Illegal immigration is a big deal ALL OVER THE WORLD! The only reason people love to point at America on it is because of our history, how this nation was formed, and our willingness to trumpet a banner of “freedom.” Those reasons make us a target when it comes to dealing with the subject, but how fair is that really?
The largest group of illegal immigrants in the United States is from Mexico because of how close that country is and they number almost 50% of the illegal population here. What happens to an illegal America in Mexico? Does anyone know? Well that depends on who you speak to, but most assuredly you will be jailed and deported. You will also most likely be robbed of any cash you have on hand because the Mexican “police force” is a corrupt entity because it really isn’t an entity at all. How is it that we only harp on how illegals are deported from America and never once does anyone research what happens to illegals in other nations? Do you honestly believe they are treated better in other countries?
What people don’t realize is what happens when a large group of illegal immigrants moves to your city, county, or even your neighborhood. Suddenly your child’s school fills up months earlier and the classrooms are packed with children and an overwhelmed teacher. Now if you are rich and go to a private school you might never witness this. You may never see a single effect of illegal immigration and GOOD FOR YOU if you can afford to avoid it. Illegal immigration directly affects the lower and middle classes and that is why so many people care. That is why so many people are against it.
There was an old argument that “illegals do the jobs people don’t want to do,” and in some cases that reasoning may be valid. That doesn’t excuse the fact that they are here illegally though and we might want to edit those views according to current day struggles. There are many Americans doing jobs they thought they would never do, that they never had to do previously. As many people that say “well Americans won’t pick vegetables,” I can point out large groups that now will because they are struggling. We also have a lot of people that won’t do contract killing… does that suddenly make it right for contract killers to live in America?
I once had an argument with someone over illegal immigration and I said simply that “people should wait their turn in line.” I then explained that I too had to wait my turn to be naturalized and I was left on the street when I was a child before being adopted. I understand why people want to come to America, but that doesn’t make it right to skip those in line that have been waiting their turn. The commenter made note to me that “being in need as an adult is a lot different than as a child and that there are plenty of homeless kids running around Asia.” So I suppose that was intended to make me and the other Asian orphans feel better… “don’t worry there are tons of you hungry at the same time! Bond over that!” I am really glad I have the blogosphere to educate me on being “needy” and showing me that their “needs” are greater and that is why their rights matter more than mine.
With Obama’s “pardon” of around 5 million illegals, and yes it was a PARDON since you were all criminals for being here to begin with, he has shown another example of how American politicians will bend the law as they wish. And I mean all politicians so don’t start in on “Republican this and Democrat that.” This is just another example of the “hide and seek” nation we have created since we have a history of “pardoning people” if they are able to hide for long enough here. Hell we even granted that for harsher crimes than illegal immigration when we allowed criminals a pardon for essentially the same thing, being able to hide. Sounds like the building blocks of a great nation to me.
This country is struggling. Oh sure on the outside we all look like we are doing well still. There is McDonalds and happy people on the television and the world considers “American Life” still as a staple of happiness. That façade is quickly eroding as our money runs out, wars carry on, and our money goes to fund things no one in this nation cares about but a select few. Illegal immigration and the acceptance of 5 million illegals that were “good at hiding” is just another example. This country will break itself before anyone else does.