I love the so called “dreamers” who feel that they should be accorded some sort of special citizenship privileges because they were brought unknowingly into the United States as children by their illegal alien parents. They obviously don’t realize that sneaking in doesn’t qualify them for citizenship and if they were dealing with any other country or administration, they would probably be hot footing it home on the next bus with a stern warning about consequences if they return.
We need more scenes like this instead of spoiled illegal kids
demanding privileges they haven't earned.
Now, some of them are going the civil disobedience route which will bring them even less favor from an already annoyed general public. Recently, four illegal protesters chained themselves to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Phoenix. Two others were arrested for blocking a bus leaving that building with a group of illegal aliens. Similar incidents have been happening in places like New York City.
These kids should have a talk with their parents about their travails. We didn’t ask them to sneak into this country and break our immigration laws, hence, why should their children be given the privileges of U. S. citizens? It doesn’t matter that they were brought here unknowingly; whoever said life is always fair? If you want citizenship, join the rear of the line.
In Monday’s (8-26) Arizona Republic there is a column by Sharon Harper, the CEO and president of the Plaza Companies. She is lamenting the failure of our immigration system. Gee, Sharon; no kidding! Sharon goes on to mention how “we need a workable solution for the millions of illegal immigrants working among us in the United States.” She also feels that “Immigrants should have an opportunity to earn their way to the right side of the law” and if American workers can’t or won’t fill jobs, she feels that temporary visas should be issued to illegal labor.
Regarding her first statement about a workable solution for illegal immigrants already here, what about those who have obeyed our laws by standing in line for years waiting for their opportunity to come here the right way? It’s a beautiful thing to watch those who waited cry tears of joy and wave their little flags when they have been granted citizenship (see above). Why should the scofflaws who sneaked in be given priorities?
Her second statement is also bogus. Why should illegal aliens have a chance to “earn their way to the right side of the law”? They have already broken the law and for that they should be handed forgiveness? That’s nonsense.
My favorite is Ms Harper’s comment about temporary visas for illegal workers if Americans won’t do the work. She is naïve if she thinks those with temporary visas will leave the U. S. when that visa expires. Many never leave and manage to get lost in the shuffle which creates more problems like the Danny's Car Wash incident.
Nice try, Ms Harper; but even though you successfully run a large company, you are a bit lacking in the knowledge of human nature when it comes to immigration.