In every single article about immigration I notice a few comments that appear to be mantras for xenophobes. “Immigrants of the past are not the immigrants of the present.” “There are two different kinds: Immigrants and illegals!” “All the other countries in the world would return them home.” “We can’t support them.” Yada, yada, yada. I’m tired of it.
Let’s be clear about one thing. Every color of the political spectrum rainbow believes the immigration system in the United States is broken. Sure, they might believe it’s broken for different reasons but everyone agrees on that descriptor.
So… how fair is it to judge someone who violates a system that is universally considered broken? Really, if someone’s only crime is to come into this country illegally, is it fair to treat them as criminals? Consider it carefully and reexamine the issue.
Keep in mind that there’s one really important thing that applies specifically to the United States. As a country - more as a nation - we invited the world to join us. We believed so much in our system that in the end it became our culture. It’s one of the few places in the world where someone can come and shed their cultural shackles to begin anew. Immigrants shaped this country and we know it. So, be honest about what you think and just say what you want to say. That you just don’t want some races to shape the future of this country. It wouldn’t be the first time assholes managed to bend the rules to exclude certain nationalities and races. Just remember that they failed.
End of rant.