By Charles Mayer
May 18 2006
I just finished reading another comment on SitNews about illegal
immigration and thought I would respond. To much of the older
generation who have never received public assistance of any kind,
it makes us wonder who is in control of the USA. My great grandparents
immigrated legally before the turn of the century, and lived
a good honest life taking care of themselves, never asking for
handouts. Their church and neighbors helped them in time of need.
Now we're hearing of the rights of the migrants. To me, these
rights - i.e. medical, education, public assistance - need to
be earned by applying for citizenship just as our forefathers
did. With rights come responsibilities.
One more thing. Illegal immigration
has driven down the wages we earn in the USA, and has raised
taxes because of all the public assistance programs. There's
no simple answer but something needs to be done, and any small
step is a start.
san antonio, TX - USA
About: Charles Mayer is a senior
citizen and has been in the pawnshop industry most of his adult
life. He writes, "Working with people all my life, I have
learned about many positions and political views.
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Ketchikan, AK - USA
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