Oct 3, 2006, 11:18 PM
Post #24 of 30
Really, this illegal immigration situation is a three-prong problem: 1.- you have the actual illegal immigrants who feel they rightfully should be allowed to stay in the country and who feel they have earned that right through "adverse possession" simply by having been able to avoid discovery by immigration for years and thus have established roots. Truth is they have committed an illegal act by entering this country WITHOUT permission by this country's authorities.
2. - There exists an unfairness to other immigrants equally or possibly more qualified, but who don't have the advantage of having their borders so close, and who have to struggle and fight for a place in line to be allowed to enter the U.S. legally - yours truly included. Even though married to an American soldier while overseas, and having a child, in order to become an American citizen or even to be permitted to enter the country, I had to provide a stack of legal papers, affidavits and more, proving that I was worthy of being admitted to the country. Even though I was already fluent in the English language, had graduated from a private language and business school in Europe, I still had to wait six months or more to be able to enter the country with my American husband and child. After entry into the country, I then had to wait another 5 years before being allowed to become a citizen. --
and 3. - there is the government that has to and needs to uphold the criteriae for proper balance of nationals and races so as to not outweigh one over the other in years to come. Examples are Great Britain and possibly Germany, where the scales are getting ready to tip in the opposite direction of the countries' original make-up. This all becomes very delicate territory and obviously also sensitive decision making on the part of the lawmakers. Open discussion of the subject has basically become politically incorrect and therefore may never be resolved.
To add to the dilemm, there is now this 4th element, which is also troublesome, as many U.S. businesses, particularly the construction industry, have become reliant on the immigrant from SoB to do many tasks, and often outstandingly well, that they simply cannot get done through existing work forces. What will America do or how will it look when all the good workers who keep us swept up and mowed and roofed and paved - are gone?
And lastly, I hesitate to think what might happen to some of you expatriots, had you entered Mexico by just cutting a fence, crossing over and setting up house somewhere, no FM3, no papers of any kind, not speaking Spanish but instead asking them to issue everything in English, starting a job, and lastly DEMONSTRATING in the streets demanding your "rights". Tough situation.