I don’t think very many people here are going to argue that illegal immigration is not a problem, nor will anyone say that it should be accepted. I think we all agree that this administration needs to tackle the issue sooner rather than later.
The problem with this law is the fact that it singles out a single group of people, I as a Mexican woman with dark skin, eyes and hair am more likely to get pulled over and questioned than say my pasty British boyfriend. You don’t ever hear people saying “man I hate illegal Filipinos, why can’t we deport them?” it’s always Mexicans that are targeted, if you want to test my theory out go on the LA Times and check out their comments section, then come back here and tell me that I’m wrong. The passing of this law has allowed so many bigots to come out but they don’t call themselves racists they use the guise of being “concerned Americans” to justify their bigotry.
If illegal immigration was going to crush this country it would have done so decades ago, but it hasn’t. The US has prospered and grown with the help of the illegal workers that so many now want gone. This has nothing to do with people being concerned about people coming here illegally and everything to do with the fact that now that the economy is in the toilet you need someone to blame for it.
Where were you hypocrites during the Bush years? How many of you were outraged at the fact that he never did anything during his two terms to try and put a stop to illegal immigration? Oh wait, that’s not right he did have this brilliant idea to build a giant fence, how did that work out? And the same people that gave Bush a pass for eight years want Obama to have a solution for it “now”.
If you want someone to blame for the state our country is in don’t blame those people that come here trying to make a better life for themselves and their children, those who break their backs doing honest work, some of whom work 7 days a week just to put food on the table. The people that you now want to toss out are the same people that did work many others wouldn’t touch, at least not for the pay. These people were good enough to clean your houses, fix your cars, cook your food, clean the piss of off your dirty bathrooms, pick your produce and wipe the snot of off your kids’ faces when you couldn’t be bothered and now suddenly they are the enemy? What a joke.
If you want to point fingers why don’t we start with the Bush administration? Bush had EIGHT years to tackle illegal immigration and never bothered. He did however get us into two questionable wars that have cost us trillions of dollars, money that could have been put to better use here, making schools better, providing health care to Americans so that no one ever has to chose between seeing a doctor or paying the rent.
Lets also look at the companies that have sailed ship to lower their costs and maximize their profits, you wanna know why there are no jobs? It’s not because of Jose, it’s because a CEO thought it best to pay Amir in India 4 dollars a day rather than paying an American worker 8.75 an hour. It’s time we all cut the bullshit and look at ourselves and what our role in all this is. As Americans we spent money we didn’t have, bought $40,000 SUVs that we couldn’t afford, got huge mortgages that we could never pay back, because really darling who buys a house with no granite counter tops? We put things on plastic without ever giving a second thought to how we would pay it back and it came back and bit us in the ass.