The only thing illegal immigrants are demonstrating is their own chutzpah

April 26th, 2006

In an editorial about the ongoing illegal immigration debate, viagra canada health the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said:

Demonstrations are as American as apple pie, viagra canada which makes puzzling the vilification in some quarters of those demonstrating.

No. What’s puzzling is the people who don’t understand that demonstrations are fine…sneaking illegally into another country and then demonstrating for rights and privleges you haven’t earned is not.

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  • 1. Nick  |  April 26th, 2006 at 9:01 am

    Next thing you know… the Journal will be editorializing that nobody should protest Neo-Nazi rallies… because rallies are as American as apple pie.

  • 2. Casper  |  April 26th, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    Elliot, do you ever get sick of making this argument? I get the feeling that pointing out the immigrants’ ILLEGAL status is just a waste of breath.

    Not that we should stop doing it, just that it would be nice of people, like those on the editorial board, didn’t have their heads so far up their rears that they could actually figure it out.

  • 3. Administrator  |  April 26th, 2006 at 4:28 pm

    I am sick of it.

    I love immigrants.

    LEGAL immigrants.

    But I am absolutely astonished by the number of people in this country who just couldn’t give a crap that ILLEGAL immigrants refuse to obey the rules.

  • 4. Ruben  |  April 26th, 2006 at 5:41 pm

    I see your point about LEGAL immigrants but I must point out that this country has created this situation. NAFTA only increased the poverty in Mexico while increasing wealth onto the US and Canada. Besides this whole bill came forth with a “Homeland Security” tag on it. But non of the planes from 9/11 where flown by Mexicans. In fact many of the Saudis where here as LEGAL visiting Immigrants, I guess that is why the “Homeland Security” tag fell off the Bill at the senate door. The new argument is the word Illegal, I ask you who decided who’s legal? Is their a special test? or maybe just the brightest people? Tell me how do you become a legal Immigrant? BTW Nice place happy I found this site…..

  • 5. Tim  |  April 26th, 2006 at 6:05 pm

    Elliot, I am a legal immigrant to this country but I disagree with you. This whole thing against illegal immigration is one of the first step toward eliminating all the immigration. The same people who are against illegal immigration would be against legal immigration if illegal immigration was ended.

    There is anti-immigrant attitude in this country and this has nothing to do with the legal or illegal status of these immigrants. It has more to do with racial fears and the politics of intolerance.

  • 6. Melinda Omdahl  |  April 26th, 2006 at 8:02 pm

    Tim said “I am a legal immigrant to this country but I disagree with you. This whole thing against illegal immigration is one of the first step toward eliminating all the immigration.”

    I don’t think it would be possible for me to disagree more.

    All of our ancestors some where in our genealogy were immigrants (unless you’re native american). Immigration is as American as anything this country has ever produced.

    But- again- Legal immigration. — not illegal.

    If you want to talk about racism, go ahead. I will tell you that you don’t have to be an immigrant to enjoy that. You can be 100% home grown and still get it. Just talk to American Indian sometime…

  • 7. Administrator  |  April 26th, 2006 at 8:05 pm

    I don’t know if that’s true, Tim. I don’t speak for everyone.

    But I’m against illegal immigration.

    And definitely for legal immigration.

    My best friend in the world is an immigrant. His wife is an immigrant (from a different country). I’ve even employed people who were trying to legally become Americans.

    And here’s the thing…it was very hard on all of them to do it the right way.

    I love legal immigrants and because of that I really resent people who are trying to sneak in and take what my friends have worked so hard to earn.

    By the way, welcome to the country! We’re happy to have you.

  • 8. Administrator  |  April 26th, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    Hey Rubin,

    Thanks for the comment and the compliment. Feel free to pull up a chair and stick around for a while.

  • 9. Tim  |  April 26th, 2006 at 8:29 pm

    Elliot, Thank you for your kind words. I would like to say that my comments are not true for all the people who oppose illegal immigration. But it is certainly true of a large section of this group.I am perfectly fine fine with people who oppose illegal immigration for the reasons that you oppose it for.

  • 10. Casper  |  April 26th, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    Tim, for lack of better words, I honestly have to say you’re wrong.

    I don’t think opposition to illegal immigration easily translates into oppositoin to legal immigration. That’s the argument far too many proponents of illegal immigrant rights are making and what so many opponents to illegal immigrants are trying to contest. It’s far to easy for advocates of illegal immigrants to say the rest of us are simply anti-immigrant. We’re not! Save for a small group of people, opponents to illegal immigration have made a point of indicating how much we appreciate immigrnats. To not acknowledege that is to ignore our argument.

    And that’s what frustrates the hell out of us…or at least me.

    Signed, with all sincerity, by the decendent of immigrants.

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