Thursday, May 18, 2006

On Immigration

I'm already tired of the immigration debate in this country. I frankly don't understand why it is such a long, difficult process to gain legal status in this country. For the first time in several years, I find I actually support the President's plan for a guest worker program. I'm not sure where all the vehement opposition to this program comes from. The high strung, type A ninnies who like to scream about how illegal immigrants are "Breaking The Law!!" would be the first ones to cross the border if it meant providing food, shelter and safety to their families. Seven years is too long to wait to provide for a family. Thank goodness I had the fortune to be born in the US.


Laurel said...

I'm with you. If someone wants to come here, work their tail off in a job that no one born here is willing to do, and make a better life for themselves and their families, let's make a way to get them into the system as a contributing citizen.

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Anonymous said...

I don't know Jenn, even though it is a better wage then immigrants could earn in Mexico, It goes against the American dream of days past where anyone could immigrate, and with hard work, make a great life for themselves and their families. Instead the guest worker plan is keeps them here but keeps them poor.
just a thought

Jenn said...

It puts them on the track to citizenship though. The alternative is to continue to live here undocumented or go back to their home country in the meantime ... which certainly has a poorer quality of life than they'd receive here.

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