I am against illegal immigration. I am also against demonizing an entire group
of people and blaming everything on immigrants legal or illegal. The
Republicans hard line on immigration is alienating hispanic voters and may cost
Romney the election. To be honest I don't blame them when the
anti-immigration crowd tries to deport and punish children who were brought here
by their parents. Imagine being forced to leave America and go live in a
country that is completely foreign to you. Where is the humanity in that. I
believe the majority here illegally are decent people who are victims of
poverty, violence and corruption that is rampant in Mexico. Go after the
criminal element, absolutely. As long as their ia economic disparity between
the U.S. and Mexico their will be illegal immigration. The problem is more
economic than criminal.
I'm all for any person coming into the state and the country. Just be here
legally. Bring your culture with and and your traditions because that adds new
blood to the mix and makes us stronger. If you are just 'visiting'
don't be trying to vote. That adds insult to injury. It bugs
me that they are talking about a group voting in a bloc. "If we get 200,000
voting, that's 10%. That can move any election." A group (and I
include Mormons in this as well) shouldn't vote for one political party or
another simply because they are part of that particular race, ethnicity.
That's what we call 'groupthink' and when has that ever been a
liberate, without the rule of law, freedom, life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness are on the decline for everyone. From factcheck.org, $4.2
billion was paid out in tax credits to illegal aliens in 2010, estimates for
2011 are that as much as $7 billion was paid out in tax credits to illegal
aliens. When bills come up to end this practice, the democrats ban together to
prevent a vote. I completely agree with JayTee. These Latino
leaders need to advocate the rule of law, not continue to support the practice
of looking the other way. They should take steps to make certain that illegals
are not voting or filing fraudulent tax returns. They should also encourage
their constituents to quit taking all forms of government help while taking pay
in cash from various jobs. Instead they make statements that support amnesty
and the status quo. And before everyone criticizes me for being
racist, my wife is a Lantino and she feels exactly the same way I do. She
waited in line and followed the rule of law and she is embarrassed by the
majority who don't.
Geez, looks like JayTee needs to go back and understand what really makes this
country great -- tolerance, freedom of thought, and life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness. Racial and cultural similarities are no justification for
lumping all into one stereotypical category for the convenience of making
demeaning and denigrating remarks about a small minority.
Time for Latino candidates to start standing up for the rule of law, and
actually representing the solvency and security of the country they claim to be
their actual home. Racial and cultural similarities are no justification for
ignoring all the characteristics that have made this a great country--free from
unfettered invasion, free from anarchy, free from abject absurdity.