Wednesday, May 03, 20060 comments
Yesterday, in an effort to voice an opinion about immigration reform laws, immigrants in the United States stopped working. The protests were in response to proposed legislation that would raise penalties for illegal immigration and classify illegal aliens and anyone who helped them enter or remain in the US as felons.
So let me get this straight. Ten million illegal aliens who don't pay taxes, don't have health insurance, and are living in the United States on a government-funded free ride… they want their "rights". Give me a break! And they're under the pretense that if they stop working for a day, it will somehow prove their collective worth and make the government regret its actions?
Don't get me wrong. I believe that everyone should have the chance to live (legally) in America if they so choose. I also concede that the US government makes it very difficult to achieve citizenship. Citizenship is possible, however, so I don't shed too many tears for those who are mooching off of my tax dollars when they demand more kickbacks.
For those tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of some teeming shore, the homeless, the tempest-tost—anyone planning to live in the United States illegally—tip that Statue of Liberty over, fit it with an outboard motor, and send them back to where they came from.