I did not write the thoughts, just posted them. I do agree with a lot of it though.
Originally Posted by desertlizard
Just a few of my quick thoughts.
----I don't see many illegal immigrants demanding health care, or bilingual government forms. Mostly they try to stay out of the system, unless in dire trouble.
Tell that to the San Diego Hospitals! It is a BIG problem here, with the hospitals constantly having to give health care to illegals, or aliens with green cards. They cannot just kick them out the door, and there are a lot of aliens (not just Mexicans) showing up with serious problems and to have their babies.
I happen to live in a town fairly close to the border, about an hour and a half away. This is both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because we get the rich Mexican heritage, and some great Mexican food. The cursed part comes in with the drug runners and the "coyotes" who feed on human misery.
I can SEE Mexico from my home! Yes, there is a lot of great Mexican food around here.
I think the vast majority of illegal immigrants are hard working folks, simply trying to do something, anything to improve the lives of their families. They were unlucky enough to have been born in the wrong place, although they may still love their homeland.
I do not disagree with that at all. It is just too bad that the Mexican people cannot put a government in place that has their best interests at heart. No matter what they do, their govermnent continues to be corrupt and self serving.
The problem as I see it is companies that hire illegals to save money on labor combined with Mexican Government that has not met the needs of it's citizens.
I don't buy the argument that Americans won't take some jobs. Americans won't take some jobs at the pay that is offered.
again, absolutely correct.
We wink and nod at companies that hire illegals and then get mad at the poor people who give their life savings to some coyote to get across the border for a chance to feed their families.
That is not so true in the San Diego area. Most companies here try hard to insure they are NOT hiring illegals. Huge penalties if they are caught at it. Also, people here are not getting mad at the people coming across so much as the coyotes and people smugglers, but more so at the Mexican government for doing absolutely NOTHING to help, and then getting mad at the American government for trying to stop it.