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Illegal Immigration: No Common Sense!
Question: when something is ILLEGAL, doesn't it mean a legislative or governing body passed a LAW forbidding it? If a person and/or his family is in America ILLEGALLY, he and his family MUST be deported back to their own country. WHY is this so complicated?
Four generations ago when my family came through Ellis Island, processed into America as LEGAL Russian immigrants, they had to learn English, U.S. history, U.S. customs & traditions and U.S. laws before they were eligible to APPLY for citizenship. Why is it different for those who sneak across the border?
Regarding "profiling," I applaud ARIZONA for using common sense. We shouldn't "profile" U.S. Citizens. But if profiling is required in order to sort through those who ARE citizens from those who ARE NOT, so what? If you are a citizen and you get profiled, show your ID and move on...otherwise, how would YOU suggest we figure out who can stay and who must go?
While we sit back comfortably and debate the pros and cons of illegal immigration like a bunch of intellectual idiots...11 million ILLEGALS are 1) using our public welfare and medical services; 2) NOT paying the taxes that provide those services; 3) clogging the system so actually needy U.S. citizens have a harder time getting benefits.
And here's the REAL crime: when asked, many illegals stated they DO NOT WANT to be U.S. Citizens! They want the benefits of working in America without the costs and hassles of citizenship, especially while sending BILLIONS of U.S. dollars back to Mexico each year.
It's unfair and it is wrong. As a U.S. citizen, if you are caught living & working in Mexico without a valid visa/permit, you are IMMEDIATELY thrown in jail, charged, and eventually tried in violation of Mexican immigration and naturalization laws. The same should apply in America!