this economy and he employs americans.
Hell he speak less Spanish than I do, and all I know is burrito and taco.
Not every illegal was here by choice.
what would you do if your parents took you as a baby to a foreign land where you grew up and assimilated to it, where it became your home more than
your home land?
Xenophobia is a horrible thing, no more so when its draped in a flag.
People hated the Irish and Italian immigrants as well, who this country hates simply changes depending on the age we are in.
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty
woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild
eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your
tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to
me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"