May 21, 2010, 1:30 PM
Post #12 of 40
As a life-long liberal I find myself embarrassingly in bed with the conservatives on this issue.
Even as a liberal, I have always believed that laws were meant to be obeyed and consequences to be suffered when not.
When all is said and done, there is no denying, illegal aliens broke the law and they deserve to pay the consequences.
Many of you who know me know that I do not want to be in Mexico. I do not like it here. I am not happy here. I would rather live in the USA. And so would my Mexican partner, but that is the problem.
There is apparently no legal way for us to live together in the USA and there is a legal way for us live together in Mexico. And we are both law abding and will not behave otherwise.
It is not right that people who broke US law are going to be given a path to legal residence and even citizenship, while others who obey the law are left to twist in the wind.
My parter has been in the US Legal Resident Alien program for 18 years, since he was 18. He is now 36. Hasn't heard boo out of them and never will. And I can't blame the USA. It is precisely people like my partner, young, male, single Mexicans who have created much of the illegal alien problem in the USA.
I want the SOB's (and I don't mean South of the Border) in the USA to enforce the laws that are on the books, including but not limited to running the immigration service according to the law, eg. the Resident Alien program, protecting and securing the borders, locating and deporting anyone who is not there legally, and punishing (fines and imprisionment) for people, USA citizens foremostly, who aid and abet the criminal activity of illegal immigration by encouraging people to come and giving them jobs.
If I had not just bent over backwards establishing my legal residence in the USA in another state, to include paying income taxes there this past year, I would try to find a way to become an Arizonian, and pay them the taxes, and support them in every way possible in their effort to put things right.
And don't kid yourself about how much illegal aliens contribute. Many, many, many of those employers who withhold for Social Security, and state, local, and federal income taxes, keep the money. Ask any IRS revenue officer how much of his workload involves going after these employers. And sadly, the taxpayers have to pay the refunds that some illegal aliens do apply for and receive, even though their contributions were never received.