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Ali999 said...

johnnyhurst said... Born on our soil your American by Law. Im not for illegal immigration, because it is killing our country, but if you are born here you are American.


The kids may be American but the parents are not and that is the crux of the matter. The parents could have left the kids here with relatives or in foster care. They chose not, just as they chose to give birth to the kids here in the first place. Any blame in this belongs to the parents who have made bad decisions all along.

July 25, 2011 at 8:17 a.m.
Ali999 said...

mountainlaurel wrote:"What puzzles me about U.S. policy is why some of these refugee/immigrant families - or illegals as you prefer to call them – have been treated so differently. Those from Cuba are/were streamlined and immediately provided legal status by our government while families from Guatemala and El Salvador were not. Clearly, the U.S. was involved in the wars in those countries and was aware of the horrors these families were facing.

The US has indeed offered a life here to citizens of the countries you mention for the reasons you gave. But how long are we supposed to give citizens of those countries a break on entering this country illegally, long after the wars and violence--violence which was caused after all by internal political and economic conditons apart from US involvement. To pretend that these countries were paradise on earth before US involvement and that the citizens of these countries have no role in what their countries are or become is simply wrong.

July 25, 2011 at 8:15 a.m.
Ali999 said...

DEMOcrat said... What a shame... for all the closed minded people who see no grey, and who commented above with their horrific prejudice comments above.

My heart goes out to these children and families who now have to adapt to a new place/culture/world. I hope we (American citizens) can find a way for everyone who wants to live, work and provide for their families to be able to do just that in a more timely manner. All of us got here the same way many years ago. People see the US as the land of opportunity.

And do you feel sympathy for these children and families when they move to the US, particularly illegally? After all, they have to adapt to life here--and often don't or won't. As for letting everyone who wants to come here, that's a literal impossibility. Half of the population of Mexico has said it would immigrate here if it could. Meanwhile, there are more than 5 billion people living in greater poverty than Mexicans.

July 25, 2011 at 8:11 a.m.
Ali999 said...

The claim is made that illegal alien children, those not born here but raised here from an early age, should be given amnesty because they are Americans by virtue of living here so long. Much the same could be expected of these "American" children--let them live in Guatemala, or wherever, long enough, and they will become Guatemalan. Don't buy that? I don't buy the claim that "Dreamers" are Americans, either.

July 25, 2011 at 8:04 a.m.
Ali999 said...

smckenzie514:"According to a recent John Stossel article, a Mexican high school graduate with a family has to wait over 100 years before he can come legally. So congratulations to La Lydia, whose family was able to come legally, and to all of us who were lucky enough to be born here, but can we not all do what the Bible says and have mercy on those who are not as fortunate as we are?"

Do you know what one country sends the most legal immigrants to the US, and has for more than 2 decades? MEXICO. It regularly accounts for 15-20% of all our legal immigration. In fact, the reason for the long wait for Mexicans is that we already have so many of them, each of them sponsoring more relatives. All due to our emphasis on "family reunification" with parents, adult kids, and siblings with their families.

February 7, 2011 at 2:29 p.m.
Ali999 said...

note2self wrote: D.A. King of Marietta, Ga., is a nationally recognized authority on illegal immigration??? Seriously? I suppose that makes David Duke an authority on affirmative action and civil rights.


Just what "race" is "illegal"? And just what are YOUR reasons for wanting amnesty for illegal aliens? WHOSE interests are YOU looking out for? I doubt it's that of the American people in general. It certainly isn't mine (I'm a Democrat and Arab-American and oppose amnesty).

April 19, 2010 at 11:06 a.m.
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