Views on Illegal Immagration in the U.S

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  1. DirtyBarack16 profile image61
    DirtyBarack16posted 7 years ago

    What do you think

    1. ChristianRecca profile image61
      ChristianReccaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This is an issue that Congress should act on, that's for sure. The fact that they don't is just more proof of how broken the system is. The left will give the right the border security it wants, but the right just won't let undocumented people have the right to become citizens eventually. The right is unfair, the left is made of softies, so pick your poison. I just want someone to do something about it. What do you think?

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        Nick Lucasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If you want to be in this country then you apply through the normal process for a work VISA. No other country allows illegal immigrants like we do.  We need to deport them when we find them and tell them to take a number and apply not simply just cut the fence and sign up for government assistance.  I cant believe we have an argument in this country over what to do about illegal immigrants……notice the word illegal.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Sorry Nick, they are not illegal immigrants (and certainly not "undocumented people"). 

          Immigrations requires certain actions to be taken by the immigrant, which they won't do.  They are illegal aliens.  Not citizens, not immigrants; aliens.

          You're right, though - kick them back where they came from, or at least to the associated embassy and shut down any business that continues to hire them.

          1. profile image0
            Nick Lucasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you!!

    2. kerryg profile image85
      kerrygposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think it should be much easier to get temporary work visas. I'm opposed to illegal immigration in principle, but being married to an immigrant myself, I'm all too aware of how expensive and time-consuming it is to get a visa. In order to bring people over legally, we spend many hours in preparation, hundreds or thousands of dollars in fees, and months or even years waiting for a response. And that's just for a temporary visa. Green cards are even harder and more expensive to come by:

      http://i55.tinypic.com/296okdu.jpg

      The paperwork and fees are difficult enough for an educated, well-to-do family like my husband's, with a native English speaker (me) helping them decipher the legalese. If you have little education, no money, and poor English skills, you don't have a chance. With no other options, I can't blame desperate people for taking the chance and coming here illegally, and I don't think punishing them is the answer. Punish the people who hire them, if you want to punish somebody, but making it easier for desperate people to get temporary visas would do much more to solve the problem.

      1. DirtyBarack16 profile image61
        DirtyBarack16posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Very Nice Opinions! I agree with them all

      2. American View profile image59
        American Viewposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I have obviously never needed to apply for one. But I do find it odd there was so much trouble. I know 5 families, 2 from Canada, 3 from Mexico, and my sister in law from Peru. They all applied and received their work visas or green cards without any trouble or runarounds. It seemed they received their cards fairly quickly, Not to say there are not problems.

    3. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We are a land of immigrants is what I think.

      1. DirtyBarack16 profile image61
        DirtyBarack16posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ya Legal Immigrants, i don't believe illegals have a right to be in the U.S

      2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Illegal immigrants at that.  The Europeans weren't exactly invited.

        1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
          IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Agreed!!!

          Great point.  Kudos.

        2. Repairguy47 profile image59
          Repairguy47posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Can't really break a law that didn't exist.

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Right you are.  If they ain't white laws they ain't really laws.  I like the cut of your jib mister. smile

            1. Repairguy47 profile image59
              Repairguy47posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I'm glad you are here to translate I was certain I said something completely different.

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                You insinuated that because they were Indian and Mexican laws, they weren't really laws.  I just cut to the chase for you.

                1. Repairguy47 profile image59
                  Repairguy47posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  No you just wrote what you wanted, There were No=Zero=Zilch=Nada laws when the Europeans came. So your strange reaction to that fact leaves me bewildered.

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    That's gonna come as news to the Cherokee, Iroquois, and Mexicans...

            2. IntimatEvolution profile image81
              IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Ron is on fire tonight. That cracked me up.lol

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                It's like playing T-ball.  Fun for a minute, then it's too damned easy to be entertaining.

                1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
                  IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  lollollol

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Thank you! Good night!

              2. American View profile image59
                American Viewposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                He does have a few moments

          2. DirtyBarack16 profile image61
            DirtyBarack16posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            if you enjoy voicing your opinion, Become a follower and enter some of my future discussions and topics....

            1. Repairguy47 profile image59
              Repairguy47posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Sorry, but thanks for the offer.

              1. DirtyBarack16 profile image61
                DirtyBarack16posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                No Prob, Thanks for being a patriot and having your opinion heard

    4. Eaglekiwi profile image78
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      They must speak and comprehend English well wink

      (Check your spelling of Immigration)

  2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    I think you should know how to spell immigration before becoming a citizen of the U. S. of f***ing A. mad

    1. DirtyBarack16 profile image61
      DirtyBarack16posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thats not my point, I mean our for-fathers fought for this land and for illegals to come over and use Americans hard earned Tax dollars is wrong.

      1. DirtyBarack16 profile image61
        DirtyBarack16posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        And SPEAK English!

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          And spell those English words correctly, and learn some basic rules of grammar.  Damned illegals perverting our native language!! mad

          1. DirtyBarack16 profile image61
            DirtyBarack16posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            LOL I agree

            1. American View profile image59
              American Viewposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              No comprenda the englesa

      2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Who did they fight?

        1. DirtyBarack16 profile image61
          DirtyBarack16posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          The British, for freedom. and on the glorious July day in the year 1776 we gained our independence which further established goverment

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            The Brits were already here when we landed?  We stole the Southwestern U.S. from the Brits?  Man...History is so F***ing cool! big_smile

            1. DirtyBarack16 profile image61
              DirtyBarack16posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Not sure if the Southwestern U.S Was british, but i do know we fought for our independence from the British and the King.

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                You're not sure if the Southwestern U.S. was British?  Damn! I wish there was some way of finding out.  That's a real head-scratcher.

                1. DirtyBarack16 profile image61
                  DirtyBarack16posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  I think they were english but had different views from the other half. I tried google but soooo much reading, i will look into it more.

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    No no, I think you've got it about right.  Have you ever seen the "Jay Walking" segment on the Leno show?

                  2. kerryg profile image85
                    kerrygposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    We took the US Southwest from the Spanish and Mexicans, not the British. Contrary to what Repairguy47 suggests, the Mexican government DID have anti-immigration laws starting in 1830, and US citizens violating them is what ultimately caused the Mexican-American War.

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Texas
                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican-American_War

                    Get reading. tongue

                    By the way, US immigrants have to pass a US history and government test before they can become citizens. If you and Repairguy are any basis to judge, maybe we should implement the same for native-born citizens before they're allowed to vote!

      3. mikelong profile image68
        mikelongposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        They aren't using tax dollars...they are paying taxes...

        They are propping up Social Security and Medicare...

        Americans fail to remember (or weren't typically taught) that illegal immigration into Mexico was directly sponsored by the American government..an illegal, unjustified war against Mexico then forcibly took what was being illegally squatted upon...

        As for the Lackluster Lady....she doesn't realize the volumes she is giving of her own lack of personal character, morality, or cognizance of the issues she seeks to discuss...

        She never fails to wade in way over her head...

  3. Repairguy47 profile image59
    Repairguy47posted 7 years ago

    I guess Ron went to practice T-ball.

  4. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    okay...i gotta confess.....

    i was an illegal alien in the US in the first week of August....

    yup....flew into California illegally - expired passport....and no one noticed - when i finally noticed a week later, i thought shite! and then laughed - well all they can do is kick me out when i'm ready to go home!  the ticket agent at SanFran airport finally noticed and flagged me...airport ticket agents discussed what to do with me - they reviewed legislation - glad they didn't call security and put me in cuffs....hahahahaha....Canada let me back in...true story!

    ...i'll be back!..but first i must renew my passport - not sure if i can pull it off again

    i was sure i renewed my passport 2 years ago - time flies

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's okay...Canadian illegal immigrants don't count smile

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile....i forgot to add - they xrayed me twice - not once, but twice...just in case I guess ....those xray machines are a weird experience  - hands over your head and feet spread apart - felt like i was being arrested - not that i've ever been arrested....tongue

        1. American View profile image59
          American Viewposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Maybe you had something they liked seeing

  5. lady_love158 profile image61
    lady_love158posted 7 years ago

    I have a solution to the Mexican immigrstion problem, conquer their country and make it a state. We'll take their resources and we have plenty of cheap labor available and plenty of water front real estate to develop and sell. It would really kick start our economy!

  6. JulieKleinXpress profile image59
    JulieKleinXpressposted 7 years ago

    I live 7 miles from the Mexican border. We deal with this issue constantly.  School buses actually pick up Mexican children at the border for them to attend our schools!

    Most people reading this forum likely had ancestors enter the United States legally.  All my grandparents did. It was very difficult for them, and they traveled for weeks by ship, many of them ill. Women traveling with their children.  How brave they were!  But they wanted to go to America & be Americans.

    I have absolutely no problem with anyone from any country (who isn't a criminal) coming to the USA legally.  I know it may take a long time to get all the documents.  It did for my grandparents as well. 

    If it was good enough for our ancestors, it should be good enough for anyone coming from any other country today. 

    Unfortunately, I have no idea whatsoever how to stop the flow at this point.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image78
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ya gotta wonder what deals they (Politicians) do behind closed doors.

  7. Evan G Rogers profile image72
    Evan G Rogersposted 7 years ago

    Illegal immigration is a BS term. Just because you were born 4 inches south of someone else doesn't mean that they don't also have the same rights that you do to pursue happiness.

    End then nonsense, let all people go where they wish.

    1. DirtyBarack16 profile image61
      DirtyBarack16posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well why dont we just let you continue to pay $338.3 billion dollars a year, that they take advantage of our taxes.

    2. Repairguy47 profile image59
      Repairguy47posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sure they have all the rights to pursue happiness, they just don't have the right to do it in a country where they do not hold citizenship.

  8. krystallie profile image61
    krystallieposted 7 years ago

    Anything boasting the term 'illegal' is probably not a good idea. I don't agree with all the laws, but I sure as hell do my best to abide by them and illegal immigration is no exception.

 
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