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5 "Positive Immigration"

Updated on April 16, 2013
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Become a legal immigrant


There are a number of people that say we should allow illegal immigrants to come into America because the foundation of this country was formed by immigrants. The difference is that the immigrants that formed this country were people that came over here and lived through the hardships that faced them.

They didn’t come over here expecting handouts and to have babies in nice clean hospitals and expect to have someone else pay the bill. Or go and ask for welfare and food stamps to feed their kids. Or to stand on the corner or

off ramps of freeways begging for handouts. It’s bad enough that we have American citizens that have to do that. They’re doing that because of their own unfortunate circumstances in life, not because they came here to look for someone to take care of them.

If these immigrants want to come here so bad, there is a legal process to go through and earn the right to be here. There is no reason why they can’t go through that process just like so many before them have done in the past. Whether they’re from Mexico, Viet Nam, South America, Europe, the Middle East or from anywhere else in the world.

The original immigrants that founded this country came here with hopes and dreams and most of them made their dreams come true. No one handed anything to them out of pity or because they felt sorry for them. They worked, and sometimes, had to fight for what they had.

Where would we Americans be today if it had not been for the brave men and women that came across the seas and fought for this country? Then the brave men and women that pushed to free this land to make it the free country it is today? And then there were the courageous men and women that explored and settled the west.

You have to realize these men and women originated from immigrants and were most of our ancestors. They came here and made their own way.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I do realize that there are immigrants that come to this country and they work hard to make their own way and some of them that do make a difference in this country in a positive way that actually earn their keep. Most of these people come here legally and obey the rules and laws. Arnold is an example of an immigrant coming here and making something of him self and making a difference. Maybe not a good example, but a well recognized one.

You see, this is my whole point. If they are going to come to this country, do it legally.

I just don’t feel that our soldiers, husbands, wives, sons and daughters that have given their lives or even the ones that are risking their lives, for this country just to have it here for free-loaders to come in and live here on our tax money. Our Fore-fathers didn’t pass the bills and laws to have people come here and take advantage of our freedoms. All of the above didn’t do what they did to keep this country free just to have someone come from other countries and want to change our way of life and our freedoms just because it doesn’t feel like home to them. Let them go back to where they come from if they can’t conform to our way of living.


Please feel free to comment and/or click on feedbacks so that I have an idea of how I am doing.


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    • gregas profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Schweizer 

      6 years ago from Corona, California.

      Hi Ugly, Thank you for the follow and the comment. Somebody has to make sense at aometime. Greg

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      Ugly Honest 

      6 years ago from Within the New York/DC Megalopolis

      Stop making sense !!!

    • gregas profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Schweizer 

      6 years ago from Corona, California.

      Hi Avian, Thank you. I just express my feelings and my opinions. I am glad you agreed. Greg

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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Great job, Greg. You nailed the point well.

    • gregas profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Schweizer 

      6 years ago from Corona, California.

      Hi Shark, Thank you. You have to remember the immigrants that were coming in around the 1900's. They were being welcomed with open arms and then being taken advantage of in most cases. All of congress needs to be revamped. They are taking advantage of us now just like the crooks took advantage of most of our ancestors back then. Gr

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      The Shark 

      6 years ago from Hampton, NH

      I think the point is also missd that when immigration started to the new world there was no country here. Then there were colonies of Britan and immigrants came from England. The this great hing happened, the joing of the colonies to form a Union, the USA. The the great US Constituton was crafted, this was now a country with laws and distinct borders. Immigration after that would have to come under what the law allowed.

      It's funny how liberals love to pass laws to tell us what we can and can't do, i.e., Obamacare----you will purchase health insurance because it is now the law. But it's intersting how those same liberals have no respect for laws on immigration or soverignty laws of our borders.

      The Shark

    • gregas profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Schweizer 

      6 years ago from Corona, California.

      I don't have to show facts. I write what I feel and see every day.

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      Jim Dorsch 

      6 years ago from Alexandria, VA

      You wrote the story. Please provide some facts. Cheers.

    • gregas profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Schweizer 

      6 years ago from Corona, California.

      Then you tell me why they come here.

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      Jim Dorsch 

      6 years ago from Alexandria, VA

      I wonder how you know why illegal immigrants come to this country. I don't see one documented fact in this entire story. I just see generalizations. Please tell me where you got your information, particularly regarding their motivation. Have you asked them all why they came here? If you haven't, then you don't know. Cheers.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I believe that an illegal immigrant caught and identified by the Border Patrol should be permanently barred from obtaining US citizenship. That would give meaning to the dangerous and seemingly thankless job of the Border Patrol agents, and eliminate one incentive for coming to America illegally. The means for doing this exist, and what other purpose does the documentation serve that would match this use of it?

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      6 years ago from Bay Area, California

      Hello Greg, Very nice to meet you. So well said, to you. Just today I find out that we,the tax payers are buying cell phones and free service for those sponges. Very good hub. I look forward to more like this.


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      7 years ago

      The way things are brewing up Americans may have to fight battles like that again. Becoming legal and speaking our language is a school of thought that has been around ever since I was a child. Now we have to learn their language, support them and put up with all the rudeness that they want to dish out.

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      WD Curry 111 

      7 years ago from Space Coast

      Listen, my good brother. Obama thinks he is a mutt. I am an American mutt if there ever was one I have one thing to say, "Irish need not apply!"

      It only took one generation to lose the accent.

      Next time, we will talk about the Prussian mercenaries who came over to fight the colonist rebels along with the British Regulars

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      Theresa Ast 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Good points. There is a legal pathway for people wishing to immigrate to this country. My father, who spent 20 years in the United States Air Force, emigrated to America with his parents in 1951.

      They were Polish Catholics who had survived the Nazis and then the Soviets who occupied their country in early 1945. I am sure they would have Liked to have come to America June 1945.

      But there was an immigration system and hundreds of thousands of people wanting to leave Europe. It took over five years for them to finalize their paperwork and board a ship for America where they became legal citizens.

      And I never heard them complain about the process. They were grateful to the country that had welcomed them. My father was so grateful he joined the military.

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      Fay Paxton 

      7 years ago

      "The original immigrants that founded this country came here with hopes and dreams and most of them made their dreams come true. No one handed anything to them out of pity or because they felt sorry for them. They worked, and sometimes, had to fight for what they had."

      The original emigrants didn't assimilate either. They came, they saw and they conquered the people who already occupied this land. That aside, immigrants pledge to this flag, pay taxes and die for this country too.

    • gregas profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Schweizer 

      7 years ago from Corona, California.

      Hi MsLizzee, Thank you for your comment and agreeing with me. Everyone keeps mentioning the immigrants from Mexic. We have to face the fact that they aren't the only sponges. Greg

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      7 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      YES, THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT! When will the politician do something about the influx of thousands and thousands of people that have nothing to contribute, don't want to assimilate and don't even like us?????

    • gregas profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Schweizer 

      8 years ago from Corona, California.

      Sluster, that's makes a lot of sense, but then common sense isn't what the polititions are about.

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      8 years ago from Florida

      A "guest" ought to conform to his "host", and not the other way round. That is common sense, besides being good manners ! But then politicians started taking a hard look at votes and media...


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