Monday, December 2, 2013

My Position On Illegal Immigration

I heard someone again today use the words "ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION" and this is an oxymoron. I will explain why. First let's look at the definition of the word illegal.
il·le·gal [ih-lee-guhl]
1. forbidden by law or statute.
2. contrary to or forbidden by official rules,regulations, etc.: The referee ruled that it was an illegal forward pass.
3. Informal. illegal alien.

You notice what the third definition is, and the fact that it says, 'Informal' meaning it isn't really the proper use of the word but lots of people say it that way.

Now, let's look at the word immigrant. 

im·mi·grant [im-i-gruhnt]
1. a person who migrates to another country,usually for permanent residence.
2. an organism found in a new habitat.

3. of or pertaining to immigrants and immigration: a department for immigrant affairs.
4. immigrating.

People who come illegally to the United States are not immigrating (coming to become permanent residents) not because they are not welcome or are not interrested in escaping Mexico, they come here to work but are NOT interested in trying to become Americans, adopt our language and adopt our culture to fit in. Most come here to take advantage of financial opportunities not available in Mexico and then to return to their homeland to live in luxury compared to most Mexicans of the working class.
I have also heard them called Undocumented Aliens as if they were the Italian /Siclians who came here centuries ago, With Out Papers, which is where the nickname "WOP" came from. But they entered through the port authority legally. These people didn't lose their documents/papers, they came here illegally. They and anyone who supports their movement into the United States legally is also felons. 
The argument is, The Law Sucks. 
Okay, then change the law, don't just break the law and whine about it when you get caught.
Black and white. Don't break the law.This is another example of what people like to call "liberal". 
I am called a liberal for wanting progressive change in our country and not listening to Republican propaganda which is in simple terms, not opinion, but bald faced lies. That doesn't make me "liberal". That is the center, facts and logic, not opinion based on lies and wishful thinking. 

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