The Rights of Illegal Immigrants

The Rights of

Illegal Immigrants?

By

S A Campbell

An interesting side argument has developed relating to the emotional issue of illegal immigrants in this country. There have been repeated references to the ‘rights’ of the illegal immigrants. Some apparently believe that because a person is present in this country, whether they’re here legally or not, they are entitled to the full benefits and/or rights belonging to a legal resident of this country. Is this a valid argument? Does ones mere presence, regardless of the legality of it, allow unfettered access to the rights and benefits of this country? Or are there certain privileges that are supposed to be reserved for legal residents of this country? Are the liberals attempting to allow these illegal immigrants access to things they have no real legal right to?

Let us be clear; many try to blur the debate by claiming such reforms proposed by the Federal Government is aimed at immigrants. It is not! It is aimed at illegal immigrants. Those individuals, for whatever reason, have deliberately snuck into this country, illegally. Their first act is willfully breaking our laws regarding immigration and then continuing this act by refusing to register and begin the process to become a legal citizen. Granted this country is essentially a country of immigrants, but they established laws governing the entry into this country they created. Except for the descendents of the Indians that were here before the white invasion, we are all descended from immigrants. And except for the majority of the Negro population whose ancestors were brought here as slaves, our ancestors came here willingly. Yes this is a land of opportunity but it is also a land of laws.

Now many, possible in hopes of culling future political support, wish to ignore laws that govern legal entry and prevent the government from pursuing and/or punishing those individuals that are violating our laws. We shall not discuss the practical aspect of locating and prosecuting the millions that are here illegally. What we want to see is if the claim that they possess ‘rights’ is a valid argument.

Many seem to confuse rights guaranteed in the US Constitution with things that are benefits or privileges granted to legal US citizens. Does an illegal immigrant have a right to the welfare system, public education, the minimum wage, a driver’s license, to be able to speak to an attorney while incarcerated, or due process? Does the Constitution make a distinction?

The United States Constitution is the basis of our laws. If a law violates a principle of our Constitution it is declared unconstitutional and is no longer enforced. Although not all of our cherished rights are succinctly spelled out in the Constitution. Sometimes one has to read between the lines. I charge anyone to show anywhere in the Constitution where our hallowed ‘Constitutional Rights’, that almost everyone is aware, thanks to television, are clearly enumerated. One will not find definite statements in the Constitution that one has the right to remain silent, the right to consult with an attorney while they are in police custody and if they can not afford an attorney that one will be appointed to them at no cost. It is not specifically stated, but the intent is there. Can one also claim the same in regards to the rights of illegal immigrants? Must one ‘read between the lines’ to find such support or is this claim baseless?

Who is a Citizen”

Let us begin by looking to see if the US Constitution clearly defines what a citizen is. Does it say exactly what is necessary for one to be considered a US citizen” The answer is an undeniable yes.

In the first line of the 14th Amendment it is stated;

All persons born or naturalized in the United States,,,are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside

 

There should be little room for debate as to what the Constitution says makes someone a citizen of this country. There are some illegals that attempt to circumvent this law by smuggling pregnant women into this country and have them give birth while in our country and then using or abusing this law site that the child is now a US citizen. They further negate the law by advancing the emotional argument that it isn’t right to deport the child with its illegal mother back to the country they came from since the child is a US citizen and it isn’t right to separate the child from its mother.

Obviously this is a calculated ploy to exploit a loop hole in the amendment. Congress should make an effort to close this loop hole. One possibility would be to change the wording to state that anyone born of parents who are present in this country legally. Unfortunately Congress tends to procrastinate on such issues until it either becomes a crisis and is forced to deal with it or else because it is a convent re-election issue that can be exploited to sway voters. But that’s another argument.

Let’s make it clear; according to the US Constitution a citizen is either someone that was born here or has been naturalized. To be a naturalized citizen means that the person has obeyed the immigration laws of this country. That is they applied for and received a visa and their application for citizenship was approved; not that they illegally entered the country and avoided apprehension and conviction for a set amount of time.

There is also the idea to grant an amnesty to those illegal immigrants that have been here for a certain length of time. This would seem to be a violation of certain Constitutional rules. These illegal immigrants have committed a criminal offense against the United States, maybe not on the level of murder but it is still a criminal offense. Congress does not have the authority to forgive a crime; they can enact new laws declaring that something that was illegal is now no longer illegal. Only the President has the authority under the Constitution to grant pardons or reprieves to individuals for “offenses against the United States”. (US Constitution Article II, section 2) But for the President to be able to grant a pardon the person must first be tried and convicted. Also, pardons are usually granted by the President on an individual case. Secondly to grant blanket amnesty would require a change of the 14th amendment which requires two thirds of both Houses to approve. (US Constitution Article V)

Ignoring the reasons listed above, what if Congress decides to grant amnesty to the illegal immigrants that are here? First off this country is suppose to be fair, just and reasonable but is this true here” What does it say to those immigrants that obeyed our rules and applied for citizenship, obtained a visa or green card, maintained gainful employment while they were here and did not commit a criminal offense? Isn’t this an injustice to them? What of those that are waiting to gain citizenship? Would this blanket amnesty apply to them too? Or would the Congress, in effect, tell them they were wrong in following the rules? Exactly who would this amnesty cover? Only those illegal immigrants currently in the country or anyone that can sneak in and avoid capture for a set period of time? The sheer magnitude of implementing such a program is overwhelming, but then practicality has never really been a major obstacle to Congress.

The People?

There is a serious oversight that many have committed in this issue; whether this oversight is due to simple ignorance or a deliberate attempt to blur the issue is uncertain. The issue is whether there are other things enumerated in the Constitution related to personal liberties and just who these apply to; legal citizens or anyone in the United States, legally or not.

An examination of the Constitution shows that it does speak of the rights of the people but also refers to privileges and benefits. Again, is it speaking of the same thing or are there differences and to whom do these items apply to?

The Constitution uses the word people a total of nine times. It must be determined if the word is being used to refer to a specific group of individuals or as a general, all-inclusive term. Below are the nine times the word ‘people’ is found in the Constitution:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. (Preamble)

 

The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States… (Article I Section 2)

 

…the right of the people peaceably to assemble… (1st Amendment)

…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms… (2nd Amendment)

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures… (4th Amendment)

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. (9th Amendment)

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. (10th Amendment)

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof…the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct. (17th Amendment)

In the first use of ‘the people’ common sense would lead one to the conclusion that ‘the people’ is referring to the citizens of the United States. From the contest of the word in examples two and six through nine the same conclusion can be reasonably drawn. Examples three, four and five no definite conclusion can be drawn but since these are within the initial Bill of Rights and the Bill of Rights was drawn up to enumerate the rights of the citizens of the new nation. It’s a safe assumption that these too are referring to citizens of the United States.

Rights vs Privileges

Again recall that the 14th Amendment defines a citizen as anyone that was either born here or has been naturalized. The above listed examples are rights enjoyed by legal US citizens; among many others. But what about such things as; welfare, minimum wage, public schooling, Social Security and/or driver’s licenses can these considered rights?

How many teens have not heard from parents that driving or more correctly a driver’s license is not a right but a privilege? The above listed items can not be seen as rights; they are privileges and/or benefits that our country has established for its citizens. And the Constitution does make reference to these in a couple of places. In Article 4 section 2 it says that “The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.” There can be no argument, at least there shouldn’t be, about who and what this is referring to.

Another example is in the 14th Amendment. There it states that “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.” Again can there be any question as to who or what this is talking about? So it would seem that access to the welfare system is a benefit and/or a privilege that a US citizen has; something probably not foreseen by our Founding Fathers. The same can be said for the Social Security system and the public school system.

 

Rights of the Illegals?

 

Do they have any rights according to the Constitution or are they non-persons? Do they have any protection under the Constitution even if they are here illegally? The answer is yes they do have some rights but not as extensive as many liberals claim. Remember that many things liberals claim the illegals have a right to, they do not. That the items many claim they have a right to are in fact benefits or privileges possessed by the citizens of this country. So exactly what rights do these interlopers possess?

In truth very few. They are not entitled to have unfettered access to our welfare system, health care and/or public education system. The Constitution is quite clear as to what rights everyone possesses in this country, whether they are a legal citizen, foreign visitor or illegal alien. In the first section of the 14rh Amendment it states;

…nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law…

 

There is what they have a right to; due process. They can not have their liberty, property or life taken without proper legal proceedings (i.e. a trial). There, it can’t be any clearer. The only right they have is the right to have their day in court!

 

Compromising the Constitution

 

The Constitution clearly enumerates the rights, benefits and privileges of a United States citizen. These rights, benefits and privileges that are bestowed upon an individual by either being born here or being naturalized, not to just anyone! The politicians have no right to give these benefits away simply in hopes of gaining future political favor. If they are allowed to do this where is the incentive to become a US citizen? For that matter where’s the incentive to obey any law?

These are benefits and privileges we have paid for or are paying for with our taxes. Regardless of the correctness of some of these programs that are designed to help US citizens; they are intended for US citizens and not just anyone. If they desire to take advantage of these benefits and privileges let them abide by our rules! If they object to the unfair treatment they may be receiving by unscrupulous employers let them either become a legal resident or receive a visa and then they may enjoy the protection of our employment laws. If things are so unfair for these illegals here then let them go back to their own country!

The premise that these interlopers are providing a vital service to our economy is not correct. Some even try to claim that without them our economy would collapse. This is not true; studies show that they in fact take more out of our economy then they put in. These people are in a sense, leeches, on our country. Their insistence of their rights is a bogus claim; they are abusing our system and our resources.

The rights the liberals want to give them are not rights but privileges and benefits belonging to US citizens. If they wish to have a legal access to our public school system, welfare system and/or Social Security system then let them obey our laws and follow the process in becoming a naturalized citizen. Finally if these illegal trespassers wish our government to acquiesce to their outrageous demands, which they really have no right to demand, again let them become legal residents of this country.

President Lincoln once said that all the armies of Europe could not successfully invade this country; that we would meet them united and strong if we were ever so threatened. If this country ever fell, he warned, it would happen from within. Let’s face it; there is a cancer eating at the rights of our country. Do we, as citizens, and/or our politicians that have been elected by us to represent us have the moral strength to face this dilemma? Or shall we look away and leave it for a future generation to handle; much like the slavery issue? A mighty oak is not felled with one stroke but a number of chops. Remember that freedom calls for eternal vigilance.

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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

I agree . You might want to read my hub. I think you would agree with it.

http://hubpages.com/politics/NEW-IMMIGRANTS-Intere...


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thecollecktor 6 years ago

You have said it very well. Illegals do not have rights. However, businesses and our government have given them rights. Businesses for lower cost employees, government for their vote. Right now Mexico is controlling the US. It is time for us the legal citizen to make a stand against illegal aliens regardless of their nationality. Arizona has begun the process. Yet, our legislators stand and cheer the Mexican president when he speaks out against Americans taking a stand. It is time we citizens take back our country. It is what the colonists did so many years ago. They stood up to the oppression of government. We are being oppressed as we are forced to accept what Congress and our leaders determine what is right. November may be too late. Take a stand now be counted as a part of the new continental army of America who stands up for Freedom and what this country stands for. We must do it through activism and our legal system. Now is the time.


Dee 6 years ago

You are so right! If we as "AMERICANS" don't stand up for "OUR COURNTY" nobody else will. People better wake up and smell the coffee, before it is to late.


NoAmnesty 6 years ago

Illegal aliens have the right to be treated humanely while being deported and/or arrested. They have no other rights. Any rights inherent in being on U.S. soil are forfeited when someone enters the country illegal.


Mike 6 years ago

You guys say that because you live here and you live a good life. If you live horrible or in poverty you would be were they are at right now trying to find a new life. Shouldn't we help the immigrants who are here to work and live right? There are many americans that have oppertunities to live here and throw it away doing crime. In our future if the U.S. fails wouldn't you want your child to go to a new better country to start a new life and have a better future? Think about it.


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miz_debi 5 years ago from New Jersey

I agree Mike. I'm writing my own opinion on this.


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Michael Buchman 5 years ago from Texas, USA

Mike...

We have a system in place to allow citizens of other countries to become citizens of this country. We also have a system in place for those coming from an oppressive situation.

Almost everyone agrees that some reform is necessary to improve policy and procedure...but truth is...the system has worked for many years.

The issue is to those who would try to circumvent this system for their own convenience. Although sympathic to some of their situations, having worked out of country, it does not change the fact that we have laws which must be followed. Oddly, the countries complaining the loudest about our "inhuman" treatment of these issues are the ones most stringent in their own policies. Try sneaking into any of the Central or S. American countries without a passport, much less attempt to obtain free benefits set aside for the poor. You would be immediately deported if not imprisoned.

America, especially with the current economic and employment situation, can not support an influx of 1M+ immigrants a year...regardless of their circumstance. We must be able to adequately transition these folks into the community. Most countries require those seeking residence to have sufficient finances to support themselves from 6 - 12 months. Why should we be any different?

I support any man wanting better for his family. Do it the right way. Ask for a job...if I am in a position to hire I will, or I'll refer to another down the road. But you sneak into my barn in the middle of the night and try to steal my chickens...you'll probably get shot.


Beth Foster 5 years ago

I agree with most of what you are saying here. I also appreciate the amount of information you have in this article. It helped me greatly when I was searching for information on illegal rights. thank you!


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lauraleechase 5 years ago from Baja California

i AM WRITING THIS FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. I AGREE THAT WE NEED TO HAVE RULES AND RESTRICT IMMIGRATION. BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED AND WORKED IN THE US SINCE CHILDHOOD AND ONLY RECENTLY HAVE ENCOUNTERED PROBLEMS SINCE 9 11 AND THE TIDE CHANGED. PRIOR TO THAT, THE BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY BASICALLY LOOKED THE OTHER WAY BECAUSE THERE WAS A DEMAND (AND STILL IS) FOR THEIR SERVICES.

I WOULD LIKE TO POSE THE WITH REGARDS TO DEPORTATION: WHEN SOMEONE WHO HAS GROWN UP IN THE US AND BASICALLY SPENT THE MAJORITY OF THEIR LIFE IN THE US, AND THEY HAVE CHILDREN WHO ARE US CITIZENS, DOES THE CONCEPT OF FAMILY UNITY NOT HAVE SOME IMPORTANCE? GIVEN THAT THE MAJORITY OF ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE NOT DEPORTED, IS IT FAIR TO ARBITRARILY DEPORT INDIVIDUALS, AND IF SO, DON'T THEIR AMERICAN CITIZEN CHILDREN HAVE ANY RIGHTS IN THE MATTER? IF WE ARE NOT GOING TO DEPORT EACH AND EVERY ILLEGAL ALIENS, DOESN'T IT MAKE MORE SENSE TO DEPORT FIRST THOSE WITH A HISTORY OF VIOLENT CRIMINALAL OFFENSESAND THOSE THAT ARE A PROVEN THREAT TO SOCIETY, BEFORE DESTROYING FAMILIES BY DEPORTING THE FATHERS OF US CITIZEN CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE? THESE CHILDREN, MY CHILDREN, WHOSE DADDYS ARE SUDDENLY RIPPED FROM THEIR LIVES, DURING THE MOST CRUCIAL TIME OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTM ARE THE FORGOTTEN VICTIMS IN THIS WHOLE ISSUE.


francisid 5 years ago

illegal is illegal.so who is complaining?in the first place,shouldn't they have done something to make their stay legal?legal immigrants did everything,suffered everything,just to be able to experience everything which a naturalised citizen has.if these people could these things,why couldn't the rest.they did nothing in the first place,so they have no reason to complain.


Allen 4 years ago

I have been in this country for twenty two years. All my schooling here pay taxes here live here my kids born here I was not but nobody can take that from me I have worked in the fields, factories, and shops where "us citizens " wouldn't. I work hard to keep food in my children bellies if you don't me work you starve not me but my kids which are citizens from this country. Remember in California farming is a way of life for a lot of people. Wake up early like around 2am and go to some field where they grow garlic and pay attention to who gels to work there. Its gonna be "illegal" people working making a living. We work hard no matter what we can't get on welfare medicaid or collect ssi. We pay taxes but we can't get a drivers license. We have to register with selective services but we can't vote. I think that if it is required of us to fight for y"our" country we should be able to atleast be able to have the common stuff like a license, ability to work to pay taxes try to have something and then eventually die in pease. Thanks for reading have a nice by the way I am and will always be MEXICAN


myra 4 years ago

not every illegal alien has the opportunity to do things the right way


your mom 4 years ago

blaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


Katt 4 years ago

"In decisions spanning more than a century, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, on the one hand, that the Constitution's guarantees of due process apply to every person within U.S. borders, including "aliens whose presence in this country is unlawful."


KLT 4 years ago

Illegals are Illegal, They decided to Come into this country Illegally, Without waiting, Without paying immigration dues, Without a Criminal background check, Without proper Medical/Disease check!

But, they want to FORCE Legal Americans to accept them and treat them as equal citizens...But they aren't!

They protest against Americans, They dont care to learn English..They complain that they had a hard life, but refuse to realize that by BREAKING the Law, they make Life hard on Legal Americans!

They dont want to face any consequences for their own bad choices..

They say they spend thousands to be "smuggled" in...thousands that COULD pay for immigration process properly..

No Amnesty

No Sympathy

No "birthright"for Anchor babies

No Welfare for Illegals

No Free programs

They cannot be allowed to claim things set out for Legal Americans to use when in need.

They are NOT equal citizens...Just as an American isn't looked at as an equal citizen in Mexico or elsewhere


steven 4 years ago

i have had it with mexicans thease people are costing tax payers billions of dollars each year putting a strain on how we live are schools and much more now the constatution of laws there putting that in jeperdy iam tired of yes MEXICANS i pray the day comes soon all americans decide WAR is the only way and forget are laws we will extermanate those people costing us are way of living.wake up america when are we going to take back the USA


highlyupset 4 years ago

Now for most of you that just are plain ignorant I can guarantee that none of you idiots will take the jobs out in the fields that these "illegals" take! Without their hard laborous work you wouldn't be having most things you do!


been here since 1650s 4 years ago

actually to say that americans are unwilling to work hard in a field is total crap. how about the first immigrants the ones who wanted to leave england because of all the tyranny in the mother land? remember them? we spent just as much time cutting our hands and breaking our backs building this country to where we are. then we brought slaves then they became legal. my point is everybody to gets to be an american has to forfeit several generations of hard ass work for their grand children to have a chance. when you move into america forget rights. get in line like the rest of us did.


jennifer 4 years ago

I find some of these comments very sad. I am a united states citizen (born and raised on the east coast). I moved to california a few years ago. I think people are pretty ignorant to the issues(in more ways then one). NOT ALL illegal immigrants came here as adults! A lot of them were brought here with their parents as children! Some of these people have spent more then half their life in the united states and this is their home! These people do pay taxes and get social security taken from their pay just like you and I do and they will never see a dime of it. Not only that, most of us here in the united states have descendants from other countries. My fathers parents (my grandparents) were not originally from here and my great grandparents on my mothers side weren't either. I have friends that live in arizona and it is a real shame that some of the areas there have become ghost towns because businesses and apartments have been abandoned. Hispanic and Latino women spend a lot of $ on hair, makeup,clothes etc. This is putting money directly into our economy! I have a cousin and a friend that were both born here, living off the government because they feel as though they are "too good" to work at mcds etc. This is ridiculous and very embarrassing!!!! I do not believe in people coming here illegally but the children that were brought here shouldn't suffer for it! I also think no matter what we should be spending our money on something else like healthcare, education and not immigration and bombs. NOT everyone that comes here illegally is a bad person. Most people are good and lets face it.....there are PLENTY of us citizens born and raised that are not good people trying to take advantage of the system!


Tina 4 years ago

No matter how long a person has been here illegally, e.g., paying taxes, working..how can you pay taxes if you are here illegally? Fraudulent documents? Of course. Ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law and the law has been broken by crossing the borders illegally. I admire those who followed U.S. laws to enter this country the legal way and that is the only way to come to this country. I have no sympathy for people who play ignorant or deliberately avoid U.S. laws.


Mark 4 years ago

I pray that Judgement gets here...the day when Jesus Chrisy comes for his church! Jesus will take all ILLEGALS, non illegals, brown, green and white people! I hope you all have a good explaination to why you mistreated, rebelled or for your racism. God bless the world and God have mercy on you so called "Christians"


David 4 years ago

I agree, illegal is illegal. Allen I respect your opinion and all, but you're wrong. Illegal immigrants DO receive driver's licenses, social security, wellfare, food stamps, healthcare and a crap ton of other stuff. tell me if this makes sense to you...

Imagine a poor individual who has nothing left, but he sees a place where he can go and begin to gain wealth. Suppose the individual enters that area illegaly and is not an official citizen. Now suppose he were to break the law there, but instead of being punished, the individual was rewarded with financial aid, a driver's license, and food stamps. Would this be considered fair? Is this fair to the tax payers who pay for the food stamps and financial aid of the individual who is illegally in the country?

Just saying, it's something to think about.


Ron 4 years ago

This country wants to thrive and persue a Christian like modern america, but you turn the other way when it comea to people coming here feom other coutries. That is sickening. Most of these people are doing the jobs you as a parent failed to push and influence your kids to a better life, instead they are sitting and eating mcdonalds in your living room. Yea thats the future all right. If all of a sudden all these people decided to leave this so call america would be left in shambles, blame your big companies that have taken their businesses overseas where the penny a father earns for his family is valued preciously. This people, not illegals, because no human life is illegal instead of being oppressed should be allow to enter into our society, but must of you have your heads so far up your ass that fail to realize that we'd be a better nation if they were "legal" citizens.


Gabrielle 4 years ago

DAVID immigrants DO NOT receive a driving license ect. They can't get that!!

STEVEN you need to learn how to spell before you start writing crap! Smh!

SOME PEOPLE ARE SO DAMN IGNORANT. YOU. PEOPLE NEED TO STOP EMBARRASSING YOURSELF LIKE THAT. WOULDN'T YOU ALL DO WHATEVER IT TOOK TO GIVE YOUR CHILDREN A BETTER FUTURE, AND A BETTER LIFE! SHIT I KNOW I WOULD DO WHATEVER I HAD TO DO TO MAKE THEM HAPPY!

Immigrants go out there to the fields waking up at 4:00 a.m and end up getting home around 5:00 p.m only working 8 hours a Fay for 8 damn dollars an hour! Coming home tired & hardly spending time with their children. :/ while some of the citizens don't do shit but to stay home all day & live off the government throwing away an amazing opportunity to become someone in life!

Some of you guys piss me off with your guys stupidity & ignorance!! Smh


sacoh58 4 years ago Author

It is normal for there to be a difference of opinion on a subject, not just this one. You have a right to your opinion however if the only way for you to express it is through childish name calling then please do the rest of us a favor and keep your opinions along with your crude ignorant display of a lack of civility to yourself.


Judy 4 years ago

Steven and every one else wrote coments against the workers who come to this country to have better opportunity and better lives for their Family.....

Shame on you! If you had to do the same .....going to another country to have better life for your family and the Government didn't allow you to go there legally....

What you were going to do?

Those workers they work very hard and no Americans would like to do the same work as they do......

Actually is very good for the economy we can have some workers to work for us .....So We can eat better and don't need to work hard, right?

I want this Country to have a legal and decent immigration reform....So, We can all experience freedom ,,,no matter where We were born..

When you get up in the morning ...Remember, you have food on the table because those hard working people from another country have been working hard ...so you can have food for you and your Family.


shelbie 4 years ago

This is ridiculous, my sister came to the states when she was 5 years old from across the world. All so she would get away from rape, neglect, torture and utter disrespect. And you wanna say they DON'T deserve to be here??. What happened to this being the land of opportunity? Get your heads out of your ass's and come to the realization that part of equal rights is the right to allow people to get out of their daily ruts.


Ggabriela 3 years ago

I feel like eathier way americans never stand up for what they believe in or anything. they let there government control everything and as i citizen of the u.s I should stand up right but not against people that helpped our country illegal immigrants pay taxs just like us if it wasn't for them we would be in more debt. as taking our country back well part of the america belonged to them and we all know it.


uurf 3 years ago

Hispanics are actually a boost on the economy, putting in more in taxes then taking out of healthcare. They do not even use healthcare muck for fear of deportation. The burden on the economy is the low to upper non- hispanic class


pinkpinkpurple 3 years ago

okay all this is just silly. we should let immigrants find more opportunities here. okay? okay. thanks. goodbye.


John 3 years ago

The way I see it, illegal immigration is like trespassing. If the government gives illegal immigrants constitutional rights, then it would be like giving someone who trespasses on your property food, money, and shelter for committing the crime. In my opinion, IT MUST STOP. If an immigrant wants to enter the country, they should wait in line like all the others. Even I would wait in line to go through the process of legal entry, and I have almost zero patience. If it's possible, I have negative patience and I would still wait to go through the legal process. ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION MUST STOP, EVEN IF IT TAKES A HUNDRED FREAKING YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


sacoh58 3 years ago Author

I've often wondered how those that say the illegals are just coming here to improve their lives if someone was to illegally enter their residence. Would they be upset about that, seeing that the person is simply trying to "improve them self."


Renegade Vet 2 years ago

Reading all these comments I have realized that all, with a few exceptions, have absolutely no idea what the constitution of the United States has provided for its' citizens..The constitution is a statement of basic principles and laws of a nation.. PLEASE AT LEAST READ THE PREAMBLE BEFORE POSTING ANY MORE OPINIONS.. We the People(Citizens)of the United States..The postings remind me of the people who comment about the military, but have never been there and done that!!! The fact that a person just wants something doesn't justify taking it, and then hiding behind their children to make it right.. The people commenting because of religious reasons should have biblical proof to back their postings.. After reading the Preamble and all the articles,try calling your Congressmen and Senators and President and remind them that we do have a Constitution to follow!!

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