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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Do I Look Illegal To You?

This immigration bill 1070 is wrong on so many levels. I understand peoples fears and frustrations. However one cannot simply pick up every undocumented immigrant and send them into Mexico where they face fear, famine and possibly death.
"They don't belong here" you may say. 
"It's not our problem how Mexico treats their people". 
I just ask you to look at this from a different point of view.

There are countless children brought here. taught English so they fit in and grow up here as Americans with American friends and American values, yet their parents never had them naturalized. If you sat down and had a conversation with one of them you would never know they weren't born here. But, under no fault of their own, they are "illegal". 
They already live in fear of being found out.
They know no one in Mexico and many don't even know how to speak the language at least not well. Is it really consructive to them to send them back to a country they don't know? They have no family there because their roots are here. Immigration reform is the only compassionate  way to deal with this situation. Give these good people a path to citizenship instead of marking them as criminals. Bill 1070 is cruel and unjust, and perhaps even unconstitutional.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's so wrong. I grew up in a town that was mostly immigrants and they all went to school and learned American life. What the heck is AZ thinking? A bunch of retired bigots are running that state, that's what I think.


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