I am just sick over this whole immigration issue. I think about my ancestors who migrated here legally, who were required to go through checks before they could enter this country. And I am angry that people can cross our borders illegally now and expect automatic entitlement.
I'm also angry at Clinton, Bush, Congress (past and present), Vicente Fox and the Mexican government, and the Spanish media, just to name a few. I'm so angry I don't even know what to do about it.
Bush and Congress (and past administrations) have sat on immigration reform to the point that we have a serious crisis on our hands. It is so far gone nobody has any idea how to fix it. Clinton failed us, Bush failed us, Congress failed us. And Vicente Fox and the Mexican government are not only behind this, they are benefitting from this. As long as Vicente can send his problems to the United States, he does not have to deal with him. He does however get their money, because Mexican immigrants, both illegal and legal send BILLIONS back to Mexico each year, yet the United States foots the bill for education, health care, welfare, and God knows what else.
America is being invaded by millions of people who want to work hard, but refuse to learn our language or assimilate to our culture. And a big fat THANK YOU to former President Clinton for Executive Order 13166 which states:
The Federal Government provides and funds an array of services that can be made accessible to otherwise eligible persons who are not proficient in the English language. The Federal Government is committed to improving the accessibility of these services to eligible LEP persons, a goal that reinforces its equally important commitment to promoting programs and activities designed to help individuals learn English. To this end, each Federal agency shall examine the services it provides and develop and implement a system by which LEP persons can meaningfully access those services consistent with, and without unduly burdening, the fundamental mission of the agency. Each Federal agency shall also work to ensure that recipients of Federal financial assistance (recipients) provide meaningful access to their LEP applicants and beneficiaries. To assist the agencies with this endeavor, the Department of
Justice has today issued a generalguidance document (LEP Guidance), which sets forth the compliance standards that recipients must follow to ensure that the programs and activities they normally provide in English are accessible to LEP persons and thus do not discriminate on the basis of national origin in violation of title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and its implementing regulations. As described in the LEP Guidance, recipients must take reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access totheir programs and activities by LEP persons.
That's just part of it, read the link I posted, that was just the beginning. Our President said "hey come on in, we'll accomodate you, you don't have to do a thing"
I am pissed off at the people waving foreign flags and signs that say "you stole our land". I am pissed off at the signs that boldly state "Brown is beautiful" and "Chicano power". I am sick of the whining about "please don't send my parents home" and "I have the right to live in freedom". The invasion of illegals in this country and insistence on civil rights which are granted to citizens and those becoming citizens, is a travesty.
The Spanish media is giving immigrants the idea that immigration reform is about anti-immigration period. It's not, it's about illegal immigration, but nobody protesting seems to understand it. Why would legal immigrants send the message that immigration reform hurts them? Those who migrate to America legally have nothing to fear. This seems so simple to me but how can any person in their right mind expect a country---any country to give up its sovereignty and allow open borders? No country in the world would be so stupid they would open their borders with no regulation.
Use of the word "immigrants" is shading this issue and confusing people. There is a clear difference between legal and illegal. Every country on this planet has the right to decide who enters its country and who becomes citizens. What right does any person have to citizenship by illegally crossing borders.
I hate to say this because I voted for him twice, and I admit it, but Bush sold us out. He has backed this guest worker aka "amnesty" program since day one. Out of one side of his mouth he pushed the "guest worker program" and out of the other side he claimed he was firmly for immigration reform. And in his spare time he called the Minutemen vigilantes. These unarmed men and women are risking their lives, leaving their families, and volunteering to protect our borders, and their President has the nerve to degrade them and belittle their patriotic cause. Yep, Bush sold us out. Our country is already being sold to the highest bidders overseas, why should this be any different?
And what's worse is the ignorance that abounds, my God there is so much ignorance surrounding this issue. The fact that this has been twisted into an "anti-immigrant" issue is absurd. America has always welcomed immigrants and will continue to do so as long as they follow the law. That is so simple but the spanish media is pushing the anti-immigrant (instead of anti-illegal immigrant) thing because pushing the lie gets more response than pushing the truth. Whatever happened to media seeking the truth? The Spanish media must be exempt from the truth.
The truth is that the US has a problem with illegal immigration and although it's gone on way too long, something has to be done. We have to have more control over our borders and do something about the millions of illegals already here. That's it folks, that's the story. Anyone who makes it any more of an issue than that is ignorant.
I am so ready to protest. But let's see, I'd be called "hateful" "whitey" "racist" and hordes of other nasty names. All I want is to protect my culture, my heritage, my language, and my country. I want the borders secured, I want the immigration to be legal. I also wouldn't mind a Constitutional amendment stating that in order to be a citizen, one of your parents needs to be a citizen. That ought to prevent thousands of illegal women from giving birth here so their kids can stay as citizens.
Do I have any easy solutions to the problem of those illegals already here? No. But there are solutions, some unpopular. These people BROKE THE LAW! Are we going to sanction it? The problem is that it's near impossible to deport millions of illegals. If we give them amnesty, what happens in twenty years when there are another eleven million illegals?
Honestly I just don't have a solution. But then again I already have a full-time job and in all likelihood, so do you, that's why we hire other people full-time to represent our best interests.
Unfortunately they're on vacation and attending to obviously more pressing matters.