Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., Dec. 9
Well, here we go again. I looked at the TV and there's that Raza group, protesting AGAIN. I am really tired of their protests. Apparently this time, some ILLEGAL aliens were actually deported. They were on a trolley, which makes absolutely NO difference in their status as ILLEGAL. It makes no difference where they are, they are still illegal and subject to deportation.
The fact is, the US is in an economic mess and the last thing we need is more unemployed persons.
And PLEASE, do not bring up that sorry, tired old story about 'California' used to belong to Mexico. Let's take a world tour. There was a time when Germany had control of most of Europe. Spain ruled Mexico (so carrying on in the vein of 'used to', all Mexicans should be Spanish). In Africa, there are thousands and thousands of people who have been ruled by various regimes. So, STOP IT. It is old, it is tired, it is written in a treaty.
Protesting is useless and annoying when the facts are facts. TV needs to quit catering to these protestors. And, the signs in Spanish are such a waste. The people they want to influence speak ENGLISH. People who enter this country via any means other than legal are here ILLEGALLY. It is that simple. They break the law, they deserve to be deported. There is no gray area. The law is quite clear. I would also mention that if the US was serious about this issue, then our Congress should adopt the same laws as Mexico. Read these:
" Mexico, which annually deports more illegal aliens than the United States does, has much to teach us about how it handles the immigration issue. Under Mexican law, it is a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico."
It has also been suggested that the USDA take over the problem of ILLEGAL immigration as they have proven they can isolate one cow in tracking down a disease! It's amazing.
I recently became acquainted with a lovely woman and her husband, visiting from the Middle East, legally. She was studying for her citizenship exam which she took and passed. She truly wanted to be a US citizen.
That is the type of person that the US wants, people who want to be Americans. No one wants to take away heritage, tradition, etc., but it seems that more and more people arrive with the only notion being to live here. They do not seem to care about America or our traditions, unless it involves food, shelter, medical care. In fact, it seems our Puritan heritage causes us to go out of our way to accept them instead of the other way around.