To avoid further confusion (or enhance confusion)
Here is an American (and Texan) Liberal's take on the matter:
From what I can read, it is not racist nor bigoted. Those who go through legal channels will be treated as one of *our* own. Those who do not are
criminals. The day Mexico demands the return of it's land, it will get what it deserves. nothing. Actually probably much to your surprise there is a
large number of Americans born here on this side who are descendents of Native Americans as well, if not Native Americans themselves. Work no one else
wants???? The U.S. has an immense unemployment problem as is. If wages were to be legal in the first place for those jobs, then you'd see a lot more
Americans working and a lot of Mexicans leaving to return to Mexico. Additionally, not all food being produced in the U.S. is from mexican hands,
legal or not. Much of it is produced in other places, by American hands or other nations as well.
I really like to idea of returning to an Ellis island ideal.
We also need to extend the protection of our borders through Military extension and presense. All illegals should be questioned about status, if they
refuse to identify themselves or cooperate, then shoot on sight, unless they are on their way to the office for proper forms.
It's not about bigotry, it's about protecting *our* beloved country!
God(s) Bless the U.S.A.
[edit on 6-11-2004 by Crysstaafur]