By Virginia E. Atkinson
April 18, 2006
This subject is becoming a very sensitive topic in the news today, now I have mixed feelings about this issue, because in a way there's a negative and a positive side to this subject. For some have come to America to settle down in a place called, "The Land of Opportunity." An opportunity that offers jobs, education, starting a business, etc, the bad part of it is that some immigrants seem to be taking advantage of this opportunity and abusing it like no different than some Americans. Such as joining street gangs, becoming a national statistic in the world of crime, selling drugs, or taking advantage of programs such as welfare and food stamps. When it comes to programs, low-income families ought to be first in line before 'illegal' immigrants.
The downside of this situation
is the "illegal" immigrants are crossing the borders
everyday. And granting 'amnesty' to the illegal ones is just
as good as swinging the door "wide-open" and inviting
more of them to cross the border. (and a-slap-on-the-wrist) No
sense in having border patrols if the government grants amnesty
to the illegal ones. Sure they are the ones picking fruits and
vegetables Americans enjoy eating everyday. But the least they
can do is go about it the right way and through the proper channels
if they want to become Americans. It can't be that hard to do.
They need to make up their mind where they want to live, and
not come to America for a temporary job to send money back home,
everyone knows that the amount of money they earn in America
goes a longer ways in their own country. If they want to live
in America then learn to speak ENGLISH, wave the American flag,
and be more serious about becoming American...and not be in America
just for temporary jobs and money. There's more to being an
American than jobs and money.
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