As many of you know, I’m an immigrant. I’m an immigrant who came to this country with her parents. I am an American. My family came here legally, waited the required time, filled out all the paperwork and finally became American citizens in 1986.
My parents and I waited in Italy for more than a month for permission to enter the United States. We had to get family already in America to vouch for us – that we weren’t going to mooch off the taxpayers, that we were going to look for employment, that we weren’t criminals… you name it, we had to guarantee it. My parents had to go into debt and pay an organization $3000 to help them fill out paperwork properly to enter this country.
We followed the law. We worked. We achieved the American dream.
Now we have roughly 11 million people in this county who did the exact opposite. They enter illegally. They use our infrastructure – hospitals, schools, water, electricity… They work for low wages. They squirt out anchor kids in order to stay in this country. They demand the “right” to stay in a country they entered illegally, and many times they commit voter fraud and other crimes. They elect those who give them the most free shit, and the politicians are only too happy to do so, because they’re simply expanding their voter base.
And now, Republicans hoping to capitalize on the whole “If you give us free shit, we’ll give you our vote” phenomenon, are planning to allow these people, who are here illegally, not just to stay, but to legalize them – to allow them to remain.
And that will ensure I will not give any of them my vote. Ever.
Now, look. I’m not against immigration. This nation was built by people who came here for the opportunities to succeed and achieve – to work hard and to earn. I get that. That’s what my parents wanted for themselves and for me when they left their home country and set out for a strange nation. If you have an employer who is willing to hire you – regardless of profession – go for it! If you want to come here and pick fruit, sweep streets, milk cows or run a computer firm, you should be able to do so. I don’t believe in employment quotas. I think if one can get a job here, they should work here. Get a letter from your employer, showing intent to hire you. Pay your own way. Don’t live off others. Wait the required amount of time. Learn the language. Pass the citizenship exam IN ENGLISH. Don’t demand bilingual drivers’ exams, government services, etc. And welcome to America.
But don’t sneak here illegally, work under the table, burden our infrastructure, and shit where you sleep by turning the neighborhood into a festering pit of crap like the one from which you escaped. Obey the laws of this nation. Don’t like them? Become a citizen LEGALLY and work to change them. Don’t demand the “right” to be here, and claim a love for this nation, when your very first act was to violate its laws!
Fact is we are a nation of taxpayers. This is our home. You come into our house and make yourself at home without permission, and you have no rights. You have no right to stay. Sorry. Nope. Do not come into my house and claim the “right” to be here. That’s not the way it works! And no politician has the right to put a figurative gun to my head and tell me that you can come on in, settle in my home and I have to like it.
My libertarian friends will claim that everyone has the freedom of movement. That’s true, but not into my bloody home! They will claim that if we just reform the welfare state, many of these mooches won’t have incentive to come here, and what we will get is people who truly want to work and succeed, and who come here for opportunities they cannot get elsewhere. That’s true, but in the name of Zeus’ right testicle, reform the system first before you start to allow millions of mooches into the country!
And certainly don’t reward them with citizenship for violating the law!
Additionally, whether you like it or not, there is a national security component to the border issue. Like it or not, there are bad people out there. Like it or not, there are people out there who want to kill Americans. And like it or not, evil exists. I don’t want to hear how it’s our own fault that there are those in this world who hate us! It’s our fault, because our foreign policy is interventionist. It’s our fault, because we pour money into terrorist states. I’ve heard it all, and whether you’re right or not is beside the point. Evil exists. Bad people exist. And despite any cause for their existence that you might want to pull out of your ass, they are out there., and there’s no common sense reason to open up the borders and allow them free entry without so much as a look into their background.
So yeah, mine may not be a libertarian position, but it’s a common sense one.
If you insist that you have the “right” to remain here after you snuck inside our borders…
If you demand government services in your native language without so much as an effort to learn English…
If you turn your new home into a roach-infested shithole…
If you use schools,, hospitals, energy and water without paying for them, because all that cash getting is going right back to your shithole of origin…
If you claim the right to this nation without respecting her laws…
You shouldn’t be here at all! Leave!
And as for the GOP, you want to pander to illegal alien votes? Don’t expect my vote. Ever.