A Legal Immigrant’s Perspective
If you are not a Native American, you are an immigrant, so am I. I came legally to this country at the age of five with my parents who worked hard, paid taxes (even Jesus paid taxes), lived by the rules of this great nation and never took or accepted a penny from the government. We came seeking FREEDOM from a communist country. It was months before we were able to enter the US legally. I remember us getting medical exams, shots (small pox), background check, references, and going through numerous interviews once we arrived. I also remembered people coming to the US from all over the world who waited years since it was based on "Quotas".
When I left my native country, my father said to my brother and I "Keep walking and don't look back". Once we landed, he told us never to go back, this is our new Country. At the age of 58 I can still recall the day I became a US Citizen, one of the proudest days of my life.
Now, my concern is why can illegal aliens come to the US and not get checked or even caught? They have to get sick, have accidents, traffic violations, go to schools, hospitals and even give birth. Their medical bills are paid for plus get Medicaid. True, they work hard for minimum wages, but pay no taxes. Live in fear, if caught, they run. They can get a job in restaurants, in health care, as care givers or a nanny, in hotels, etc. No one really knows if they are carrying a disease which could become an epidemic. On top of all, live 10 in a 1 bedroom apt, spend NO MONEY here, only on pre paid phones, calling cards and money transfer fees to send it to their countries.
It doesn't matter which race, gender, political party or religion you have. We must stand together as Americans"
I know this is AMERICA, the land of the FREE, land of OPPORTUNITY....but please, if you go to Rome, do as the Romans do. If you come to America, be an American!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
ONE NATION UNDER GOD
JUSTICE FOR ALL!
LOVE IT…OR…LEAVE IT!
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Solving Our Immigration Problem
The major problem our country is facing with illegal immigrants today is because of the exploitation of these immigrants. We believe the solution to this problem is two-fold. First, we should allow more immigrants in this country to cut down on the number of illegal ones. Second, all immigrants should be educated about their rights at the expense of the government. Below, you will find an in-depth look at our suggested reforms.
Reforms for immigration limitations:
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