IMO your reply seems a bit harsh,I'm from LA where there are about a gazillion (undocumented aliens) from all over the globe but mostly from Mexico,they are just trying to improve their lives and I don't hold it against them,so I say turnabout is fair play.
While I respect your right to your own opinion, IMO, that's a totally different
issue. That's the USA & they have their own set of laws to deal....or not, as the case may be....with illegals. And you could hardly have missed the fact that it's a highly inflammatory issue with both the public & the media. This
issue is regarding Mexico....different country, different culture, different laws. How the USA deals with illegals is not at issue in this thread.
In all honesty, I can appreciate why the majority of illegals are in the USA & like you, I don't hold their presence there against them....what I DO hold against them is that they're there ILLEGALLY
. IMO, they could improve their lives even more without having to live in fear & frequently being forced to live without their families, if they were truly & legally part of the system.
I totally disagree with your position that "turnabout is fair play"....two wrongs don't make a right!!
If this were a perfect world & you
had a voice that would actually make a difference, which would you prefer....the totally out of hand uncontrolled & uncontrollable situation that exists in your home town & our country today....OR....people of any country of birth living openly, honestly & legally; being able to earn the same wages & benefits offered the US citizen they work alongside of, contributing to the system that supports them by paying taxes into that system, without fear of reprisal or deportation? You must realize that illegals are a drain on the local, state & federal tax base, employer taxes paid & benefits offered to employees. Illegals typically drive illegally (more money never making it's way into the system), without insurance (no wonder CA is in the financial shape it's in!)
For these (totally-incomplete-tip-of-the-iceberg) reasons alone, no, I don't believe I'm being harsh on the OP. It may have something to do with the era I was raised in or the morals I developed, but I ended up with a strong sense of right & wrong & I live by it....where it trips me up is that I have an inherent expectation that my fellow man of all nationalities will live by it as well.
(This post was edited by La Paz on Jul 20, 2011, 3:44 PM)